The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360° rotating gimbal and a 4K camera, as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical tool for filmmakers around the globe.
The Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. An all-new image processing system records at up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more. It goes from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 4 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 67mph (108kph) and has a max descent speed of 9m/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an X4S),while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures. FlightAutonomy has been revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2,providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy. Increased intelligence adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, giving even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video froman onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.
Integrated into the Inspire 2 is the brand new CineCore 2.0 image processing system, capable of recording 5.2K videos in CinemaDNG1, Apple ProRes2 and more. CineCore 2.0 is built into the aircraft nose and works with any camera connected through the dedicated gimbal port.
The Inspire 2 creative workflow has been completely optimized and is now capable of recording video in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes, and other common formats for post-production in filmmaking. Also supported are FAT32/exFAT file systems, which allow fast copying of files direct from the CINESSD without additional software.
Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34mph (54kph)at a controllable attitude angle of 25°. Upward facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16ft (5m) above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces. Obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH and all Intelligent Flight Modes. These sensors are core components of the DJI FlightAutonomy system, which brings the below intelligent features to the Inspire 2.
Spotlight Pro is a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight, regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits, the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement.
It has two shooting modes, Quick Mode and Composition Mode. In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking. In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position. When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments. Spotlight Pro is available in all Intelligent Flight Modes including ActiveTrack, TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest.
In addition to Spotlight Pro, a range of other intelligent flight and shooting modes are available. Obstacle avoidance is optimized when using Point of Interest and Waypoint modes, making complex shots simple and repeatable. Also available are QuickSpin, TapFly and ActiveTrack, to simplify challenging shots. The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, effectively giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated TapFly camera. Tap a point onscreen in the FPV view to set a flight route and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on gimbal movement. The ActiveTrack Mode allows the Inspire 2 to recognize a range of objects, from people to bikes to cars to boats. Tracking profiles that can be adjusted based on the subject being tracked means greater tracking precision.
Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route, and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.
The latest update to DJI Lightbridge technology has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3mi (7km) and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720pvideo as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz control frequencies to cut through noise for greater signal stability. A new wireless HD image transmission technology sends video information from the master controller to the slave controller and the two controllers can be up to100m apart without loss of image quality. Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 remote controller to the satellite truck.
A new propulsion system optimized for power creates a new level of flight performance. The Inspire 2 flies at up to 67mph (108kph) descends at 9m/s and climbs at 6m/s. It can accelerate from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just four seconds and flies at a max attitude angle of 40°. The two controller sticks are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate manoeuvres easier.
More power also allows the Inspire 2 to fly in more extreme conditions, including over 2500-5000m above sea level (using optional dedicated propellers),and in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) using self-heating Intelligent Flight Batteries.
Reliability has been further enhanced through dual redundancy of key modules such as the IMU and barometer. The intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data.
The new obstacle sensing system helps the Inspire 2 sense and avoid obstacles, minimizing the risk of collision. Dual batteries mean that if a problem occurs on one battery the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission will continue through the serial port. This propulsion system has been tested for thousands of hours to ensure reliability, when combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design, overall flight reliability is significantly enhanced.
What is the Inspire 2’s maximum flight speed?
Max Ascent Speed 6m/s (Sport Mode);
Max Descent Speed: Vertical, 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s); Tilt, 13.1-29.5 ft/s (4-9 m/s)
Default tilt is 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s), can be set in-app.
Max Speed 30m/s, 67 mph (108 kph, flight forward in S-mode).
What is the Inspire 2’s maximum flight?
Up to 25 minutes with Zenmuse X5S. Up to 27 minutes with Zenmuse X4S.
What cameras and gimbals is the Inspire 2 compatible with?
The Inspire 2 currently supports the Zenmuse X4S and Zenmuse X5S.
Does the Inspire 2 come with camera and gimbal included?
No. Please purchase your gimbal and camera separately.
Does the Inspire 2 have an Obstacle Avoidance system?
Yes. Its Forward Vision System is capable of detecting obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, while the upward facing infrared sensors can sense obstacles within a 5 meter range.
Can I use the Inspire 1 remote controller with the Inspire 2?
No. You will need to use an Inspire 2 remote with your Inspire 2 aircraft.
Does the Inspire 2 support Master and Slave remote controllers?
Yes. The maximum effective distance between the Master and Slave controllers is 100 meters, and both controllers will receive the same HD live view.
Does the Inspire 2 support older Zenmuse camera gimbals?
Currently, only the new Zenmuse X4S and Zenmuse X5S are supported.
Does the Inspire 2 come with a Micro SD card?
Yes. Included in the box is a 16GB Micro SD card. It supports SD cards up to 128GB.
Which Micro SD cards are supported?Sandisk Extreme 32GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDHC;Sandisk Extreme 64GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDXC;Panasonic 32GB UHS-3 MicroSDHC;Panasonic 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC;Samsung PRO 32GB UHS-1 MicroSDHC;Samsung PRO 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC;Samsung PRO 128GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC.
Currently supported Micro SD cards are:
What are the dimensions of the Inspire 2?
L:42.7cm x H:31.7cm x W:42.5cm without propellers (landing mode).
What type of motors and propellers does the Inspire 2 use?
