This post is long overdue considering I own a DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum was unveiled end of August 2017. The biggest difference between the two is the Mavic Pro Platinum’s enhanced endurance of 30 minutes as compared to 27 minutes on the Mavic Pro. Three additional minutes may not seem much, but to a serious aerial photographer it could make a world of difference in taking that shot or to return to home. The second significant difference is that its much more quieter. The 8331 propellers along with the Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) on the Platinum contributes to a quieter flight since it controls how fast and efficiently the motor spins. However, it would not make much of a difference if its flying further from you for you can hardly hear both.
Personally, I am not too excited by both. After all, the DJI Mavic is not meant for professionals but more for armature aerial photographers who wish to learn the ropes before migrating to the more sophisticated and professional drone platforms. The video I have attached, also states that both the batteries and propellers are compatible. In fact, when using the Platinum propellers on the Mavic Pro, there seem to be a slight reduction in noise as well as the RPM of the motor.
So, if you are considering which one to buy, price could be another issue depending on your budget. The DJI Mavic Pro fly more combo is priced at RM4,819.00 while the Mavic Pro Platinum is priced at RM8,323.20 on 11 Street. Fly Safe
No matter what regulations are put in place to safe guard security, privacy and safety; there are always some rogue drone pilot who gets a thrill by flouting these laws, rules and regulations. Authorities, on the other hand are looking at new means to curb these rogue pilots and to bring down their drones. There is really no one size that fits all in that there is no one best way. One could jam its radios to force the drone to Autoland, use bigger drone to capture it or merely shooting it out of the skies.
The Dutch National Police, however, had come up with an ingenious economical way to bring down rogue drones (I suppose there really is no such thing as a rogue drone but only pilots). They have embarked on training eagles to take down menacing drones that are being problematic. The eagles are natural when trained to take down a drone. They are trained to identify and capture drones. On snatching the drones, they then find a safe place to land. The advantage here is that one doesn’t have to worry about a disabled drone falling on the heads of the public. The Dutch are not the only ones who have embarked on training eagles for this purpose. the French Air Force are also doing it. Fly Safe and Responsibly