DJI announced a new smart controller with a built-in screen for Mavic 2 Zoom, Pro, and Enterprise models. The new controller allows drone operation without the use of a tablet or smartphone. Further, the display is optimized for use in bright sunlight with a claimed brightness double that of standard smartphones. The controller is priced at $649US and is available today. Read DJI’s press release here.
Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom canceled hundreds of flights for the third day in a row due to drone activity in the vicinity of the airport. The Transportation Secretary issued statements regarding the matter. The Army and Police are investigating and pursuing persons of interest in the matter. It appears to be a deliberate attempt to disrupt air traffic using drones. Dronelife published an article regarding the impact to the drone industry and perceptions of drone aviation as a result.
DJI announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone today. The new enterprise variant of the very popular Mavic 2 features side-by-side visual and thermal cameras. According to the announcement DJI developed the drone in partnership with FLIR systems, a leader in thermal imaging systems. Read the announcement and also check out DJI’s Mavic Enterprise page.
Dronelife published a comprehensive article on DJI and SkyPixel’s Aeriall Photo and Video contest. The article covers categories, prizes and how to submit entries. Prizes include a Hasselblad X1D-50c, a DJI Mavic Pro 2, and the new Osmo Pocket.