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drklion
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I had the Inspire 1 for almost a week now.  Sorry to those that are still waiting.  But here is a problem that I am seeing in front of me:
1. One of the props were damaged when it arrived so I had to use the back up
2. The TB47 battery is awesome but runs out pretty fast (16-18 minutes)

With that said I have ordered a TB48 (25Min) battery in November and I do not see any updated information that it is on its way.  Also trying to find props is as bad as finding batteries.  No one has props or batteries and if you look on eBay you will find some knuckelheads trying to sell a battery for over $500.

DJI, this falls right in your court.  You will have Inspire 1's grounded because of poor supply logistics.  

2015-1-9
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rwt0227
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I have access to a 3D scanner (laser) and 3D printer. I'm going to scan both black nut & silver nut props and print some spares.
2015-1-9
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rbendjebar
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rwt0227 Posted at 2015-1-10 10:33
I have access to a 3D scanner (laser) and 3D printer. I'm going to scan both black nut & silver nut  ...

You're joking, right?? Risk hanging a $3K UAV off of your home-made prop? Ahhhh, you are!
2015-1-9
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s.s.gibbs1
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it will be awhile for accessories..likely more than a week. i have a larger batt. on order as well..22minutes..i WISH 25min. i have been told 2-3 weeks..ouch.
in my case my two remote inspire through amazon will not be here until the end of the month..w.t.f?!!
  i found single remote units available today for a friend and they will have one before end of next week..geez..i have been waiting for well over  a month..amazon has got me pissed!
2015-1-9
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rodger
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The props I don't have an answer for. The Battery situation is that due to the capacity of the battery they  have to be shipped by Sea and Land. It is an Air Freight limitation an Battery Capacity in Amp Hours (available current) Most likely a safety issue in regard to a shorted battery starting a Fire.
2015-1-10
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rodger
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This reply is meant for the person that is going to scan his props and use a 3D

rbendjebar Posted at 2015-1-10 12:29
You're joking, right?? Risk hanging a $3K UAV off of your home-made prop? Ahhhh, you are!

I wouldn't even give that a try my friend. You are going to have weight issues, balancing issues and I am sure a DJI Warranty issue.
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nicklight
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I ended up buying a second inspire via dronestore on eBay... Guess that gets me 1 extra battery! But seriously it would be great to have all the extras I order ship already. As someone said "it's a tease" with one battery!
2015-1-10
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mhaislet
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This is an issue for sure how can there not ne parts available by now?
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Tahoe_Ed
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Our LA Service Center received a quantity of replacement parts for warranty repairs with more on the way.  I also heard 2-3 weeks for the TB-48 but cannot confirm that rumor.  I believe that it was mentioned that for the first few months fly very carefully because parts are not going to be readily available.
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mhaislet
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Tahoe_Ed Posted at 2015-1-11 14:28
Our LA Service Center received a quantity of replacement parts for warranty repairs with more on the ...

Ty Ed that's great news .
Fly safe is great advice!
2015-1-10
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rwt0227 Posted at 2015-1-10 10:33
I have access to a 3D scanner (laser) and 3D printer. I'm going to scan both black nut & silver nut  ...

I would strongly advise you not to print you own props. The organic materials typically used for printing will not be strong enough to support the centrifugal loads of the spinning prop. The DJI props are carbon reinforced to support the load. In addition you are unlikely to achieve an adequate surface finish from a printed structure.
2015-1-12
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piotr.pawlowski
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Tahoe_Ed Posted at 2015-1-11 14:28
Our LA Service Center received a quantity of replacement parts for warranty repairs with more on the ...

