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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Yesterday @ 05:26 PM | 935 Views
The DJI Mavic Air Unboxing and Review.

DJI Mavic Air Unbox and Initial Walk Though (13 min 54 sec)

Over the last week I have been able to spend some time with the new DJI Mavic Air and wanted to share with you my thought, some info and details on this new model and take a closer look at some of its main features

The Package

It’s clear DJI have put a lot of effort into all aspects of their product releases these days and that includes the packaging too, the boxes are a nice clean white design with simple a picture on the front showing you what you about to see, as you lift the lid your hit with a that nice new product smell and everything is carefully packaged and positioned neatly waiting for you, your first presented with a padded semi ridged protective case that contains the Craft, below this Is the first box of accessories that contains quick release prop guards, a spare set of props and the user guides, below this is the remote and the final box of accessories that contains the battery charger, A USB C Cable and adapter, additional device connection cables and a spare set of control sticks

The Craft

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 23, 2018 @ 10:45 AM | 1,691 Views
Introducing the New DJI Mavic Air

DJI have announced this new smaller version of the Mavic called the Air

This new model sits right between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro models and features an all new camera and smart features with new onboard processing for image capture.

New wifi transmission system with supports duel frequency unto 4km range

The Craft

All New Flight Autonomy 2.0 System with 7 camera 3 Direction Object Avoidance and Visual Positioning System
Front and rear object avoidance sensors
Foldable & Portable
Gesture control

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 23, 2018 @ 10:37 AM | 1,341 Views
Introducing the New DJI Mavic Air

DJI have announced this new smaller version of the Mavic called the Air

This new model sits right between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro models and features all new camera and smart features with new onboard processing for image capture.

A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.

The Craft

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 21, 2018 @ 04:03 PM | 1,170 Views
Introducing the

DJI have teamed up with Ryze Robotics to distribute and support 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.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 07, 2018 @ 02:14 PM | 1,714 Views
New OSMO Mobile 2 and Ronin-S

Today at CES DJI have announced two new handheld gimbal stabilisers, the OSMO Mobile 2 and the Ronin-S.

The OSMO Mobile 2

This upgraded version of the original OSMO Mobile features new integrated battery for unto 15 hours of usage that make sit last over 3 time longer than the original model, It has a new button layout to make it easier to use with new dedicated zoom slider, New USB charging and includes a new portrait mode.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 18, 2017 @ 06:46 PM | 3,112 Views

A few weeks ago DJI announced the Racing Edition of the DJI Goggles, this new version has a large number of upgrades over the standard model, Analog 5.8 Ghz FPV support, 5GHZ Ocusync with Ocusync and Analog DVR recording, a redesigned visor and headband with red leather and expanded playback support to include MP4, MOV, MKV

Along side the updates Goggles for the first time DJI have release a standalone Ocusync Air System that consists of an end transmitter and 1.2MP Digital FPV Camera that allows users to add DJI’s Ocusync system to stream low latency video up to 7km in range on any craft

DJI Goggles Race Edition

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 01, 2017 @ 03:37 PM | 2,870 Views

The FREEWELL 4K Series 6 filter pack for the DJI Mavic Pro

This pack consists of 6 slip on high quality ND and Polarised filters specifically designed for the DJI Mavic Pro and Platinum including the Alpine White Model.

Made from aluminium these filters are extremely light weighting coming in at just 1g each, they are double sided multi coated that means they will reduce overall glare as well have offer even filtering giving you the best possible footage.

The Box Says

The DJI Mavic SeriesFilter 6-Pack from Freewell is designed for offering complete daytime photography solutions.
The ND filters are made from advanced multilayered optical glass and are used to reduce the amount of light hitting the sensor, this helps to remove the abnormal ‘Jello’ effect normally seen due to the camera’s rolling shutter
The CP (circular polarized) lens is ideal for removing unnecessary glare.


High-end double side multicoated optical glass for premium image quality
Extremely light in weight so no effect on gimbal
Professional All light condition 6-Pack contains ND8, ND16, ND32, CP (circular polarized) filter, Hybrid ND/PL filter, ND8/PL and ND16/PL and Freewell Lens Cleaner
Made to be used with DJI Mavic Platinum / DJI Mavic Pro
FREEWELL Lifetime warranty

Costing $99 for the full set you pretty much get everything filter you would need.
More info can be found on

The Set

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 22, 2017 @ 06:32 PM | 3,990 Views

DJI have release a new updated version of the Goggles called the Racing Edition

My DJI Goggles Update and Info Blog is located here if you would like more info

This new version of the goggles carries quite a large number of upgrades over the standard model, along side the Ocusync receiver and HDMI or USB input DJI have added a 12 channel analog receiver with DVR to support FPV analog transmitters, the goggles have an improved redesigned visor and headband with new red leather covering over the foam, along side these updates DJI have also expanded the goggles playback support to include MP4, MOV, MKV.

