DJI FPV DRONE HANDS-ON REVIEW

DJI has unveiled the DJI FPV drone, which delivers a submerged flight experience with ultra-wide 4K/60fps views and low-cache HD streaming. Suitable for all levels of experience, these drones can perform FPV racing and FPV videos. Read our full review.

 

DJI FPV

  • DJI has launched an FPV drone that offers a fun and exciting flying experience.
  • Key features include a top speed of 87 mph, an ultra-wide 150 degree field of view, 4K/60fps video recording at speeds of up to 120Mbps, HD video streaming at speeds of up to 120fps, and emergency braking.
  • Fly drones with gestures with new motion control accessories.
  • The versatility and features of the drone make it perfect for FPV racing and cinematic FPV content.
  • With three intuitive flight modes, drones meet all levels of experience, from beginners to FPV experts.

DJI FPV

This incredibly powerful, responsive, and capable car reaches speeds of up to 87 miles per hour, captures 4K/60fps video, and puts you in the middle of the action with an incredibly wide viewing angle of 150 degrees.

DJI FPV Glasses V2 Glasses give you a truly immersed FPV experience with low HD video transmission unseen at speeds of up to 120 frames per second. 

For a different way of flying, you can use the new motion controller to control the drone with movements.

The drone is suitable for a wide range of users, from those who want to experience adrenaline rushes during high-intensity FPV flights to professional filmmakers who want to create cinematic FPV content with wide-angle videos and take advantage of the drone’s flexibility to take unique shots.

The three DJI FPV flight modes, which can be chosen based on confidence and abilities, are suitable for all pilot levels, allowing each pilot to perform stunning maneuvers.

Key features include:

  • Immersive flight experience
  • 4K/60fps super-wide FOV
  • HD Low-latency transmission
  • New S-Mode for a hybrid flight experience
  • Intuitive Motion Controller
  • Emergency Brake and Hover

Featuring the DJI FPV drone, DJI FPV Remote Controller V2, and the DJI FPV Goggles V2, among other essential accessories.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS- DJI FPV DRONE

The table beneath features the critical details of the DJI FPV drone, just as some vital data about the goggles and distant regulator.

Drone
Video Transmission6km (CE); 10km (FCC)
Max Video Bitrate (camera)120 Mbps
Video Resolution4K: 3840 x 2160 at 50/60fps:
FHD: 1920 x 1080 at 50/60/100/120fps
FOV150°
Camera Sensor12MP, 1/2.3" CMOS
Max Flight TimeUp to 20 mins approx
Max Acceleration0-100 kph in 2 seconds (in M Mode)
Max SpeedM Mode: 39 m/s
S Mode: 27 m/s
N Mode: 15 m/s
DimensionsWith props: 255 x 312 x 127mm.
Without props: 178 x 232 x 127 mm.
Takeoff Weight795g approx
DJI FPV Goggles V2
DJI FPV Goggles BatteryApprox 110 minutes
Max Video Bitrate50 Mbps
Live View ModeLow-latency Mode: 810p/120fps - less than 28ms*;
High-quality Mode: 810p/60fps - less than 40ms*.
A 150° FOV is available when shooting at 50 or 100fps. The FOV will be 142° at other frame rates.
Weight420g approx (headband and antennas included)
DJI Remote Controller
Battery Life9 hours approx
Weight346g

DJI FPV – PERFORMANCE

The FPV flight is both intense and exciting, and the DJI FPV offers an immersive and powerful experience.

DJI FPV Combo: First person View Drone with Goggles V2

THE FPV EXPERIENCE – CAMERA, TRANSMISSION,

In this section, we look at drones, spectacles, and remote control as a whole, as these three elements are unchangeably linked to creating a great FPV experience.

As you can see from the original details, this is a really big FPV system.

INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE

First of all, DJI FPV pilots can record 4K/60fps video at speeds of up to 120 MB/s and capture sharp details and beautiful photos, while the ultra-extensive FOV allows you to capture multiple effects per shot.

For truly cinematic effects, use the 4x slow motion feature, while stabilizing RockSteady and correcting distortions to ensure smoother results no matter how large or small the action.

DJI FPV advertiser supports two encoding video formats (H.264 and H.265), so you have more options for video editing, while DJI FPV V2 glasses support H.264.

NEXT-LEVEL IMMERSION

Experience the thrill of flying immersed with DJI FPV glasses and DJI FPV ultra-wide 150 degrees field of view. Incredible HD video streaming, at speeds of up to 120 frames per second, allows you to get ultra-smooth, real-time flying images.

