Stop the music it’s time for news let’s head over into the drone newsosphere as we hold this show, together with bubble, gum and band aids. Ladies and gentlemen, jess hills, jeff, hey, buddy, jeff, buddy, hey, hey, hey, jeff, hey, hey man, hey you ready to do the news, bud and he’s muted, all right! Well, that’s, fine, that’s, that’s, all right and he’s muted, that’s, fine jeff! You there bud! No! I i turned them. I turned the microphone off because i have five kids, oh okay, anyway uh. So i you know found out that you know: you’ve got geeks fauna on later on as a guest and he’s a news guy and right. You know i figured you cheating on me again, so i decided that since he had to wait for me i would add some more news. So i’ve got lots of stories. I am cheating on you with another news, guy it’s, true, but yeah, hey jeff. It doesn’t mean anything. It was just news, man just news, it doesn’t mean anything Laughter. All right, i feel like. Maybe i should step out and you two can resolve this amicably. He does this all the time. You know how he gets just trouble i’m telling you go ahead, jeff to start off the news. The uk police have used a drone recently to break up an illegal rave that was going on in breach of coba 19 restrictions. This was near birmingham or, if you’re in england, it’s birmingham, birmingham, um the england west midland region uh, the police uh also had a helicopter out there to shine lights, uh underneath uh and help disperse this group.
You can see people closely together, yeah they’re, using a flare cannon under there, i’d say at the moment. Is there any way of lighting that location up, which is uh, maybe given the hint that they need to move away? Yeah we’ll get a bit low and i’ll uh put the nightside on shortly. Any person’s coming out of that site ascertaining details um for fixed party notifications for 200 pound farm for the attendance of the uma, so they’re they’re, looking for places to gather and gathering is illegal over there. At this point, i guess well it’s the covenant. 19 restrictions restrict large gatherings like this um and uh yeah. One of the things i love is that they give instructions to the officers to watch for anybody coming out with electronic equipment that might be associated with the people that were playing the music right right. Those those waivers you know how they are yeah, yeah all right. So next in the news we have uh, i guess what happens when you fly a drone into a volcano. Oh, this is fantastic. I’M, just gon na let this roll watch watch this watch this it’s liquid, hot magma, Music max max magma, yeah that’s a lot of magma. He was able to share pictures afterwards of the drone uh. He melted the camera most of the sensors on the bottom of the thing and the frame and the arms, so was he using carbon fiber props if he wasn’t that would have dropped right in there yeah.
I had no idea but uh i’m sure he’s gon na have fun with dji care refresh on that one yeah yeah, so you did what now with your drone, it was magma all right. Next to the news. Uh, a swiss company uh called swiss drones, has won a contract with the french power association. No do inspections, oh, they have have they. Okay, all right, we’ll play that one all right tell us about it. So the the the swiss company uh has won a contract to do high resolution images for defects in french power lines. Um swiss drones uh delivered upon uh their challenge. They had four or five different companies vying for this particular contract um and these guys won out over all of them because their drone was able to go the distance it was able to to meet all of the requirements that they had. Look at that thing, that’s a lot of that’s a lot of that’s, the new phantom 6 prototype yeah man, like i said, they’re just skipping the five and go right to the right to the six. Are those counter wrote there? They are they’re counter rotating uh propellers yeah they’re they’re, like the little blender egg, beater things you have in your kitchen, where they they mesh together, yeah there’s, a russian helicopter that uses that design uh made by ivan and it’s a very stable way. It doesn’t require tail rotor, oh that’s, great right because they’re counteracting each other.
