DJI today launched a completely new type of drone with an immersive flight experience. The DJI FPV combines the first-person view and high-speed performance of racing drones, the cinematic camera sweep of traditional drones, the security and transmission technology of DJI’s leading consumer drones, and an innovative controller. One-handed movement option allowing pilots to control the drone with just hand movements DJI FPV creates a new category of drones and opens up new worlds of possibilities for content creators and drone fans, from beginners to experts.
The DJI FPV ecosystem includes the drone, goggles, a dedicated remote control, and a new intuitive motion controller option that directs the drone based on the movement of your hand. The drone features high-performance motors for incredible speeds, an intuitive user interface, and the latest safety features for greater control.
The new FPV system allows pilots to see from the drone’s perspective in low latency high definition thanks to O3, the third iteration of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync technology. Its reliability and transmission range help pilots capture ultra-smooth and stable 4K video at 60 fps with the help of electronic image stabilization.
The FPV has three different flight modes designed for all levels and for pilots to get used to the system. DJI FPV’s advanced safety features include a new hover and emergency braking feature to help make flying safer and less intimidating for new users, as well as DJI’s suite of industry-leading safety solutions, They include GPS-based geofencing to inform pilots of airspace restrictions and potential hazards and an ADS-B receiver system to warn pilots when other manned aircraft are nearby.
In many jurisdictions, drone pilots flying with FPV goggles must be accompanied by a visual spotter to keep an eye out for airspace hazards.
Experience for every skill level
DJI claims that DJI FPV is the first integrated FPV drone that allows pilots, from beginners to professionals, to choose from multiple flight modes to match their skill level:
- Normal mode (N): During N mode operation, DJI FPV operates similarly to other DJI drones, hovering in place with the use of GPS and / or visual positioning systems (VPS) on the underside of the drone. The most accessible flight mode, N mode, allows the obstacle detection sensors in the front to activate to warn when obstacles are close and slow down. The pilots are tasked with maneuvering the drone away from any detected obstacles.
- Manual mode (M): Take full control of the drone with M mode, designed for more experienced users. In M mode, all sensors and drive functions are disabled.
- Sport mode (S): A new hybrid combination of M and N mode, S mode offers some of the dynamic movement capabilities that come with M mode along with some of the key safety features of N mode. S mode is the middle step between the three. modes and was developed to give pilots more room to explore their skills as they get used to FPV flying.
While airborne, pilots can also use a suite of safety features. A dedicated Emergency Brake and Hover function is available in all flight modes to make the drone stop and float in place at any time during flight. Obstacle detection sensors can be activated while operating in N mode, which will alert pilots of any detected obstacles and automatically slow down the aircraft. Visual Positioning Sensors (VPS), along with an auxiliary light on the underside of the aircraft, are also available to aid in smooth takeoffs and landings.
Fail-safe return home is another important feature that will return the drone to its home point automatically at the push of a button or in case the transmission signal is lost. The ADS-B receiver system provides audio and visual notifications to the pilot through FPV goggles when traditional aircraft, such as airplanes or helicopters equipped with ADS-B transmitters, are in the vicinity.
Pilots can view a crisp, long-range, low-latency signal from the DJI FPV aircraft while wearing the DJI FPV Goggles V2.
State-of-the-art racing engines offer high-speed action during flights. The new engines have a top speed of 140 km / h (87 mph) and a top acceleration of 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) in just two seconds.
The O3 transmission offers a transmission range of 10 km, dual automatic switching frequencies, a high bit rate of 50 Mpbs, and state-of-the-art anti-interference methods to ensure reliable power. Announced in 2019, the DJI HD streaming system brought the world’s first low-latency HD digital feed to market. The new DJI FPV system uses that same technology to bring a sharp image to ultra-low latency goggles.
Pilots can choose from several different display options.
- Low latency standard HD mode: See the world in 1440x810p at 60 fps with a wider field of view (FOV) of 142 ° or 50 fps with FOV of 150 °. In this mode, the latency is as low as ≤ 40 ms.
- Smooth mode: In this mode, the drivers activate high frame rates for a more cinematic appearance and the signal latency is reduced to ≤ 28 ms. Resolution is 1440 × 810p 120 fps at 142 ° field of view or 100 fps at 150 ° field of view.
- Audience mode: Share the pilot’s perspective in Audience Mode, which connects up to eight additional sets of glasses to the pilot’s view so even spectators can experience the flight.
Capture 4K at 60fps
The integrated 4K / 60fps 120Mbps camera is on a single-axis gimbal, providing stability during complex maneuvers while rotating vertically for unique angles. Additionally, RockSteady stabilization technology smooths out shaky images and eliminates the rolling shutter effect when shooting fast-moving scenes.
Advanced distortion correction software can eliminate the unattractive, warped fisheye appearance that is common in FPV images.
Pilots can record 4x slow motion footage in 1080p and 120fps to relive epic moments in every detail. Images can now be stored in H.265 or H.264, which uses less memory card space but preserves fine details during compression.
Price and availability
DJI FPV is available for purchase today and can be purchased in various options.
The standard DJI FPV Combo includes the FPV Drone, 2 Remote Controller, FPV Goggles V2, all necessary cables and a battery for the retail price of $ 1,299.
The DJI FPV Fly More Kit is also available, including two additional smart flight batteries and the dedicated charging hub for the retail price of $ 299. The optional motion controller is sold separately and can be purchased for the price of $ 299. 199.
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