Virtually flying there: DJI unveils its first FPV drone | ZDNet

Note that 150 degrees FOV is only available at 50 or 100 frames per second.

OCUSYNC 3.0 TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

The DJI 03 transmission system (OcuSync 3.0), designed for DJI FPV requirements, provides live-time B-video transmission with a range of 6 km (CE) or 10 km (FCC) with video transmission bitrates of up to 50 MB/s.

Virtually flying there: DJI unveils its first FPV drone | ZDNet

Enjoy the full experience and reliable recording with low-cache video streaming. Video transfer delays are less than 28 ms in the smooth mode of 810p/120fps and less than 40 ms in HD mode of 810p/60fps.

In addition, DJI FPV supports automatic switching between frequencies from 2.4 GHz to 5.8 GHz and offers video transmission speeds of up to 50 Mbps, which significantly reduces jitters and compression artifacts.

Reliable and stable video transmission and better signals are provided by the high-profit transmitter of the flight unit with three transponders and four receivers.

‘No drop out, no distortion, no blur’

All this is very impressive, but how can it be used in the real world?

Very good, actually. The low latency in goggles was very impressive during our test flight.

The V2 version of the glasses is significantly improved compared to the original DJI glasses and provides sharp, clear images and reliable rendering of scenes – no dropouts, blurring, distortion or studs, even when the drone is moving in the distance.

The ability to record 4k video at 60 frames per second and then slow down with the motion delay feature also creates excellent cinematic content. The stability is also impressive and gives us tremor-free footage.

DJI FPV FLIGHT MODES

DJI FPV has three airplane modes – S, N, and M mode.

The drone is not only versatile, but it is also suitable for all levels of FPV experience.

A button on the remote control allows for a quick and dynamic state change.

These modes are:

N Mode

Ideal for new users, N Mode offers the immersive flying experience of traditional drone control and DJI safety features such as obstacle detection.

In fact, the obstacle sensor is only available in N mode. In this mode, DJI FPV will automatically slow down when it detects an obstacle, but it will not automatically stop. 

If you’re a beginner, N mode is the perfect place to start.

S Mode

Another mode is Mode S. This hybrid flight mode – which makes it easy to achieve the dynamic appearance of FPV footage – combines the freedom of manual flight – for example, by turning off obstacle sensors – with the simplified controls of previous DJI drones.

M Mode

For experienced FPV fliers or more confident operators looking for maximum voltage, M mode is the crown jewel.

As you may have guessed, M stands for manual, so if you enable this mode, you’ll get full, unlimited control and a complete FPV flight experience.

M mode allows you to customize your parameters and enjoy flying and filming like never before. It’s an exciting experience! 

DJI FPV SPEED

The speed of drones is crucial. To be honest, it’s unbelievable.

In M mode, the drone can reach a top speed of 39 m/s, which is equivalent to 87.2 km/h! And when set to M mode, it’s a really exciting experience. In S mode, the top speed is 27 m/s, and in N mode the top speed is 15 m/s.

The drone’s airspeed is made possible by its incredible acceleration, which in M mode can accelerate from zero to 62.1 km/h in just two seconds under the right conditions. 

MANEUVERABILITY AND HANDLING

Despite these huge speeds, the drone is extremely responsive so it can dive up, over, and around obstacles.

Weighing in at just under 800g, the DJI FPV drone is a fairly solid FPV drone, but it’s not too heavy, so it does freestyle maneuvers well. Our test flights showed its capabilities while performing a series of rolls. 

The plane is actually incredibly supple. For example, look at the maximum rate of increase and descent.

N Mode8 m/s5 m/s
S Mode15 m/s10 m/s
M ModeNo limitNo limit

These features allow FPV DJI to dodge and avoid obstacles, whether it’s trees outside, racetrack vents, or fast objects like cars, while you’re filming.

Unlimited top and low speeds speak for themselves in M mode, but “slow” speeds in S and N modes are also impressive, allowing smooth movements.

To give you an idea, you’ll see that the compact little DJI 2 has a maximum climbing speed of 5 meters per s and a maximum descent speed of 3.5 meters per s, while Inspire 2, which is an essential tool for film production, has a maximum climbing speed of 6 meters per s and a maximum vertical descent speed of 4 meters per s.

In terms of control, drones can be used in two ways: regular remote control or a new motion controller.

You’ll know more about these two ways later, but the motion controller – optional accessories – is a new way to fly that allows you to control drones with hand gestures.