Tahoe, I hope your parters in other markets will receive spare parts soon. My i1 had a close meeting with a tree today and I will probably need some spare props. My fault and lucky me there was no other serious damages. Sry guys, No video captured from this flight

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rwt0227
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Makes sense (not 3D printing). It was a quick hopeful thought. Plus I like having my warranty in tact.
2015-1-12
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AnticipateMedia
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All e RC had bAtteries in stock today. The regular ones not the extra capacity. I bought two.
2015-1-12
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jleblond1
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thankyou i just bought 2 as well they were not sold out. allerc.com
2015-1-12
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royb4th
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I have been informed by my dealer that the batteries begin shipping this week
2015-1-12
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bevin.lealand
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I've just been told batteries may arrive late February or mid March if I'm lucky DJI  what the hell ?
No sorry  no feed back nothing this is very very poor to bring out a product and not supply the most important parts blades and batterys.
I'm excitement has gone how can you go flying anywhere for me drive 30 mins to a safe place to fly for 15mins !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-1-12
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mjdmike
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All e RC has the TB47 in stock.   Ordered 2 yesterday, shipped out same day.  Will arrive 1 day before my Dragon gets here!

http://www.allerc.com/advanced_s ... dad&x=0&y=0
2015-1-13
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mhaislet
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DSLR.com lists Inspire props  I was thinking on placing an order to see if this is real or not.
http://www.dslrpros.com/dji-inspire-1-prop.html


and battery's

http://www.dslrpros.com/dji-inspire-1-battery-4700.html
http://www.dslrpros.com/dji-inspire-1-battery-5700.html
2015-1-14
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Tahoe_Ed
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mhaislet@yahoo. Posted at 2015-1-15 14:34
DSLR.com lists Inspire props  I was thinking on placing an order to see if this is real or not.
http ...

Good to know.  Thanks for posting.
2015-1-14
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mhaislet
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I'm fumbling for my credit card at this moment

No back order status from what I see and the order processed.
Hmmmmmmmm.


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Subtotal  $275.00  
Shipping & Handling (United Parcel Service - UPS Ground)  $22.10  
Grand Total  $297.10  


DJI Inspire 1 1345 Self-Tightening Props (CW + CCW)
$19.00   4 $76.00   

DJI Inspire 1 Battery (5700mAh)
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2015-1-14
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drklion
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mhaislet@yahoo. Posted at 2015-1-15 14:39
I'm fumbling for my credit card at this moment

No back order status from what I see and the order ...

I saw this the other day.  Please let us know if they do indeed have them in stock and actually being shipped.

Thanks
2015-1-15
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Kdesign
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Just placed an order for the 5700mAh battery at dslrpros.com and they are still available.
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Jerry
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Kdesign Posted at 2015-1-15 23:45
Just placed an order for the 5700mAh battery at dslrpros.com and they are still available.

Hi, please let us know if you confirm they are actually in stock.  Thank you
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travissrt
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Tahoe_Ed Posted at 2015-1-11 14:28
Our LA Service Center received a quantity of replacement parts for warranty repairs with more on the ...

One of my black topped propellors has threads on the inside that look stripped.  I tried to screw it onto motor once and heard a grinding sound so I didn't use it.  Would DJI send me a new prop or set of two?  
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averbouwens
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Kdesign Posted at 2015-1-15 23:45
Just placed an order for the 5700mAh battery at dslrpros.com and they are still available.

Ya Right, just as I suspected.... I call DSLR and they do not have in stock.... If you order, it is a preorder!  Duh,  looks like they are following the DJI order process.. Order now and receive later!
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drklion
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Just as I suspected.  Another dealer did that, did not say pre-order.  I had to find out a day later that they are waiting for shipment.  

This goes back to my original post, DJI will and does have Inspire's grounded because of supply issues.  Wars are lost due to lack of supplies.  
2015-1-15
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mlglisson
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rwt0227 Posted at 2015-1-10 10:33
I have access to a 3D scanner (laser) and 3D printer. I'm going to scan both black nut & silver nut  ...

Cool! While you are at it. You might want to scan a new Shell, Landing legs, Gimbal, Arms, and any other parts that will break when you fabricate your own blades.
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mlglisson
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mhaislet@yahoo. Posted at 2015-1-15 14:39
I'm fumbling for my credit card at this moment

No back order status from what I see and the order ...

I saw this the other day also Let us know what's up.
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mlglisson
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averbouwens Posted at 2015-1-16 00:01
Ya Right, just as I suspected.... I call DSLR and they do not have in stock.... If you order, it i ...

OOH what a burn. I hate that!
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