It’s been just one day since the introduction of DJI’s revolutionary new FPV drone and a lot of customers have already purchased the drone. We review some of the primary reasons this could be the ideal choice for anyone looking to enter flying with First Person View flying – and also a few reasons the reasons why it may not be the best choice for other people. Let’s go.

If you are aware of what FPV means then skip to the next section. This is because we received an email from a reader who complained about our main outline because they weren’t aware of the concept. This is a valid issue. We’re guessing that the majority people who read our blog are familiar with the many acronyms of drones. However, for those who are brand new to the field and exploring the possibilities FPV means “First Person View.” It is the term used to describe that the drone has cameras that can see the direction it’s heading, and transmits the view to a pair of glasses that the pilot is wearing (or occasionally the monitor he watches). Based on the First Person View of the camera, the pilot is able to fly the drone. It’s a feedback system to pilot, as well as an incredible sensory experience that makes you feel inside the cockpit. It truly can “feel” as if it’s flying.

After that is now out of the way Let’s get started.

This is why this idea is fantastic for certain people

1. Great for beginners

If you’re in search of an intro to First Person View flight, it’s hard to beat this system all-in-one. It’s because, when you fly in N mode (which means normal) you’ll experience the stable, predictable type of flying DJI is famous for. With a visible observer close by you’ll be able fly using high-quality video transmission. In reality, anyone who is a complete beginner could fly for a few minutes the very first day. As long as they are able to demonstrate the right amount of common sense, they run the least chance of something going wrong. Are you worried? Put your hands away from the sticks, and it is hovering.

2. It is not necessary to learn how to build.

In the past, if you were looking to get to enter the FPV market, there’s been an obstacle of some sort to get in. You’ve learned how to construct and repair your drone. Learn to make use of betaflight Configurator, OpenTX Companion, battery maintenance, and a host of other options. For some, it’s an integral part of the attraction of FPV and learning to create something. However, for many, everything seems daunting.

The DJI FV could inspire some to get started on building their own. However, many are looking for the simplicity and ease of experience. The most tightly-integrated Ready-to-Fly option available in order to get first Person View.

3. The goggles are stunning.

It’s a fact that is undisputed. When DJI first launched their FPV System (goggles camera and transmitter) it took the FPV community to the streets. The digital transmission brought an amount of clarity and clarity that wasn’t available in the analog world.
These are the things that create amazing streaming video

These days, the Goggles V2 look even better. They have 810p resolution and 120 FPS. They provide almost non-shakeable reception. The 150-degree FOV that they offer is crisp and clear. Additionally it’s massive – the new V2 goggles let you show the pilot’s view to another person. Connect a smartphone via USB-C, then launch the DJI Fly app, and you’ll be able see what the pilot is seeing. The Goggles can also be used with DJI’s most recent video transmission protocol, OcuSync 3.0.

4. There’s an interactive simulator

There’s a plus point there is. DJI has launched a brand new application called DJI Virtual Flight, that walks you through the basics to get familiar with the controls before you begin to teach you the essentials that make up FPV flight. We’ve played around with it briefly, and it’s a good choice. It’s not as great as a sim from a third party like Velocidrone However, it’s connected to the goggles, and will those who are preparing to fly completely in manual mode.
A frame of DJI’s Virtual Flight simulator, a free download…

5. Then there’s the “Emergency Brake”

If you’re brand new to FPV, or an experienced the technology, this is a great feature. This feature is available on the DJI FPV controller (both the standard remote as well as motion Controller device) come with the same function as the panic button. When things get crazy, one touch of the switch can make the drone cease and then hover. This could save pilots from costly repairs.
If the situation gets out of hand If things get out of control, you are able to (hopefully) keep your drone with just a flip of the switch…

The next challenge is incorporating this into the muscle memory instead of trying to recuperate with sticks. It’s an effective option.

6. Motion Controller Motion Controller

The jury hasn’t been able to begin thinking about whether the Motion Controller is a game changer. We’ve used it and believe it has a lot of potential, but we’d like to take more time to explore it. In essence, it gives an untrained pilot (or someone who is an expert pilot and enjoys it) with a simple method to fly. Press the throttle trigger and then point at the direction you wish to take off. Roll, yaw, pitch and ascent speed, or descent speed You can accomplish all of it with just one hand.
Do you see that big button? Press it if the situation goes in the wrong direction then the drone can float in the sky.

As with the standard remote included together with your drone there is the panic button that is sometimes referred to as “Emergency Brake.”

7. The camera

This set-up costs more than build it yourself. However, it’s extremely connected and has a major benefit that it has the capability of a 4K 60FPS camera already. In the past, with the traditional First Person View builds, users have to utilize two cameras: one for the pilot’s perspective as well as a second one to record decent footage. Most often, these cameras were GoPros which will cost you some hundred dollars (or more) over the cost of the drone. DJI’s DJI camera is integrated into the drone, and it’s great. Check out the video footage from the DJI promotional video:
There’s no need to purchase an additional camera, and this is something to consider when making comparisons

8. ADS-B

Most manned aircraft in the US (and, pretty soon, all of them) must transmit information from their aircraft using a transponder called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B. The information transmitted includes the location of the craft’s location in space as well as its direction.