Yes, that is neat very cool. Indeed, yeah i like to see that yeah that’s going to be a really cool one uh now, since uh since jake over there had brought us this great footage from alaska, i figured jake. I was going to give you a bit of a challenge and i have some amazing drone footage from queenlands. Queensland’S waliman falls jake. Can you do this uh? I just need to find a waterfall in alaska that looks like it’s about 2 000 feet high and then i don’t think it have any of those long range setup. I could do that isn’t that what the dji fpv drone is for that’s long range, yeah, yeah you’d be watching it in 7 20 because you wouldn’t be getting that back. You’D be watching the thing the the cash goggle recording yeah yeah wow. I do. I did waterproof one of my fpv drones, specifically because i want to go out and find some waterfalls this summer to dive. Yes, can i come with you? Yes, yes, okay, i’m, there all right! So, while you’re up here we’ll find an ice cave. Okay. I’M. All about that, there were tons of stories about the thunderstorms that rolled through the united states, lots of flooding all over the place, and so what we have here since it’s close to home for ken is footage from tennessee. This is flooding that was that happened between saturday and sunday. They had seven inches of rainfall with over with another two inches expected later on during the week, and the assessments are are being done for insurance claims, etc.
But this footage was just amazing for uh. All of the areas that got flooded it’s, it was so bad. The storms were so bad um. There was a lot of there’s some tornadoes in alabama that touched down there’s a whole big front. It was awful. There was even flooding in new jersey, which i thought was pretty impressive yeah, but they just legalized marijuana over there, so they don’t care whatever all right. So, since ken absolutely loves drone delivery, love it drone up an a2z drone delivery operator has developed a patented tether fall free fall, drone delivery mechanism for what they call a rapid delivery system. Okay, let’s let’s watch this in action all right, so he’s, yeah he’s got the package. Oh yeah, yep, yeah that’ll happen. That’S gon na happen right there, this isn’t the one and only time we’ll ever see this. This is gon na be integrated. This is the thing that’s gon na be picked up. This is the one. This is the one that you’re gon na, see everywhere. Yep for sure comes down a little baby, grand piano and then it slams down on the ground on a string that could never ever get caught up in the props. With wind, perfect. I love it totally going to happen. You know the best thing about that is. If you order a cake that starts out eight inches high by the time, it’s delivered it’s more like four inches high after it’s on the ground, yeah um.
In fact, no matter what cake you order uh, it will end up being a pound cake back to you in the newsroom all right. So next we have uh. Well, ken loves fpv and ken loves speed. So i figured this one was perfect for him as well. This is an f1 driver who is named carlos saints jr, who takes out one of the new electric off road vehicles, and they just happen to catch it all with an fps i’m, enjoying it a lot yeah i’m having a lot of fun. Oh yes, oh i want to do this. You want to fight. You want to track a race car. I i want to track a race car, so bad yeah me too and i’m going to do it. This summer, um there’s a there’s a dirt track near my house actually and uh i’ve already talked to them they’re gon na. Let me do it and i’ve been practicing quite a bit doing tracking like this and uh. I think i’m. I think i’m at the point where i can do it with without hitting the car or whatever. But you know, one of the things you have to remember is don’t go down too low behind it, because it’ll kick up that dirt. Knock you out uh huh, but listen to the listen to that that’s a sound. It sounds like a just, a large rc car. You know: it’s called an extreme e car and it’s uh part of a new uh, a generation of electric off road racing vehicles.
Both the drone and the car are running on electricity, isn’t that cool that’s. All awesome, oh the torque! On that thing, oh yeah, how many s do you think that car has for a battery having like a you, know, 92 s, how many? How many s’s yeah and that big plug that takes three people to plug into the battery yeah? Oh man and it goes dude, you know it does inside the whole car is the whole car controller that’s the size of a quarter that’s it oh yeah, yeah yeah. The the batteries are huge, all the electronics are teeny, tiny, yeah, all right, so police are investigating after a drone was recently shot down. Uh after while i was shooting a real estate photo session in auckland jack mapobon was operating. The drone in beachhaven road about 5 pm tuesday, when he heard two noises uh, so he put down that he put down to a neighbor using a nail gun the third time that the sound came. He began returning the drone back to him and that’s when he discovered that he had bullet holes in his drone. Wow. Look at that. They believe that, potentially this came from a pellet gun, but there’s the police are investigating this as of right now, obviously, shooting at drones in the air is a serious. No, no here in the united states, that’ll get you a federal crime. As for what happens in auckland uh, we will soon to find out i’m sure.
