Live in Berlin, DJI is at IFA 2017 with some new toys for the world, a couple new drones and a new automated camera mode. We’re on the ground at the show where we attended the unveiling and will be exploring their booths. Expect some great photos at least, of the new DJI Mavic Pro Platinum.

The new drones are just color upgrades on the surface of it all, but they go so much deeper, literally. The new DJI Mavic Pro Platinum boasts up to 30 minutes of flight time and is far quieter in the air. Let’s see how they pulled that off.

DJI Mavic Pro reviewAt first glance many will take this update as just a new color for the Mavic Pro. To be fair, to many that is all this is, a platinum color for this great little drone, but you and I know better, don’t we.

Taking to the internals, DJI has included new and improved flight controllers, changed up some of the power flow to the motors and, if nothing else, have new propellers. There is little actual details on some of these components, that’s proprietary info, after all, but let’s do what we can.

New FOC ESCs

Did you get what I was saying from that header? If so, you are, dare I say, more advanced at this stuff than I am. Don’t worry, I’ll learn more about this and explain more by the time we fly the Mavic Pro Platinum for ourselves.

For now, the basics are that DJI has used science to improve the drone. These modified Electronic Speed Controllers (ESCs) are called FOC. There, I sort of explained the header. Anyhow, the ESCs now use sinusoidal current to provide smoother and more efficient power to the propeller motors