DJI's including autopilot options to Phantom three drones subsequent week

DJI's adding autopilot features to Phantom 3 drones next week

DJI happy Phantom house owners lately when it introduced that a lot-wanted autopilot options can be coming to its hottest collection of quadcopters, and the Encourage 1. At this time, we study when (September seventh) and the way (by way of a very good ole’ firmware replace). The brand new flight options embrace Waypoints (map out a path prematurely, and the quad will comply with it), Level of Curiosity (the quad flies round a set object with the digital camera remaining fastened on it) and Comply with Me (you’ll be able to guess what that does — solely coming to Phantom three, not Encourage 1). There are additionally two options particular for the Phantom three Normal which make it simpler to fly the quadcopter again to you must you lose your orientation — these are already out there on DJI’s different craft. Lastly, Phantom three Advance house owners get a pleasant bonus, with the addition of a 2.7K (2704×1520) digital camera recording choice — a strong bump up from 1080p.

DJI would be the dominant identify in shopper-pleasant quadcopters (we liked its Phantom three Skilled), nevertheless it’s dealing with extra competitors for that prime spot than ever earlier than. DJI’s weakest space with the Phantom line was its autopilot options, or lack of, that many rival craft got here with as commonplace (and a few even made their fundamental promoting level). Superior flight modes have been obtainable within the firm’s larger finish craft, or as a dear after-market improve for the older Phantoms for some time, however solely these and not using a constructed-in digital camera. For a lot of, me included, it was all the time a obtrusive gap within the spec-sheet, one we’re glad to see lastly getting plugged. Under is our Phantom three footage with out autopilot, so we’re wanting ahead to testing out the brand new options once they land.

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-picture-316503show:none; .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-picture-316503, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-picture-316503width:570px;show:block;

DJI's adding autopilot features to Phantom 3 drones next week