DJI Inspire 1 drone appears in leak ahead of launch

DJI's upcoming Inspire 1 drone appears to have leaked in a series of images captured during a test flight. The maker, which brought the popular Phantom 2 drone, is set to officially announce its Inspire 1 on November 12, and if these spy shots show the real deal, it will feature an H-style frame (as previously speculated). The images from the leak resemble the "transformable aerial vehicle" seen in a patent from DJI that was published back in mid-September, lending credence to the spy shots.

The shots were taken during a private test flight, and were first reported by following DJI's "Save the Date" video for the upcoming announcement and the first official teaser (check out the video below). Unfortunately, the teaser shows only brief close-up shots of the drone.

It is anticipated the drone will feature a three-axis gimbal that will accommodate a 4K camera from the maker, a glimpse of which can be seen towards the end of the video above (only the lens is shown). Speculation has it DJI might be including a FPV monitor in the controller, as well, but that's yet to be confirmed.

The controller seen in the images isn't clear enough to discern whether a monitor is present, and features two antennas, though it is a controller for the prototype and so may differ in the final product. Beyond this nothing else is known — it isn't even clear whether this, indeed, the Inspire 1. Fortunately, we only have to wait until Wednesday to find out for sure.

VIA: Gizmodo