DJI FPV Drone: Review

Introduction

As you know, the drone fleet of advanced users is divided into GPS and FPV drones. The main purpose of household GPS drones is high-quality photo / video shooting, the purpose of FPV drones as part of a hobby is free high-speed flight – bird flight. Both niches are ready to give the user an unforgettable experience of using UAVs, but due to the difference in purpose, they will never be able to replace each other, which in general predetermined the division of the fleet.And, if anyone can master piloting a GPS drone today, mainly due to high-tech electronics and the absolute readiness of the final product for operation immediately after purchase, then the path to the FPV drone niche is noticeably longer and often requires the user to have an initial base of knowledge and experience in various fields / disciplines affecting a rapidly developing hobby. This includes knowledge of the component market, aerodynamics, electrical engineering, elementary soldering skills, if we are talking about assembling an FPV drone from scratch, and finally the ability to pilot in Manual / Acro modes, which each pilot comes to only through many hours of flight practice.For a long time, this state of affairs did not allow everyone who wanted to fully enter the hobby and receive the whole package of pleasures. Today, this barrier has been finally broken thanks to another revolutionary solution from DJI Innovations. For a long time, this state of affairs did not allow everyone who wanted to fully enter the hobby and receive the whole package of pleasures. Today, this barrier has been finally broken thanks to another revolutionary solution from DJI Innovations. For a long time, this state of affairs did not allow everyone who wanted to fully enter the hobby and receive the whole package of pleasures. Today, this barrier has been finally broken thanks to another revolutionary solution from DJI Innovations.

DJI FPV Drone is a serial hybrid solution that combines the potential of GPS and FPV drones to make it as easy as possible for beginners to enter and advance in the racing niche, while at the same time offering professionals a new unique tool for realizing high- quality aerial photography in high-speed flight conditions. By tradition, let’s start with the key features of the long-awaited new product.

Peculiarities

  • Drone flight weight: 795g
  • Modular impact-resistant design + aerodynamic design
  • Positioning: GPS / GLONASS / GALILEO + bottom sensor system in tandem with powerful LED backlight (active in Normal / Sport modes)
  • Onboard customizable LED lighting
  • Integrated ADS-B transponder
  • Two-way obstacle detection system (active in Normal mode)
  • Position hold emergency stop function
  • Remote-activated buzzer in tandem with drone LED lighting
  • Drone power: 6S 2000 mAh 44.4 Wh LiPo with LED indication of the current battery charge
  • Hybrid 12MP 4K FPV camera built on 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor in tandem with 14.66mm lens, f/2.8 aperture, and 150° field of view
  • Auto/Remote to manually adjustable camera angle
  • Hybrid 2-axis image stabilization system (Mechanical stabilization – Tilt axis; Electronic stabilization – Roll axis) + time-tested RockSteady electronic stabilization coupled with automatic distortion correction
  • Max. video quality: 4K at 60 fps
  • Max. photo quality: 3840 × 2160
  • Max. bit rate: 120 fps
  • Color profiles: Standard, D-Cinelike
  • Video Codec: H.264/H.265
  • DJI O3 Video Transmission System (OcuSync 3.0)
  • Delay in video stream transmission 28 ms
  • Video bitrate 50 Mbps
  • DJI FPV Goggles V2
  • Max. FPV Removal Distance (FCC/CE): 10km/6km
  • Max. level flight speed: 140 km / h (in Manual mode; acceleration from 0-100 km / h – 2 seconds)
  • Max. flight time: 20 minutes
  • 3 × flight modes N (Normal)/S (Sport)/M (Manual)
  • Auto functions: Auto takeoff/landing; holding a position; auto return home
  • DJI FPV Audience Mode
  • Turtle mode (allows you to transfer the drone from an inverted position to a pre-flight position by pressing a button on the remote control)
  • DJI FPV remote control 2 with removable sticks
  • DJI Motion Controller (Optional)
  • Quick release propellers
  • DJI Fly mobile app (for interacting with captured content and outputting live video)
  • Social platform Discover Popular Spots
  • FPV simulator DJI Virtual Flight
  • Supplied as a single DJI FPV Combo (unpacked/charged/flyed)

Equipment

The developer offers the FPV drone in the only top-end DJI FPV Combo configuration, which will include:

  1. DJI FPV drone
  2. Transport protection for gimbal and camera
  3. DJI FPV remote control 2 with removable sticks
  4. intelligent battery
  5. DJI FPV Goggles V2.0
  6. 4 × Antennas for DJI FPV Goggles V2.0
  7. Battery for DJI FPV Goggles V2.0
  8. Head Strap for DJI FPV Goggles V2.0
  9. Quick Detach Prop Kit (2CW/2CCW)
  10. Spare set of quick release propellers (2CW/2CCW)
  11. Power Cable (USB-C) for DJI FPV Goggles V2.0
  12. Charger
  13. Power cable for charger
  14. USB-C data cable
  15. USB-C OTG cable
  16. Spare green canupee (flexible shell covering the main part of the drone; can be installed instead of stock gray)
  17. user manual

Add. Accessories

  • DJI Motion Controller is an innovative and intuitive solution for controlling DJI FPV drone with one hand. It is offered as an alternative replacement for standard control equipment for pilots with disabilities, or for those who are looking for new ways to control a DJI FPV drone.
  • The DJI FPV Fly More Kit is a charging hub for sequentially charging up to three drone batteries. Comes with two extra drone batteries.
  • The DJI FPV Intelligent Flight Battery is a drone battery.
  • 360° Propeller Guard – Propeller protection for the safest possible flight. Relevant for flights indoors and in places with obstacles.
  • DJI FPV Drone Arm Bracers are detachable beam amplifiers that effectively increase the strength of the drone’s arms and reduce the risk of damage.
  • SanDisk Extreme microSD Card 128 GB is a high-speed memory card (Read speed up to 160 MB / s; Write speed up to 90 MB / s) microSD format with a capacity of 128 GB. Compliant with new UHS Speed ​​Class 3 (U3) and UHS Video Speed ​​Class 30 (V30) for 4K UHD video recording modes.

Specification

drone

take off weight:

about 795g

Dimensions:

255 x 312 x 127mm (with propellers)
178 x 232 x 127mm (without propellers)

Diagonal frame size:

245mm

Max. take off speed:

M mode: unlimited
S mode: 54 km/h
N mode: 28.8 km/h

Max. sink rate:

M mode: unlimited
S mode: 36 km/h
N mode: 18 km/h

Max. horizontal flight speed:

M mode: 140 km/h
S mode: 97.2 km/h
N mode: 54 km/h

Max. acceleration:

0-100 km/h: 2 seconds (in calm weather in M ​​mode)

Max. ceiling above sea level:

6000 m

Max. flight time:

about 20 minutes (result was achieved in field tests in calm weather at a constant speed of 40 km/h)

Max. hang time:

about 16 minutes (the result was achieved in field tests in calm weather)

Max. one-way flight distance:

16.8 km (the result was achieved in field tests in calm weather)

Max. wind resistance:

10.8 – 13.6 m/s

operating temperature range :

-10°C to 40°C

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 100 mW
SRRC: ≤ 100 mW
MIC: ≤ 100 mW

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 25 mW
SRRC: ≤ 355 mW

Number of antennas:

four

satellite positioning:

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO

Hover Accuracy Range:

Vertical:
±0.1m (with touch positioning)
±0.5m (with satellite positioning)

Vertical:
±0.3 m (with touch positioning)
±1.5 m (with satellite positioning)

Supported SD card format:

microSD (capacity up to 256 GB)

Inner memory:

n/a

Hybrid FPV Camera

matrix:

1/2.3″ CMOS; Eff. Pixels: 12 million

lenses:

FOV: 150°
35mm: 14.66mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Focus mode: Fixed
Focus range: 0.6m to ∞

ISO:

100-12800

Shutter speed:

1/50-1/8000s

Photo modes:

Time-lapse

Max. picture size:

3840×2160

Photo Format:

JPG

Video Resolution:

4K: 3840×2160@50/60fps
FHD: 1920×1080@50/60/100/120fps

Video Format:

MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC)

Max. video bitrate:

120 Mbps

color profile:

Standard, D-Cinelike

Rock Stady Electronic Stabilization:

available

Distortion Correction:

available

Supported file systems:

exFAT (recommended)
FAT32

suspension

mechanical range:

Tilt: -65° to 70°

Controlled Range:

Tilt: -50° to 58°

stabilization:

Mechanical: single axis (Tilt)
Electronic: single axis (Roll)

Max. controlled speed:

60°/s

Angular vibration range:

±0.01° (in N mode)

Electronic Axis Roll:

available (can stabilize footage when the aircraft is tilted up to 10°)

sensory system

front:

Measuring accuracy range: 0.5-18m Obstacle detection: only available in N mode
Viewing angle: 56° (horizontal), 71° (vertical)

Lower (two visual sensors + two ToF):

Effective height ToF: 10m Hovering
range: 0.5-15m Hovering
distance for visual sensors: 0.5-30m

Additional lighting:

1 x LED

working conditions:

Refers to non-reflective, distinguishable surfaces.
Diffuse reflectance >20% (eg walls, trees, people)
Optimum lighting conditions (lux > 15 in normal indoor lighting)

intelligent battery

battery capacity:

2000 mAh

Voltage:

22.2V

Max. charging current:

25.2V

battery type:

LiPo 6S

power:

44.4Wh at 0.5C

current output:

Continuous: 10C

The weight:

295g

Ambient temperature charging environments:

5°C to 40°C

Max. charging power:

90W

Charger

input voltage:

100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.8A

output voltage:

Charging interface charger: 25.2V ± 0.1V 3.57A ± 0.1A (high current) 1A ± 0.2A (low current)
USB port: 5V/2A (×2)

Rated power:

86W

video link

slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

communication bandwidth:

40 Hz (max.)

Video link quality:

Low-Latency Mode: 810p/120fps ≤ 28ms
High-Quality Mode: 810p/60fps ≤ 40ms

Max. bitrate:

50 Mbps

Signal transmission range:

10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC), 6 km (MIC)

Audio transmission capability:

supported

DJI FPV Goggles V2

Weight (including antennas and head strap):

about 420g

Dimensions:

184 x 122 x 110mm (excluding antennas)
202 x 126 x 110mm (including antennas)

screen size:

2 × 2-inch screens

Screen refresh rate:

144Hz

slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 707 mW
CE: ≤ 100 mW
SRRC: ≤ 100 mW
MIC: ≤ 100 mW

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 25 mW
SRRC: ≤ 79 mW

communication bandwidth:

40 Hz (max.)

Video link quality:

Low-Latency Mode: 810p/120fps ≤ 28ms*
High-Quality Mode: 810p/60fps ≤ 40ms*
*150° FOV available when shooting at 50fps or 100fps. For other frame rates, the FOV will be 142°.

video bitrate:

50 Mbps

Signal transmission range:

10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC), 6 km (MIC)

Video format:

MP4 (H.264)

Supported video/audio playback formats:

MP4, MOV, MKV (Video: H.264; Audio: AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AC-3, MP3)

operating temperature range :

0°C to 40°C

Food:

dedicated batteries for DJI Goggles or other 11.1-25.2V batteries

FOV:

30° to 54°; Image Size: 50-100%

Interpupillary distance range:

58-70mm

Supported SD card format:

microSD (capacity up to 256 GB)

Battery DJI FPV Goggles

Capacity:

1800 mAh

Voltage:

9V(Max.)

Type of:

LiPo 2S

power:

18Wh

Ambient temperature charging environments:

0°C to 45°C

Max. charging power:

10W

battery life:

110 minutes (measured at an ambient temperature of 25°C at maximum brightness)

DJI FPV Controller 2

operating range :

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 707 mW
CE: ≤ 100 mW
SRRC: ≤ 100 mW
MIC: ≤ 100 mW

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 25 mW
SRRC: ≤ 79 mW

Signal transmission range:

10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC), 6 km (MIC)

Dimensions:

190×140×51mm

The weight:

346g

battery life:

around 9 o’clock

charging time:

2.5h

DJI Motion Controller

Model:

FC7BMC

The weight:

167g

operating range :

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Max. signal transmission distance:

10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4 GHz: ≤ 707 mW (FCC), ≤ 100 mW (CE/SRRC/MIC)
5.8 GHz: ≤ 1412 mW (FCC), ≤ 79 mW (SRRC), ≤ 25 (CE)

operating temperature range :

-10°C to 40°C

battery life:

