Inspire 1 + Zenmuse XT Drone Review

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Inspire 1 + Zenmuse XT is a lightweight aerial technology with ready-to-fly system. It has maximum range of 3.1 miles with max payload capacity of 1.5lbs. Its camera speed is fast as 30Hz with maximum flight time of 22 minutes.


Remote Controller

Model: GL658A

Max Transmitting Distance (unobstructed, free of interference): Up to 5 km or 3.1 miles when FCC compliant, Up to 3.5 km or 2.1 miles when CE compliant, Up to 2km or 1.2 miles when MIC compliant

Video Output Ports: mini-HDMI, USB

Operating Frequency: 922.7-927.7 MHz (Japan only), 5.725-5.825 GHz, 2.400-2.483 GHz

EIRP: 10dBm@900m, 13dBm@5.8G, 20dBm@2.4G

Operating Temperature: 14 degrees to 104 degrees F (-10 degrees to 40 degrees C)

Dual User Capability: Host-and-Slave connection

Mobile Device Holder: Tablet or smart phone

Max Mobile Device Width: 170mm

Output Power: 9 W


Max Tilt Angle: 35 degrees

Max Ascent Speed: 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s)

Max Speed: 49 mph or 79 kph (ATTI mode, no wind)

Max Take-Off Sea Level: 1.55 mi (2500 m), 2.8 mi (4500 m with specially designed propeller)

Max Angular Velocity Pitch: 300 degrees

Max Flight Time Approx: 18 min

Max Wind Speed Resistance: 10m/s

Indoor Hovering: Enabled by default

Max Take-Off Weight: 7.71 lbs (3500 g)

Diagonal Distance (sxcluding propeller): 22.8 inch (581 mm, Landing Mode)

Horizontal: ±8.20 feet (2.5 m)

GPS Hovering Accuracy Vertical: ±1.64 feet (0.5 m)

Weight: 6.27 lbs (2845 g, including propellers and battery, without gimbal and camera), 6.74 lbs (3060 g, including propellers, battery and Zenmuse X3)


ISO Range: 100-3200 (video), 100-1600 (photo)

Image Max Size: 4000x3000

Total Pixels: 12.76M

Effective Pixels: 12.4M

Electronic Shutter Speed: 8s – 1/8000s

FOV: 94 degrees

Lens: 20mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞

Max Bitrate of Video Storage:  60 Mbps

Video Recording Modes: UHD (4K): 4096x2160p24/25, 3840x2160p24/25/30

HD: 1280x720p24/25/30/48/50/60

FHD: 1920x1080p24/25/30/48/50/60


Starts at $9,000

Drone Features

Equipped with Payload Drop System by Stork for all search and rescue missions. Can be used to delivery survival supplies with a capacity of up to 800g of weight.

Designed to be lightweight and flexible with latest aerial technology packed into one simple, ready-to-fly system.

Durable and portable Lume Cube that lasts over 2 hours. Easy to mount onto drone for 10 manual brightness settings that can be changed in increments of 150 lumens.

DSLRPros Night Operations Strobe Light with a flash rate of 60/minute


12.4 megapixel


Drone Range

Up to 5 km or 3.1 miles with FCC compliant


  • 4 Propellers
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Zenmuse X3 Camera Hard Case
  • Zenmuse XT Camera Hard Case
  • Inspire 1 v2.0 Carrying Case
  • Inspire 1 X3 Filter Kit (1x Uv Filter, 1x ND4 Filter)
  • Zenmuse XT Gimbal (FLIR Thermal Sensor)
  • Zenmuse X3 Gimbal with 4K HD Camera


Battery Life / Flight Time

4500 mAh battery capacity with a flight time of 22 minutes


Gimbal Camera: 12 Months

Whole Units (except for gimbal camera and battery): 12 Months and Flight hours less than 200 hours

Battery: 6 Months and Charge cycle less than 200 times

Battery charging hub: 6 Months

Propeller and Propeller Mounting Plates: No Warranty

Remote Controller: 12 Months


Inspire 1 provides professional aerial photo and video capture capabilities. It has a removeable camera feature that gives users the option of upgrading their photo and video capture equipment as needed. 360 degree rotation, 125 degree tilting and incredible stability makes it a perfect match for video professionals.

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