New DJI Drone Can Be Used for Night SAR

 - October 29, 2018, 2:11 PM

Drone maker DJI has unveiled a new, low-cost commercial quality drone—the $1,999 base price Mavic 2 Enterprise. The quadcopter features an onboard 12-megapixel camera with 2x and 3x digital zoom capability that is stabilized by a three-axis gimbal.

It also features a variety of available accessories that make it a suitable for night operations and as a search-and-rescue tool including a 2,400-lumen spotlight, a 100-decibel loudspeaker that can play up to 10 custom voice recordings on demand, and a flashing beacon designed to meet FAA night-waiver standards.  

The new drone is equipped with DJI’s AirSense that uses an integrated receiver to automatically alert drone pilots of ADS-B signals from nearby airplanes and helicopters, providing real-time positioning alerts through the DJI Pilot mobile app. It is also the first commercial drone that incorporates 24 GB of onboard storage and password protection to secure the integrity of photos, videos, flight logs, and other data generated during flights.

Other security enhancements include a new GPS timestamping feature for all recorded images and a local data mode feature that can be activated to stop a connected mobile device from sending or receiving data over the internet.