300 minutes

microSD card

Supported microSD cards:

Max. capacity 256 GB UHS-I speed class 3

Recommended microSD cards:

SanDisk High Endurance U3 V30 64GB microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme PRO U3 V30 A2 64GB microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme U3 V30 A2 64GB microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme U3 V30 A2 128GB microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme U3 V30 A2 256GB microSDXC
Lexar 667x V30 128GB
microSDXC
Samsung Yellow) 64GB microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus U3 (Red) 64GB microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus U3 256GB microSDXC
Netac 256GB U3 A1 microSDXC

Notes and recommendations

Notes and recommendations:

1. Due to local policy and regulatory restrictions, the 5.8 GHz frequency band is prohibited in countries such as Japan, Russia, Israel, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In this case, it is recommended to use the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Always check local rules and regulations as they may change over time.

2. The maximum flight range specification is a measure of the power and resiliency of the radio link, not the capacity of the drone’s battery. This only applies to the maximum one-way flight range. The data was measured in an open environment without interference. Always pay attention to the system warnings of the drone to return to the FPV goggles menu or in the DJI Fly mobile app during the flight. Current communication standards in countries and regions:

FCC: USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, Columbia, Puerto Rico and other regions

SRRC: Mainland China

CE: UK, Russia, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Macau, New Zealand, UAE and other regions

MIC: Japan.

Appearance

New FPV design

FPV drone has never looked so cool. The sleek and aerodynamic design of the DJI FPV drone, coupled with advanced components, delivers powerful thrust, long battery life, and impressive wind resistance, making this FPV vehicle as functional as it is visually stunning. The DJI FPV drone excels in many ways, such as the sporty RGB LED built into the drone’s arms can be customized by the user to make the drone even more unique.

modular design

Thanks to the modular design, elements such as the gimbal camera, chassis and top of the DJI FPV drone can be easily replaced, making repairs as convenient as possible. In addition, users can take advantage of the DJI Care Refresh after-sales service plan, which provides coverage for a wide range of damage and thus increases the user’s confidence and peace of mind when using the product.

DJI Care Refresh (DJI FPV) is a maintenance plan that gives the user more peace of mind while flying. DJI Care Refresh (DJI FPV) provides replacement for certain aircraft components lost in a crash for a small additional fee. If you purchase DJI Care Refresh (2-Year Plan), you will also receive an original warranty extension of up to two years (extension varies by region). For more information, please contact DJI Support.

Hybrid FPV Camera

Another component of the DJI racing drone that deserves special attention is its on-board camera. The quad has a hybrid solution built on a 12MP 1/2.3-inch sensor that can provide both a high-quality HD picture on the DJI FPV Goggles screen and incredibly smooth high-resolution video recording in 4K mode: 3840 × 2160 at 50/ 60 fps and FHD mode: 1920 × 1080 at 50/60/100/120 fps. A photo mode is also available, allowing you to capture 12-megapixel images frame-by-frame (Max. photo size: 3840 × 2160; Format: JPG).

A whole range of systems is responsible for stabilized shooting, this is a hybrid 2-axis image stabilization system (Mechanical stabilization – Tilt axis; Electronic stabilization – Roll axis) + time-tested RockSteady electronic stabilization, coupled with automatic distortion correction. Add here a video bitrate of 120 Mbps, a D-Cinelike color profile, H.264/H.265 codecs, and we get the fastest and most reliable CineWhoop drone for realizing professional-level content.

DJI O3

The latest DJI O3 (OcuSync 3.0) transmission system has been tailored to meet the unique needs of the DJI FPV drone. The system delivers crystal-clear real-time video streaming up to 10km away, supports automatic switching between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz, and delivers never-before-seen video streaming rates of up to 50Mbps, greatly reducing latency and compression artifacts.

  • To ensure stable and reliable transmission of the video stream, three transmitters and four receivers with high-gain antennas are installed on board the drone.
  • The maximum video bit rate of 50 Mbps was achieved outdoors without obstacles or interference.

Next Generation FPV Immersion

DJI is well prepared for the arrival of their first FPV drone. For its announcement, they have finalized the already unique DJI FPV goggles and now flying in first-person mode will amaze any aerial skeptic. The DJI FPV Goggles V2 features increased resolution, an ultra-wide 150° field of view, and a 140Hz refresh rate. Now high-definition video transmission at up to 120 frames per second provides unparalleled real-time flight visualization. Even professionals gasp!

