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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by lesn8r, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. lesn8r

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    Hi all,

    I'm anticipating purchasing an Inspire 1 in the next few weeks. What accessories are a "must have", what accessories a a "nice to have" ?

    I'm assuming a must have would be at least an extra battery. I'm not certain about the "nice to have" I would appreciate your inputs!

    thanks,
    Lesn8r
     
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  2. PetePerrim

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    Hi there,

    Hope this helps.

    Need to have:
    More batteries, the more the better.
    Spare props
    Late model iPad or other tablet
    Good sunshade for tablet (see my classified listing for these)

    Nice to have:
    A larger case that allows for transporting in flight mode
    Larger capacity memory card/s
    GPS tracker (I don't use these but others do)
    HD goggles or secondary monitor

    That's about all I can think of. Let us know when you pull the trigger!
     
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    if u can get them!
     
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    Insurance - Accidental loss and damage whilst flying and public liability insurance if you're looking at flying it commercially. (not an accessory but definitely a necessaty)
    Extra charges and batteries.
    Ipad Air 2
    Shou screen recorder
    https://shou.tv/




    Getterback (thanks @turbodronepilot)
    http://getterbackaustralia.com.au/



    RF-V16 Tracker (thank @turbodronepilot)
    http://blog.sam-thompson.info/rf-v16-gps-tracker-guide/



    Padhat Tablet Shade (thanks @Steve CEO)
    http://www.hoodivision.com/



    Go Professional Case Landing Mode (thanks @PetePerrim)
    http://goprofessionalcases.com/shopcases/dji-inspire-1-landing-mode-case.html



    Here's my set up


    20150404_015636.jpg 20150404_125510.jpg 20150404_123436.jpg 20150404_123510.jpg

    @Mazz can we possibly sticky this thread?
    It's a good thread for new owners or skeptical buyers.
     
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  7. lesn8r

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    Thanks all!

    This is great food for thought! I'll let you all know when I purchase my Inspire.

    Cheers,
    Lesn8r
     
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  8. Daniel Mascheck

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    I also added a couple of bright small strobe lights with Velcro. My eyes are old and being able to see the I1 at long distances is a major help. The lights can be found on Amazon and they are very reasonable! I also went with a GPS tracker. Went to a group meeting and a drone being flown dropped out in the tall weeds and it took hours to find it!
     
  9. DRONEONER

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    wanna give a product name or link to the ones u use?
     
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    thanks!

    Keep the ideas coming, I really appreciate it. Daniel, what tracker are you using? I did not even consider at tracker but it sounds like prudent insurance.

    Cheers,
    Lesn8r
     
  12. Daniel Mascheck

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    I bought the Trackimo for the GPS tracking. Not saying it's the best, just what I bought after looking at several on Amazon. Also bought the Cateye Nima strobe(SL-LD130-F) to fit on my I1.
     
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    is there a trackimo for europe?
     
  15. kc@uav-outlet

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    I was actually talking to our Trackimo rep this morning, I was asking him about coverage for a customer down in south america. He told me "Trackimo uses both GPS as well as GSM to locate the device so it will work anywhere in the world. One caveat is if the user isn’t able to get GSM coverage then his messaging will not be received until GSM coverage is resumed. HOWEVER, he will still be able to track the device using GPS."

    Hope that helps :)
     
  16. mdomeny

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    nice... will prbably get one then... :)
    thank you for the input.
     
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  17. Daniel Mascheck

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    Have you used the Trackimo? I bought it and the instructions leave a lot to be desired. No explanation on any of the buttons. I assume the red is to turn it on and you hold it for three seconds, but then what does the red or blue light mean? They go off so is it working??

    The SOS, I can understand I guess, but there is a button on each side of the SOS button. What are they for! I am confused. It does seem to show my location on the map, but I'm unsure of the thing is on or not!
     
  18. James Munro

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    Can I just add some things that I haven't seen anybody mention but to me were helpful to me in the field.
    I got a few velcro straps and or rubber bands to keep the props together as well as keep the gimbal case closed (maybe I got a bad one but it pops open a lot and doesn't look like it will last long).
    I also got an old Vision Lens Cap which fits the Inspire camera perfectly.
    I swapped out the DJI harness for a much simpler lanyard (it's not that heavy).
    I bought a white out pen which I used to mark a line on the gimbal protection cap as well as the cap that covers where the gimbal goes so I can line them up much easier. I also painted my prop locks with the white out pen so they're all white which makes them so much easier to find and put on (I think DJI should have made them white to begin with). Also I use a sandwich baggie with a bit of air to keep them in for now so they don't get squashed or lost in my case.
    Lastly I got myself a 20cm iPhone cable which is a good length to reach any iPad or iPhone.
     
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    Thank you, I will keep this in mind!

    Cheers,
    Lesn8r