Welcome to InspirePilots.com

Join the leading DJI Inspire community for free!

Inspire vs Phantom 2 Vision+...literally!

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Snark12, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Snark12

    Mar 22, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Last week my nephew came for a visit with his Phantom 2 Vision+, so I joined him with my Inspire 1 for some flying. It's a big sky but, of course, we ended up colliding. I was coming down from a higher altitude to take a look at his Phantom when he decided to head up to see me. My one prop ended up clipping his landing gear. His craft was undamaged but about 25% of my prop was sheared off.

    The cool thing was that we both got clear video of the incident. His Phantom barely even moved but the Inspire started cartwheeling in the sky. My heart jumped but it righted itself in about three seconds and hovered perfectly, even with the damaged prop. The gimbal tried its best to maintain a steady shot, so the footage masks how violent it actually was. If you look frame-by-frame, you can see from the landing gear that the Inspire was nearly inverted at one point. I was so, so impressed by the control software!

    The Inspire was perfectly steady for the rest of the flight and landed with no problems. I replaced the prop and it's as good as new.

    Here's some video of the collision from both vantage points.

  2. SultanGris

    Jun 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    yea thats lucky! inspires are quite fragile. Saw a vid of a guy flying a little to close to a 250 racing quad FPV track and his inspire got clipped and actually bent the inspire cause the 250 was going so fast.
  3. DavidB

    Jun 7, 2015
    Likes Received:
    There was a recent thread (although I can't find it) that suggested a firmware update would result in an Inspire's motors shutting down if the prop clipped something. Your video would suggest this is not always the case. Clearly the motor/prop that clipped the Phantom's undercarriage, slowed dramatically if it didn't completely stop. I find it encouraging, although I hope never to take advantage of it, that the IMU was able to assess the situation, compensate by presumably accelerating that motor back up to speed, and then some, to resume stable flight. Great piece of video. Is it too late to say "fly safe"
  4. Mike Mas

    Sep 21, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Blairsville Georgia
    You're Blessed!