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DO NOT BUY FROM DJI – SERIOUSLY WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE

 :: Posted by on 07-19-2018


DO NOT BUY FROM DJI – SERIOUSLY WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Really annoyed at myself for not checking these reviews before purchasing a spark off DJI. Their customer service is by far the worst I’ve ever had to deal with. Drones are not easy and simple to fly so I guarantee you will have to contact DJI at some point and they will drive you crazy. Do not buy from DJI they look good on paper but in reality are terrible.

How can a company that charges so much for its products only offer customer services until 6pm each day and are closed on the weekends? Do they not realise people work and require support after these hours. Absolutely ridiculous in this mordern era.

I’ve had a faulty drone since day one and tried to contact them by email. They are slow to respond and when they do don’t acknowledge the whole issues and send back very short messages telling you basic obvious things. For example my dji spark app wouldn’t load so they suggested for me to close the app and try again… are they for real? I’ve gone back and forth with them and I keep getting poor stupid responses back.

My batteries are faulty so they now want me to send it in to them to be repaired. I’ve flown the drone less than 5 times as the batteries are so crap and last for 6 mins vs the expected 15 mins. Any normal company would acknowledge that I’ve hardly had the drone and complained non stop about it so would just send out new batteries to rectify the situation… but not DJI .

do not make the mistake everyone else on this page and I have made… their is a reason why they are scored 1 out of 5. Why spend so much to receive the worst/no customer service

By NK Watford

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review, FAQs And Beautiful Footage

 :: Posted by on 02-16-2018


Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review, FAQs And Beautiful Footage

This Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k review looks closely at the drone, CGO3 4K camera, ST10 controller and Steady Grip. Also included are Q500 4k stunning aerial footage and camera settings.

Just as important we look at what comes with the quadcopter and the latest Yuneec Q500 4k price.

The Q500 4k Pro first came on the market back in Summer 2015. With it’s high specification and a number of firmware updates adding new features, the Typhoon Q500 4k is still ahead of many newer drones which have come on the market.

The Yuneec customer service is definitely well ahead of many if it’s competitors. Yuneec began making remote control toys way back in 1999 from their Hong Kong factory. By 2003, they had international offices including Los Angeles, Hamburg and the UK. In 2010, Yuneec were awarded with the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) prize.

In 2014, they brought their combined innovation, research and development to bring their first quadcopter to the market.

In 2015, the massive chip manufacturer Intel invested millions in Yuneec. They certainly are a manufacturer of the highest quality drones and you can see that in the Q500 4k specifications and features.

Since then, Yuneec have released a number of quadcopters which cover the commercial, professional and hobby sectors.

In 2016, they released the Typhoon H and Breeze.
Typhoon Q500 4K Review And FAQs

In brief, the Typhoon Q500 features a 4k camera, a 3 axis gimbal and the ST10 5.8 GHz controller giving long distance realtime digital video from the quadcopter back to the controller.

This drone combines a 2.4 GHz radio control transmitter with a 5.8 GHz digital video link along with a built-in Android touch screen, creating a UAV which is perfect for aerial photo and video capture.

The Q500 4K comes with everything you need to fly. All you need to do is unpack everything, charge the Q500 battery and ST10 ground station controller and you are ready to fly.
Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Drone Key Specs

Below we have all the information, features and specification on the Q500 4k quadcopter, the ST10 controller, CGO3 gimbal camera and the Steady Grip handheld. We have also some terrific 4k footage, camera settings, price information, what’s in the box and a Q500 4k review video.
What is the Yuneec Q500 Airframe Weight And Size

The Yuneec Q500 airframe weights is 3.8 lbs (1700 grams) and it’s dimensions are 16.5 x 16.5 x 8.3 inches (420 x 420 x 210 mm).
What Is The Typhoon Q500 Drone Flight Time

25 minutes of flight time and the versions with the aluminium carry case come with two batteries. So you will have 50 minutes of flying without having to buy another battery. The Q500 battery price is approximately USD 45.00.
What is the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Range

The video transmission range in optimum conditions and according to the documentation – FCC Standard up to 2,624 feet (800 meters) and CE Standard up to 1312 feet (400 meters).
What Is The Yuneec Q500 Battery Type

The Q500 battery type is a 5400mAh 3-Cell / 3S 11.1V LiPo
What Are the Typhoon Q500 4k Pro Flight Modes

The Typhoon Q500 4k Pro has 5 Flight Modes as follows:

Smart – When the Smart Mode is switched on, the Q500 4k will always move in the direction the right hand control stick is pushed relative to the pilot, no matter which way the front nose is pointed. In other words, if you push the stick to the left, then the Typhoon will always move to the left.

