Looks perfect to be honest. There's space for 5 batteries, two transmitters, the battery charger, and even an iPad by the looks of things.

People who have pre-ordered from DJI have received the following email:

Dear DJI Inspire 1 Customers,

We know everyone is excited to receive your new DJI Inspire 1 and would like to share the following information with you:

• The Inspire 1 will start shipping at the end of December. Shipments will be prioritized with those who ordered first receiving their units first.

• A convenient carrying case will now be included with all orders, no matter you ordered from DJI or DJI official dealers. This case has been customized to fit your Inspire 1. (photos attached)

• The final stages of testing have proven all of the Inspire 1’s features perform well in a wide variety of environments.

We appreciate your patience and support!

Thank you, DJI

And here are pictures of the case. Looks pretty sturdy.

 

This is an interesting development and a good move by DJI. A carry case has got to be worth around £150 to £200 and so will be a good incentive. I'm not sure that case makers will be too pleased though.

 

A question was raised whether this was only for people who pre-ordered. A user over at rcgroups asked a DJI rep directly and the reply was:

"A convenient carry case will now be included with all orders, no matter you ordered from DJI or DJI official dealers"

More news on this as we get it

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR3q4hlmoEo

Absolutely bonkers quad running 2,000kV motors on 6S. That's over 40,000RPM on the motors.

A YouTube commenter observed "It sounds like a bunch of teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert". We don't disagree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSSrpqOzpRk

Lovely video from the Inspire shot in 4k and then downsampled to 1080p by YouTube user cinematicboxoffice

It looks like DJI have missed their target ship date of the 1st December because of a last minute change to the design of the Inspire. Sources from DJI state that a lens hood is being added to the camera to help eliminate lens flare.

Sources also mention that there is an issue with sourcing some materals.

Whatever the reasons for the delay, it seems that DJI are working hard to iron out any bugs before the Inspire ends up in the hands of it's customers.

After many leaks, teasers, and spy shots, DJI have announced Inspire; it's new multirotor camera platform.

Inspire is a quad-rotor platform with a very clever transforming design that keeps the camera up high when in it's landing configuration and then lowers it once in the air. This removes the need for heavy retracts while allowing the camera to have a full 360 degree field of view without props or landing legs in the shots.

This new product appears to mark a melding of DJI's professional and consumer grade products and brings together many technologies pioneered on earlier drone. The video link is based on Lightbridge and the motors appear to be the powerful 4114 items as seen on the S800, S900 and S1000.

The camera is DJI's own design and can shoot 4k video at 24/30fps as well as taking 12MP stills. It's attached to a 360 degree 3-axis, brushless gimbal. The design is modular and according to DJI can be replaced with a different item in the future.

DJI have also added downward-facing, stereoscopic cameras and sonar. This enables the airframe to track the ground in a similar way to how an optical mouse works as well as measure altitude with preceision. The upshot of this is that the craft can maintain altitude and position without a full GPS lock. This is extremely important as it means that Inspire can be flown indoors.

According to DJI, the power unit is 6S which makes sense if the motors are what we think they are.

We've pre-ordered one from our friends at http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk and will give you our thoughts once it arrives. No ETA for shipments as yet but expect demand to be extremely high.

Video of the Inspire in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaHfCHuCedk