DJI lancia Coach Mode, la modalità istruttore-alunno

Cosimo Alfredo Pina -

Prima di lanciarsi nel pilotaggio di un drone, ammesso di avere tutte le carte in regola per farlo, è certamente bene farsi guidare in questo mondo da chi ha già una certa esperienza con il mondo dei multirotori smart. DJI vuole rendere ancora più facile istruire gli aspiranti piloti con la nuova Coach Mode.

Si tratta di una modalità compatibile con i suoi droni della serie Inspire, l’M600 e i Phantom 4. Coach Mode permette di usare due controller, impostandone uno in modalità istruttore e uno in modalità studente. L’utente meno esperto potrà così pilotare il drone con la confidenza che in caso di manovra sbagliata chi ha in mano il master controller potrà intervenire per rettificare. Il tutto è attivabile con l’ultima versione dell’app DJI GO.

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Un’idea non inedita (già vista nel mondo dei modelli RC) ma comunque interessante, perché per quanto i droni consumer di ultima generazione rendano il volo molto semplificato grazie ad un ricca serie di automatismi e funzioni smart non è il caso di mettersi alla guida senza un minimo di esperienza.

Aerial Technology Experts DJI Introduce World’s First Drone Operating Instructor Feature
New DJI Coach Mode offers the easiest and safest flight experience
August 30, 2016 – DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle technology, is introducing ‘Coach Mode’ to be used with its Inspire Series, M600 and Phantom 4 drones. The new feature enables beginner pilots to fully control the aircraft with their remote controller while the instructor can take over with a second, prioritised master controller at any point. 

Currently the feature, accessed via the DJI GO app, requires two Inspire controllers to be connected to either a drone from the Inspire series, M600 or Phantom 4 and then the Coach Mode can be activated.  First time drone pilots are given a simple way to get hands-on flight experience secure in the knowledge that they are in a safe environment to practice flying and get the perfect shot without costly mistakes.


“Aerial footage adds a new dimension to any recorded production. Whether that’s capturing the thrills of the World Rally Championship or getting right to the heart of an action movie, there’s something really captivating about scenes recorded from the air,” said Marketing Director Europe, Martin Brandenburg.


“DJI’s new Coach Mode gives anyone new to flying a safer environment in which to practice and build confidence in their drone piloting skills.


I’d encourage any aspiring drone pilots and aerial photographers to get out there and learn to fly safely without having any constraints on their creativity using this world first feature.”

All safety issues are of paramount importance to DJI and the connection between the controller and the drone is one such consideration.  The company is continuously working on securing and encrypting its aerial platforms to exclude the chance of third party access.  Triple DES (3DES) encryption, which is used by the electronic payment industry, ensures that DJI products are secure well above commercial drone industry standards.


After first introducing geofencing technology three years ago, DJI has been steadily refining the industry’s best technology to enhance aviation safety.  Coach Mode underlines DJI’s commitment to develop innovative approaches to make piloting as fun and as safe for all as it should be.


Coach Mode needs to be accessed with two Inspire controllers but can be used with any of the following products:


Inspire Series

DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in an easy to use, all-in-one flying device that empowers you to create the unforgettable.



The Matrice 600 is a flying device designed for professional aerial photography and industrial applications. It is built to closely integrate with a host of powerful DJI technologies, including the A3 flight controller, Lightbridge 2 transmission system, Intelligent Batteries and Battery Management system, for maximum performance and quick setup.


Phantom 4

The first consumer camera drone to use highly advanced computer vision and sensing technology to make professional aerial imaging easier for everyone.