Production of all P4P discontinued is there a P5 coming?

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Yeah, it really highlights the different perspectives from hobbyist to commercial. Personally I'm in both areas but (sadly) doing less for fun as it becomes more serious on the commercial front.

Of course here on these forums we get people from both camps. I suspect a lot of times we forget that which is why we see such a difference of opinion. We forget that the hobbyist and even the low end commercial operator have very different needs.

I hope DJI keep it in mind because it's certainly within their ability to meet the needs of both camps.

Great discussion guys. I've enjoyed it.

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Yeah, it really highlights the different perspectives from hobbyist to commercial. Personally I'm in both areas but (sadly) doing less for fun as it becomes more serious on the commercial front.

Of course here on these forums we get people from both camps. I suspect a lot of times we forget that which is why we see such a difference of opinion. We forget that the hobbyist and even the low end commercial operator have very different needs.

I hope DJI keep it in mind because it's certainly within their ability to meet the needs of both camps.

Great discussion guys. I've enjoyed it.

Regards
Ari
I do fly commercially. My fleet only consists of 3 drones. 2 phantoms and an Evo (in case the geofencing unlocking fails). I haven't spend half what you spend. Thank god, because business is slow right now. Drone business hasn't caught up in Puerto Rico. Thankfully, neither has the bad press.
 
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Greetings

Just thought I'd bump this one with a little information I had in a face to face meeting yesterday with someone who would know. Don't ask me who because I can't tell you. I would call the information very credible .... unless they are trying to put up a smoke screen on me on purpose ... but I doubt it.

All versions of the P4 are done other than the RTK. Yes, the DJI store shows the P4P V2 as being "unavailable due to parts supply issues". The fact of it is that the particular part in question ( I was told what it is, I'm not going to specify but it makes perfect sense) is not available because DJI chose not to renew their licence with the manufacturer for that another year. There for there will be no more of that part arriving there for the P4 series is over. The RTK does not use that particular component hence it can continue in the limited numbers it is sold in. There is no expectation of a P4 Enterprise.

A P5 (to my surprise) is expected and in fact the first intended announcement date has already come and gone. Of course, the Mavic 2 series was delayed a couple of times as well so there's nothing new there.

Now I'm not going to make any "I know a guy who works for DJI and my information is 100% correct" claims. Even if I did know a guy who works for DJI if I said that then any chance of info in the future would disappear so I wouldn't say that would I? Also even if I did know a guy in DJI ... well, guy who work for DJI might be just as likely to spread a rumour as anyone else I suppose.

Anyway, that's what I was told. Put as much weight on it as you choose.

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Ari
 
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Greetings

Just thought I'd bump this one with a little information I had in a face to face meeting yesterday with someone who would know. Don't ask me who because I can't tell you. I would call the information very credible .... unless they are trying to put up a smoke screen on me on purpose ... but I doubt it.

All versions of the P4 are done other than the RTK. Yes, the DJI store shows the P4P V2 as being "unavailable due to parts supply issues". The fact of it is that the particular part in question ( I was told what it is, I'm not going to specify but it makes perfect sense) is not available because DJI chose not to renew their licence with the manufacturer for that another year. There for there will be no more of that part arriving there for the P4 series is over. The RTK does not use that particular component hence it can continue in the limited numbers it is sold in. There is no expectation of a P4 Enterprise.

A P5 (to my surprise) is expected and in fact the first intended announcement date has already come and gone. Of course, the Mavic 2 series was delayed a couple of times as well so there's nothing new there.

Now I'm not going to make any "I know a guy who works for DJI and my information is 100% correct" claims. Even if I did know a guy who works for DJI if I said that then any chance of info in the future would disappear so I wouldn't say that would I? Also even if I did know a guy in DJI ... well, guy who work for DJI might be just as likely to spread a rumour as anyone else I suppose.

Anyway, that's what I was told. Put as much weight on it as you choose.

Regards
Ari
Very interesting... I'm sure all of us are trying to figure out what part the RTK doesn't have that the other models do. You'd think the RTK would have everything plus more.
 
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Very interesting... I'm sure all of us are trying to figure out what part the RTK doesn't have that the other models do. You'd think the RTK would have everything plus more.
Different gps module?
 
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Who cares what it is called? But it is coming, sooner rather than later. Why? Because there is a huge and growing commercial market. Professional users alone is massive but throw in enthusiasts with aspirations and it is just too juicy for DJI to turn down. So, the price is the starting point. I originally said about $6,000AU or so, because it is between an Inspire 2 and a combo P4P v2. So, what will you get for that? It has to have a zoom 4 or 6 optical, and it looks like most want an interchangeable. Fixed or otherwise I don't care. But if it is +4K it means you can get close with the 30-meter, people machine and 60m wildlife rules if you can crop it back to keep it at 4K. This also means you can render/code it at H.265 which gets converted at VP9 by YouTube. I reckon that's going to change soon also too improve quality, by YouTube that is.

It has to be more portable than the Phantom range yet faster, quieter and better battery. A lot to ask but the price is the determinator. I personally would love a good omni directional (towards the pilot) bright light also, but I will not get that. But if the undercarriage lifts on take-off and for portability, please leave me space to tape a lume cube to it.
After all that even selling my 2 drone combos I still won't be able to afford it. Anyone got a part time job? I'll even stack shelves at night. Or fly my P4 with an attached chicken over croc infested waters. Hope I've entertained.
 
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