His first FPV (First-Person View) drone was unveiled by the DJI, whose camera image can be tracked by pilots from a “first person view” by recording the included headset. The new model, simply dubbed the DJI FPV, promises significantly higher flight speeds and agility than the manufacturer’s traditional consumer drones, while retaining the useful features known from the company. As the company puts it in a statement, it is a hybrid device that seeks to combine the benefits of field hobby drones with FPV racing machines.
The newly introduced squat drone has a top speed of no less than 140 kilometers per hour – and accelerates to 100 from a standstill in just 2 seconds. The fast-paced flight can be tracked on the DJI FPV Googles V2 goggles that drive VR headsets. With the device, the company promises a 1440×810 pixel resolution of 60 FPS in default mode with a delay of less than 40 ms and a field of view of 142 degrees – the latter can be upgraded to 150 degrees if the pilot can catch up with a 50 FPS image refresh. However, by activating the device’s “Low-Latency” mode, the delay can be reduced to less than 28 ms at a constant resolution, while the number of frames per second can be increased to 120 FPS for a 142-degree field of view and 100 FPS for a 150-degree field of view. The drone can transmit your camera image to the headset wearer from a distance of up to 10 kilometers – and up to eight glasses can be connected to one drone at a time.
Of course, DJI FPV shots don’t have to match the resolution seen on FPV goggles; With HEVC and H.264 support. The manufacturer would also make the control of the agile drone more intuitive, as the DJI FPV has a one-handed controller in addition to the traditional controller, which allows the user to move with a accelerometer and a gyroscope to control the four-rotor. The drone also receives three flight modes, the Normal mode, denoted by N, provides control similar to the manufacturer’s traditional devices, in which the drone actively helps to avoid obstacles and fly safely with its own sensors. The M, or Manual mode, already pulls these supports out from under the user and puts control entirely in the hands of the pilot – while the third S or Sport mode forms a transition between the two, retaining dynamic movement while providing some safety, avoidance features.
In the event of a problem, the manufacturer has also placed a dedicated emergency brake or return button on the controls that automatically stops or recalls the drone in any mode. DJI also tries to better prepare the device for possible accidents, as it is much easier to install than its other products. flying with one charge can spend 20 minutes in the air. The DJI FPV carries a net suggested retail price tag of $ 1,300, so in addition to the drone, it also comes with FPV goggles, a battery, and a traditional controller. The $ 1,600 net Fly More Kit also comes with two batteries and a charging hub – a motion sensor controller can be purchased separately for a net price of $ 200.