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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 06, 2018 @ 06:33 PM | 2,274 Views
Taking a look at the Freewell Gear Tablet holder for the DJI Mavic 2 and Mavic Series

DJI Mavic 2 Tablet Holder From Freewell Gear - Ideal For iPad Mini (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 31, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 10,883 Views
Freewell Gear have released a number of additional accessories for the Mavic 2 series from DJI.

The 4K Series Long Exposure Pack For Mavic 2 Pro

Along side there normal filters Freewell have released a long exposure pack for the Mavic 2 Pro, this pack contains 4 larger stop filters for those in very blight conditions as well as those who want to achieve blur in longer exposures with out blowing out the highlights.

In The Kit

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 21, 2018 @ 11:53 AM | 11,238 Views
This week the guys over at ProfiCNC who make The Cube (Pixhawk 2.1) announced a new product called HereLink.
An all new digital wireless transmissions system with built in remote controller.

Consisting of a RC Ground station and Air System HereLink will allow users to get long range HD video and control link up to 20km in FCC. The Ground Station is a RC that is of similar design to the ST16 from Yuneec with a dedicated 5.5” 1080P Android based tablet built in, It will ship with a custom version of the Solex App to give Video, control and telemetry all in one unit. Being Android based it also means it should also be compatible with other app like Tower too.

The Ground unit will have a number of programable buttons along side the two standard control sticks, two rocker switches, a wheel and six back lit buttons along the bottom. Tablet connectivity consists of Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for position data and whole unit will be powered by a 4960mah rechargeable battery.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 29, 2018 @ 03:16 PM | 10,748 Views

Freewell 4K Series All Day Filter Set

For DJI Mavic 2 Pro

To coincide with the launch of the new Mavic 2 from DJI Freewell Gear have released their range of accessories and filters for this new model.

Freewell Gear make a range of accessories for drones that include ND filters, carry cases and device holders and they have kindly sent me their all day filter set for the Mavic 2 Pro to take a look at.

This new kit contains 8 filters specifically designed for the Mavic 2, Freewell state that these filters use razor sharp optical glass to ensure optimal image quality and that each filter uses 16 layer multicoated optical glass to ensure crystal clarity.

In The Box

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:53 PM | 11,155 Views
Last year the guys over at Evolution3d sent me over there DJI Crystalsky mount for the Mavic Pro and I have been using this exclusively since, its had a dramatic amount of use and has been my fist choice with both the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air.

They have now released a new updated design for the Mavic 2 as well as some new adapters for the Crystalsky too.

The New Bracket

Evolution3D specialise in 3D printed parts they design in house them selves and having used the last bracket for well over a year I can honestly say the print quality is 1st class, these brackets are extremely well made, every part of there kits that's not metal is printed and it's all solid and well designed, with the new bracket they have moved to a more traditional design with it fitting in the arms but it still retains one of its best features and thats the ability to fix the Crystalsky both on top of the RC or above it depending on preference, the kit consists of main frame that fits into the arms

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 15, 2018 @ 04:35 AM | 12,134 Views
Below are some link to the DJI Product Threads on RC Groups

Latest Products

The Official DJI Mavic 2 ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Mavic Air ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Spark ***Owners Thread***

The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***

The Official DJI Crystalsky ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Goggles Racing Edition

The Official DJI Goggles ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Mavic Pro ***Owners Thread***

Phantom 4 Threads on RCG

The Official Phantom 4 Pro ***Owner's Thread***

The Official Phantom 4 ***Owner's Thread***

The DJI SDK Apps - P3 - P4 - Inspire - M100 - M600 - (A3) Thread

DJI Inspire 2, 1 & X5 Series

The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***

The Official Inspire 1 ***Owner's Thread***

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 25, 2018 @ 05:28 AM | 11,375 Views

This week DJI finally released what we have all been talking about for some time, the long awaited update to the Mavic Pro, In this article I am going to talk about some of the specs but try to concentrate on some of the this I feel warrant highlighting on this new craft.

Two Models - One Tough Choice

In what is very reminiscent of the original Phantom 3 release DJI have made two models of the new Mavic 2, the Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro. Both craft them shelves are identical and carry many of the same features just like the Phantom 3 Pro and Advance the differences are just the camera system fitted.

