In this week’s drone news, our first story is about a $150 million corporate fraud at DJI. According to industry speculations, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and this fraud could, in fact, be much larger. Has this led to a shortage of Phantom 4 drones in North America? And will this have a negative impact on DJI’s plans to come out with an IPO in 2019?
The next big story of this week is about the flight disruptions at Newark Airport due to “alleged” drone sightings. Apparently, flights were halted due to drone sightings 15 miles away at an altitude of 3500 feet! Could this be another Gatwick in the making? Other news includes firmware updates to Phantom 4 RTK, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom and a new DJI support program for enterprise customers. Tune in now!
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- [00:25] Paul welcomes Haye to the show
- [01:13] DJI reports a $150 million loss due to corporate fraud
- [02:34] Is the corporate fraud at DJI affecting the supply of Phantom 4?
- [03:55] Alleged drone sightings halt flights at the Newark Airport; is this another Gatwick in the making?
- [06:19] Firmware update for Phantom 4 RTK allows you to create more reliable drone maps
- [09:28] Now, you have the ability to set waypoints on your Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom
- [10:41] Can you do away with a third party app like Litchi after the recent firmware update?
- [12:00] How pre-programming flights can help you immensely in different drone applications
- [13:16] DJI introduces a support program for enterprise customers in North America
- [14:20] Is DJI coming out with an IPO soon?