DJI FPV BATTERY LIFE

The drone can fly about 20 minutes at 24.8 km/h in still air.

Without saying that using drones at about extreme limits depletes that battery even faster.

However drones of this type are demanding, and FPV drones are generally not known for their long ranges, so it’s not going to be ridiculed by the high-speed DJI model flight time.

However, for the most part in this area, DJI FPV’s smart flight batteries come as extra accessories, one of which is currently included in Combo’s FPV DJI kit. This means that you can pack your bag with batteries to extend the FPV experience.

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Additional key accessories, such as the battery charging hub – which can power multiple batteries at the same time – will help you stay in the air for as long as possible.

At full power, the BATTERY of DJI FPV V2 glasses has a life expectancy of about 110 minutes. Like the smart flight battery, the glasses battery is available in the Combo package, but additional batteries can be purchased additionally to increase power.   

DURABILITY

Although drones are equipped with safety features, crashes can occur, especially on high-octane FPV flights at mega-speeds.

access time. We were able to crash the plane while moving at a speed of about 50 miles per hour.

But luckily the FPV DJI kit is strong and durable and although it hit high speed under our watch, it received only a few scratches and returned to the air within minutes. 

DJI FPV Combo Preview | PCMag

However, while our drones are round relatively unscathed, DJI FPV easily replaceable parts, with a cardi drone camera, chassis, and modular upper body, meaning you can replace parts of the aircraft if necessary.

In addition, the upper body is available in a variety of colors – e.B in bright, green design – so you can customize the look of the aircraft.

Drone resilience is further improved by wind resistance of up to 31 miles per hour, while it can operate at temperatures of -10 to 40 °C.

However, drones do not have IP classification, so it is not waterproof.

THE VERSATILE ‘ALL IN ONE’ DRONE

One of the main advantages of DJI FPV drones is its versatility as it offers numerous applications in one package.

For example, it can be useful for pilots who want to enjoy the full FPV experience, as well as for professional FPV film recording filmmakers.

Incredible transmission, low latency, 150 degree FOV, high speed, and unlimited flexibility (especially in M mode) give you an immersive and exciting FPV experience.  

In addition, DJI FPV supports spectator mode. Simply launch other DJI FPV Goggles V2 devices for the flight channel and you can share the view from above.

Again, this is an effective tool for filmmakers. With its flexibility, it can see obstacles or fast objects such as cars and rotate to make exciting close-ups that drones can no longer do.

The ability to record 4k/60fps videos and slow motion is really impressive. The cinematic capabilities of this type of FPV drone are unprecedented, especially for a prefabricated solution.

The duplication of functions of the DJI FPV makes it possible to streamline workflows. 

If you used to work with FPV, you had to get an FPV drone and take or fly other types of shots with different devices.

Now you can combine both with DJI’s FPV ecosystem.

You can also see exactly what you’re recording, which makes guessing easier and helps you make the perfect shot.

ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES

Regardless of your level of experience, flying FPV flight can be a challenge, especially when switching to manual mode.

However, DJI has taken this into account and has put in place a number of effective mechanisms to make the control of the aircraft as safe as possible and allow the operator to safely operate the drone and take immediate action in the event of a problem.

The most notable of these is the emergency stop and hover function. A quick push of this button on the remote stops the drone’s flight and keeps it stable in the hover position – this is important to correct if something goes wrong or if you feel like you’re losing control of the plane.

We tried this feature and it worked instantly and quickly stopped the drone mid-flight.

The drone is equipped with additional safety features that provide increased safety, even when flying at high speeds. Some of the following are:  

  • Auxiliary lights underneath
  • Smart Home
  • Low battery back home
  • Clearing obstacles forward and downward
  • ToF

DJI AirSense has become a popular and well-known security device in the company’s corporate aircraft.

FPV DJI utilizes its integrated ADS-B (auto-dependent monitoring-playback) technology.

This alerts pilots to the presence of a nearby test aircraft. If anything is nearby, alerts are sent to his Goggles V2, giving the drone pilot enough time to avoid a serious collision or accident.

DJI FPV FLIGHT APP

To build trust, DJI has launched a virtual flight app that bears a lot of resemblance to DJI’s enterprise flight simulator.

With the virtual flight plan, DJI FPV pilots can refine their skills and boost their confidence in a virtual world.

This intuitive application provides realistic and simulated scenarios in which pilots can practice in a safe environment before flying in the real world. 

Simply connect DJI FPV Goggles V2 and remote control and simulate your flight can begin.