DJI Camera Module & Ocusync Air Unit

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 19, 2017 @ 11:09 AM | 2,168 Views

DJI have anounced some some Black Friday Discounts on a number of their products from the Phantom 4 to the Osmo.

The highlight for me being being £/$100 off the DJI Spark and £/$150 off the Magic Pro Fly More Combo with both getting some additional free accessories like a landing pad

These discounts are available from 22nd to 27th November from the DJI Store Direct, More info on the below af link


Magic Pro Fly More Combo + Free Gifts

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 12, 2017 @ 06:39 PM | 2,887 Views
I have put a video together on 3 ways to install 3rd party apps on the DJI Crystalsky device since the removal of the restriction in firmware V02.04.02.00

Its worth noting that DJI have only just lifted the restriction and as it stands today you can not install paid app as the device does not support the Play store and has certain key Google frameworks missing, Litchi, DroneDepoy and others that use google maps will not work, DJI have hinted that a better solution is coming in the future and that this is early days.

Anyway enjoy or not

DJI Crystalsky - How to Install 3rd Party Applications - Latest FW Needed (19 min 0 sec)

For more info or to order a Crystalsky device see the DJI Store

Please note the above is an affiliate link.

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 11, 2017 @ 09:46 AM | 2,844 Views
The guys over at MARS Parachutes have released an new system for DJI Inspire 2 users designed to work along side their new Nova radio system, this is a small standalone deployment controller specifically designed for RTF or other users rather than caring a whole second large radio.

They are running a Kickstarter campaign to get these two products and for a limited time only you can get the Inspire 2 system and Nova for $426, there are very limited placed left so get onboard now, more info further down .

The Inspire 2 System

We are putting more and more money into the air than ever before as both professionals and hobby users, while failure is rare having a backup plan to prevent a total loss of craft as well as protect people and property is a very wise move, crap can go wrong and this will massively increase the chances of retrieving the craft in with little damage.

This system is designed for the inspire 2, it features

– High Strength, Light Weight Design
– Designed Specifically for the DJI Inspire 2
– Elegant, Practical & Purposeful
– Developed & Designed with the MARS 58 Parachute System (Sold Separately)
– Easy to Install w/ All hardware Included
– Quick Release Design
– Compact, Minimalistic Design
– Located Aft for Maximum Aerodynamics
– (1) Year Manufacturer Warranty

(1) MARS 58 Inspire 2 Mounting System
(1) MARS 58
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 03, 2017 @ 07:10 PM | 3,496 Views

Since the Cendeicne is now landing in peoples hands I did a video on the currently included directional patch antenna and its fitment

More info on the Cendence can be found in my review here

And Video review here

The Cendence Patch Antenna

DJI Cendence Patch Antenna Review For Inspire 2 & Free QR Bracket Design (11 min 27 sec)

The antenna is directional and I actually prefer it to the sticks with the Cencende fitted, while its obviously going to be more directional than the omni its not crazy at short range and you can be off, as for its performance it works well but I have no intention of sending out a 4K craft to test this my self, although lets just say I have pushed is as far as I am comfortable and then some and I was happy with performance.

As the antenna is screw fit I have created a quick release bracket that allows you to quickly swap it to the omni sticks.

The Bracket on Thingivers

Some more pics are at the bottom of this post.

The DJI Cendence Controller for the Inspire 2 and M200 is available to order from DJI now and is finally shipping too,
More info here

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 12, 2017 @ 07:41 AM | 3,305 Views
Dji Cendence now a available to order

For those who have not noticed Cendence is now available to order in limited quantity’s.

For a limited time only it will include the the panel antenna as well

The original review I did is below and if you would like to support me you can order Cendence here

My Review

The DJI Cendence RC For Inspire 2/M200 - First Look and Features Review (30 min 7 sec)

Please note all links are affiate links

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 12, 2017 @ 02:58 AM | 3,298 Views
This week DJI have announced the X7 Camera for the Inspire 2

The Zenmuse X7 is a compact Super 35 camera with an integrated gimbal made for high-end filmmaking that delivers stunning

resolution and image quality. Its compatibility with the Inspire 2 offers the best in next-level professional aerial cinematography.

