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DJI Inspire 1

Drone Overall:8/10

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DJI inspire 1 Drone review

DJI launched its Inspire 1 drone in the year 2014, and it has succeeded in revolutionizing the drone industry completely. Although Inspire 1 is one the initial versions of DJI present in the market, it was still capable of providing us with an exceptional experience. The low body weight of Inspire 1 and its adaptable body made using advanced technology is one of the features that attracted us the most. Most of its competitors are unable to provide a drone that not only is light in weight but also provides with a smooth gliding experience. Our expectations with DJI Inspire 1 were met in all aspects.


The combined weight of Inspire 1 along with the battery, propellers and Zenmuse X3 is 6.74 pounds or 3.057 kilograms.


The dimensions of DJI Inspire 1 are

  • Length- 17.2 inches
  • Weight- 11.9 inches
  • Height- 17.8 inches

Operating frequencies:

Inspire 1 operates at 5.725-5.825 GHz and 2.40-2.483 GHz frequencies all over the world. Only in Japan, its operating frequency is 922.7-927.7 GHz.

Distance range:

The maximum transmission distance of the drone is 5 km or 3.1 miles when it is FCC compliant.

Body of the drone:

The smart way of designing the robust body of the drone provided us with a stable drone experience. The body of the quadcopter drone is made up of advanced carbon material, along with its rotors which consists of 13-inch-long Z design blades also made up of carbon.

Motor system of the drone:

This drone further consists of advanced motor design. Besides using the usual brushing system, DJI has opted for a curved magnet system, made up of thick tightly bound copper wire, that surrounds the motor's edge thus decreasing the air flow through it and increasing the drone's motor efficiency during flight.

ESCs System:

The presence of new Electronic Speed Controllers with sinusoidal drive for increased torque control reduce distortion and helps in a smooth flight

IMU system:

IMU (Inertial Measurement unit) in Inspire 1 assists in a steady flight.

GPS system:

Drone Gps Map

Inspire 1 has in-built GLONASS + GPS system for locating the drone's position with high efficiency.

Vision Position system:

The additional feature of Vision Positioning System allowed us to navigate the DJI Inspire 1 in an area where our GPS was not working.

Fail safe mechanism of the drone:

One of the feature we tested was what would happen if the drone went out of range, we were amazed to see that it had a built-in fail-safe mechanism which had allowed it to land safely on the ground without any damage to the body.

Camera of the drone:

The highly efficient drone camera of Inspire 1 with adjustable mounts and 3 axis Gimbal can be rotated in a full circle without any hinderance and provided us with a wide angled HD quality view.

  1. Zenmuse X3 is a 12 megapixels camera with 9 layered curved drone camera lens for enhanced picture quality. We were able to shoot 4Kp30 videos of high definition due to the 20 mm focal length lens which reduced the blurring and distortion.

  2. DJI Inspire 1 can also be mounted with Zenmuse XT camera that is useful for 50 mK sensitive thermal imaging operating at 640/30 fps. It has 2 models: Performance model of Zenmuse XT can detect temperature difference through aerial imaging useful for firefighting department and the Radiometric model can generate a detailed temperature data report.

Full Detailed Guide Of all DJI Inspire 1 Mounts:

Inspire 1 camera mount price

(DJI Inspire 1 Part 41 Gimbal Mount & Mounting Plate The basic and the original mount that comes with the drone)

Inspire 1 Black Camera mount

* Use for Inspire 1
* 100% OEM DJI part in original packaging
* Made by DJI Innovations

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DJI Zenmuse X5 Part 2 - Vibration Absorbing Board

When using the Zenmuse X5 Series cameras ‑ it is necessary to replace the original vibration absorbing board.

Inspire 1 Black Zenmuse X5 Camera mount

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Flight time:

The built-in battery provides a flight time of approximately 18 minutes, with maximum ascent speed of 16.4 ft/s and maximum descent speed of 13.1 ft/s.

Speed of the drone:

The light wind didn't limit us from flying the drone smoothly, it travelled up to 49 mph or 79 kph at 10 m/s wind speed however we believe that a heavy wind would have hindered its flow.

Remote control functions:

The drone remote can be connected to the mobile via cable for improved control and offered us a live HD view on the mobile screen while flying. It also offers dual remote-control feature where one user flies the drone while the other controls the camera.

DJI-Inspire 1 White Remote with the app on the screen

DJI Go app:

The software that is used by DJI Inspire 1 can work with both Android and iPhone which eased us even further, it is optimally designed for easy operation and flight control of the drone and has multiple social sharing features.

Inspire 1 proved to be one of the best drones offered in the market keeping in mind the price value and the features offered. We truly felt that the drone price was according to the services offered by the DJI Inspire 1.

Drone Overall:8/10

Good Drone for those who do not need much camera time the battery can be re charged fast so its overall good as for that aspect too.


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