What do you think? Do you think that? Because that doesn’t look like any kind of round it might be a pellet gun or just a like from a shotgun, some a shot from a shotgun that’s, that’s yeah that’s. What i was wondering if it was from like a 20 gauge or 12 gauge shotgun and just far enough off, that it only got hit by one bb yeah? Well, the drone was unable to be used after that and uh. The pilot was forced to get another 2600 on a drone because he had another photo shoot the very next day. Oh people are just such idiots. They think that they’re they think that they’re toys yeah, you know they think uh i’m gon na shoot. This walmart special out of this guy or actually probably not they’re, like i’m gon na shoot down walmart’s fish out of this guy, i can just go down. Walmart’S been 1999 get another. I don’t want over a house filming down the loop and we lose our sunbathing there’s four pieces. She got a four piece: nap cause he’s got a hot, buy yeah, but but wasn’t that wasn’t that in new zealand somewhere yeah. This is in auckland, oh yeah man. I got: did you red that back hilly, but with the new zealand accent oh yeah hold on hold on hold on new zealand, okay, yeah, oh okay, now i’ve i’ve recently been able to tell you know as an american it’s not easy to tell the difference between Australian and uh kiwi, so let me write what what are they, how do they sound where they they do like they do they have this little? Oh, okay.
I know what they they’re like hold on when they talk so sorry: jeff i’m gon na i’m gon na i’m gon na insult, like so many people, but in australia. They talk like this right. They talk like this mate right like that, but but in new zealand they talk like this they’re like i yeah right. They have that little at the end, they’re, like i’m from new zealand a little bit. I can’t sorry, everybody, sorry entire quadrant of the world. Now, back to you in the newsroom, oh gee, thanks. How was that for cringe? That was pretty korean doing it. It was korean all right, all right! Oh wait! Yeah uh, re, fresh flush, fashion, chops fashion chips. I saw it in the chat. Yeah. Sorry all right! Please back to the news: please go on yeah a research team at georgia. Institute institute of technology has developed a modular solution to handling large packages without the need or without the need of complex fleets of drones. Um. Their idea is to have four drones that share the load, and these four drones work collaboratively collaboratively. Okay, lift heavy objects. Why can’t, why do they need? Why do they need the drone? Why can’t, they just have one arm with a prop on it, a big prop. What why are they doing this? What one of the things i believe is part of this is first it’s to get the drones working together. So that’s part of the project is to get the synchronization between drones working together, that’s part of probably what drove the project to initial initially.
But the other thing is that if you think about it, if they land the the the heavy object and then disengage and all the drones fly away, then it’s right, it’s modular, in other words the drones don’t – have to stay connected to the device. So if they have to heavy lift something, you can have, a swarm of drones come in, surround an object attached to it, take off move it to another place and then disconnect and go and as a swarm move to the next object. Yeah, i see what you’re saying, but you know, as as a college project. This is great it’s great, that you’re able to do that, but this is not a feasible solution to delivery in any way good for you, georgia, tech, you did it but yeah. You know there’s no there’s, no practical reason for it good for you that to me sounds like somebody got a grant and they needed to spend some money on something yeah yeah. If we don’t spend the grant we won’t get another grant next year. What do we do? I have to buy a bunch of drones. Stick it to a box all right, all right! So next we have samil coban. Who is a very unusual shepherd in the bodrum district of mugla province? He is in turkey and he’s come up with a very technology savvy way of using drones, to hurt sheep. Ah sure, why not? That looks like a mini mini one or mini two yeah.