A 24 MP CMOS sensor rated at 14 stops of dynamic range preserves astonishing detail and offers both 6K CinemaDNG and

5.2K Apple ProRes with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 fps and 24 MP stills.
The X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world's first integrated aerial lens mount that allows switching between four available

prime lenses quickly. For seamless editing, a new DJI Cinema Colour System preserves accurate colours for easier post-processing.

These latest innovations allow filmmakers to reach new heights and capture scenes as they imagine them with the DJI Zenmuse X7.

Engineered for Excellence

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 07, 2017 @ 04:09 PM | 3,478 Views
I have created a adapter bracket for the DJI CrystalSky Adapter that allows you to fit a standard DJI device holder.

I designed 2 brackets that allow you to fit the original device holder onto the CS bracket so you can Easley swap between using Crystalsky and a normal device with out working about damaging the port ect.

I made 2 sizes, a long and a short one, the long one I like tbh as it gets the tablet closer to your face but the short is ideal too.

You can download the STLs from Thingiverse

Some Pics Attached

For more info on Crystalsky or to order a device holder see here

Please note that the above link may be an affiliate link.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 28, 2017 @ 04:16 PM | 3,480 Views
A closer look at the DJI Inspire 2 Charge Hub.

I decided I wanted to make some ‘improvements’ to the stock DJI “Coke” can hub and thought I would share some info on it as while this may seem a very standard part of the Inspire 2 package there is a lot of interesting engineering going on here.

To get starting you need to remove the top of the hub, this is held on with 4 clips, a good hard pull will release it

Once removed you can see the light guide and clips for the plate, looking inside the hun its self removing the lid reveals some of its secrets

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 31, 2017 @ 12:35 PM | 4,752 Views
Today DJI have release some updates for both the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro series drones.

The Mavic Pro Platinum

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:56 AM | 4,182 Views
The DJI Cendence RC For Inspire 2/M200 - First Look and Features Review (30 min 7 sec)

The DJI Cendence Controller for the Inspire 2 and M200 is available to order from DJI now and is finally shipping too,
More info here

Please note the above is an affiliate link

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 19, 2017 @ 06:31 PM | 5,521 Views
DJI Cendence

Over the last few days I have been very lucky to able to spend some time with DJI Cendence controller coupled with CrystalSky on the Inspire 2, I must state first of all that this is pre release hardware and software so some things may change a little on the final product but this is late in the day and I would not expect to see anything major though

After setting up and testing its features for a few days I can say I am honestly very impressed so far, the Inspire 2 standard RC design dates back to the original Inspire remote and it's clear that was built with ease of use with an touch based app driven product in mind, simple straight forward controls that allows you to get the basics done, as time has gone on more feature have been added and with camera such as the X5 Series there is now a need for a more dedicated feature rich controller and the Cendence is just that, it brings all the app based features and option back to your finger tips at a touch of a button with out the need to move off the controls.

The Controller

The Cendence controller has been specifically designed to be used with the Inspire 2 and M200 Series, the layout is user friendly and comfortable to hold, it feels solid and well build and like most recent DJI products the overall impression is the this is a quality piece of equipment, since the Mavic Pro especially DJI have really been kicking it out the park in this area and it shows here again.

Its powered by the same
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 10, 2017 @ 11:53 AM | 4,501 Views
In my first blog post I looked at the Micro Vector and its hardware, connections and some installation, In this blog I wanted to look at the Software and some of the features around that.

The Vector and Micro Vector is an impressive flight controller with a large number of features you just don't see in anything else, it has a very wide model support and offers some fantastic features for both fixed wing and quad users, if your flying for FPV then the Vector is an absolute must to get no matter if plane or quad.

My origonal blog looking at the Micro Vector is here

The Firmware & Control Software

Unlike almost all of the other flight controllers in this class the Vector has a very interesting feature, that is its does not run Betaflight, Cleanflight or any of those other community driven autopilots, Eagletree Systems have developed their own in house flight autopilot and accompanying software, this brings some massive benefits that they can vertically integrate their hardware and software and develop it exactly the way they want.

The other intresting fact is the controller can be entirely configured by the OSD if you have a screen or googles and you do not actually need to use any PC based software at all other than to update the firmware however I do find the computer based configuration quicker and easier.
The EagleTree Vector Software

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