Angle Pilot – When the Angle mode is on, the Q500 will move in the direction the control stick is pushed relative to the front nose of the quadcopter. It is like you were actually flying from inside the Q500.

Follow Me – When Follow Me is enabled, the Typhoon Q500 4K is linked to the pilot who is holding and controlling the ST10 ground station controller. The Q500 quadcopter will then follow you.

Watch Me – When Watch Me is enabled, the Q500 4K camera stays pointed at the pilot holding the ST10 c, keeping them in focus and in frame, no matter which way the drone is maneuvered.

Return Home – Switch to Return Home Mode and the Typhoon Q500 4K will fly back towards the location of the pilot holding the ST10 ground station. It will automatically land within 13 to 26 feet (4 to 8 meters) of the pilot.
About The Yuneec ST10 Controller

The Yuneec ST10 controller with 5.5” LCD touchscreen for FPV is a remote control transmitter and receiver in one. It gives you full control over your Typhoon 4k drone while flying and lets you take photos and videos with ease. The 5.5 inch touchscreen display allows you to track live images from the Q500 camera. It is very easy to control the CGO3 gimbal and adjust the camera settings.

The Yuneec ST10 Ground Station displays real-time telemetry data during flight, including flight mode, altitude, speed over ground, distance from home, camera status, GPS position coordinates and aircraft battery status.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

SURPRISE – DJI Mavic ANOTHER ONE STAR! **AVOID AVOID AVOID**

 :: Posted by on 02-16-2018

Avoid DJI Mavic Pro – By Col.

Had my DJI Mavic pro for three weeks, crashed it (kind of my fault as I did not set the ‘return to home’ correctly. I only damaged one of the arms, they said two so I agreed to pay anyway.

I had the drone sent back to me, and it didn’t look like a new unit, so I checked the serial number and surprise surprise, they’ve sent me a complete reconditioned unit.

After complaining and speaking to a complete bunch of **** all about customer service, they persisted to send me images of their terms and conditions.

My arguments got me nowhere, but I knew that would be the case after reading the other 150 something ONE STAR reviews..

Fortunately, my friend runs a online tech magazine with over ONE MILLION UK subscribers, and has agreed to let me write a review in his drone section this April about my DJI experience. That makes me happy.

Don’t even bother buying anything from DJI, because if anything goes wrong, you’re up s**t creek without a paddle.

By Col

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

I believe DJI has no future at all!!!

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

By Johny Pep Aka British Boxer

Okay, so i just got into to some of the most outrageous conversations with DJI staff in China, Germany and the US!

First off, if you buy a drone from them, respect all the regulations, stock out of the box yet it disconnects from your remote for no apparent reason and takes off somewhere the flight data confirms is unrecoverable like a body of water, into a volcano etc and you the user did not cause this DJI REFUSES TO REPLACE IT…

It appears to be more and more clear that they discovered how to make more money with after sales by causing more issues with their firmware updates in any case they will NEVER admit what the alert from your remote is when it happens, NEVER!!!!!

I have read over 25 threads, 148 users alike and not one time have they explained to the victims of their scam what the alert from the remote means when the aircraft does this…..because if they did it would be clearly admitting it was a MALFUNCTION!!!!

Been a fool one guy was DJI talked him into sending the remote to them and even CHARGING for repairs if they found an issues with it, wait that is not bad enough, after the poor guys sent the remote DJI stated they will charge him of they did NOT find a problem with the remote!!!

now imagine how greedy their after sales staff is that the managers are slapping their call help desk employees in the back of the head demanding YOU LIE for us, you say what we tell you soul less piece of trash worth less then 20 cents an hour, and when you finished LYING for DJI you LIE again on all the social media sites and DJI forums, YOUR JOB IS TO LIE!, we do not care if you sit and cry how horrible it is you sold your soul but you LIE LIE LIE its what your paid for and considered good it LIARS!