What what a great idea to use uh technology in an unusual way come on, we don’t need the subtitles. Do we, everybody knows what he’s saying that’s insulting that they put subtitles. Thinking that i don’t understand what’s his language. Where is he he’s in turkey, turkish? I don’t understand turkish, come on everybody, that’s cool man, good for him very nice. He uses that to hurt around 600 goats, which is pretty impressive, yeah that’s him all right see. I knew the mini 2 was a good drone. It really is, it really is mini 2 is an awesome drone, the mini 2, the mini 2 is an awesome drone. This one back to you in the newsroom shameless plug all right, uh. So, usually with your guests, you have, would you ride it, and i figured with the news this time i would bring along. Would you cross it? This is a double deck, bendy glass bridge in china. I love this is fantastic. This is just oh jake. The riori bridge is 328 feet, long spans the shinju valley and china’s xinjiang province, and it consists of three undulating bridges. Part of its deck is made from transparent, glass, jake jake. How much would you pay to stand on top and and do a barrel rolls around and flip to do’s? How would fpv the hell out of that thing? Man i i would. I would pay a pretty good sizable amount of money that looks like an amazing place to go.
Oh it’s, just beautiful to look at, but look at that hole. Look at that hole over there. Just like right, weren’t, you looking at it right right right, dive right down in there it’s funny how all of a sudden you start flying fpv and all of a sudden everything is. I think i could get through that. I bet i could dye that i bet i could fit through that little hole there yeah oh yeah, oh man, that was awesome and what was what was the name of the place again jeff. I love it when you pronounce uh pronouncing no i’m, not sure. Okay, all right um. So next, in the news we have uh something really interesting, because you know we have drones that go out and find people that are lost, but this particular company has come up with a way of introducing two way radios so that drone uh drone pilots can actually Hear the people crying, what i was just trying to say might have been a call for help. It might have been critical instructions. It could have even been a threat up until now, there’s been nowhere to tell because all uavs adapt to what is happening around them. At doctoral we’ve, developed aerial, audio, the world’s first two way: audio communication payload. It allows you to hear what is happening on the ground: Music Applause, the wow audio payload includes a first of its kind microphone array Applause. This technology will open up new applications for uavs such as locating and communicating with survivors in search and rescue, allowing real time interviews from uavs and cinematography and providing greater situational awareness for operational teams.
Keeping people safe, donald’s aerial audio, adds the missing sense to uavs, allowing you to hear what you can previously only see that is cool yes, and from stamp one of rescuing people i mean you, you can scream and yell at you all. You want to helicopters and planes, and you know up until this point: drones would fly by and you’re just hoping, it’s easy, but now you can scream and yell, and the drone could possibly hear you and that’s an impressive feat, something the helicopters and planes just can’t. Do yeah it shows you what uh, what magic a dead cat really is and i’m sure you use those jake out there and the windy. Uh glaciers. Sometimes don’t you, oh, oh! Yes, all the time yeah, i have a dead cat that never leaves the microphone that’s on my camera. It’S yeah man that’s, really cool that it can be that close that’s like magic yeah. They must have an incredible amount of noise canceling going on inside that drone or or wherever to where you can process the audio and get rid of those drone noise. You can hear the software if uh, if you use an audio editing program that has um sound artifact elimination. It kind of sounds like that, like what adobe audition does, if you uh, if you give it a noise print, and then it removes that from the sound file, and if that does it in real time, if it gets like a, it gets like a print of The audio from the drone like noise canceling headphones, do in real time, that’s really impressive.
