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Waking up of Inspire 1 battery that has gone into hibernation

Just had an i1 battery which refuse to wake up after going into hibernation. Tried charging it, and it won’t charge. When a charger is connected, the forth LED just blink non-stop and no charging takes place. This usually happens to old batteries which has not gotten the latest firmware updates.

 

Step 1: Battery Cover removal

Watch this video

Step 2: Seperate the battery PCB from the cover and then remove the white connector. The top middle white connector as shown in the pic.

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Step 3: Connect the battery to the charger for about 45min, while the PCB is disconnect from the battery pack.  Your battery packs now goes through unbalanced charging up to a certain level.

Step 4: Disconnect the charger from battery pack and connect back the white connector to the battery PCB.

Step 5: Reconnect back the charger and let it continue to charge in balanced mode.

Step 6: Insert the battery into the i1 to update the battery firmware.

Now you have an updated and revived battery!

 

 

 

The all new DJI Mavic Pro

Key Features:

1) 3 axis gimbal with 4K video recording

2) Small enough to fit your pocket

3) Obstacle avoidance

4) 27min ideal condition flight time

5) Multi Angle follow me mode without the need for a tracker

 

and much more…… in my opinion, DJI has trump GoPro Karma in terms of features. Unless you also need GoPro 5 for other purpose, otherwise no reasons to get karma if you can afford Mavic. Oh…actually both products are of the same price (with camera).

It is official now.

DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro folded
DJI Mavic Pro folded
  • The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere.
  • New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range.
  • Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes.
  • True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage
  • ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless.
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.
  • Fly by Phone over Wi-Fi for even easier flight

 

 

Just concluded a 5 days UAV orientation and flying course. Participants went through flying theories, CAAS regulations and permit application process, indoor and outdoor day and night flight, simulator trainings and etc. Each participants have about 6-8hours of flying time in total.

We have seen participants who have zero flying experience gaining the skills to fly an UAV without GPS safely. That is an achievement.

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DJI OSMO Mobile

OSMO Mobile
OSMO Mobile

Today DJI announced the OSMO Mobile. This device is very similar compared to the original OSMO, in terms of functionality. It is an integrated device where the grip and gimbal is one unit. It shares the accessories of the original OSMO. It now uses the phone camera as the recording device.

One interesting new feature that it has is the Active Track technology which will automatically track a subject. With this function, the gimbal will automatically follow the subject that you have highlighted.

For more info, please visit : http://www.dji.com/product/osmo-mobile

If you have already owned the original OSMO, I find that there is no real need to get this OSMO mobile. May be my opinion will change after I have a chance to play with the real thing.

 

DJI new product release on 1st September 2016

In a few hours’ time, DJI will be announcing a series of new products in Berlin IFA Trade Show.

The question is what are the new releases or new revisions? So far from rumours we are expecting the following:

  1. DJI Wind 1 (Wind and Rain resistant)
  2. A new gimbal for mobile phone to be used with OSMO
  3. A new racing quad
  4. Inspire 2 (Not likely, but I think it will be nice that they update the Inspire 1)

Do stay tune and will give a more detailed report when the products are officially announced.

DJI Announces the new Matrice 600

Matrice 600

Recently, DJI announced the new Matrice 600 (M600). It is classified as a developer / industrial platform and is equipped with the new DJI A3 flight controller and the lightbridge 2. It has an operating distance of up to 5km. With the New A3 Pro flight controller, this platform has many build in safety features as listed below:

  1. Able to automatically adapt itself to different type of platform. Meaning when the drone loses one or 2 propellers, the flight controller will know and recalibrate itself to fly safely back to home.
  2. It is resistant to magnetic interference. Means it can fly near metal structures and not get compass errors.
  3. Multiple GPS to communicate with each other, so in case one GPS gives an error, the system will be able to figure out and not get affected.
  4. Able to use the existing Matrice Guidance system, which provides active obstacle avoidance.
  5. Multiple battery to prevent battery failure and potential crashes.

With all the safety features, this is a film maker’s dream. It can lift the newly launched Ronin MX, which is capable of mounting a Red Epic camera.

M600 + Ronin MX

For more details please check out : http://store.dji.com/product/matrice-600?from=menu_products

Futureme Aerial Drone Race

We saw 32 participants from countries around the region including Japan, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines and etc.

The Winner turn out to be Axel Mario Christopher from Indonesia. He is being accompanied by his supportive parents.  Looking at this young boy, he certainly has lots of potential!

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A Drone making a tight turn by making a loop high up in the air

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Final pre-flight check

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2 Drones battling through the gates

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Winners and Organisers

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The boy in the middle is the Winner, Axel Mario Christopher

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Team from Brunei

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Participants and organizers

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Cheering for a job well done!

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Drones taking off at the start line

 

Futureme Aerial Race @ Marina Floating Platform

Futureme Aerial Race

Calling all UAV pilots. If you are keen to experience the “RUSH” of drone racing, do join in the fun on the 27th of March 2016 at the Marina Floating Platform.

Do find out more details from www.futureme.sg or www.rpisg.com

If you are keen to shoot the event, you can also register as their event photographers at: http://goo.gl/forms/2KaK1NL3nW

Rules and Regulations can be found at:  http://www.facebook.com/RPInnovationsSG

 

Phantom 4

Phantom 4

 
Introducing….. The new Phantom 4

Key Features:

  • Avoid obstacles automatically.
  • Track moving subjects automatically using ActiveTrack.
  • TapFly lets you fly with a tap of the finger.
  • Smart Return Home allows the Phantom to avoid obstacles as it returns home.
  • 28 minute maximum fight time, maximum control range of 3.1mi (5km).
  • Maximum speed of 44mph (72kmh).
  • Integrated gimbal for greater camera stability and smoother footage.
  • Optimized Vision Positioning System raises positioning altitude up to 10 meters