Drone News | DJI Phantom 5, Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro, Drone Deliveries, Drones for Good

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In our BIGGEST Drone News story this week, you will learn if DJI has KILLED their plans to launch the DJI PHANTOM 5. Has DJI permanently shut down their iconic Phantom series of drones?

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  1. I think the reason DJI in not making the Phantom 4 or a new Phantom series is because of the Phantom image. When I say image I mean that when there is press or news release they always show the image of a phantom on the screen or crashing into a wing. That is my 2 cents. See you at PIX4D in Colorful Colorado.

  2. Personally, as a professional UAV pilot and engineer who was in research and development of early autonomous UAVs back when the word "drone" only meant something that the military would use as aerial target practice, I think the Phantom line disappearing would be a positive step for the world. They can do a lot of good things, but a huge problem right now with drones is the public perception and the iconic Phantom shape is Public Enemy #1. I think the general public will be able to get more comfortable with drones if they do not have that iconic shape that makes people think they are being spied on.

    Not only that, but as an aircraft designer I have always thought the Phantom design is really ugly ever since I saw the earliest ones, although that is only personal taste.

  3. I've only been into the drone business for a month but what if that company knows that the most sought-after drone may be illegal one day to the average person

  4. Too bad , so sad . I will miss the Phantoms. My P4 standard is my favorite drone to fly and I actually passed over the P4P , waiting for the P5. I don't dislike the Mavic line per se , but the Phantoms are more stable in winds and their cameras are just better. I will now have to find me a new or used P4P as a plausible upgrade if your news is the truth. R.I.P. Phantom line.

  5. No, it’s time for change!!! Plus the Mavic is the Honda of consumer drones (step up from Toyota)!! It’s only the beginning of Mavic taking off!! It’ll just keep getting better!!! Sorry

  6. Nice video. Messed up news. I live in windy areas. Curacao dutch caribbean. Winds like crazy. Phantom 4 and Typhoon H I fly. Mavic 2 I use indoors events mostly. Can't enjoy it in high winds. Mavic is weak. Aint ready and able for this side of the world. More windy days than calm. Mavic struggles for me. Inspire whips in the wind as well. So far Typhoon H and phantom 4 handling jobs. I document barges and tug boats passing through our bay for the oil company. Tried the mavic pro to fly a job once. Lol. Mavic is a no no.

  7. You know Honda is actually the reliable car right? And Dewalt is actually garbage. And the phantom only has a global shutter and guess what, most people don’t care about Atti mode. And as to looking professional in my optional the phantom is not it. People say isn’t that old? Aren’t those the ones that fly away. Most laud people see the phantom as a toy because they see kids flying phantoms on YouTube crashing them etc. and that is probably because the phantom airframe looks the same over all the years and the general public doesn’t know the difference. Mavic is the new standard it is clear now.

  8. I fly both the P4P V2 and the Mavic 2 pro, both are great but my P4P V2 ALWAYS hits the sky first. Usually DJI is very very smart in their technical abilities, marketing etc. Not continuing the phantom series is just baffling. The P4P V2 is absolutely the finest drone in the 1500 dollar range, not to continue it IMHO is a mistake that is just so unlike them. Sure they can put a similiar camera on the mavic, but like you said it just doesn't fly the same. Could that lawsuit have something to do with it?

  9. wasn't there an article put out today where a DJI employee published the secret operating code to github for the agri drones? maybe this published code also was for the Phantom line and we just don't know yet?

  10. Even have new drones in DJI such as MAVIC 2 , I really loved phantom 4 because it can handle a strong wind and the most of all you can easily take off and landing by hand…

  11. What the blond guy said about the advantages of the P4P over the M2 series is 100% correct, I totally agree. That said, I hope DJI will continue the P5 series. I'd buy one right away.

  12. I Have both mavic 2and phantom 4v2.0
    Love both drones, the Phantom and the smart Controller Great combanation!
    Great Info, Thanks for Sharing!

  13. I believe thier are some 3rd party addons for the Mavic that would make it hand catchable. I cant remember the name of the company, I saw the video on YouTube somewhere.

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