Drone News: Mini 4 Pro Release, Country of Origin Ban, Zipline BVLOS, and New PI Partnership!
Welcome to the Weekly UAS News Update. This week, we have four stories for you. First, DJI has released the Mini 4 Pro. We also discuss a potential “country of origin” ban for the DOT, Zipline receiving FAA approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, and a new partnership with the Pilot Institute. Let’s dive in.
Mini 4 Pro Release
First up this week is the new DJI Mini 4 Pro. You might have seen our video in recent days, along with many others about this drone. The new unit boasts a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor, similar to its predecessor. It can capture 12 or 48-megapixel photos and offers 4K video at 60 frames per second or 100 frames per second in slow-motion mode. With features like ActiveTrack 360, omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, D-log waypoints, Night Mode, and more, DJI’s latest offering is impressive, especially for a mini drone. Notably, the flight time remains consistent with its…