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H920 owner, thinking about abandoning and going to an Inspire 2

Discussion in 'Tornado H920 Discussion' started by H2O Aviators, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. H2O Aviators

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    Has anyone used an Inspire 2? With the waiting on the H920 upgrade here in the USA, I am seriously considering, putting the H920 in a box and get an Inspire 2. I just don't know much about it. Anything I should be aware of, major issues/problems?
     
  2. Steve Carr

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    That would be a good question to post on our sister forum.......DJI Inspire Drone Forum
     
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  3. H2O Aviators

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    I guess it doesnt matter which one you go with, they all have their own issues.
     
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    Just build your own with your experience. DJI are not all that sadly as i have found out rapidly ,

    I have a inspire raw in for repair now as it does not even provide slave video feed consistently. After the last update (forced) i was lucky to get it down without killing the x5r camera as the landing gear would not even lower. Their quality control is terrible and at the end of the day the only positive i would give is that its a very easy to use system. In fact its a brilliant ease of use system but they have no competition at their level so have become very lazy and complacent. I saw the first units rise up on hobbyking and they have just got far too big headed since.

    If i didnt have a repair centre local i would not own one period as id be missing a 30 site job we have just landed because of it. Im learning fast the owners all hide the issues they have to stroke each others legs about how much they have forked out for them lol

    5 months into owning an I1 and im hearing i told you so lots and been teased off my other qualified friends who have built units themselves. We are starting a self build now and yes it wont wipe my bum for me but it will most certainly cost less, be solid and not have bug outs/ issues each software update. I really expected better from the top flight of craft they offer. The camera world is full of snobbery and they have made there mark in it is all.

    That said x5r is a beautiful camera i must add though but i really wish yuneec had provided the raw features to rival it as i would own one instead.

    I know i sound bitter but i honestly feel so let down for the money and ive seen people reporting i2 issues too so it will be same old same old until someone gives them a reality check.

    My 2p
    Mick
     
  6. Tuna

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    Having spoken to someone with the H920+ I'd say that unless you have a pressing need for a new drone *now*, it might pay to wait. They are very happy with the upgrade.

    Yuneec have shown a lot more commitment to customers with their existing models than DJI, and from what I've heard, there are going to be some good things coming out this year. They're not so good at communicating that out to customers, but I think they are going to remain competitive, despite all the noise coming out of the other company.

    As for the Inspire 2, some reviews are suggesting that unless you go all in on the top model, you're actually better off getting the P4Pro.

    If you've got the CGO4 and a lens you're happy with, are you going to get any extra business after you drop a few thousand on a new drone?
     
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    You remind me that yuneec is out there in the midst of this. I hope myself that they just get it right with camera gear etc and finally offer viable competition at the top end. So far the camera options have not quite matched the x5r and its a real shame as we would of had one over it any day of the week.

    For example the new thermal is interesting but does it carry radiometric data? No it does not. If they did a good thermal camera that would fit my chroma as its a q500 anyway we would own one in a shot. We dont own the Dji xt either as its silly expensive but the point im making is there is so much they could offer that there not. They should really show off what they can do with a model that even gets the gear snobs upset and carries a sensible price tag. Something that offers a raw data camera or near as dammit and industrial applications.

    The new bright orange typhoon i saw didnt really seem to offer anything new to the table.

    About a month ago we were in the situation of pondering selling the inspire for a tornado ourselves but had to duck out sadly as the camera doesn't seem to quite match. Its a real shame
     
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    What data do you need from the thermal camera? It produces more than is obvious at first glance..

    At times I feel Yuneec don't do a good enough job to telling people what they're up to. :)
     
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    For checking electrical equipment at higher levels they usually want radiometric data embedded into the images so you can tell within a certain accuracy whats going on temperature wise in your shots. It has to be more accurate unless you are just looking for abnormalities against say transformer rows etc.

    This spec of camera is called a toy cam in the thermal world. Even a cheap vue flir is toy spec until you get into the better resolution radiometric models.

    Dji do the XT higher end specs so have more usable accuracy and granted its ridiculously pricey ( i would never pay it i just rent ) but why have yuneec not just undercut them as it would be easy? Even with a team up with flir to run a custom mount plug and play version of the cue pro would of been good. Dji are a fat turkey ready for the chop and if yuneec just put a little more thought into what they incorporate into set ups then i bet they could carve a serious market share.

    The main thing that is interesting about the yunnec thermal cam is that it has RGB spectrum which is the preferred by some for crop analysis. I wonder how well it would link in with mapping software. The thermal side doesnt seem up to much inspection wise saldly.

    cheers
    Mick
     
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    I'll send you a PM as I'm working with the CGO-ET at the moment.

    However, I must point out that Flir have released the Flir Duo - which does the same visible/thermal image trick as the CGO-ET, and costs about the same price, yet has lower resolution. The Flir Vue Pro doesn't give you visual reference (which I guess is why DJI have gone for the ridiculously hacky solution of two camera mounts on their 'inspection' model) and costs easily twice as much. So I think you're being a bit optimistic about what you can get at this level in the market. I agree that a high end thermal camera would be good, but realistically you're looking at $3000+ just for the camera. I hope that will be an option at some point, but it's only going to be of interest to specialists.
     
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    Hey if they offer a thermal camera for 3k-5k its better than the xt's insane 10k plus pricetag haha. Its good to hear someone using the ET and that it is potentially good for industrial applications. Do you know if it would work on the blade chroma set up which i believe is a q500 setup identically? We run a gopro on it at the moment so have no control at all in air. The two camera option is good but if they had radiometric data too it would be even better as it would allow accurate thermal mapping using the higher res camera capture detail.

    I explored all this recently when we nearly purchased a vue pro R but the lack of higher resolution canned the idea as you want to be able to map areas realistically and produce a large spread with the data in bedded. The flir reps didnt seem too interested as they were all thermographers whos work youd be taking anyway.

    I will look further into the ET but please drop me a pm of what it can do as well. I really want to go down the inspection and engineering route in the air as im a time served toolmaker and aerospace engineer myself. I left the trade to pursue this commercially with my partner as she can fly too although not yet qualified.

    Regards
    Mick