DJI FPV Drone: A hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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.

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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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 min
  • 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)

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Equipment

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography
  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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Add. Accessories

  • DJI Motion Con­troller is an inno­v­a­tive and intu­itive solu­tion for con­trol­ling the 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.
  • DJI FPV Fly More Kit – Charg­ing hub for sequen­tial charg­ing of up to three drone bat­ter­ies. Comes with two extra drone bat­ter­ies.
  • DJI FPV Intel­li­gent Flight Bat­tery drone bat­tery.
  • 360° Pro­peller Guard — pro­peller pro­tec­tion for the safest flight. Rel­e­vant for flights indoors and in places with obsta­cles.
  • DJI FPV Drone Arm Brac­ers — Remov­able beam ampli­fiers, effec­tive­ly increase the strength of the drone beams and reduce the risk of dam­age.
  • San­Disk Extreme microSD Card 128 GB — 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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Specification

Drone

Take­off weight:

about 795 g

Dimen­sions:

255 × 312 × 127 mm (with pro­pellers)
178 × 232 × 127 mm (exclud­ing pro­pellers)

Diag­o­nal frame size:

245 mm

Max. take­off speed:

M mode: with­out Bor­ders
S mode: 54 km/h
N mode: 28.8 km/h

Max. sink rate:

M mode: with­out Bor­ders
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 range tem­per­a­tures:

-10°C to 40°C

Trans­mit­ter pow­er (EIRP):

2.400 — 2.4835 GHz

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

5.725 — 5.850 GHz

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

Num­ber of anten­nas:

four

Satel­lite posi­tion­ing:

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO

Hov­er Accu­ra­cy Range:

In the ver­ti­cal plane:
±0.1 m (with touch posi­tion­ing)
±0.5 m (with satel­lite posi­tion­ing)

In the ver­ti­cal plane:
±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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Hybrid FPV Camera

Matrix:

1/2.3″ CMOS; Eff. Pix­els: 12 mil­lion

Lens:

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

ISO:

100–12800

Shut­ter speed:

1/50–1/8000s

Pho­to modes:

Time-lapse

Max. image size:

3840×2160

Pho­to For­mat:

JPG

Video res­o­lu­tion:

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

Video For­mat:

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

Max. video bitrate:

120 Mbps

Col­or pro­file:

Stan­dard, D‑Cinelike

Rock­Stady Elec­tron­ic Sta­bi­liza­tion:

avail­able

Dis­tor­tion Cor­rec­tion:

avail­able

Sup­port­ed file sys­tems:

exFAT (rec­om­mend­ed)
FAT32

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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: 10 m
Hov­er­ing dis­tance: 0.5–15 m.
Hov­er­ing range for visu­al sen­sors: 0.5–30 m

Addi­tion­al light­ing:

1 x LED

Work­ing con­di­tions:

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Intelligent battery

Bat­tery capac­i­ty:

2000 mAh

Volt­age:

22.2V

Max. charg­ing cur­rent:

25.2V

Bat­tery type:

LiPo 6S

Pow­er:

44.4 Wh at 0.5C

Cur­rent out­put:

Con­tin­u­ous: 10C

The weight:

295 g

Ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture charg­ing envi­ron­ments:

5°C to 40°C

Max. charg­ing pow­er:

90 W

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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:

86 W

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Videolink

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 Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Goggles V2

Weight (includ­ing anten­nas and head strap):

about 420 g

Dimen­sions:

184 × 122 × 110 mm (with­out anten­nas)
202 × 126 × 110 mm (includ­ing anten­nas)

Screen size:

2 × 2‑inch screens

Screen refresh rate:

144 Hz

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: ≤ 100mW
SRRC: ≤ 100mW
MIC: ≤ 100mW

5.725 — 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 25mW
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 is avail­able when shoot­ing at 50 or 100 fps. For oth­er frame rates, the FOV will be 142°.

Bitrate 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 range tem­per­a­tures:

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:

58–70 mm

Sup­port­ed SD card for­mat:

microSD (capac­i­ty up to 256 GB)

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

Battery DJI FPV Goggles

Capac­i­ty:

1800 mAh

Volt­age:

9V (Max.)

Type of:

LiPo 2S

Pow­er:

18 Wh

Ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture charg­ing envi­ron­ments:

0°C to 45°C

Max. charg­ing pow­er:

10 W

Bat­tery life:

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Controller 2

Oper­at­ing range fre­quen­cies:

2.400 — 2.4835 GHz
5.725 — 5.850 GHz

Trans­mit­ter pow­er (EIRP):

2.400 — 2.4835 GHz

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

5.725 — 5.850 GHz

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

Sig­nal trans­mis­sion range:

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

Dimen­sions:

190×140×51mm

The weight:

346 g

Bat­tery life:

around 9 o’clock

Charg­ing time:

2.5 h

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI Motion Controller

Mod­el:

FC7BMC

The weight:

167 g

Oper­at­ing range fre­quen­cies:

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):

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

Oper­at­ing range tem­per­a­tures:

-10°C to 40°C

Bat­tery life:

300 min

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

microSD card

Sup­port­ed microSD cards:

Max. capac­i­ty 256 GB UHS‑I speed class 3

Rec­om­mend­ed microSD cards:

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

Notes and recommendations

Notes and rec­om­men­da­tions:

one. Due to local pol­i­cy and reg­u­la­to­ry restric­tions, the 5.8 GHz fre­quen­cy band is banned 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, Colom­bia, 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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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 FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography
  • 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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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 FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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:

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography
  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 pop­u­lar aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy loca­tions in your imme­di­ate 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.

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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!

DJI FPV Combo. Hybrid FPV solution for freestyle and aerial photography

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 depends 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).

Video

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 a well-known FPV drone devel­op­er in the world, as well as a drone rac­ing pro­fes­sion­al and part-time Pres­i­dent of Rotor Riot, LLCAndrew (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.

Yara

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