The Craft

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 14, 2018 @ 04:46 AM | 11,405 Views
DJI Ronin S Unbox and Information with Panasonic GH5

Costing $699 US and £669 in the UK and its available to pre order from DJI Here

The Ronin S is a single handed DSLR and Mirrorless Camera gimbal that can support models up to 3.6kg and still provide stabilises footage while on the move, I purchased mine at the same time as the Panasonic GH5 and have been using this combination for over a month now.


Superior 3-Axis Stabilization with 3.6 kg Tested Payload Capacity

The Ronin S is fitted with very powerful motors, its been tested up to 3.6kg but many people have exceeded this with large cameras like a RED and still got solid stabilisation results.

The Ronin S has Autotune that is able to tune its motor power so no matter if you have a Sony A6300 or and GH5 with Cage its always giving you great performance.

Camera Control

On supported camera models you can control the shutter, start and stop recording and focus via the built-in buttons on the Ronin S Grip, it also means the Ronin S can automatically fire the shutter in intelligent modes like Motionlaps.

Currently the GH5 offers the most compatibility, DJI are working on updating camera support all the time and there is a up to date list on the DJI site of officially supported models.

Built in Focus Control

DJI include the find focus control with the Ronin S kit, this allows you to do actions
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 14, 2018 @ 03:07 AM | 11,024 Views
I created this series of videos for my subscribers on youtube as I was regularly being asked questions around how the GPS works, what relationship the compass has and how these all work with the individual flight modes.

For more info on the Mavic you can see on DJI via the below link

Please not this is an affiliate link and if you would like to support me or the channel you can use it.

Part 1 Flight Mode Basics

DJI Mavic - Explaining Compass Errors & GPS Issues - Part 1 Flight Mode Basics (6 min 42 sec)

Part 2 Compass Error

DJI Mavic - Explaining Compass Errors & GPS Issues - Part 2 Compass Error (24 min 6 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:49 AM | 12,235 Views
The Patch Antenna For DJI Cendence Remote Controller

Since receiving the DJI Cendence I have seen the question time and time again asking is it worth using the DJI Patch antenna compared to the standard omnidirectional sticks and what benefit does the patch antenna give. Because of this I decided to do some tests to try and show the difference between them and see what was one was actually better to use as well as get some data on how directive the patch is as well.

For more info on the Cendence remote or the Inspire 2 or to order see
DJI Cendence

A Closer Look at the Patch

As you can see the patch is not just a simple passive antenna, while it has 2 RF connection it also is connected to the CAN port on the Cendence remote, because of this something to note is that the patch antenna also has firmware onboard and its important you update it when you update the remote, this is easily done by connecting the antenna to the remote before you update via DJI Go 4 or the Pilot App.

Looking inside the antenna it’s self you will find there are 2 identical PCB antennas, these are backed by a screening sheet with the logic controller board mounted in the middle. its important to ensure you have the antenna facing the correct direction as this screening sheet at the rear will block all signal from getting through so the antenna should be mounted with the smooth flat face pointing forward
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 29, 2018 @ 04:10 AM | 12,248 Views
DJI Have just opened up preorders for the new Ronin S Gimbal for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

It starts at $699 US and £669 in the UK and its available to pre order from DJI Here

DJI - Introducing the Ronin-S (3 min 39 sec)

The Ronin S Supports DSLR and Mirrorless Camera unto 3.6kg and according to DJI tests the Ronin-S can still capture stabilized footage with a 5D Mk IV + EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens in handheld scenarios.


Superior 3-Axis Stabilization

3.6 kg Tested Payload Capacity [2]

Camera Control

Pro Accessory Compatibility

Fine Focus Control

Automated Smart Features

Angled Roll Motor

Its stabilisation can be used up to 75kmh and It offers battery life of around 12 hours, this battery is also interchangeable too so you can have one charging while another is in use.


Looking at the Standard Package DJI have included the Focus wheel and a number of cables and plates however the little control LCD screen that shown in some of the video reviews does not come as standard, the Ronin S does still fully support the App though and all its control and special features can be set via that.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 20, 2018 @ 03:28 PM | 11,995 Views

The Mavic Air Waterproof Carry Case From Freewell Gear.

A few weeks ago Freewell sent me some accessories to take a look at and one of them was the Freewell Rugged Carry Case for the Mavic Air. Along side this Freewell have also released a much more substantial case costing $99 for those looking for the ultimate protection for their DJI Mavic Aircraft.

