On November 22, the DJI Goggles Racing Edition FPV Goggles was unveiled at the official press release from DJI Innovations. Goggles RE, in addition to the brutal black metallic color and red leather upholstery, received a number of significant improvements that every UAV pilot was thinking about when he first learned about DJI Goggles.
*News for the DJI Goggles Racing Edition.
- OcuSync data transfer technology
- Dual band video transmission 2.4 and 5.8GHz
- Supports FHSS automatic carrier change technology
- Digital video transmission with up to 50ms latency
- Built-in video receiver operating at an analog frequency of 5.8 GHz
- 12 selectable FPV channels
- Removal distance up to 7km
- Support for MP4, MOV and MKV video formats
- Supports Sphere mode (viewing 360° panoramas)
- DJI OcuSync FPV camera to enhance the use of goggles (for Combo kit)
- DJI OcuSync Air Unit External Video Transmitter for Goggles Expansion (For Combo Kit)
- 2 × ultra-high quality screens
- Support for intelligent flight modes
- Head movement control
About the new product
DJI Goggles RE are aimed primarily at UAV pilots who are demanding on the quality of the transmitted FPV signal. Now, in addition to receiving a digital video signal through OcuSync technology, thanks to the built-in video receiver, the glasses also support analog in the 5.8 GHz frequency range. This means the Goggles RE are compatible with any racing drone in your drone fleet.
DJI Goggles Racing Edition can be used not only when piloting UAVs, but also when driving RC cars, robots, etc. This opportunity appeared thanks to the union of two additional accessories that are included in the Combo package:
- DJI OcuSync FPV Camera
- External Video Transmitter Ocusync Air Unit
*DJI Goggles Racing Edition Kit.
The developer offers three configuration options:
- DJI Goggles Racing Edition
- DJI Goggles Racing Edition & Carry More Backpack
- DJI Goggles Racing Combo
It should be understood that the transmission of FHD FPV images in real time over a distance of up to 7 km with a delay of 50 m / s is still an unattainable result for household devices of this type. In fact, FHD broadcast will be possible on speed-limited flight modes. A distance of 7 km will be reachable under special conditions (for example, in Europe it will definitely not work that far). And finally, to get a minimum delay of 50m / s, the picture will have to come in 480p at 50fps. To get the most complete picture of the new version of glasses, we invite you to read the main questions and answers below.
Q: What are the differences between DJI Goggles and DJI Goggles RE?
A: Goggles RE improvements:
- In addition to the 2.4GHz digital transmission band, the new DJI Goggles RE also support the 5.8GHz band, avoiding the usual interference on the busier 2.4GHz band.
- The internal linear polarized omnidirectional antennas have been redesigned and a new Pagoda external antenna has been added, a single frequency omnidirectional left circular polarization (LHCP) antenna at 5.8 GHz.
- Restructured radio strategy and video decoding algorithm to reduce transmission latency to 50ms (with less than 10ms wireless latency; achieved when tested with 480p video stream), ensuring smooth and reliable video transmission and avoiding video delay and disconnection from digital video transmission system when operating under normal conditions.
- DJI Goggles RE support analog transmission at any integer frequency from 5.650 to 5.925 GHz and analog video storage on a Micro SD card.
- DJI Goggles RE can store digital video on a Micro SD card.
- DJI Goggles RE support local video playback and panorama viewing of the Sphere, allowing users to turn their head to get a 360° panorama view of the Sphere.
- The face pad has been redesigned, and the headband has new interchangeable leather materials to make it even more comfortable.
Q: Which DJI drones are the goggles compatible with?
A: Spark, Mavic series, Phantom 4 series and Inspire 2.
Q: What is Goggles RE powered by?
A: Built-in 9440mAh lithium polymer battery.
Q: Is video recording possible?
A: Yes, all images and videos received by the mask will be stored on a microSD card pre-installed in the microSD port of the glasses. Recording will be carried out both digital signals and analog.
Q: Is the OcuSync Air Unit VTX compatible with other FPV cameras?
A: No, only with the DJI OcuSync camera.
Q: Can the DJI OcuSync camera be connected to other Air Unit transmission systems?
Q: Can I receive images at 5.8GHz analog frequency?
Q: Do the glasses support Headtracking mode?
A: Yes, for attitude control.
Q: Do the goggles support FHSS during signal transmission?
A: Yes, FHSS technology works, it allows you to automatically change the carrier frequency if the channel is noisy. Works only in conjunction with OcuSync.
Q: What are the features of the DJI OcuSync camera?
A: Built on a 1/3″ CMOS sensor with instant Global shutter image capture (reduces unwanted rolling shutter effects). The FOV of the camera is 148°. Can shoot in 1280×960 at 50fps, 1280×720 at 60fps, and 640×480 at 100fps. Works only with the Ocusync Air Unit video transmitter. Detailed specification here.
Q: What flight controllers does the DJI OcuSync camera support?
A: F3, F4, KISS, NAZE.
Q: What control hardware does the DJI OcuSync camera support?
A: X9D (Frsky), DEVO 10 (Walkera), T8FG (Futaba), T14SG (Futaba), WTF09sll (WFLY), AT9S (RadioLink) .
Q: What are the features of the Ocusync Air Unit video transmitter?
A: Designed to transmit the video signal received from the DJI OcuSync camera. Operates in two bands of radio frequencies 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz with support for FHSS technology. It has 19 channels (12 at 5.8 GHz and 7 at 2.4 GHz). It is capable of transmitting a picture in a resolution of 1280 × 960 pixels with a delay of 70 m / s at 50 frames per second. To ensure video transmission with a minimum delay of 50m/s, it switches to 480p resolution at 50 fps.
Q: What are the dimensions/weight of the camera and video transmitter?
A: Dimensions of the OcuSync camera: 2.94 × 2.82 × 2.26 cm. Weight: 18.2 g. Dimensions of the Ocusync Air Unit module: 7.2 × 3.3 × 1.4 cm. Weight: 43.7 g.
Q: Transmitted signal strength?
A: At 2.4GHz it is 178mW for USA (FCC) and 70mW for Europe (EU). At 5.8 GHz it is 350 mW for the US (FCC) and 18 mW for Europe (EU).
Q: Allowable removal distance?
A: In the 2.4GHz band, it is 4 km for Europe (7 km for the USA). In the 5.8GHz band – 700 meters for Europe (4 km for the USA).
Q: What is the latency in digital mode with the Ocusync Air Unit?
A: According to the specification: 70 milliseconds at 1280 x 960 at 50 fps, 60 milliseconds at 1280 x 720 at 60 fps, and 50 milliseconds at 640 x 480 at 50 fps.
A: The DJI Goggles Racing Edition bundle is available for $549. DJI Goggles Racing Edition & Carry More Backpack $609 The DJI Goggles Racing Combo package (which includes the Ocusync FPV camera + Ocusync Air Unit transmitter) is offered for $739 (you can view the contents of the kits by clicking on the “In the box” tab in the developer’s online store).