  • When using DJI FPV goggles, it is important to remember that in no case should direct sunlight hit the display surface! Pixels burn out without the possibility of recovery!
  • The developer notes that the full 150-degree FOV is only applicable when shooting at 50 or 100 fps. For other frame rates, the FOV will be 142°.
  • In Low-Latency mode 810p at 120fps, video latency is less than 28ms; in High-Quality mode 810p at 60 fps, the video transmission delay is less than 40 ms.
  • The DJI FPV drone supports two H.265/H.264 video encoding formats, while the DJI FPV Goggles V2 only supports H.264.

Audience Mode

Audience Mode (Audience Mode) makes it easy for anyone who wants to become a spectator of an exciting flight. Simply install other DJI FPV Goggles V2 goggles on the piloted drone channel and you are ready to share the view from above.

flight modes

Whether you’re an advanced pilot or a complete beginner, the DJI FPV drone offers three flight modes that will allow anyone to reach their full potential from day one:

N mode

Mode N (Normal) – ideal for anyone who has just come to this exciting hobby. The mode offers smooth, stabilized flight with all the features of a GPS drone, such as auto takeoff and landing, position holding, and even obstacle recognition. In this mode, the angles and speed of horizontal flight are minimal, which means that they will be more relevant than ever for a beginner.

S mode

S (Sport) mode – unlike Normal mode, the sport mode unleashes the potential of the drone a notch higher, increasing the angles and flight speed to almost pre-maximum values. Serves as a kind of next stage in training for the beginner, after mastering the basic skills of piloting in N mode. Satellite positioning is still active, with the exception of the obstacle recognition system. In other words, flying in S mode will be much more fun.

M mode

The M (Manual) mode is an analogue of the ACRO mode, reveals the full potential of the drone. In this mode, all auxiliary sensory systems are disabled, angles and speed indicators reach maximum values. Max. horizontal flight speed – 140 km / h, and acceleration to 100 km / h takes only 2 seconds. Manual mode supports fine-tuning of all parameters that determine the behavior of the drone in the air. Relevant for advanced pilots/professionals who have experience in acro piloting. Since this mode requires special skills, the developer has provided the possibility of training without lifting the DJI FPV drone into the air through the FPV simulator – DJI Virtual Flight.

  • Important! Obstacle detection is only active in Normal mode. When flying in this mode, the DJI FPV drone will automatically slow down when it detects obstacles in front of it, but no more, to thereby warn the pilot of the approach and give the opportunity to make the right decision – to fly around or stop . It is worth considering this when flying!
  • For safety reasons, M-Mode cannot be activated by simply flipping the 3-position switch on the remote control – activation of the mode is possible only through the interface of the FPV goggles, and only before takeoff.

DJI Virtual Flight App

The DJI Virtual Flight app allows users to practice flying in Manual mode in realistic simulated scenarios. Simply connect the DJI FPV Goggles V2, remote controller to the app, and you’re ready to fly in a safe virtual environment.

The developer notifies that the DJI Virtual Flight app is currently available for download only for iOS devices.

control

DJI FPV Remote Controller 2

As we mentioned above, there are two ways to control a DJI FPV drone. The first method is the second-generation specially developed DJI FPV control equipment – DJI FPV Remote Controller 2, which in general is a classic way to control a drone and does not need a special introduction. This remote comes standard with the DJI FPV drone.

DJI Motion Controller

The DJI Motion Controller is another pioneering idea from DJI Innovations, a brand new type of controller that allows you to control your DJI FPV drone with one hand. The developer promises that the new controller will revolutionize the way a pilot interacts with a DJI FPV drone. It will be more relevant than ever for people with disabilities, as well as for those pilots who are looking for new ways to interact with the DJI FPV quad. The DJI Motion Controller is not stock and will be sold separately.

emergency stop function

The flight dynamics of the drone is so indicative that the developer had to provide a special function that resembles a “stop crane” in its action. If suddenly something went wrong in flight, just press a special button on the remote control in any mode and at any speed, and the drone will stop and hover steadily in the air in a matter of seconds. Note that in terms of entertainment, braking through this function is not inferior to accelerating a racing drone from a standstill. This is a really working emergency brake!

Additional security features

In order to ensure maximum safety when mastering piloting a racing drone, the developer has provided a whole range of auxiliary systems. Here, an auxiliary lower light, and a smart return to the take-off point (Smart Return to Home or RTH; activated by signal loss, low battery level or forcibly by the pilot), as well as the addition of a frontal and lower visual obstacle detection system, all this in order to ensure a safe flight for every pilot.

ADS-B transponder

The DJI FPV Drone gives users an extra layer of security with a built-in ADS-B transponder. This system receives online information about the location of aircraft at your flight location and warns you through the DJI Goggles V2 interface about any approach to them, which makes it possible to change the flight course in advance and thereby avoid a collision.

DJI Fly App

In the case of a DJI FPV drone, the DJI Fly mobile app performs four main functions:

  1. The DJI Fly app can display the live view of the FPV goggles on a smartphone when connected with the included cable.
  2. With the DJI Fly app, you can play, edit and share your footage on social networks in a few taps.
  3. You can find out about aerial photography locations in your immediate popular vicinity using the Fly Spots feature (Fly Spots; Not available in all countries).
  4. Update the software of key components of DJI FPV: this is the software of the drone itself, the software of the FPV headset and controller, and the software of the intelligent flight battery.

Recommendations and notes

  • When using DJI FPV goggles, it is important to remember that in no case should direct sunlight hit the display surface! Pixels burn out without the possibility of recovery!
  • The DJI FPV drone is equipped with a visual front and bottom sensor system that can automatically detect objects and reduce the speed of the aircraft when flying in N (Normal) mode. It follows that this function does not support automatic avoidance capabilities, and when obstacles are detected, the aircraft will only slow down, but not stop completely, thereby leaving it to the pilot to make the decision to stop or avoid. It is worth considering this when piloting.
  • Note that in S-mode, the sensor obstacle detection system is disabled.
  • In S-mode, the Cruise Control function becomes available (Cruise Control or automatic maintenance of a given airspeed). When enabled, the aircraft will fly forward at a constant speed without the need to manipulate the control stick. However, you can set the control stick for the direction of flight forward / backward and increase / decrease the speed of flight. Cruise Control is activated and deactivated by pressing the “Start/Stop” button on the control panel. The system will duplicate the activation and deactivation of the function by a notification on the display of the FPV goggles.
  • Before you start learning to fly in M-mode, it is recommended to practice in a virtual flight simulator – DJI Virtual Flight. To do this, install the application on your smartphone, connect DJI FPV Goggles V2 goggles, remote control to the application, and you are ready to learn how to fly in a safe virtual environment.
  • For safety reasons, M-mode cannot be activated by simply toggling the 3-position switch on the remote control – activation of the mode is possible only through the interface of the FPV goggles, and only before takeoff.
  • Before flying in M-mode for the first time, it is necessary to switch the control stick responsible for taking off and descending the drone (usually the left stick) from centering mode to normal (when the stick is not automatically centered). More details in the video instructions from the developer “Recommendations before flying in M-mode”.
  • Starting the motors in M-mode is carried out not by mixing the sticks, but by double pressing the “Start / Stop” button on the remote control.
  • If something goes wrong during the flight, in any mode, activate emergency braking and hovering by pressing the button with the pause / RTH indication on the remote control, after which the drone will brake hard and hover in the air.
  • To manually activate the automatic return to point of take-off (RTH) function, press the button on the remote control with the pause/RTH indication. After that, the aircraft will ascend or descend to the set altitude (changeable in the aircraft settings menu) and perform an automatic return to the take-off location. If necessary, the pilot can intervene in the return execution mode by switching the mode switch to N mode and adjusting the landing accuracy manually. If this is not necessary, the drone will automatically land and turn off the motors. For better navigation, the screen of the FPV goggles always displays an “H” indicator indicating where the takeoff point is.To cancel the return function, press the button on the remote control with the pause / RTH indication again.
  • After the end of the flight, in order to avoid getting burns, postpone the process of dismantling the propellers, wait until the motors cool down!
  • If you happen to lose your drone mid-flight while the camera preview is still available, go to the Find My Drone section of the DJI Fly app and locate it on the displayed map in preview mode. To search for a drone, you can also use the activation of the LED backlight in tandem with a buzzer that will be impossible not to hear. Well, in the end, you can find the drone by comparing the coordinates displayed in the “Find My Drone” section with the latest coordinates from the flight log in the DJI Fly app.
  • The developer notifies that if you have purchased the DJI Care Refresh after-sales warranty plan, then it can be activated within 48 hours after the process of pairing the drone with FPV goggles and remote control.

price

The DJI FPV drone and additional accessories are now available for purchase at all official DJI stores at the following prices:

  1. DJI FPV Combo – $1299

DJI Care Refresh Extended Warranty (DJI FPV):

  • DJI Care Refresh (1 year) – $199
  • DJI Care Refresh (two years) – $319

Add. accessories

Conclusion

Another revolutionary solution from DJI, allowing everyone to get acquainted with the most adrenaline niche in the hobby. Looking at the initial result, I immediately want to compare the DJI FPV drone with a car that has received the potential of a racing car, enclosed in an incredibly beautiful customizable shell. Something like a Lamborgini or Ferrari, which are essentially designed for professionals, but thanks to high-tech electronics, anyone can learn to control them without fear of crashing.

Judging by the first emotions of observers from professional drone racing, the DJI quad really turned out to be indicative in every sense of the word. And this is without taking into account individual settings. Many have noted that DJI FPV has incorporated all the wishes they could think of, but were not able to implement in their DIY FPV configurations.

However, it would be a mistake to believe that the model can replace the professional / amateur sports quads built from scratch, but it’s safe to say that the DJI FPV will have a place in the drone fleet of every pro, not to mention beginners and hobbyists. This is because in addition to the power and flight potential, the quad received an incredibly powerful digital video stream transmission system that works with an equally powerful hybrid video system that allows you to implement stabilized high-quality aerial photography in dynamic flight conditions. Together with the safety systems involved, the model becomes an excellent tool for receiving PRO-level action content, which also indicates that the quad will also come in for those who are professionally involved in filming.

Summing up the above, we note that the final product certainly justifies such a long wait. We will definitely bring this drone to our park. Accordingly, we recommend it to everyone who lives this interesting hobby. It is also worth recalling that, like any other newly-baked high-tech product, the DJI FPV Drone will first be brought to the ideal programmatically, you should take this into account when buying and especially not criticize the developer, because they really tried very hard. good luck to all! Fly safe!

FAQ

Q. What is the difference between DJI FPV drone and traditional GPS drones?

A. In general, FPV drones differ from traditional GPS drones in two main ways. The first is the immersion in flight provided by the FPV goggles. The second big difference is the flight itself. Compared to GPS drones, FPV drones generally allow you to fly at much higher speeds and have unlimited maneuverability without limiting angle in all axes. Because of this, FPV drones typically require a much higher level of skill to fly.

Q. What is the difference between DJI FPV drone and traditional FPV drones?

A. The DJI FPV drone has a built-in obstacle detection system, a high-definition digital video transmission system with low latency at a distance of up to 10 km, and a longer operating time of about 20 minutes. The integrated, ready-to-run configuration frees the user from the hassle of assembling and setting up the FPV drone on their own. The DJI FPV drone is also equipped with advanced safety features such as hovering emergency braking, intelligent take-off return, and a DJI Care Refresh after-sales insurance plan to provide additional protection during flight and greater peace of mind while operating the aircraft.

Q. Is the DJI FPV Combo really necessary?

A. The DJI FPV Combo comes with everything you need to start flying. It includes FPV drone, DJI Goggles V2 FPV goggles, DJI Remote Controller 2, battery for drone and DJI FPV goggles, charger and other related cables and accessories. For anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of FPV flying, this is the perfect way to get into the hobby.

Q. What is DJI Motion Controller? And is it really necessary?

A. The DJI Motion Controller is a small handheld device that has revolutionized the way drones are controlled. This compact device allows the aircraft to maneuver according to your natural hand movement, providing an ultra-intuitive experience and allowing even beginners to fly the drone like experienced pilots.

