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Inspire 2 modding - your thoughts?

Hey everyone!

What would be your thoughts on upgrading Inspire 2? :) Inspire 3 is not too far away, but my feeling is Inspire 2 is still very capable platform and with some little "tweaks" we can make it even better..

"Lifting restrictions" is something I do to pretty much every drone I own. And while "more speed" is sometimes the result, my thing is more lifting height and NFZ limitations. That said...

Your Inspire 2 seems to be moving pretty good there. 60-70 mph??? I don't own an Inspire 2, so don't know what its limitations are. I'm curious to know if "increased speed" was the modification you made?

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Happy new year!!

In a nutshell, we've created "adapter plates" to be able to fly our Inspire 2 with regular ("cinelifter") LiPo batteries. Main reason - get rid of that "propulsion limited to protect batteries" error, secondary - **** these regular LiPos are cheap :) We did a bit of a testing with CNHL 3700mah batteries which cost 25 (twenty five) euro per battery and while obviously we had shorter flight time ... Paying 100eur for 2 sets of batteries with a bit smaller flight time is no-brainer for me personally :) Especially keeping in mind that these hold very well and you can do full-throttle flying till the end ..

We had pretty rough shoot yesterday - taking off from moving ferry in the middle of Baltic sea and while ferry at 44kmh does not feel THAT much what made it much worse was -10C and open sea - freezing cold... I always had a bit of a problem doing these types of flights on moving boats because of "Propulsion limited" risk on TB50 (it's a regular passenger ferry, they would never stop and wait for drone to catch up), so I figured I will do real life test with cinelifter LiPos. Did 4 sets of batteries, after that fingers were so frozen I barely could move them anymore, clumsy landing it was
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But I feel as convinced as ever the path we're exploring is very beneficial.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnFbampqRdM/

We will be releasing more data and video with explanation soon
 
Nice flying. I can imagine landing on a moving platform is pretty difficult. Nicely done. Glad to see the battery hack is working out, too.

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Actually, it's very easy on a boat that big with helipad – different story with smaller and moving boats ...
Copy that. I always thought it would be easier to land on a moving boat in ATTI mode. Were you using GPS lock when you landed?

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GPS lock means any flight mode except ATTI mode.

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Ah, I see. No, I think I was landing in Atti. With GPS lock it kind of is sketchy, as GPS tells drone that it's moving while actually it just landed on a moving boat ... I had serious issues landing early Mavic's on hot air balloon, as these did not have Atti activated and therefore were trying to "hold position" on a moving balloon :) Pretty sketchy lol
 
Ah, I see. No, I think I was landing in Atti.
Yep...I kind of figured that that would be the best way to do it.



With GPS lock it kind of is sketchy, as GPS tells drone that it's moving while actually it just landed on a moving boat ...
Yep...my thoughts exactly.



I had serious issues landing early Mavic's on hot air balloon, as these did not have Atti activated and therefore were trying to "hold position" on a moving balloon :) Pretty sketchy lol
I can imagine. I hacked my Mavic Pro so "S Mode" (Sport) is ATTI Mode now. I use ATTI mode all the time. I never use Sport Mode.

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Are there any cool mods available? When I looked at the software mods I saw nothing for my drone that interested me other than the flip mod, and I could never risk my drone like that
 
Here's something we learned recently - seems there is a spare port that provides unregulated power output, which can be used to power your externally installed (and much better quality!) FPV cam

 

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