There is a growing ‘do-it-yourself’ category of drones that give you a first-person view (FPV) of your drone flying in the world of drones. Mount a camera, set up a radio transmitter and beam the video from the drone to glasses, and you̵
Building your FPV drone always has its perks, but DJI’s pre-built offering is appealing to anyone looking to get started FPV flying. It can take 20 minutes on a single charge, which may not sound like much compared to a standard drone, but is much longer than most FPV drones. These often last only five minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes.
The FPV drone also has three flight modes for you to get into things with ease. Normal mode limits your speed to 50 km / h, allows automatic leveling and maintains altitude for you. Sports mode increases speed to 100 km / h. And the manual mode pumps up the speed to 140 km / h and disables all assistance. It’s the hardest mode, but it’s also the only one that lets you do flips and tricks.
Most DIY FPV drones rely on an analog signal to get drone videos to your goggles. Analog has less range but lower latency. DJI’s FPV drone uses a digital signal, giving it more range – you can fly the drone further away in FPV mode. But the drone uses the company’s OcuSync technology to keep latency low, at least when compared to the usual digital transmission.
You can also adjust the glasses to lower the resolution and increase the frame rate (from 60 fps to 120 fps) to help with response times. In normal mode, the aircraft uses sensors to avoid objects to help avoid crashes. The kit comes with the drone, goggles, a standard controller and a motion controller.
The camera is capable of shooting 4K, 60fps recording in a super wide 150 degree view and uses a uniaxial gimbal to stabilize the image. If you want, you can turn on super slow motion to show off close calls or that terrifying crash.
The $ 1,300 DJI FPV drone is available for purchase from today at the site of the company and Amazon