A prototype of DJI’s new Inspire 1, to be revealed later today, was accidently left behind by an engineer at a bar in Shenzhen, China earlier this week. This is the second leak since photos of the Inspire 1 hit the Web last week. Only the device’s capabilities remain unknown.
The lucky bartender who found the abandoned drone reported some interesting features, including a drone-to-drone networking capability, voice recognition, and an add-on sky writing module (for that very techie marriage proposal you were planning).Features still up in the air as of now include what type of display the controller will have, and whether or not the drone will be gimbal ready.
According to the Frost & Sullivan Global Commercial UAS Market Assessment, DJI’s popular Phantom drone makes it a “global leader.” The GPS-enabled and GoPro-ready Phantom has seen notable success in the market for being relatively affordable with it’s “2+” model coming in at $1,299. This might explain why the forums are buzzing with speculation about Inspire 1’s stats.DJI will be livestreaming the reveal of the Inspire 1 at 7:30 PM EST today, Nov 12, 2014.