DJI’s Inspire 2 drone will be slower than you thought

DJI recently debuted two new drones in the form of the Phantom 4 Pro and what it calls the best ‘ready-to-fly’ platform for high-end film and video creators – the Inspire 2.

The successor to the original Inspire is set to come with a load of impressive features, but it seems the top speed will be slightly less than DJI originally said.

In order to ensure “speed does not compromise video quality and stability,” the company announced the Inspire 2 will now have a top speed of 58 mph, instead of the previously stated 67 mph (via The Verge).

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On top of that, the drone-maker stated the new Inspire will take five seconds to reach 50 mph, rather than the four seconds that was previously announced.

These appear to be the only changes to the upcoming drone’s spec sheet, however, and if you pre-ordered the Inspire 2 for its speed capabilities then DJI is offering refunds.

The Inspire 2 is set to arrive with a lightweight magnesium-aluminium alloy construction, and the ability to reach heights of 16,404ft above sea level, climbing at 20 feet per second.

Designed for professional use, the new drone also comes with a forward-facing camera designed to be streamed to the pilot, while a separate camera operator will be able to view the feed from an on-board Zenmuse professional camera.

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There’s also a new image processing system, CineCore 2.0, which processes files faster, while video is captured at 5.2K and users can stream video at 1080i and 50 frames per second.

The Inspire 2 will retail at £3,059, and is available for pre-order now, with stock expected to ship in 6-10 weeks according to the DJI site.

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