Normally at this time of year we’re used to seeing a new drone released for the shopping season and/or a really great sale, not a super hot DJI rumor.
Well we do have an incredible sale (DJI Black Friday) but In a recent DJI Instagram video post promoting the new DJI Goggles Racing Edition, instagrammer @justinweisser may have found an Easter Egg for a new Phantom series of racing drone.
Tentatively called the Phantom R, the fixed wing drone makes several brief appearances in the video accompanied by a callout identifying the pilot (Bruce) and the drone (Phantom R?).
In other screen grabs of the video you can clearly see the similarities of this mystery Phantom R with the existing Phantom series of drones. Except for one thing: landing gear. The fixed wing Phantom R has dropped the weight and air-friction of the Phantom landing gear and is likely equipped with landing bumpers under the prop motors or belly of the aircraft.
And it all makes perfect sense! DJI has released the upgraded Goggles specifically for racing enthusiasts and next they’ll be able fly a DJI racing drone that is truly built for speed!
If you see or hear anything about the DJI Phantom R drone, be sure to let us know through our contact page. Let us know in the comments what you think about the new DJI Phantom R.