This is a good addition, and in our experience drones fly exactly into the simulator. That is, if you fly well in the simulator, you can repeat this in the real world.

Please note, however, that DJI virtual flight app currently only supports iOS devices.

DJI FPV DESIGN

Put simply, DJI FPV drones are an incredibly cool looking, aero dynamic aircraft.

Weighing about 795 grams, it’s definitely much heavier than an average FPV racing drone, and that’s why it’s between the Mavic Air 2 (570 grams) and the Mavic 2 Pro and zoom (907 grams and 905 grams, respectively).

In terms of size, FPV DJI measures 255 mm (L) x 312 mm (W) x 127 mm (H)

So it’s a very large FPV, but it’s not a big drone, in general, so it keeps a subtle look.

The drone is equipped with LED on the front and lights on the arm of the device, whose color is adjustable, allowing you to further optimize the look of the device. 

Designed for speed, propulsion, and maneuverability, drone propellers are powerful, durable, and balanced. Unlike previous DJI designs, butterflies have three blades to provide more drift. They are easy to collect and disassemble.

An important part of the interior camera design is that it can record videos at 4k to 60fps.

DJI FPV GOGGLES V2

The download started with FPV V2 DJI Goggles, which provide long-range, low-cache HD transmission.

Weighing just 420g (including headbands and four antennas), these Goggles are ultra-lightweight, especially compared to previous versions of DJI Goggles. DJI Racing Edition Goggles weighs just over a kilo (502g, headband: 500g), while the original DJI Goggles weigh just under a kilo (495g Goggles, headband, 500g).

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The low weight of Goggles is mainly because the battery itself is not in the Goggles, but through a cable attached to the side of the Goggles. For example, a portable battery that offers a running time of up to 110 minutes can be stored in the pocket, e.B.

Not only does this reduce the weight of goggles, but it also means you can carry multiple eye goggles batteries at once to extend your FPV experience by rapidly changing the outdoor batteries.

When used with DJI FPV drones, the BATTERY Goggles DJI FPV is equipped with a real-time battery level indicator.

These high-tech goggles are equipped with several buttons – including a 5D button to navigate through the menu and record/trigger buttons – and USB and microSD slots on the side, as well as a headset port.

The resolution of both screens is 1440 by 810.

DJI FPV REMOTE

The FPV DJI remote control – with DJI O.3 transmission system – is a lounge effect joystick with an ergonomic design.

DJI's new Digital FPV drone controller surfaces in possible leak - DroneDJ

Comfortable to hold in your hand and weigh 346g, the device feels like a more natural gaming controller, unlike the more traditional DJI flight controller, which is a little bulkier.

Designed with the principle of simplicity and easy behavior, this controller feels simple with only the most important buttons and nodes. This includes a universal section control wheel and a button to return to origin and emergency braking. In addition, there is an aircraft mode selector that allows the operator to quickly switch between three flight modes. 

Another feature of the controller is a folding antenna that is connected by a spring clip to prevent damage.

A good feature is that removable levers can be adjusted to make it looser or harder depending on your convenience.

DJI FPV DRONE – ACCESSORIES, INC MOTION CONTROLLER

There are plenty of basic accessories in the DJI FPV portfolio you started, but there are also plenty of other things in the ecosystem that can help you improve your FPV flight experience.

Review: DJI FPV drone is an incredible new experience for drone enthusiasts | AppleInsider

In our opinion, the most interesting accessories are motion controllers.

This intuitive device allows you to control the movements of drones with your hands and provide a completely different flying experience.

The handle, similar to Nunchuk from the Nintendo Wii, has a trigger for controlling drone speed: the harder it presses, the faster the drone moves.

Turn your hand to the left and the drone follows you, it flies to the right of the slide and the drone flies over the other side, the controller slides upwards and the FPV DJI increases its flight altitude; Turn the controller downwards and it will reduce it.

This is clearly an alternative way to fly, and while it’s not for everyone, it makes flying more fun. During test flights, we found that the motion controller was a reliable and intuitive way to control, and the drones responded quickly and accurately to our movements.

Motion controllers are not included in the DJI FPV jazz band, and accessories must be purchased separately.

We’ve already mentioned the motion controller, but there are other accessories.

If you want to increase your flight duration, you can use the

 DJI FPV Fly More kit: which includes two DJI FPV Smart smart batteries and a DJI FPV battery charging hub. The charging stand can charge up to three batteries in a succession.

DJI FPV car charger: The charger has protection from overheating.

DJI FPV battery charging Hub: The charging hub improves efficiency by consistently charging the batteries.

 

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