Q. I am a beginner with absolutely no experience. Where can I find guidelines for using a DJI FPV drone?

A. The DJI FPV drone comes with a user manual and detailed training materials, which you can access from the Flight Academy section of the DJI Fly mobile app. DJI has also developed the DJI Virtual Flight simulator app, which allows users to practice piloting virtually before flying in the real world. All you need to do is connect the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and a remote controller to your mobile device using DJI Virtual Flight Simulator and you are ready to master FPV flying without the risk of crashing your drone.

Q. Does the DJI FPV drone come with a warranty against accidental damage?

A. The DJI FPV drone comes with a standard product warranty. If you want to protect your DJI FPV drone from accidental damage, the developer recommends purchasing the DJI Care Refresh After-sales Warranty Plan to get a comprehensive service plan that includes device replacement in the event of an unexpected crash. The DJI Care Refresh Annual Plan provides two device replacements for a small additional fee within one year. The DJI Care Refresh 2-year plan offers you three replacements in two years. Both plans can be purchased with the purchase of a DJI FPV drone. The price on where you buy the drone, but a yearly plan will typically cost the consumer a little over $100.

Q. Does the DJI FPV drone support obstacle detection and avoidance?

A. The DJI FPV aircraft is equipped with a visual front and bottom sensor system that can automatically detect objects and slow down the aircraft when flying in N (Normal) mode. It follows that this function does not support automatic avoidance capabilities, and when obstacles are detected, the aircraft will only slow down, but not stop completely, thereby leaving it to the pilot to make the decision to stop or avoid. It is worth considering this when piloting.

Q. Do I need to assemble my own DJI FPV drone?

Oh no. Like many previous DJI drones, the DJI FPV drone does not require assembly. Just open the box, charge the batteries, install the propellers, and the DJI FPV drone is ready to fly. For your information, the DJI FPV drone has a modular design with easily replaceable parts. For example, users can easily replace the top cover (canupi or flexible shell that covers the main body of the drone), stabilizing the single-axis gimbal with the camera and landing legs in case of damage.

Q. What is the maximum distance the DJI FPV drone can fly?

A. The DJI FPV drone is equipped with the DJI O3 Digital Transmission System (OcuSync 3.0), the best DJI transmission system to date. DJI OcuSync 3.0 has been tailored to meet the unique needs of the DJI FPV drone and provides crystal clear real-time video transmission up to 10/6 km (FCC/CE).

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Video instructions from the developer (with Russian subtitles).

First use advice – what to do before your first flight.

Unpacking and activation.

Pairing devices (performed once at the first connection).

DJI Fly mobile app.

First flight and a short guide for beginners.

Recommendations before flying in M-mode.

Component Replacement Guide.

The best reviews and test flights from drone racing professionals (with Russian subtitles).

Demonstration of the flight potential of a DJI FPV drone under the control of the top FPV pilot of the world-famous DCL (Drone Champions League) – MinChan Kim.

DJI FPV Visual Freestyle.

Opinion of a professional pilot about DJI FPV.

An exhaustive overview of the DJI FPV Combo + DJI Motion Controller. Part 1 (Unpacking, Activation, Update).

DJI FPV maximum range flight test.

Expert opinion on the question of how relevant DJI FPV is for beginners.

An exhaustive review of DJI FPV from the world-famous hobby developer of FPV drones, as well as a drone racing professional and part-time president of Rotor Riot, LLC – Andrew (Drew) Camden (Le Drib; Drew Camden). Unpacking, review, freestyle.

DJI FPV flight test with a beginner (female).

An exhaustive DJI FPV flight test from drone racing professional, current DRL League (Drone Racing League) pilot Paul Nurkkala.

An overview of ten key DJI FPV features.

First flight and first crash from the YT channel.

An exhaustive overview of the handheld controller “DJI Motion Controller”.

The first hard crash test from beginners.

DJI FPV review.

First use advice – what to do before your first flight.

A review of users who have never piloted an FPV drone.

Activation of the Turtle mode.

How Turtle mode works.

How DJI FPV Drone Arm Bracers are installed.

Today’s best custom props for DJI FPV. For those who are not in the know, spacers for a non-standard propeller are purchased separately, Google will help you. Installation is simple. The transition to the “nut” will significantly save on the purchase of standard DJI propellers, as well as when choosing high-quality props, albeit not significantly, the steering improves.

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