A few days ago, DJI released a new firmware version for both the Phantom 3 series and Inspire 1 series of drones. The firmware update turns them into actual autonomous drones enabling features such as waypoint flight, follow me or point of interest. Read more to find out full details of the flight modes including videos.
If you have flown other arducopter powered drones such as the IRIS or SOLO, you will already be familiar with these flight modes but its still great to see these features finally being included with the phantom quadcopters, which can now officially be called drones.
The waypoint ability means that the phantom and inspire are now officially drones since they can fly places on their own. Waypoints can be set on your mobile device and your drone will fly to them. This is great for aerial filming as you can set a path for your drone to fly along, and you can focus on controlling the camera.
Course Lock and Home Lock
Point of Intrest
Intelligent flight modes require firmware 1.4+
If you already have a DJI Phantom 3, or Inpsire 1 then go ahead and download the latest firmware update to enable these features. If you have been considering which drone to get for aerial photography, these new features make the DJI phantom or inspire one the ideal options.