This new case from Freewell is extremely robust and is designed for those looking for total protection.
Made from XEP material its a far more substantial case than the other rugged model and it offers a massive amount of protection for your Mavic Air. It is crush proof and high temperature resistant, protecting the craft from -40˚ C to 98˚ C.
One major selling point is this case is waterproof and being IP67 rated this also effectively means it's dust-proof too protecting your Mavic and accessories from damage from all angles.


While offering tons of protection this case has been designed to be compact in size and shape. It measures only 330 mm x 285 mm x 145 mm and weights just shy of 2kg.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 08, 2018 @ 08:46 AM | 12,676 Views

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Today DJI have released an updated version of the Phantom 4 Pro called the 2.0.
This new updated model new features DJI's OcuSync HD transmission system that supports dual frequency band switching as well as allows the P4 Pro V2.0 to connect to DJI Goggles wirelessly for the first time on a Phantom model.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 05, 2018 @ 05:40 PM | 12,152 Views

The Guys over at have release couple of carry cases for the DJI Crystalsky Monitor.


The Freewell DJI CrystalSky 5.5-inch and 7.85-inch monitor cases are ideal for carrying your display unit, made from special lightweight, yet strong, material which gives it not only incomparable portability but also makes it efficient for prolonged use while outdoors.
These cases provide protection and ease of transporting to your DJI CrystalSky monitors as well as the charging dock along with the batteries.

The Cases

Both models are virtually identical externally apart from size, they are made from special PU material makes these very durable, these cases are semi ridged that means they are able to take a knock while protesting your device inside, while not stretch solid plastic hard cases they do offer a lit of protection for your device.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 11, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 12,312 Views

Freewell Gear have really been expanding their product range over the last year and along side the release of the DJI Mavic Air they have continued to release a range of products for this new model too including carry cases, device holders, individual ND filter and complete kits.

Today we are specifically looking at their All Day Filter pack for the Mavic Air, this pack contains 8 screw on filters that should pretty much cover most peoples needs.

This kit contains a Circular Polariser and 7 double sided multi coated filters in both ND and Polarised ND that should be sufficient even in the brightest conditions. Being extremely lightweight at 0.5g for the standard ND and 0.8g for the ND/PL.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 05, 2018 @ 05:14 PM | 12,418 Views
This week I received some items from Freewell Gear for the DJI Mavic Air.
One was the new Freewell Gear Rugged Carry Case.

Made from strong lightweight black PU material it offers a good amount of protection compared to the cases you get in both the standard and the Fly More Combo from DJI.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 24, 2018 @ 02:07 PM | 13,018 Views
T-Motor Folding Props Custom for DJI Inspire 2
From Florida Drone Supply

The guys over at Florida Drone Supply asked me to take a look at this special version of the Carbon Fibre T-Motor 15.2 x 5 folding props they offer that are specifically designed to fit the DJI Inspire 2.

More Info

Featuring a patented design for efficiency and longer flights the design of the winglet is employed to weaken the vortex and improve the efficiency, the downward winglet abates the radial centrifugal tension and deformation quantity.

They Feature

• Special Winglet Design
• Easy to Fold and Spread
• Precise Positioning
Ideal Flight

The Props

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 24, 2018 @ 04:32 AM | 13,190 Views
Taking a Look at the Ryze Robotics Tello
Powered by DJI and Intel Technology

Here is my video review and Unboxing of the Tello

DJI have teamed up with Ryze Robotics to support and distribute a new small programable drone called the Ryze Tello, this new small drone for kids and adults that’s a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with coding education though Drone Blocks and Scratch.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 15, 2018 @ 04:24 PM | 12,445 Views
How to use the DJI Goggles with the Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air with DJ Goggles How to & Info (3 min 21 sec)

You can order the DJI Mavic Air from the DJI Store

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 11, 2018 @ 04:52 AM | 12,535 Views
Walkthrough of how to setup head tracking on the DJI Ocusync Air System with the Goggles Racing Edition

DJI Air System Head Tracking

DJI Goggles Ocusync Air System Head Tracking Setup & Info (3 min 38 sec)

You can order the DJI Goggle Racing Edition and the Ocusync Air System from the DJI Store

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