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Everyone remembers the DJI Mavic Pro. At the time of its launch, there simply wasn’t a drone like it in the market. I mean, yeah there was technically the GoPro Karma, but I’d argue that even that drone is nowhere near as polished as the Mavic Pro.
Not only did the Mavic fold smaller, it also flew better and had all of DJI’s excellent intelligent flight systems and computer vision — it was much better as a standalone product. Meanwhile, the Karma was designed to fit into GoPro’s ecosystem — and I have to say they did a good job there — leveraging the company’s existing action cameras while also adding a touch of modularity with the Karma Grip. At least they were doing a good job, until Karmas started falling out of the sky.
So, I’d argue that the Mavic Pro was definitely in a class of its own. And when you’ve got such a game-changing device, the question becomes: How do you follow it up? Well, DJI thinks the way forward to is to have two versions of the Mavic 2.
Recently, TheStar reported that the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will be taking action against those who fly drones without a permit. In addition to the stricter enforcement, the report also claims that the DCA is planning to impose a registration fee of up to RM800 plus a renewal fee of RM500 a year. The report cited an unnamed DCA spokesperson as the source of the information.
Obviously, this caused an uproar among drone enthusiasts in Malaysia and now the DCA itself refutes what TheStar’s alledges in its report.
UPDATE: DCA issues a statement to refute TheStar’s report.
According to TheStar, The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will be taking action on illegal drone flying in Malaysia. Apparently, if you don’t have a permit, you are not permitted to fly your drone beyond your home compound.
Drones are an incredible tool to capture amazing video footages from the sky. Unfortunately, flying the drone at the wrong place could land you in trouble especially if you’re using it at a restricted zone.
A Malaysian journalist along with her Singaporean colleague and two local crew members were recently detained in Myanmar over drone use. After their arrest sometime last month, all four of them were sentenced to 2 months in prison for violating the local aviation act.
The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the best compact drones you can get right now. At IFA 2017, DJI has announced a newer version that’s called the Mavic Pro Platinum. It still has the same foldable form factor and a 4K camera connected to a 3-axis gimbal but now it flies longer in the air with less noise.
Authorities have issued a warning to the general public who are planning to fly their drones for the 2017 SEA Games taking place this month. In short: Unauthorised drones are banned from taking to the skies during the event.
We love our DJI Spark drone because there are lots to like about it. From stuff like its ultra-portable size, its flying prowess, image quality and even the stability of its mechanical gimbal, the Spark is a great entry-level drone.
However, if you think that DJI was able to produce something this small and affordable without at least some limitations, you’re kidding yourself. After spending some time with the Spark, here are five big things we learned that we think you should know about before you think of buying one for yourself.
UPDATE: DJI Spark from authorised DJI distributor is now available for pre-order. Priced at RM2,288.
Can’t wait to get your hands on the DJI Spark? DJI’s smallest new drone is now available in Malaysia and you can pick one up today while stocks last.