The Inspire 2 has 3512 motors and 1550T propellers.
Does the Inspire 2 come with Highland propellers?
No, please purchase the Highland propellers separately.
Has the Inspire 2’s propulsion system been improved over the Inspire 1?
Yes. The Inspire 2 uses 3512 motors and 1550T propellers. The max thrust for each rotor reaches up to 2kg.
Thousands of hours have been spent on testing to ensure top safety and reliability.
Can I carry the Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery onto a commercial airplane?
The Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity 97.5Wh. Most airlines allow carrying batteries below 100 Wh in carry-on luggage. However, as regulations may vary across airlines and regions, please contact your airline or the regulatory body of your destination.
What’s the highlight features of the Inspire 2’s remote controller and video transmission system?
The new dual-band Lightbridge HD video transmission system has a maximum transmission distance of 7 km*.
The video feed from the FPV camera and main camera (1080p or 720p) can be viewed simultaneously through the Picture in View feature. The dual-band system is consists of 2.4GHz ISM and 5.8GHz ISM**, giving the Inspire 2 stronger resistance against interference.
*Unobscured, free of interference, FCC compliant.
**In accordance with local law and regulations, 5.8GHz is not available in some countries.
How long does it take to charge a remote controller? How long does it last on a full charge?
The remote controller is equipped with a 6,000mAh LiPo 2S battery. Fully charging the Inspire 2 remote controller takes approximately 3 hours.
It can be used for approximately 4 hours after being fully charged.
What is the largest tablet that will fit in the remote controller’s mobile device mount?
The mount can support an iPad Air or other similar-sized tablet. Tablets should be no more than 170mm tall.
What kind of working mode does the remote controller support?
Open the DJI GO app, click the remote controller icon and enter to Settings.
You can choose MODE1, MODE2, MODE3, Custom and more under Stick Mode.
Does the Inspire 2 remote controller come with a monitor?
No. The remote controller has a mobile device holder for smartphones and tablets. You can also buy the DJI CrystalSky monitor.
Is there any specific conditions necessary for the Inspire 2 to reach a 7km video transmission range?
The distance here refers to environments free of obstructions and interference, under FCC compliant specifications.
What is the maximum control distance between Master remote controller and Slave remote controller?
The Master and Slave remote controllers can maintain a connection at distances up to 100 meters.
Does the remote controller have a training port?
There is no training port on the Inspire 2 remote controller.
What is the latency of the Inspire 2’s video transmission system?
How long does it take fully charge the batteries? Do I get a standard Battery Charger together with the aircraft?
You will get a 180W Battery Charger and a Battery Charging Hub in the box with your Inspire 2.
When connecting the standard Battery Charger to the Battery Charging Hub, it takes about 90 minutes to charge 2 batteries and 180 minutes to charge 4 batteries.
Can I use batteries with different charge levels?
The Inspire 2 can take off if the power discrepancy of the two batteries is within 13%. If it is unable to take off, the DJI GO app will inform you that “the power discrepancy in the two batteries is too large”.
What will happen if an error occurs in one battery?
The Inspire 2 continuously checks battery status and will notify you through the DJI GO app if a battery malfunctions.
In this case, please land the aircraft immediately.
Why do I need to pair the two batteries?
By charging and discharging a pair of batteries together you will maximize flight time and battery life.
How can I pair up two batteries?
Please match batteries on the battery interface of DJI GO app.
How do I know that the batteries are correctly mounted?
You will hear the Exit button click to confirm successful mounting of each battery.
Other signs is that the button will have less give when you tap it, and that the batteries will not detach when pulled.
The DJI GO app also will not inform you of errors and show a full status for each battery when properly mounted.
What should I do with the batteries if I am not going to use them for a long time? What’s the maximum duration that I can store them?
It is recommended that you keep the Intelligent Flight Batteries charged to 50% when storing them.
If storing for a long period of time, we also recommend that you fully discharge them every 3 months.
Can I use Adobe CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes after purchasing the Zenmuse X5S?
No, you will need to purchase a DJI License Key to enable these formats.
Does the Zenmsue X4S support the Adobe CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes?
What is the resolution of Inspire 2’s forward-facing camera?
640 x 480px.
Is the pitch of the FPV camera controllable?
Yes. Press and hold the C2 button, and at the same time use the left dial to control the pitch. The roll axis is not controllable.
Is a SSD (Solid State Drive) included in the box with the Inspire 2?
No. You need to purchase the DJI CINESSD and DJI CINESSD Station card reader separately.
What capacities is the DJI CINESSD available in?
120GB and 480GB.
Does Inspire 2 have any redundant components?
Yes. Many key parts of the Inspire 2 are designed with redundancy, including IMU sensors and barometers.
The Inspire 2 flight controller monitors and analyses the redundancy data in real time, to ensure that flight data is correct.
Does the Inspire 2 have the Return to Home (RTH) function?
Yes. During RTH, the Inspire 2 is able to collect information about the environment and automatically plan the best path back home.
Being able to detect obstacles 200m away, it also restores communication faster with the remote controller during RTH after losing signal, so as to make RTH safe and successful.
What is the minimum altitude required for initiating ActiveTrack?
To use ActiveTrack, you should keep your Inspire 2 at least 2m above the ground and set the aircraft to P-Mode.