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We need a name! "Dragon Skull", "Bird of Prey"?
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ultraturtle
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We need an enduring name for this magnificent beast.  "Inspire 1" is a somewhat lackluster corporate tag.  

No offense to DJI, but pilots have a long standing tradition of unofficially naming game changing craft for what they are and what they do. Names stick in pilot circles far beyond anything outside entities force upon them.

The best example is the Hog.  I've never met a fellow A-10 pilot that has referred to it as anything other than a "Warthog", even though the official USAF designation is the "Thunderbolt II".  While the official designation is a magnificent tribute to the original Thunderbolt and its mission, the name never stuck amongst line pilots.  Ugly, slow (<380 knots sustained, <450 knots in a dive), enduring on the battlefield (~3.5 hour loiter time) and incredibly deadly, the "Hog" name was a fit, and endures to this day.

The F-16 "Falcon" official designation is a lesser but somewhat helpful example.  F-16 pilots refuse to refer to it as anything other than the "Viper", although I still don't understand its basic mission other than airshows and 1.3 hour sorties with limited munitions and a joke of a gun.  (Sorry Viper dudes, I just had too...)

Point is we need an unofficial name for the Inspire 1.  My favorite is "Dragon Skull", simply because one of the brilliant engineers at DJI described it as such, and if you look carefully at it, it is a fit.  

It has also been described as a Klingon "Bird of Prey", which I also like.

The point of this post is to open it up to suggestion.  Let's hear yours.



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mhaislet
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I so agree ..I'm naming mine when it arrives, when ever??

Hellcat
Just bought and took delivery of a new dodge hellcat Challenger and the original Hellcat fighter was bad azz so why not.

Here is vid I shot of the home delivery with my v2+ on minus 20 below windchill 3 degrees outdoors...Oh fun but got the footage needed.

Hellcat is my vote !
Thing looks evil!!

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I named mine Alien, because it looks like the one from the movie of the same name :-)
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ultraturtle
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The more I think about it, the more I believe "Dragon Skull" to be an appropriate unofficial name.  Taking into account the brilliant Chinese engineers, technicians, and managers that brought us the capability to film and photograph so easily and  magnificently in this new realm, it is fitting that we tip a hat to Chinese culture, and include the "Dragon" reference.
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ultraturtle
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How 'bout DS-1 (Dragon Skull 1)?
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mjdmike
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'Dragon' is cool.

The Inspire has always reminded me of the US Gunship, AH-1 "Cobra".

The Warthog is an amazing beast.

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mhaislet@yahoo. Posted at 2015-1-12 15:03
I so agree ..I'm naming mine when it arrives, when ever??

Hellcat

Sweet! Nice buy.
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mhaislet
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ty bud its inspire is almost here ...
Hellcat with its own drone )
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mhaislet@yahoo. Posted at 2015-1-12 15:03
I so agree ..I'm naming mine when it arrives, when ever??

Hellcat

Cobra !!!
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Nice!!! Shes a beauty!!
Digging the name the OP came up with DS...dragon skull!
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lusetti
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Thanks 725 RWHP she flys
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Im liking Dragon Skull. Now we need decals or a wrap to make it look more like a dragon skull
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stavros833
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What about servoskull. Look those up, they are close to what this thing is.
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mlglisson
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How about "Condor"
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markkinley
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Ok I'll Bite...

Here's my entry "Dragon Fly" ...

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