Imagine DJI did not have such ugly soul less greedy managers paid to kick the max profit from after sales and instead where honest, considerate and took responsibility case by case to replace lost drones, charge for only damaged drones, cameras etc.

But un fortunately when they update firmware or their software and anything crashes during a flight…well…even if its not a end user fault it will be according to DJI..

i believe this company has no future at all, they can talk about it all they want, once a little drone punk comes along and offers 45min battery life, sensors, 1 inch cam etc etc..bye bye DJI.

LOVE TO SEE YA DEAD NOW, sad but TOO BAD!

And I am not one of the victims but a smart drag who is selling my mavic and P4P.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

DJI DO NOT CARE.. truly appalling !

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

Asia, Nepal, Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Park, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, climbers walking below Nuptse making their way to camp 2 on Mt Everest

By D. James

I bought both mavic platinum flymore combo (£1499) and DJI refresh (insurance against accidental damage- £140).

First of all what DJI aren’t telling people is that they are firstly a sales team, and in no way a customer service or support team 2nd.. This is cleverly disguised with their apparent offer of online support.. do not be fooled folks.. Its a sales team 100% of the time.

I’d now like to address a fundamental loophole / design flaw in their drones, which works to their advantage in making more money from their customers. Firstly the Mavic (despite bold claims ) will not fly very well at all in anything other than a light wind (and even then, a wind warning will appear). I tried a flight one day to my horror , when upon taking the drone to 50 metres it got caught in a draft (and seriously this is how I’d at worst, describe it) . The drone just drifted away and out of view, despite applying return to home.. and even sport mode at full throttle. Eventually it lost connection and landed on 13% battery in a field out of view.. and was never recovered. The motors failed to tackle the environment it found itself in. What most people on planet earth know is that aside from maybe in a desert, wind can be undetectable , and almost impossible to avoid completely at altitude. Ask any pilot.

Here is the loophole. The controller conveniently has built into it various safety features and warning messages (such as
‘High wind fly with caution’) . However , in the US, I have never had a single day without these messages appearing. As i say, I have felt a light wind (at worst) every time. No one would be silly enough to fly something so expensive thinking it may never return . Most days are never without a gentle breeze in most countries I know. So , whilst you may think DJI have filled this drone with a fail safe flying system, these safety messages are actually hard to keep clear of, and are what DJI then use as evidence to void your warranty and not insure your item! Not only this, but if the drone ever does become lost , or unflyable in any way (including all fly away) . All their motor data is secretly used AGAINST YOU, aimed to bamboozle you that actually , nothing is ever attributed to them as “their fault” or “their responsibility” as a manufacturer. For example how irresponsible is it to advertise 4km range bearing in mind what I’m outlining? Despite this, and endless customer service emails back and forth from even the most disgruntled customers, they are ruthlessly dis interested in anything other than charging nearly full price for a replacement product! This , despite having paid for insurance, means YOU are simply NOT COVERED and being lied to !!!!!

The progress of every flight gets recorded and uploaded to their support team , which is then used to disprove your insurance claim, ultimately clearing them of any responsibility for any loss or damage.

DJI is a ruthless organization run by profiting con men . Do not get me wrong , The concept and design of the drone is very technologically advanced , but everything else that follows, they’ve completely dis regarded in favor of making a profit. DJI simply have switched off to everything a good reputable business requires in its organization. The company is being pedelled by some serious con artists . They truly are the worst organization I’ve ever has the misfortune of buying from . NEVER EVER expect to be covered by them , and do not even waste your money with DJI care. Buy with caution, and fly with even more , because you will never see your drone again if its lost (yes , no matter how good a pilot you think you are, please remember what you’ve read here) .. you can definetely expect NO genuine compensation, compassion, care or support from DJI.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

DJI refuses to acknowledge remote errors

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

DJI refuses to acknowledge remote errors which indicate battery or power malfunction – This is a post by Mo

I purchased 3 mavic pros, two sparks and just when i was about to pick up the phantom 4 pro all the mavic pros showed signs of defected functions,

i returned everything to a retailer who assured me to try the dji spark as it was half the price of the mavic pro (it is when i considered to take it easy and agreed) i did not like it as i had no remote so i returned it for a combo, it flew very well at first, then on a perfect day, sunny, calm moment i took a pano of our lake property and then heard a strange alert sounds from my remote., this sound was indicating that the drone took over itself, ignoring the pilot to land., usually when you loose video signal the aircraft defaults into RTH but this was not the case, the single for RTH is a double beep pause as this was a single longer beep and pause.
It is EXTREMELY important that people here realise what the significance of this alert on the remote means because DJI and some of their forum trolls absolutely tried to ignore and dodge this remote alert i mentioned, they refused to reply, comment or even try it to tell me if it was a battery coming out or the drone taking over to land itself into a lake.