The DJI system has An ADSB-compliant receiver. If a plane with a crew member begins to come close to the place you’re flying from, you’ll be notified by an alert. It will first appear on your goggles to provide warnings in visual form, followed by an audio warning. Since not all pilots has an Visual Observer with them during their FPV flight (and one that is required by law) it is a great safety measure to have an integrated.

9. RockSteady EIS

Alongside physical vibration isolation for the camera, it also includes electronic image stabilization. This can eliminate the hassle that pilots typically must go through when operating different action camera. You’ll be able drop the footage in 4K directly to your software for editing.

Click here to buy the DJI FPV drone.

10. It’s all that’s needed.

There are other options that we could include in this for example, the vast sub-menus inside the goggles that allow you to tweak the drone’s performance as well as improving the camera. It is possible to talk about batteries that, while more expensive than LiPos for FPV they offer a longer time of flight with a simple package. Maybe you could use the “Find my Drone” function to avoid the inevitable crash in the middle of a huge field (this could save you from a lot of hassle). The forward obstacle detection as well as downward sensors. The GPS and Return-toHome features.

And so on.
It’s a fully-integrated program

The main benefit for anyone who is who is just beginning their journey, is that everything appears to be working pretty smoothly from the beginning. You can fly this model in the first few minutes of your introduction even if you don’t have prior experience with drones. (However be aware that, as we’ve told you to avoid using M mode until after you’ve had an hour of simulator time and are confident with the RC control options, as well as also have an on-site Visual Observer on site.)

The downside is now in sight.

1. It’s not an Racer

We’ve already said it many times before. It’s true that the DJI FPV drone isn’t suitable for all. It’s definitely not for the seasoned FPV racer seeking the most recent competitive edge. It’s not more responsive than a properly built, fully tuned quad. It’s not as agile or fast as you could construct. However, you’re likely not the ideal customer to purchase this item.

2. The system will crash, and things will break.

With all the fail-safe features DJI has carefully incorporated into for its customers, it’s that you’ll crash while in M mode, unless you’re an experienced FPV pilot. In some crashes, you’ll break things. Propellers and perhaps arms.

In the old world of FPV it was common to collect your pieces, take it home to repair it yourself. When you purchase the DJI machine it’s going to be ordering components from DJI and then waiting. This will prevent you from flying, and may cost more rather than attempting it yourself using the materials you have.

3. It’s not configurable.

You can alter the performance using the internal goggles menu. It’s doubtful that you’ll be able customize the device with different motors, electronic Speed Controllers and so on. This machine is a decent one but the only thing you can do is use it. If the bug of customizing annoys you (and it is likely to do so for certain) then you’ll need to figure out how to build an at-home build.

4. Additional batteries can be costly.

Comparatively to typical 6s LiPo packs these aren’t expensive. They offer a discount in the event you buy the Fly More kit, but they’re significantly more expensive than the standard pack. You can get an additional 20-minute flight time, so you should take this into consideration.

In reality it is possible to found more than four reasons to not buy however, the majority are coming from people who are part of the current FPV community. A lot of the critiques these people (and some women) have against this drone are acceptable from their viewpoint.

This article is directed towards those who are just beginning to learn about FPV and thinking about making the leap. If you’re already a creator and are looking to become one, then begin learning on YouTube or buy and build your own kit. If you’re not afraid of paying the extra cost for everything that this kit offers It’s the perfect option that could help you fly today.

Our Take

The online reviews, which we’ve seen (including the ones we’ve written ourselves) indicate that this drone is designed to target an entirely new market segment: people who would like to experience FPV without the massive barrier to entry.

This is why people who have mostly flown conventional DJI products and are relatively new to FPV are awestruck by the experience. The transmission is stable, the video quality is top-notch and it exposes people who have zero First Person View experience to the incredible thrills that is this type of piloting.

and those who are experienced FPV pilots, especially those who like race-flying and flying around bandsos (abandoned structures)? They’re not as interested. They refer to the price of the product, the lack of ability to alter the system and the expense of additional batteries, and many more. They’re also comparing it to quads they’ve designed and adjusted, and they are quite different in comparison to this.

The bottom line is that it’s only you who will decide which option is best for you. If you decide this is the case, then you should test the hell out of the simulator prior to attempting manual. Doing otherwise is the recipe for catastrophe. Take your time using the S and N modes before making your final decision and ensure that you are near that “emergency brake” button. We’re sure that you’ll be tempted to jump straight to M, however follow our suggestions. You’ll be thankful in the future.