Will also push it over 7kg so means more certifications for some who want to use it commercially and only have sub 7kg. I can see it will be easier to get approval for an OSC though with additional redundancy not only in motor numbers, and power but also collision avoidance.Makes sense for the X5, X5R and XT
Twin battery, 44.4 volts, 1.2m size.
Can't wait for more details....
Will also push it over 7kg so means more certifications for some who want to use it commercially and only have sub 7kg. I can see it will be easier to get approval for an OSC though with additional redundancy not only in motor numbers, and power but also collision avoidance.
Actually, this picture makes a lot of sense. It looks like an S900 DJI airframe with modifications to include obstacle avoidance and retractable landing gear. From a business perspective, this makes a lot of sense and I've been predicting it for a few months now. I belong to PAPA, the aerial photographers org and very few have even used a UAV much less own and operate. I could see this concept checking a lot of boxes for this group; flexible payload, obstacle avoidance (yeah, yeah, I know... it's like driving a sports car with an automatic trany for some), capability to carry large format DSLRs, relatively open to modification... Only problem I see and DJI may not see it as a problem, this would kill the S1000-900 market. They may want that.
And... now your batteries have to come from DJI and not off the open market (for those not familiar with the "Spreading Wings" line of DJI products, you can buy your batteries from a number of producers of generic LiPos)! Swing!!!
We will have to fly together one day! I've been wanting to sneak down there and capture stock for a few days.I just noticed that you are right above me. I am in Chattanooga...
Are you sure it will top 7kg -- seems a bit high even with dual battery and X5. I'd have guessed more like 5kg or at most 6kg. The fully loaded X5 Inspire comes in a bit under 3.5kg and with 2 more motors I don't see why it would need to be much more than 5kg unless they're looking for a much bigger payload.