When I first saw Dji Inspire, i was really impressed, I'm sure, just like the rest of you guys. It's really something new, with cool and smart design, really inspiring. The Dji's design is a separate subject, it's something worth analysing.
But today i wanted to turn your attention to something less technical. Im thinking about the name of the drone - "Inspire".
After the exciting hours of first impressions of Inspire, trying to catch the details of the design, features, parameters, i realised that the name "Inspire" will in fact inspire a lot of companies to copy the design. The name is almost like an invitation to coping it.
So we didn't have to wait long to see inspired designs. Walkera is showing their APM-powered H6 at CES 2015, which looks a lot like Dji newest drone.
As we know, Dji patented moving arms, so they could also be used as landing gear. So Walkera made unmovable arms, and retractable landing gear fixed to the centre plate. But the rest is very similar.
The rest is unknown, but if the price is right, i mean more reasonable than Dji Inspire, and APM is controlling the drone it may be some alternative.
So it appears that people want cool looking drones. Will we see a burst of original designs? Is 3DR building their own "Inspired" drone? Hopefully! :)