DJI, one of the most popular drone manufacturers with a stable presence, has expanded its drone range with an FPV competition drone by one leap. The new hybrid model combines the capabilities of traditional and racing machines with FPV (first-person-view) and high-speed traditional drone camera, as well as the security and data transfer technology of DJI’s leading drones. . It can also be controlled with an optional one-handed motion controller.
The four-rotor DJI FPV has been developed from compact packaging to the best possible technology: you can fly as a competitor, but you can also choose to float from the properties of traditional drones, and its acceleration and braking ability are excellent, absolutely comparable to self-built machines – certainly it also circles many.
Wolf Ferdinand, creative director at DJI Europe, says the company has always redefined the capabilities of drones since its inception in 2006, and as they celebrate their 15th anniversary this year, they paid tribute to innovations to date by rethinking existing forms of FPV drone flying. The DJI FPV allows anyone to experience the full thrill of immersive drone flying without having to have serious technical knowledge and spend hours building such a system from scratch.
The newly designed engines bring a real racing experience: with a top speed of 140 km / h and an acceleration of 2 seconds to 100, anyone can immediately feel like a pro. The new FPV system allows pilots to see the world from a drone’s perspective in low-resolution, high-resolution, thanks to DJI’s third-generation development of OcuSync’s own technology, O3, which can record 4K video using RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilizer 60 frame rate.
The DJI FPV offers three different flight modes:
Normal mode: in this mode, the DJI FPV works similarly to other DJI drones, i.e. it flies using GPS and / or Visual Positioning Systems (VPS). For safety, front obstacle sensors can be used to indicate obstacles in the way of the drone, slowing down the device so the pilot can easily avoid a collision by maneuvering.
Manual mode: the pilot takes full control of the drone; recommended mode for more experienced users as all sensor and floating functions are disabled.
Sport mode: a mixture of the previous two that offers some of the dynamic movement capabilities associated with manual mode along with the key safety features of normal mode. It thus forms a middle ground between the other modes, giving space to explore the pilot’s abilities while getting used to the FPV flight experience.
The DJI FPV offers multiple views in flight.
High quality mode: 1440 × 810 pixel resolution with 60 FPS image refresh and 142 ° wide field of view, or up to 150 ° field of view if you stop at 50 FPS image refresh. Delay up to 40 milliseconds (ms).
Low Delay Mode: Activates a high frame rate for a more cinematic appearance with a signal delay of less than 28 ms. The resolution here too is 1440 × 810 pixels, the frame rate is 120 FPS with a field of view of 142 °, or 100 FPS with a field of view of 150 °.
Audience mode: the pilot’s point of view in this case can be shared with up to eight additional people, these additional glasses can be connected to the pilot’s view.
The FPV Combo package includes the drone, the FPV Remote Controller 2, the FPV Goggles V2 video glasses, all the necessary cables and a battery.
As an extra innovation to the DJI FPV, the manufacturer also offers a one-handed controller, the Motion Controller, in addition to the traditional controller, which, with its joystick-like function, can control the drone by following the movements of the user’s hand.