From an audio standpoint. It is yes, yeah. The clarity clarity, the guy talking on the ground was just astounding. I i was not expecting to be able to hear him at that distance, so yeah all right so and – and i know that geeksvana loves to hear that i have yet more news. Indiana indiana based drone deck is working on a on the future for drone friendly mailboxes that will collect packages for you. Oh yeah, yeah here’s, another thing that won’t happen not to poo poo it and the box looks great but uh nope. I i feel like this is just a 3d rendering, though yeah, why is ken always poo pooing drone delivery? Why uh here’s? Why? Because it won’t happen in our lifetime. It just won’t because picture this at your house right. Okay, never! Kid comes over! Oh look! A drone he gets his head locked off then they get sued. Then they lose their house and their little drone deck thing it’s, just not gon na happen. It’S it’s not gon na happen Music, but let’s watch the interesting high res graphic thing, so you can drop it in there. Oh and it scans it look at that that’s the scanning it’s scanning it for you and then it also scans for explosives. Okay. I’M. Just being does it really, it does sanitize wow it sanitizes it yeah climate control, so it’s air conditioned too that’s nice yep yeah. In your case it might be air conditioned.
In my case, it better be heated yeah, oh i’m, sure it will yeah i’m sure it will be. The the computer graphic is totally heated. I’M. Sorry, you know maybe there’s one of those nice people that worked on that this is uh. One of those uh give us money and we’ll make it for real kind of companies. If they’re just dreaming it’s never going to happen. I let’s get realistic until battery technology until we get graphene batteries uh until there’s a way to make sure nobody gets like hydrogen cells or something that they can yeah until it’s it’s cheaper to do that than to put it on a truck, hey there’s. This technology called truck. Have you heard of truck technology? I have man, i’ll tell you but it’s. You know truck technology isn’t as cool as drone technology. No. Well, i feel like. If you want to raise a few million dollars in startup capital, you got ta, throw drones, something in there to really to really get something. I would love to see one of these um one of these campaigns, a kickstarter campaign where they’re like all right. We got this great idea and what we’re gon na do is we’re gon na take your product, we’re gon na put it in a box we’re gon na put wheels on the box we’re gon na. Let that box be driven around in different directions by a human being behind a wheel that can turn the wheels in front, thereby directing the box on wheels with your box to go in different directions.
We call it truck well, and you know, speaking of the funding you guys are, are kind of on the mark on there. They are working through we funder to raise money for that particular project. They’Ve got 1.4 million dollars thanks to over 2 000 backers right now. What the indiana indiana economic development corporation is offering up to 1.7 million dollars in tax credits to the company, because they plan to create 85 high wage, paying jobs in the state as part of the project. For this particular. What happens when it fails? Do they have to give the money back because it will fail? I don’t know how that works, but i got to get in on that what’s it we we fund whatever. What? What is it we fund? Oh i’m, gon na, invent the cooler gizmo. This gizmo man’s got a drone, and not only does it deliver drones, it gives you a foot massage it does. Your taxes predicts earthquakes and makes coffee for you send me money. Sign me up all right. All right go all right. The hours, the two hour news. All right, what do we got? Next ken? You decided that you were gon na. Do some ghost hunting, and so i figured this next news story was just something fun for you. This is clips from uh. I guess security. Cam footage that’s raised a lot of questions about a mysterious shape, flooding the internet, okay, let’s see what this is about here.
Oh so there’s, a ghost running by is that what i’m saying the belief is, is that it’s, the ghost of a seven year old girl? Of course it is yeah. That’S that’s been missing. Law enforcement uh was actually called out for this um and the the image of the thing running actually showed up on the police car cameras as well uh. In fact, when the officer got out to confront the supposed girl, the image vanished yeah because they hit their windshield wipers and wiped that bug body off of it right. I don’t understand as soon as i hit the windshield wipers, the ghost disappeared, it’s crazy it just it was good. It boggles the mind like it: was there yeah and then it wasn’t, and then it wasn’t what well yeah – and the thing is – is that the paranormal research society in mentor ohio is confident that they can find this. So you might get in touch with them and do some ghost videos with them: okay, okay, let’s! Do it? Okay, all right! So next news we have an aerial target drone that the us air force apparently lost. Oh yes, check this out. This is kind of cool. This isn’t a scene from mission impossible it’s, not a toy it’s military when it washed ashore crews rushed to clear the beach he was like go go there’s a bomb on the beach. All of a sudden. Some people stop us. They’Re, like hey, look there’s a missile right over there and they’re blocking it off.
