DJI Inspire 2 Drone
The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360° rotating gimbal and a 4K camera, as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical tool for filmmakers around the globe.
The DJI Inspire 2 Drone takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. An all-new image processing system records at up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more. It goes from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 4 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 67mph (108kph) and has a max descent speed of 9m/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an X4S), while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures. FlightAutonomy has been revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy. Increased intelligence adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, giving even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.
Professional Image Quality – Integrated into the Inspire 2 is the brand new CineCore 2.0 image processing system, capable of recording 5.2K videos in CinemaDNG*1, Apple ProRes*2 and more. CineCore 2.0 is built into the aircraft nose and works with any camera connected through the dedicated gimbal port.
Efficient Workflow – The Inspire 2 creative workflow has been completely optimized and is now capable of recording video in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes, and other common formats for post-production in filmmaking. Also supported are FAT32/exFAT* file systems, which allow fast copying of files direct from the CINESSD without additional software.
Sense and Avoid – Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34mph (54kph) at a controllable attitude angle of 25°. Upward facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16ft (5m) above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces. Obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH and all Intelligent Flight Modes.
Spotlight Pro – Spotlight Pro is a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight, regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits, the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement.
It has two shooting modes, Quick Mode and Composition Mode. In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking. In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position. When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments.Spotlight Pro is available in all Intelligent Flight Modes including ActiveTrack, TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest.
Intelligent Flight Modes – In addition to Spotlight Pro, a range of other intelligent flight and shooting modes are available. Obstacle avoidance is optimized when using Point of Interest* and Waypoint* modes, making complex shots simple and repeatable. Also available are QuickSpin, TapFly and ActiveTrack, to simplify challenging shots.
Smart Return to Home – Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route, and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.
Video Transmission System – The latest update to DJI Lightbridge technology has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3mi (7km)* and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720p video as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz** control frequencies to cut through noise for greater signal stability.
Powerful Flight Performance – A new propulsion system optimized for power creates a new level of flight performance. The Inspire 2 flies at up to 67mph (108kph) descends at 9m/s and climbs at 6m/s. It can accelerate from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just four seconds and flies at a max attitude angle of 40°. The two controller sticks are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate maneuvers easier.
More power also allows the Inspire 2 to fly in more extreme conditions, including over 2500-5000m above sea level (using optional dedicated propellers), and in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) using self-heating Intelligent Flight Batteries.
Increased Reliability – Reliability has been further enhanced through dual redundancy of key modules such as the IMU and barometer. The intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data.
The new obstacle sensing system helps the Inspire 2 sense and avoid obstacles, minimizing the risk of collision.
Dual batteries mean that if a problem occurs on one battery the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission will continue through the serial port.
This propulsion system has been tested for thousands of hours to ensure reliability, when combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design, overall flight reliability is significantly enhanced.
The FAA requires operators of unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff (including everything on board or attached), and operating outdoors, be registered at FAADroneZone. If you are under age 13, you must have a parent or someone age 13 or older register for you. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction.
|Maximum Speed||67 mph (108 km/h)|
|Maximum Altitude||Standard Propellers: 8200′ / 2500 m
Hi-Altitude Propellers: 16,400′ / 5000 m
|Flight Time||27 minutes (approx.) with Zenmuse X4S Gimbal Camera|
|Dimensions||Diagonal: 18′ / 60.5 cm (excluding propellers)|
|Weight||7.25 lb / 3.3 kg|
|Battery||Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) 4280 mAh / 97.58 Wh|
|Handheld Transmitter Frequency||2.400-2.483 GHz, 5.725-5.850 GHz|
|Handheld Transmitter Battery||Type: Built-in
Chemistry: Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
Capacity: 6000 mAh
|Operating Temperature||14 to 104 degrees F / -10 to 40 degrees C|
|Obstacle Sensory Range||0-16.4′ / 0-5 m|
|Field of View||Horizontal: 60 degrees
Vertical: 54 degrees
|Hovering Accuracy||Vertical: 1.64′ / 0.5 m (0.33′ / 0.1 m, with
Downward Vision System enabled)
Horizontal: 4.92′ / 1.5 m (0.98′ / 0.3 m, with
Downward Vision System enabled)
|Operating Environment||Large-size non-reflective obstacles|
|Maximum Ascent Speed||P-mode/A-mode: 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s)
S-mode: 19.7 ft/s (6 m/s)
|Maximum Descent Speed||Vertical: 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s)
Tilt: 13.1-29.5 ft/s (4-9 m/s)
|Maximum Tilt Angle||P-mode: 35 degrees (Forward Vision System enabled: 25 degrees)
A-mode: 35 degrees
S-mode: 40 degrees
- Remote Control (Transmitter)
- 4 x Propeller Pairs
- 2 x Intelligent Flight Battery
- Battery Charger
- Charging Hub
- Power Cable
- USB Cable
- microSD Card
- Vision System Calibration Plate
- 3 x Gimbal Damper
- Propeller Mounting Plates
- Carrying Case
- 4 x Battery Insulation Sticker