Aerial photographer Shane Latham can tell you that. He’s the Founder of Octofilms, he’s one of 10 DJI-sponsored pilots (and the only one in the U.S.), and he’s the only pilot in the U.S. to own a DJI S900.
Latham already has a DJI S800 EVO, S1000 and has now added the S900 to his toolkit.
“The S900 the size of the S800 but with collapsible arms,” Latham is quick to point out.
The 3.3 kg hexacopter has foldable arms and is one of the lightest and easily to transport of the expert-level drones.
“The s900 is the new generation,” said DJI’s Marketing Manager Willis Chung.
Much of the weight reduction is in the arms and landing gear, made of carbon fiber.
“You can tell the weight loss right when you pick it up,” Latham said.
Latham’s favorite aspect of the S900? The removable top.
“It’s genius,” Latham said. “The top has a star pattern plate where you remove just 5-6 without having to take apart the frame.”
The S900 features an upper center board that can be removed, making an easy way to setup the power distribution system.
“Now you can easily remove the top, get down there, make any changes you need to do then put the top back on and you’re ready to go,” Latham said. “You can see and organize all your wires.”
Some other highlights of the S900:
- Sparkproof plug to prevent short circuits
- 18 minute flight time
- 8.2 kg takeoff weight
- Zenmuse gimbal compatible
“It’s like they listened to a lot of things users were asking for,” Latham said. Continue reading DJI S900’s ultra light weight is nothing to make light of