We now know it wasn’t a missile or a bomb, but passerbys didn’t know that oceanfront police were called to investigate what it was. We came down determined. It was an air force. Drone notified the sheriff’s office, explosive ordnance devices unit for hazmat and the air force, but the concern here is it’s. Stable crews quickly cleared this part of boynton beach near oceanfront park, it’s a drone, so it is fueled. Okay, so they’re concerned about the fact that it’s, a piece of military equipment and there’s fuel in it and that’s why we went through our protocols to make sure that there was nothing that was going to harm anybody. You see it says united states, air force, aerial, target, live munition, insists civilians, leave it in place. The air force telling us the practice. Drone was shot down about two to three months ago. You see some damage to the device officials pulling it hours later, back out to sea to be transported and ultimately examined yeah wow. How much are we? How much are we spending on something like this that’s? What concerns me? It looks so cool and high tech. It’S got a jet on it and we’re just putting it up just to shoot it down. Well i mean the air force uses multiple uh different types of products as target drones. Um they even have f. 16S. Oh, my god, to fly remotely. You know they can get, they can get paper targets on amazon.
Can they just use paper? No can’t? They just have a really high powered clay. Pigeon, shooter and just you know a big bullseye, something no spray painting the bull’s eye on the side. What are you building those rail guns for him, it’s not to shoot big clips pigeons. Is this where my tax dollars are going okay? Now now you guys are not allowed to assist the military in any way, shape or form. It is a force multiplier all right. So ken, i believe we have an update for brian bailey, who was one of the gentlemen that received the dji fpv drone brick. Yes, you may have heard of about this uh his his uh youtube name is trucker beetle bailey and he emailed me a link to this video uh. If you remember, i think, a couple weeks ago, he received a brick and cotton instead of a dji fpv quad and uh dji actually gave him uh a drone because it made the news check this out. So this is this is him. This is the real drone. Being delivered wait is this the first order? No, this is this, is the this is dji making good, and this is his roommate, because dude wasn’t home at the time, so his roommate is checking out to make sure there’s not another brick or something and he’s like there. You go very good nice all right. So happy ending for trucker beetle bailey, very good yeah, but yeah i made good on that yeah all right, so at geeksfana.
This is the last of the news uh recently here in the texas park and wildlife uh. They were called out to uh answer for something we don’t normally see out here: uh alligators, yes and uh; there’s, no drone footage but uh. I thought it’d be a great way to incorporate some old video from a buddy ken donoh so enjoy this arlington is familiar territory. I try to fish at least two days a week for cody who, like all good fishermen, won’t say where his best spots are. I was on the west side, but i won’t tell anybody and it was on that side of the lake easter sunday something happened. My son in law said what’s that in the bushes – and i turned around – and i said well – it’s – probably a log, but it looks like an alligator i’ll get her no i’m fine alligator in the dang water that’s, an alligator dude there’s, no alligator. Look at that holy smokes man that scared me. I almost dropped the phone. Oh that’s, an alligator, dude it’s, not an alligator, then what is it? We had a report a few years ago about an alligator being about three foot, so it makes sense that it grew a little bit more. Are you filming yeah uh i drink that? I think i just my pants that’s, the opening of my video, i don’t even know what’s happening anymore, we’ve been out here for 28 days.
