Here Is Why Your DJI Drones Are Worth It

Introduction:

DJI Care is an extensive service plan that covers the damage to your aircraft, camera and gimbal that may be sustained during the normal use. If your quadcopter gets damaged due to any accident or normal use, all the repair costs will be borne by DJI if the model falls in the DJI Care period.

This move of launching DJI Care was a very welcome move made by DJI. Launched in February 2016, many drone pilots were able to breathe at ease with the launch of this new facility. The DJI Care service will not only protect the investment of the pilots but will also offer them peace of mind. The highlights of DJI Care are the VIP effective and prioritized repairs and replacement of severely damaged quadcopter.

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When you purchase DJI Care, you will basically receive a coverage amount which would be equal to the market price of your drone. This amount can be utilized towards repairs within the validity period. There is also no limit to the number of times your quadcopter could be repaired. The only condition is that the coverage amount should not be exceeded. Your aircraft will always be repaired free of charge as long as the aircraft conditions and the repair costs satisfy DJI Care requirements.

In case your drone is completely damaged within 30 days on a 6-month plan, you would either be given 80% of your purchase price or remaining coverage amount, whichever is lesser. For a 1-year plan, if only 60 or fewer days are left, you will either get 60% of the purchase price or remaining coverage amount, whichever is lesser.

This damage insurance plan is available for either six months or one year. The deal does not extend to your controller and battery. The prices of the insurance range from $99 to $699. This entirely depends on the length of time and the model. The insurance fairly covers all the squeezing, dropping, crashing etc. which are caused either by accident or by operator error. The protection extends only to new and un-activated quadcopters or to those that have been activated for less than two days.

What models are covered ?

At present, DJI has extended this protection plan to only some of its models. New models like Phantom 3,4 Series have all been covered under this protection plan. Owners of older models like Phantom 2 Series and Phantom 1 Series are not yet covered under the plan. Also, the plan is limited to only a few countries. DJI Care has been extended to the users across parts of Europe, the US and mainland China. DJI plans to increase the presence and relevance of its Care Plan to other countries in the future.

The launch of DJI Care has been a very smart and needed move in the drone market. This plan ensures some peace of mind and a worry-free flight and experience to the pilots.

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DJI Phantom 4-The Best of the Best

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Review:

DJI just recently released a new quadcopter to their Phantom series, the DJI Phantom 4. It is packed with new features that make it even easier to fly than before. With an impressive 28-minute flight time and 5km of controllability, this is already impressive enough for me to say that the Phantom 4 is the currently the best quadcopter for functionality and simplicity. I will be sharing the new features and upgrades DJI has put in the new DJI Phantom 4.

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New Features & Upgrades in DJI Phantom 4 :

1. New Obstacle Sensing System:

Object avoidance system is nothing new, like in DJI’s Matrice 100. The DJI Phantom 4 is now equipped with two front facing object sensing sensors with a max range of 15 meters. This now adds a whole new level to the autonomous flight because instead of simply setting a set altitude with the waypoints, the Phantom can now maneuver up and over objects like a mountain. This is also really helpful if Return to Home ever needs to be activated. Instead of the quadcopter rising a few meters from its current height and flying the shortest path to Home, it can now dodge things along its way. Very useful. However, some people turned this into a joke, saying that the Phantom 4 has “intelligent flyaways”; uncontrollably flying away while dodging obstacles. Excluding the joke, this feature is pretty damn impressive and elegantly incorporated into the aircraft.

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2. Visual Tracking: TapFly

The new DJI Phantom 4 now has Follow Me mode. Unlike traditional Follow Me mode, the object it is tracking must need some sort of device equipped with a GPS module that records the location of the object and then transmitted to the quadcopter. DJI made the Follow Me much more effective by simply using the camera with image processing to track the object movements. You simply press on mobile tablet and create a box around the image you want to track, and the Phantom will follow it. With object avoidance system, you won’t even need the remote control.

3. Sport Mode, High speeds:

The DJI Phantom 4 now is incredibly fast. How fast? 20 meter per second fast. Usain Bolt, the world fastest sprinter ran the 100m in 9.45 seconds, the quadcopter, however, can finish a 100m in 5 seconds This type of speeds is helpful to get low and fast shots to keep up with the image you are trying to capture. You won’t need to worry about flying high to keep the shot in frame.

4. DJI Phantom 4 battery and battery life (Phantom 4 intelligent flight battery):

When you first look at the DJI Phantom 4, you may wonder if it is actually a DJI or an Apple product. The new sleek design that does not look cheap and plastic has a futuristic look to it. With a fresh polished white body and a metallic underbelly, the Phantom 4 looks sturdier even than before. On top of that, the Phantom now has elevated motors which lower the chances of having the propellers ruining a perfect shot. Now looking at the gimbal, the pitch axis is now being powered by two motors on each side of the camera. Lastly, the biggest difference you will notice is the size of the battery. DJI kept with a four cell setup but upgrading it to a massive 5350mah battery. That’s almost an extra 900mah from the Phantom 3.

DJI has made enormous improvements to the Phantom line. With new features like Object avoidance to allow painless autonomous flight, to follow me, a remote-less experience, it is by far the biggest upgrade for the Phantom. Reaching unbelievable speeds of 20m/s and whole new futuristic look, the DJI Phantom 4 is truly the best of the best.

DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter price : $1,399 (Amazon.com)

Phantom 4 an overkill ? Check out TheFlyingthing's DJI Phantom FC40 review here .

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