All DJI FPV drone information leaks pre-launch
The new DJI FPV drone is marketed as ‘a video and camera platform that’s uniquely positioned in the market for filming action,’ which promises to be also a lot of fun to fly. The Facebook post says that:
There are two sets of specs around video: what’s transmitted back to the goggles and what’s recorded directly on board. The imaging camera has a wide 142° view. When shooting at 50 or 100FPS, the view widens to 150°.
The DJI FPV Goggles provide:
The DJI FPV Goggles V2 are the current top-of-the-line offering in HD FPV. They receive an HD video transmission up to 810P at 60FPS in high-quality mode, or 120FPS in low-latency mode.
Whereas the DJI FPV drone offers much higher onboard recording capabilities:
4K/60FPS video can be recorded up to a 120Mbps bitrate. Or, HD 1080 video can be recorded up to 120FPS. RockSteady image stabilization smooths out turbulence and jerky flight movements while distortion correction helps avoid image quality degredation. Video is recorded in H.264 or H.265.
The DJI FPV drone offers three different modes:
This is a typical GPS-assisted mode that’s easy to control and enables smooth flight. It’s also the most limited, with a maximum attitude angle of 25° and maximum flight speed of 15m/s (~33mph).
Increase the maximum flight speed to 27m/s (~60mph) and double the ascent and descent rates.
“Manual” mode the disables most flight assists and hands direct control to the operator, just like a freestyle drone would have. This enables amazing maneuverability—but also carries considerable risk. So much so that Manual mode is disabled by default and must be enabled through the goggle menu. In addition, manual mode will still limit the maximum attitude of the craft and prevent inverted maneuvers like flips and rolls. A separate goggle menu setting can remove this second attitude limiter and unlock the craft’s full potential. DJI has provided a method to disable the automatic recentering on the radio controller by adjusting a screw at the back.
To make the DJI FPV drone fun, easy and safe to fly, DJI has included the following features
- Smart return-to-home
- Low battery return-to-home
- Forward- and downward-facing obstacle avoidance sensors
- Emergency Brake – When you activate it, the drone goes into full stabilization mode to set itself upright and hover in place
DJI also offers an all-new DJI Motion Controller that allows you to fly the DJI FPV drone with a ‘one-handed motion-sensing remote.’ DJI promises that the new controller will revolutionize the way pilots will interact with the DJI FPV drone.
The DJI FPV drone will offer a 20-minute flight-time and speeds of up to 60 mph and weighs around 800 grams.
DJI aims to lower the barrier to entry for FPV Drones and make it safer and easier to make this awesome FPV flying experience accessible to a larger audience.
The DJI FPV drone includes ADS-B In to receive information from nearby aircraft and relaying it to the goggle OSD for the pilot.
Since crashes are likely to happen with FPV drones, DJI made sure that ‘parts like the landing gear, gimbal, and top shell are replaceable.’
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