I guess the only thing i hope is everybody, leaving alone he’s just out there doing alligator stuff, and this guy thought he saw an alligator. He didn’t spider, tick, spider, oh ken. We love you buddy hi, poor ken dono. I apologize in advance, yeah, yeah yeah. All right, jeff, uh, so far we haven’t broken the internet. Things look, okay, let’s, uh, let’s, say goodbye to you and then uh bring in a geeksvana hold on alexa. What time is it in london in london? It’S? 2? 20 a.m? Oh, my god! All right see ya jeff, thanks for being here. Thanks for stopping by now get out, you are on the cutting edge man, you get all the the the new information, all the rumors yeah, so there’s, a few rumors in dji land that we can talk about. There are uh, what do you got? Uh? Well, i think you know there there are rumors and then there are sort of speculation around some facts. I i prefer the speculation around some facts from the point of view that um um at least there’s something to base it on and the first one is the uh. There is a new uh air 2 that’s that’s headed its way to us, which is actually the dgi um air 2. Again they’ve they’ve dropped the mavic name again on this one. So this is a battery label from an fcc filing. So therefore, we could be pretty confident the drone is on its way, but beyond that, of course, we’re not entirely sure what what it could be.
There is some speculation, stroke rumor that there’s going to be a an imx, 686 uh sensor so similar to the pocket. Two um some people are saying, maybe perhaps it would be the one inch sensor, the the the big buzz at the moment, which is from someone’s insider, although i haven’t had this verified, is that it will actually also be compatible with the goggles and the motion controller, Which, i think would be quite a shrewd move. Okay. Now we have to preface this because some people are mentioning in the chat this isn’t april fool’s right uh, yes, this it! Oh, it is an april fools. I don’t know that that label is 100, that there’s a there’s a live stream on the geeksfina channel. Where you can, you can find me going through the fcc filing itself. This is an official scc filing from dji themselves and when it gets logged on there so that it can get the fcc approval to to use the radio transmitter frequencies um. That usually means it’s within a few weeks of of the product coming out, because there’s only a certain amount of time that the fcc will keep the details secret because things like the actual product sketches and specification are kept secret for commercial reasons, for a set amount Of time that’s laid out on that on on in in those documents right um, so so that that product is 100 coming all right. So what what is the s? What is it going to what’s the difference? What’S it going to be well yeah.
I mean this is the thing now. Some of us got excited if you bring the label back up yeah at the moment at the bottom of the label, of course, because you’ve brought up the top of the label very kind. Um there is, there is a new um sticker it’s, actually a little bit lower down, sorry, which is the ukca. Now, of course, we are no longer part of the european union, so that ukcac is essentially our new ce we’ve. All heard people hacking from ce to fcc well there’s also now going to be ua ukcac hacking to fcc um, but that made us excited because we’ve got some new drone classes coming out uh from c0 to c4, which will mean that you can do different things With different licenses with different drones, flying closer to people and that type of thing – and it was hoped that this would have the c2 label, which would mean someone like myself with the new a2 qualification, could fly within five meters of uninvolved people um. We have reliable information now that this will not have the c2 label um. So we thought that might have been what the s was, that it was kind of like a a new sort of euro, focused version, um uh with a bigger sensor and that type of thing. But they were going to take because the first manufacturer to bring out a c2 label drone will sell many many drones across europe and the uk um, but yeah.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be this one. So then, that’s then led us, of course, to wonder what are they going to do to this drone to make us want to buy it, and then i, i think, back to the mini versus mini 2, and when i heard there’s a mini two coming out. I thought the same thing. I thought you know what on earth could they do to the mini that’s that’s going to make me want to go and buy one, and as soon as it came out, i went and purchased one, of course, because of the ocusync 2 and right right, but whatever, Whatever it is that they release uh we’ll get a super powerful version over here in the united states and you’ll get point: zero, zero, zero one milliwatt version, yeah yeah, something like that: it’s not it’s, not too bad it’s, not too bad, and ever there seems to Be more and more products out there these days to help you hack across i mean there’s, just one com, one’s just come out the fpv drone that lets you go from the ce versions, the fcc version already um, so we usually get there one way or the Other um, if, if you choose to do that, i don’t personally um but yeah i’m, not i’m, not sure what they’re going to have on this drone that’s going to make us all rush out and buy one um, especially because it’s different it’s one increment better than What you already have that’s that’s what’s, going to make people buy it it’s, also something new, of course, um, because an s on on the end of a a dji drone mavic product um is is something quite unusual.
