DJI FPV is the first FPV drone (First Person View: piloted in first person) from DJI. DJI has succeeded in creating an FPV drone that is finally easy to use, and has combined elements of its Mavic series with the features and functionality of traditional FPV drones.
The system is equipped with GPS, sensors to avoid obstacles, and a Return To Home function, thus ensuring that even novice pilots are less likely to crash, or lose their drone.
Measuring 202 x 126 x 110 mm with all four antennas installed, the glasses are activated with the help of a 1800 mAh 9V battery, equipped with a USB-C power cable. DJI’s FPV drone features the new OcuSync 3.0 transmission system, and boasts a range of 10km, two frequencies, a 50 Mbps bitrate, and three options for first-person viewing: one Low-latency HD mode for near real-time feeds and clear images, a Smooth mode for higher frame rates and reduced latency, and a Public mode. The latter option allows others wearing V2 goggles to participate, and view the drone feed in real time.
The photo/video camera
The camera uses a 12 MP, 1/2.3 “sensor, which guarantees a FOV (field of view) of 150º, and is mounted on a 1-axis gimbal. Capable of capturing photos and videos up to 4K/60p or 1080p/120p for 4X slow motion at 120 Mbps, the camera uses an electronic roll axis and RockSteady image stabilization.
Sensors and flight modes
There are four obstacle avoidance sensors on this FPV drone: two at the front of the aircraft and two at the bottom, with an auxiliary light that helps with precision movement in low-light environments. Obstacle avoidance sensors only work when the drone is flying in “N” or Normal mode. This mode is suitable for beginners, and highly recommended for first-time pilots of an FPV drone. In normal mode you are “limited” to flying at 50 km/h. The drone always remains stabilized, and will slow down if it approaches an obstacle in front or below. The “S” or sport mode disables the obstacle sensors, and certainly increases the adrenaline. The drone can travel up to 97km/h and can easily pitch and roll, all while maintaining altitude and stabilization for the entire flight.
The “M” – or manual – mode is instead reserved for experienced pilots. Managing a drone in Acro mode is challenging to say the least, and it’s easy to get confused. As a result, users can only enter manual mode with a series of steps that cannot be accidentally activated. Add in the fact that you can fly up to 140km/h in this mode, and you’ll understand how easy it is to lose control.
The virtual flight simulator
DJI’s virtual flight simulator was created on purpose, so that pilots could practice FPV maneuvers without the risk of an accident.
The ease of use, unbelievable for an FPV drone
In both “N” and “S” modes, DJI’s FPV drone is very, very fun to fly. It is also an incredibly relaxing experience. In addition to the Return to Home button, there is a bright white “H” that appears in the viewfinder of the glasses, which marks your position relative to the starting point at all times.