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Would DJI start adding wireless or in-flight charging to Phantoms?
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Pedro Castelani
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If the tech were sufficiently available and profitable, would DJI include in-flight charging in the next generation of Phantoms? Or maybe design a wireless charging helipad, which would act as a landing zone and, at the same time, recharge the batteries? The idea just came into my head from a Phantom Pilots thread on the matter. What do you think?

2019-1-22
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Anokadrone
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Hi Pedro, My opinion is that if it were even possible, it would more than likely be cost prohibitive.  A drone battery and a cell phone are hugely different in size and capacity.  And why would you land and sit there and watch for an hour (or whatever time it took) to let your battery charge.  Doesn't logistically make a lot of sense to me anyway.  
2019-1-22
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DJI Natalia
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Hi there, thank you for sharing your idea with our products. Rest assured that your suggestion will be forwarded to our R&D department for future request. Thank you.
2019-1-22
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Lysak2003
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DJI just has to build all over the wold the chain of statinary charging services. It could be solved a problem with unexpected discharging.
2019-1-23
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Geebax
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Perhaps you could put forward a technical theory of how it would be possible to achieve in-flight charging?
2019-1-23
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Pedro Castelani
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Don't now if you've seen a video of an extremely large coil which works exactly like a phone wireless charger, with the exception that its many times more powerful and that it charges a drone. I got the idea for this post from a thread inside the Phantom Pilots blog. Even though it is highly improbable, I wanted to hear what everyone thought.
2019-1-24
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P4P+_Brazil
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Pedro Castelani Posted at 1-24 11:08
Don't now if you've seen a video of an extremely large coil which works exactly like a phone wireless charger, with the exception that its many times more powerful and that it charges a drone. I got the idea for this post from a thread inside the Phantom Pilots blog. Even though it is highly improbable, I wanted to hear what everyone thought.

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2019-1-24
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Geebax
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Still waiting?
2019-1-25
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ALABAMA
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Check again in 50 years or so.
2019-1-25
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Pedro Castelani
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Probably right about the 50 years or so...
2019-1-25
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Air/America
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2019-1-25
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Anokadrone
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Air/America Posted at 1-25 08:06
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Yaaaa!  that's what I'm talking about!  Something that will blow your hair back (those of us who have any that is)  
2019-1-25
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