Instead i had to provide the flight data and videos from the cache files so they can find a blame on the user to suggest doing nothing, when they found out it was a PERFECT flight on a PERFECT day and vanished of the flight records at some point with 64% battery life, 46m from me and 100m up high they claimed they found nothing wrong with the aircraft to replace it and instead offered 30% off another purchase!

This is unacceptable and blunt avoidance to take responsibility of their products and customers., they completely avoided answering what the alert sounds from the remote indicated as experience DJI pilots are answering calls, REFUSED and pretending not to hear me 4 different times i called so DJI can claim they found no errors, im sure there where zero errors in many commercial plane crashes as well BEFORE they took the passengers by surprise., lawyers told me that if they could NOT prove a pilot was responsible then it is a malfunction.

I call everyone to head to facebook and file a class action.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

If I could provide 0 stars for DJI drone products, I would

 :: Posted by on 02-03-2018

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

“Horrible customer service, no customer service actually.” – America should not allow this happening.

If I could provide 0 stars for DJI drone products, I would. We purchased a brand new drone which I gave to my husband on December 30th for his birthday. We opened the drone to use it in mid January. During the middle of flight, in beginner mode, on a clear, calm day – at 90 feet up, straight over our head, the drone had a “motor failure” and the item fell straight out of the sky into our next door neighbors yard. When it landed, it was smoking and the motor was not working. The remote stated “Contact DJI”. We shipped the item in to DJI, along with the flight log, they stated they couldn’t pull anything off of the drone, so we sent them the flight log from our phone. Then, after a week went by, they sent us an invoice to fix it through the dji care that we purchased, as they stated they “couldn’t determine the issue”. We explained we shouldn’t have to use the DJI Care, as this is obviously a manufacturing defect as it had less than 5 minutes of use out of the box. You can clearly see both on the flight log, there were no objects, nothing that it hit, no trees around, it just failed. We have several phone calls in to “the complaint department”. What company has a “complaint department”? THIS ONE. Don’t worry as they don’t return calls. So apparently after spending over 800 on a drone, and it falls out of the sky due to a manufacturers defect of motor failure within the first 5 minutes, you have to pay to get it fixed because they offer no sort of warranty or explanation on why the item failed. Horrible customer service, no customer service actually. Buy something else, because based on every other review I have read here, our problem is NOT uncommon. The other issue, most of the “customer service reps” are reading from a copy and paste script or sheet, and are NOT in the USA. Don’t count on any help, and you can’t ever reach the “North America Support” at the 818 number provided, they stated only the managers are in North America, and they “have to call you back”. Yea….

By Tricia Bolds

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

Never buy DJI drones – A nightmare with Phantom products

 :: Posted by on 01-28-2018

Never buy DJI drones – A nightmare with Phantom products

My experience with DJI products and Phantom technical support team was a nightmare. They cheated me an approximate total of USD$1150 with a BAD or a FAKED product.

I purchased a Phantom 3 product in Oct of 2017. After some testing of the Phantom

product, I noticed that the RTH mode would return the drone about 2-3 meters away from the “home” position, while other times 10-20 meters away from home position. Even worse, the Phantom 3 drone did not come back with a battery of around 40%, and a distance of 150 meters. So, I lost the Phantom product in Oct. of 2017, within a few weeks after purchasing.

Then, I talked to the DJI Phantom technical support team for help. They argued it was not their problem and promised to sell me another drone with a 15% discount. I paid the amount of money with the new “Phantom 3“. It took about 2 weeks to arrive my home in November of 2017. However, the new “Phantom 3” sent to me was a faulty – it did not work at all! And it looked like an used product.

