The Inspire would be a great tool for many of those applications as well if the originally promised features were made available to us.To compare Inspire 1 with Matrice 100 is almost the same like comparing Inspire 1 with Phantom 3. They are simply different products, for different needs and different markets.
Matrice 100 seems to be a great solution for complex aerial works in agriculture, industrial inspections, volumetric measurements, topographic maps etc..
There is no point in comparing this products, it's very clear that DJI attacks a new market with this drone and I have to say their response to 3DR ''smartest drone'' is better than expected. Guidance vision, 40 minutes plight time, expansion bays etc.
This is a serious tool for UAV enthusiastic, and I think the response in sales will be huge.
I just preordered one
Phantom 3 would be also compatible with various industrial applications, if originally promised features will become available. However, Inspire, Phantom and Matrice are very different quadcopters in my opinion, and you have to choose carefully which one will suit your purpose better.The Inspire would be a great tool for many of those applications as well if the originally promised features were made available to us.
I disagree with the Apple comparison. When Apple makes an announcement today, the product or application will be in production and have been tested. Apple is not going to announce today that they have a new touch screen version of the iMac when in reality they have one touch screen iMac that they haul around to trade shows and show off, all the while selling it knowing they are months away from delivery then at the last minute abandon the touch screen iMac and say that they are going to ask developers to solve the problems and release it third party.Phantom 3 would be also compatible with various industrial applications, if originally promised features will become available. However, Inspire, Phantom and Matrice are very different quadcopters in my opinion, and you have to choose carefully which one will suit your purpose better.
Also DJI is taking Apple path, it's very clear, as the product complement each other.
Remember the Iphone / Ipad debate ? Why you should buy an Ipad if you have an iPhone, or why you should have an iPad if you have a Mac ?
Now almost everyone owns all three of them, at least I do and each one of them has a specific role in my activity.
The same with this three drones.
For a serious aerial UAV company, this trio covers almost every angle in UAV industry (I believe it's just a matter of days/months until new options like thermal imaging, new gimbals will become available.)
Bottom line, I am looking forward to my first Matrice flight
Yep, me too. So thinking inspire with an modular bay to carry stuff plus an extra (and yet again unique battery to buy)So the Matrix became the Matrice?
Also, let us not forget that we are all still waiting for many features that were advertised on the Inspire to even make it to the platform.
I have no doubt DJI will follow their atrocious marketing form and rush it out before its ready and then will only release half the features it is advertised to have!
Don't be surprised if the collision avoidance module is an 'add on' that will 'be released soon'.
My credit card is staying firmly in my wallet with this one!!!!!!!
Kinda turns me off on it a bit more, I like the guidance system, it seems to work well with Eric's demo...but I still think this a glorified f450, I wonder if the guidance system will work with a2 or wkm...The occulus is very cool also...**** I might be getting sold on thisThese guys at Tested seems to have a copy key to DJI labs.
Nice review of the Guidance Vision system, enjoy !
In theory they had no choice but to release this....The exom drone from that Parrot backed company, Xaircraft has their survey mission based unit, 3dr has always had their mapping machines...DJI needed to play catch up here....I wouldn't mind owning one but I feel like it's just another rope in. It's obvious they are going to release this before anything is ready for it, maybe a camera whether the inspire or not. So there will be a short supply of batteries if any at all, pretty much any promise of accessory will be snuffed for a while...this is definitely a machine that if I don't build one myself I would wait to purchase
That used to be true... but this seems to be going down the drain lately. See the Apple Watch... several key specs and features weren't frozen and thus weren't detailed when it was announced, that was >6 months ago, and deliveries are plagued with delays.When Apple makes an announcement today, the product or application will be in production and have been tested.