The DJI Inspire 2 launched in November 2016, and it surprised everyone. This professional quadcopter is packed with new innovations that make it the top drone for professional aerial photography to this day.
Hollywood filmmakers and top advertisers love his DJI Inspire 2 for its stunning image quality and aerial footage. The Inspire 2’s flight speed and agility are very impressive, making it ideal for action photography.
DJI Inspire 2 can be used for both ground and aerial photography. In fact, the short film The Circle was shot 100% with the DJI Inspire 2 and the Zenmuse X5S camera.
DJI Inspire 2 can also be used for high-precision 3D mapping and photogrammetry.
Let’s take a closer look at DJI Inspire 2’s specs, and features and why this quadcopter is perfect for aerial photography and videography.
An overview of DJI Inspire 2 features and specifications
DJI Inspire 2 weight
DJI Inspire 2 weighs 7.58 lbs (3.440 kg), including propellers and two batteries, excluding the gimbal and camera.
The maximum take-off weight of the DJI Inspire 2 is 4.25 kg (9.37 lbs), including gimbal and camera.
The distance range of DJI Inspire 2
The DJI Inspire 2 has a maximum transmission distance or range of 4.3 miles (7 km).
This DJI Inspire 2 quadcopter uses the latest DJI Lightbridge technology, offering a transmission range of up to 7km.
With this range, the DJI Inspire 2 quadcopter can provide pilots and camera operators with both 1080p/720p video and FPV views. This means that both the master pilot and the slave remote can receive live video.
Video latency from DJI Inspire 2 to smartphone or tablet live view is less than 220ms.
DJI Inspire 2 flight time
The DJI Inspire 2 has a flight time of about 27 minutes with the Zenmuse X4S and about 23 minutes with the Zenmuse X7 camera. These time-of-flight parameters are tested in no wind and hovering above sea level.
DJI Inspire 2 operating frequency
DJI Inspire 2 pilots can switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz control frequencies. DJI DJI Inspire 2 Speed
The DJI Inspire 2 has a speed of 94 km/h, which is pretty impressive. This equates to 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of thrust per motor.
- Maximum Climb Rate – 19.68 feet per second (6 meters per second in sport mode.
- Maximum Descent Rate – Vertical, 13.1 feet per second (4 meters per second).
DJI Inspire 2D
Here are the dimensions of the Inspire 2 quadcopter:
Length – 16.81″ (42.7cm)
Height – 12.48 inches (31.7 cm).
Beam – 42.5 cm (16.73 inches) without propellers.
DJI Inspire 2 Obstacle Detection
The Inspire 2 can use its vision system to see obstacles up to 30 meters away while flying at speeds up to 34 mph (54 km/h) with a controllable 25° bank angle.
The Inspire 2 also features an upward-facing infrared sensor that detects obstacles up to 5 meters (16 feet) high, providing extra protection when flying indoors, under bridges, and more. These obstacle detection systems are active in normal flight, return home, and all intelligent flight modes. These sensors are the core components of the DJI Flight Autonomy System that give the Inspire 2 the following intelligent features:
DJI Inspire 2 Spotlight Pro Smart Mode
Spotlight Pro is a tracking mode that allows individual pilots to capture complex and dramatic images. Use advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto your subject in flight no matter which direction the Inspire 2 is flying, allowing you to take shots that would otherwise require a dedicated photographer with this intelligent flight mode. create.
When the gimbal approaches the rotation limit, the Inspire 2 will rotate in the same direction without interfering with flight control. The Inspire 2 Spotlight Pro has two shooting modes: Quick Mode and Composite Mode.
In quick mode, select an object to start tracking. Select the subject and tracking position in composition mode. When the subject reaches the preset tracking position, press the shortcut key to start tracking. You can move the gimbal while recording to adjust the composition of the image. Spotlight Pro is available in TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest intelligent flight modes.
DJI Inspire 2 TapFly Smart Flight Modes
A two-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated his TapFly camera. Set a flight route by tapping on-screen points in the FPV view, and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, allowing the pilot to focus on gimbal movement and filming.
DJI Inspire 2 ActiveTrack Intelligent Flight Modes
The Inspire 2 ActiveTrack mode allows the Inspire 2 to detect a wide variety of objects, from people to bicycles, cars and boats. Tracking profiles can be customized based on what is being tracked, improving tracking accuracy. DJI Inspire 2 Smart Return To Home Security Mode
Upon startup, Inspire 2 records its home point coordinates. After that, the Inspire 2 will enter Return-to-Home mode if there is a loss of GPS signal, interruption in transmission to the remote control, low battery, or an error.
Forward and Downward Vision Systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of your flight path while in flight.
When the signal of the video transmission system is lost and Smart Return Home is activated, you can return home by the original route and switch straight when the signal is restored.
After returning home, it uses the main camera to detect obstacles up to 200 meters in front so that it can plan a safe route home. It can also reconnect more quickly after a connection loss.
DJI Inspire 2 Pricing, Bundles & Combo Offers
The Inspire 2 is priced at around $3,499 for the standard Inspire 2 without the gimbal and camera. The Inspire 2 drone package is available without a gimbal or camera. These start at the $2,999 price point.
There are no Inspire 2 bundles listed on Amazon. So the best way to buy is to buy directly from DJI on the Inspire 2 page. This page allows you to build your own Inspire 2 bundle.