Then, I wrote several emails to the email address that sold me the products to ask them why this has happened. I was amazed that I received no emails at all within TEN days, considering that I had paid about USD$1150 to them in total! Finally, I got one email back because I sent emails to the sales, marketing, and investment teams. In other words they received my emails, but did not want to communicate with the client that spent USD$1150 to them!

At the end they contacted me, without saying even “sorry”. And they did not want to reimburse any money to me. The reason seems “If we give you money back, how about other customers?”.

So sad, some other customers have been facing the similar situation as mine!

In your life, have you ever had experience that the money cannot be back if the products you purchased could never work at all?

Until now, I have reason to believe the Phantom product that I received is a faked one or a bad one – the second Phantom 3 never worked/flew.

Probably some people may ask why there are some video/posts on internet stating the Phantom 3/4 is a good product. My experience told me that the DJI Phantom team could have hired some people or given some people some benefit/money to make some faked video/writings as marketing/media ads. If anybody who made some video on the internet in favor of Phantom products does not state that s/he is not supported/benefited from DJI, you really cannot trust him/her for his/her Phantom experience. E.g., one guy on the internet showed a Phantom product can return home position within a very small cycled area – looks like within one feet difference from home? That is absolutely not true! My experience told me that Phantom 3 product cannot fly back to home like this – best one was 2 meters away from HOME position.

If you do not want to have that kind of nightmare, try to avoid buying DJI Phantom products. There are so many other drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Why take risk to try DJI(Phantom, Marvic, Spark) drone?

Choice is at your hands – try the nightmare or not?

Exploring the latest drone technology

 :: Posted by on 01-28-2018

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – SD Robotics, Parrot, Yuneec and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

From businessinsider.com in July, 2017.

Whether you call them Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini Robots, drones are rapidly growing in popularity. They are still in the infancy stage in terms of mass adoption and usage, but drones have already broken through rigid traditional barriers in industries which otherwise seemed impenetrable by similar technological innovations.

Over the past few years, drones have become central to the functions of various businesses and governmental organizations and have managed to pierce through areas where certain industries were either stagnant or lagging behind. From quick deliveries at rush hour to scanning an unreachable military base, drones are proving to be extremely beneficial in places where man cannot reach or is unable to perform in a timely and efficient manner.

Increasing work efficiency and productivity, decreasing workload and production costs, improving accuracy, refining service and customer relations, and resolving security issues on a vast scale are a few of the top uses drones offer industries globally. Adoption of drone technology across industries leapt from the fad stage to the mega-trend stage fairly quickly as more and more businesses started to realize its potential, scope, and scale of global reach.

Whether drones are controlled by a remote or accessed via a smartphone app, they possess the capability of reaching the most remote areas with little to no manpower needed and require the least amount of effort, time, and energy. This is one of the biggest reasons why they are being adopted worldwide, especially by these four sectors: Military, Commercial, Personal, and Future Technology.

Drone Technology History and Today’s Uses

Drones have been around for more than two decades, but their roots date back to World War I when both the U.S. and France worked on developing automatic, unmanned airplanes. But the last few years have been significant in terms of drone adoption, usage expansion across industries, and global awareness.

From technically manning sensitive military areas to luring hobbyists throughout the world, drone technology has developed and prospered in the last few years. Individuals, commercial entities, and governments have come to realize that drones have multiple uses, which include:

  • Aerial photography for journalism and film
  • Express shipping and delivery
  • Gathering information or supplying essentials for disaster management
  • Thermal sensor drones for search and rescue operations
  • Geographic mapping of inaccessible terrain and locations
  • Building safety inspections
  • Precision crop monitoring
  • Unmanned cargo transport
  • Law enforcement and border control surveillance
  • Storm tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes

Development of hundreds of more uses of drones are underway due to the multiple investments pouring into this promising industry everyday.

Military Drone Technology

Military usage of drones has become the primary use in today’s world. Used as target decoys, for combat missions, research and development, and for supervision, drones have been part and parcel of the military forces worldwide.

According to a recent report by Goldman Sachs, military spending will remain the main driver of drone spending in the coming years. Goldman estimates that global militaries will spend $70 billion on drones by 2020, and these drones will play a vital role in the resolution of future conflicts and in the replacement of the human pilot.

