DJI Inspire 1 Problems
DJI Inspire 1 Problems
It has been established over and over that the DJI Inspire 1 is one of the best camera drones out there. But you might ask if it is too much of a good thing? While I would still say the Inspire is definitely worth getting, we should discuss some problems that other people have had and that you might run into.
First of all, quite a few people have mentioned that their gimbal shakes while the landing gear is being raised. However, the gimbal shake doesn’t seem to affect the video at all so this isn’t really a problem.
Second, calibration. If it isn’t done properly, this can be as much of an issue as it is a solution as it can cause you to have issues during flight, and your drone may even crash. You really only need to worry about compass calibration and IMU calibration. The compass is very sensitive and should be calibrated each time before takeoff, but you don’t need to calibrate the IMU every time you turn on your drone. Just make sure to keep an eye on the IMU levels in case a calibration is needed. Since the IMU stabilizes your flight so that everything operates smoothly, you really don’t want to have problems with this.
You may also have issues relating to the GPS signal being lost, though this is hardly a fault of the Inspire. GPS can be unpredictable at times and there are other flight modes on the Inspire 1 that do not require GPS signal, so your drone will switch into one of those and easily keep flying.
The Inspire has a high-tech design and it is fully tested before it is ever sent to you so you should have virtually no issues with the mechanics. If you do, it will probably be with the propellers. There have been a couple of incidents where someone has had the propellers actually come off midflight. This is particularly bad because there’s a good chance your drone will lose control and crash. But there is an easy way to fix this. Just tighten the propellers and add prop-clips if you’re still worried.
DJI is constantly updating the new firmware to weed out any bugs that are likely to occur. If you do run into errors though, there are ways to troubleshoot so that you can get your drone safely back into the air. With most firmware problems, you will be notified of an error through the app on your mobile device, through the controller itself, or on the body of the drone. If there is an error, there’s usually a safety feature for every flight aspect to prevent damage.
Most crashes and issues come simply from pilot error. The only way to avoid this is to do your homework and figure out the specifics of flying your drone. If you keep having difficulties with something, call for support or maybe try out the same thing on the flight simulator a few times.
If you’re having issues but cannot troubleshoot the drone yourself or you can’t seem to fix a problem, you can always call DJI or even a number of drone retailers. They will guide you through each step to figure out what the problem is and how to best fix it. It may be that a part is damaged and you need to send it back. Don’t worry; virtually any issue can be resolved.
- Ashley Smith