DJI Inspire1 Review – You can Capture Rugby Games

Are you looking for one of the best cutting-edge quadcopter on the market so you can film any rugby games? Let us introduce to you Inspire 1. It is a flight control system that astonished us with its features, looks and technological achievements. You will surely have one of the best flights in your life with Inspire 1. Lets see why and go through all the specs of this wonderful product.

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Height: 438mm
Width: 451mm
Flying Weight: 2935g
Flight time: 18 Minutes
Battery: 5700 mAh 22.8 V
Video: 12 MP 4000×3000

What’s in the DJI Inspire1 box

The whole package is neat packaged and a well stocked content. Comes with bundle set of accessories including:

  • Aircraft Body
  • Remote Controller
  • Camera with Gimbal
  • Propellers (Pair)
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB47)
  • Battery Charger
  • SD Card (16GB)
  • ND Filter
  • Manuals
  • Power Cable
  • Micro-USB Cables
  • Remote Controller Charging Cable
  • Harness
  • Camera with Gimbal Box
  • Carrying Case

Here you see everything you get when you order the single remote control version of the DJI Inspire 1. The box includes: Inspire 1, one battery 4500mAh, various cables, user manual, the gimbal + camera, 8 propellers (only 4 shown here), a screwdriver and some spare dampers, power supply, harness.

DJI Inspire1 assembly

The DJI Inspire1 is delivered pre-assembled to 99% and it is ready to fly quadcopter, however some things have to be done and properly prepare before your first take off:

1. Charge batteries – Charger comes with two outlets, one for the remote controller and one for the flight battery. It is important to charge them separately not both at same time, so start with charging the controller. LED charging status indicators will start blinking during this process and stop blinking when charging if finished.

The DJI Inspire1 comes with two different batteries, TB47 4500mAh and second one with 5700 mAh they both charge in the exactly same way. At the top of the battery there are four LED lights indicators and the button so if you press this button you will see how the battery is charged now. It has two connectors for battery charger outlet, remove the cap and connect it with TB47 battery. Charging process is exactly the same like for controller.

2. Preparing the gimbal – On the top of the gimbal there is a connectors protection cap which needs to be removed first. Unlock the cap from Inspire1 by turning the it in right side to and connect the gimbal in the holder then turn the lever in the left side.

3. Insire1 software update – It is important to update firmware update of your Inspire1 before taking your first flight. Take out the microSD card from camera and plug it inside of your computer (you will need microSD adapter for that). Go to DJI Homepage and download latest zip firmware from the website. Unzip the firmware file and copy the bin file in the root directory of the microSD card and USB stick which is needed to update the controller. Insert the microSD card inside Inspire1 and turn it on, connect the smart device with the controller (iPhone, Android) and start the DJI Pilot app and firmware will start upgrading the software.

The whole updating process takes around 20 minutes you will see that lights are flashing, it’s important to not touch anything during this process to avoid any damage.

4. Controller software update – Put the USB stick in and turn on the controller on, you will see blue flashing light which means that software update is running and this process takes around 3 minutes.

DJI Inspire1 features

The Main Controller – Ground Station

DJI Inspire1 features FPV when controller connected with smart device (iOS, Android). The main controller receives thousands of bits of data every second and it makes them into action as you fly. The controller is built in a way that it calculates any environmental conditions as you fly and it will enable you to manage the aircraft. The aircraft will respond instantly to your commands. The main controller is light, and you can manage it with ease. It is simple to use and understand.
You can adjust remote control master and slave settings. With master toggle you can adjust your RC status, name, connection password. When in slave mode the settings change enabling you to adjust the RC name, request control and search for the master controller. In RC settings you can adjust gimble wheel speed, stick exp curve, remote control calibration and stick mode as well customizing your C1 and C2 two empty buttons from a variety of selections including advanced camera settings, reset gimbal yaw, gimbal free/follow, toggle map/follow, clear flight mode and battery info.


USA Eagles Fall Short Again in Rugby World Cup – USA 18 Japan 28

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This Rugby World Cup has been hard to watch for USA Eagles fans this year as we started off by losing one of our most valuable players and captain, Todd Clever, and showing little discipline on the field.

For an inexperienced team they had their moments. And given the fact that our difficult Pool with South Africa, Scotland, Japan and Samoa, all major forces in Rugby Union, showed the eagles little mercy.

However, fingers are starting to point, not at the players themselves, but at the Eagles coach, by fans all across America. Mike Tolkin, known for cutting the Eagle’s star player, Todd Clever, and for rotating the squad drastically this World Cup, has some explaining to do to the fans that desperately wanted to come out with a win today.

The USA Eagles did much better this game compared to the rest of their Pool play in this Rugby World Cup. On paper, they seem to have beat Japan. But the only numbers that matter today are the ones on the scoreboard, and they came up just short.

The USA will go home with no wins this World Cup. Pool play stats will be soon to follow…

Watch the Eagles beat Japan in their last match at Pacific Nations:


USA Eagles Fall To South Africa in Rugby World Cup Match

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South Africa highlighted everything that the USA Eagles have been doing wrong in this Rugby World Cup in just 80 minutes.

The missed tackles and lack of discipline have been a recurring theme throughout this World Cup. But this game really emphasized the need for the Eagles to reassess.

Mike Tolkin, the coach for the USA Eagles, was apparently happy with the American side for their first half of play. He then went on to say that the problem was the lack of pressure they put on the Springboks during the second half.

Another note worth mentioning is that most of the USA Eagles that played today had no experience in a Rugby World Cup match. Being that their first cap was against the South Africans says a lot in my book.

Once the Springboks got going after 40 minutes, they broke free 13 times to put up some big scores. They only missed 10 tackles compared to the Eagles missing 30. And they conceded 11 penalties compared to the Eagles 17.

The good news going forward is that these boys got a beating from a tier 1 team in a Rugby World Cup match. Hopefully in the next four years, a more experienced, more disciplined, and all around better team shows up to win. Lessons in rugby are hard taught. And the USA Eagles will take away a lot from this game.

They go on to play Japan in their last pool game of the Rugby World Cup. Let’s keep in mind the Eagles beat Japan the last time they met in Sacramento California for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015 (23-18).


Congratulations USA Eagles

Not only did the USA Mens Sevens beat Canada, qualifying them for the Olympics in Brazil next year, but our Lady Eagles beat Mexico with a huge spread, keeping them on track for the World Cup.

Results:

Mens Sevens

USA (21) vs CAN (5)

Womens Sevens

USA (88) vs Mex (0)

The Mens Eagles came into this tournament after a monumental victory at London Sevens. The question was whether or not this momentum would carry them through to a win against their bitter northern rivals, Canada.

It seems they answered that question today in Raleigh, NC with a confident spread.

And speaking of spreads, the USA teams dominated every game in the NACRA sevens tournament. The only team that scored on the Mens side before playing Canada was Jamaica, with a final score of 40-5. Every other match was a shut out.

So join me in saying Congrats to the USA Eagles for such a strong showing in USA rugby this weekend.

Take a look at the USA Sevens schedule and results HERE

Check out the United States shut out against Canada in the Las Vegas 7s Tournament