Military spending also tends to come in larger increments, as a single US Predator drone costs approximately $4 million, and total spending for the program is estimated at a total of almost $2.4 billion.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will continue to be applied in various military operations due to their high convenience in reducing losses and enabling the execution of high profile and time-sensitive missions.

Commercial Drone Technology

Commercial usage of drones is gaining steady momentum and has become the talk of the hour, as multiple industries are working with drones as part of their daily regular business functions. The market for commercial and civilian drones will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020, compared with 5% growth on the military side, according to BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service.

The commercial drone industry is still young, but it has begun to see some consolidation and major investments from industrial conglomerates, chip companies, IT consulting firms, and major defense contractors. For now, the industry leaders are still a handful of early-stage manufacturers in Europe, Asia, and North America.

As it becomes cheaper to customize commercial drones, the door will be opened to allow new functionality in a wide array of niche spaces. Sophisticated drones could soon be doing everyday tasks like fertilizing crop fields on an automated basis, monitoring traffic incidents, surveying hard-to-reach places, or even delivering pizzas.

At the end of the day, the impact of commercial drones could be $82 billion and a 100,000 job boost to the U.S. economy by 2025, according to AUVSI.

Top Industries Using Drones ChartBI Intelligence

Personal Drone Technology

As the sales of the civilian drones rise, the safety concerns surrounding them among regulators and law enforcement agencies also tend to go up, seeing the past of drone collisions with airplanes and crashes into crowded stadiums. A Lobbying group, Consumer Technology Association expects 2.8 million consumer drones will be sold in the United States in 2016/17 and revenue will reach $953 million.

BI Intelligence expects sales of drones to top $12 billion in 2021. And no small amount of that will come from the sale of personal drones used for film-making, recording, still photography and gaming by common tech-savvy enthusiasts.

Consumers will however, spend $17 billion on drones over the next few years. Drones come in all shapes and sizes, from small and inexpensive single-rotor devices to large, $1,000+ quadcopters with GPS, multiple camera arrays, and first-person control. While primarily aimed at hobbyists, these types of devices are widely available and the market is growing.

Future Drone Technology

Drone technology is constantly evolving, so future drone tech is currently undergoing groundbreaking progressive improvement. According to airdronecraze, an Amazon Services LLC affiliate advertising program website, drone technology has seven potential generations, and the majority of current technology sits in the fifth and sixth generations.

Here is the breakdown of the technology generations:

  • Generation 1: Basic remote control aircraft of all forms
  • Generation 2: Static design, fixed camera mount, video recording and still photos, manual piloting control
  • Generation 3: Static design, two-axis gimbals, HD video, basic safety models, assisted piloting
  • Generation 4: Transformative designs, Three-axis gimbals, 1080P HD video or higher-value instrumentation, improved safety modes, autopilot modes.
  • Generation 5: Transformative designs, 360° gimbals, 4K video or higher-value instrumentation, intelligent piloting modes.
  • Generation 6: Commercial suitability, safety and regulatory standards based design, platform and payload adaptability, automated safety modes, intelligent piloting models and full autonomy, airspace awareness
  • Generation 7: Complete commercial suitability, fully compliant safety and regulatory standards-based design, platform and payload interchangeability, automated safety modes, enhanced intelligent piloting models and full autonomy, full airspace awareness, auto action (takeoff, land, and mission execution)

The next generation of drones, Generation 7, is already underway, as 3DRobotics announced the world’s first all-in-one Smart Drone called Solo. Smart drones with built-in safeguards and compliance tech, smart accurate sensors, and self-monitoring are the next big revolution in drone technology that would provide new opportunities in transport, military, logistics, and commercial sectors.

As these technologies continue to evolve and grow, drones will become safer and more dependable. This would allow for their subsequent mass adoption, provided the strict USFAA legislation surrounding drone technology and usage is loosened to some degree.

More to Learn

The technological potential with drones is immense, and its uses will only grow with time. That’s why BI Intelligence has spent months compiling the greatest and most detailed collection on drone technology called The Drones Report: Market Forecasts, key players and use cases, and regulatory barriers to the proliferation of drones.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – SD Robotics, Parrot, Yuneec and so on. Do not purchase DJI products!大疆就是搭僵?