So it’s going to be interesting to see if they’re setting a precedent here i have said since the mini 2. I have said i wonder if dgi are going down the apple route and we’re going to start seeing regular refreshes of all of their products. Um – and you know so, oh you have have you got the iphone 62 and next it’ll be yeah. I don’t understand they’re they’re open their naming process on stuff. It doesn’t make any kind of sense yeah, but right so what else we got? What about the mavic 3? Well yeah, the the the the unicorn that is the mavic 3.. I i constantly make the joke that they could. They could dj, could release this. Can a coke and put mavic 3 on it and and sell a million of them overnight. This is um a couple of drawings which come via hiyu at dronexl, which again are apparently from an insider at dgi. I have nothing to verify that personally, who has seen the mavic 3, and these are, and these are that person’s sketches of it um. I would pour cold water on it personally um, but this is what you know i’m here to report what’s out there um – and this is this – is one of the most recent things we’ve seen about the mavic 3.. Interestingly, the mavic 3. As far as i can tell is the most drawn drone ever yeah, there are so many sketches of this drone and that’s the difference between fcc leaks and and the you know the the fpv drone leaks.
We got with people, testing them, and that type of thing is that i, like those kind of leaks, because we have a physical photo, that we can analyze or a label that’s on an official website um, and that gives us a little bit more um a little Bit more to play with, whereas the drawings like this from an insider i’m, not disregarding a tool during excel or a great publication at this point, aren’t any new versions of anything uh, just really incremental. Really at this point yeah, but but with you, we do a couple of shift changes because got a lot of regulation. Changes happening in europe. The uk a lot of a lot more coming in in the next few years to the states as well, um, and also, of course, we are due. I would say, within the next 18 months, for a significant jump in battery technology – significant jump, oh yeah. I think i think yes that’s, why we’re seeing these incremental jumps because they’re already working on, and i i really feel like dji, already have the next generation of drones, they’re just waiting for that battery tech to drop and then they’re just going to blow us away With these, you know these these amazing little things that can fly for an hour and you know are – can can almost fit inside the back of a mini too or something wow. Okay. I i i just feel we’re on the cusp and i think they there there was a.
There was a vehicle made a long time ago here, the land rover discovery, which was the first one and it was called a parts car because it used up all the parts of all the successful land rovers and range rovers, and they put them all together and Made this very successful suv out of them actually – and i feel like we’re in that stage, with dj at the moment, where they’re, using up the form factors so it’s it’s, essentially it’s, essentially drone scrapple. You know what scrapple is yeah yeah jake. You know what it is now it’s purpose made now, but in the 30s and 40s i think scrapple used to be at these little burger joints, just all the little bits of meat and bacon and hot dog and everything that ended up on the back of the Grill and they’d scoop it together and match together, make scrapple for breakfast for you so that’s what that is. So this is a mishmash yeah and i i feel like that, that’s what we’re, seeing especially with the last few releases, the fpv drone of course, was something very different um and i think it’s gon na be interesting to see what direction they take with that um And as far as what they do with the motion controller and goggles, of course we do have the other um fairly heavily talked about situation where the spotter thing could be changing in the us quite soon.
So perhaps the air 2s working with the goggles might make more sense yeah. What is it jake? Is it uh, uh, remote ids, said to go into effect, but april 22nd? Is that what it is april april 21st is when it’s supposed to start rolling out 21st. Okay, so uh, what else do you know about that? Uh jake? Do you know anything more, like i mean, are we going to have to retrofit like right away or there’s going to be a grace period? No, no we’ll have what a couple years before we have to retrofit. I do know that, because my renewal is coming up at the end of april that there’s a good chance, i might be among the first group to be able to go through the new recurrent testing and not actually have to go. Oh yeah testing center be able to do the online, do it online yeah and um yeah, and that also includes the new uh daylight waiver night flight rules and the new flying over people. Rules where you just do the extra training or whatever it is and and get that added on to your part, one of them right.