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Best Reasons To Buy A DJI FPV Drone

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 look at some of the primary advantages that make this the ideal choice for anyone looking to enter this world of First Person View flying – and then a few points out the reasons why it may not be suitable for some. Let’s go.

If you have an idea of what FPV is then skip to the next section. This is because we received one comment from a person who was unable to follow our primary outline because they weren’t aware of the meaning of. It’s a legitimate issue. We’re assuming that the majority users are familiar with the many acronyms of drones. However, for those who are just exploring the possibilities FPV is “First Person View.” It is the term used to describe that the drone has cameras that can see the direction in which it is going and then transmits that view to the goggles that the pilot wears (or at times it’s a monitor that he or can be watching). 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 sensation that puts you inside the cockpit. It truly will “feel” as if that you’re flying.

After that is done now, let’s get going.

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, you can’t beat this system all-in-one. This is because when you fly in N mode (which means normal) it offers the steady, stable and predictable style of flying DJI is famous for. With a camera in the vicinity you’ll be able fly in crystal-clear 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. Do you feel worried? Get your hands off the sticks and it hangs there.

2. There is no need to know how to build.

In the past, if you were looking to get to get into the FPV market, there’s been an impediment to get in. You’ve learned how to build and maintain your drone. Learn to utilize betaflight Configurator, OpenTX Companion, battery maintenance, and a host of other options. For some, it’s one of the main reasons behind the attraction of FPV and learning to create something. However, for many, everything seems daunting.

The DJI FPV is likely to make some people want to get started on building their own. Many people want the simplicity and ease of experience. The most tightly-integrated Ready-to Fly package available to experience first Person View.

3. The goggles are fantastic

There is no doubt about that. When DJI first launched the FPV System (goggles camera transmitter) it took the FPV community to the streets. The digital transmission brought the kind of clarity and clarity that was not available in the analog world.
These are the things that create amazing streaming video

The new Goggles V2 look even better. They have 810p resolution and 120 FPS. They offer almost an unshakeable reception. The 150-degree FOV that they offer is crisp and clear. Additionally it’s massive – the new V2 goggles let you be able to share the view of the pilot with others. Connect a smartphone via USB-C, open the DJI Fly app, and you’ll be able see what the pilot’s eyes see. The Goggles can also be used with DJI’s newest video transmission protocol, OcuSync 3.0.

4. There’s an online simulator

The good news is. DJI has launched a brand new application, DJI Virtual Flight, that walks you through the basics to get familiar with the controls before you begin teaching you the fundamentals in FPV flight. We’ve played around with it some and it’s a good choice. It’s not as great as a third-party simulator like Velocidrone However, it’s connected to the goggles and can help those who wish to fly in full 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 it, this is an excellent feature. It’s the DJI FPV controller (both the standard remote as well as motion Controller device) come with the same function as an emergency button. If the situation becomes rough, a single flick of the switch can make the drone cease and then hover. This can save pilots from expensive repairs.
If the situation gets out of hand You could (hopefully) keep your DJI FPV drone with just a click of the button…

The trick is to incorporate this into muscle memory instead of trying to recuperate with sticks. It’s an effective technique.

6. Motion Controller Motion Controller

The jury hasn’t been able to begin considering whether the $199 Motion Controller could be a game changer. We’ve tested it and believe it has a lot of potential, but we’d need to get more familiar with it. In essence, it gives the beginner (or experienced flight instructor who is comfortable with it) with an extremely intuitive method of flying. Press the throttle trigger and then point at the direction you wish to take off. Roll, yaw, pitch in ascent, speed of descent It’s possible to complete it all using one hand.
Do you see that big button? Hit it when things go in the wrong direction so that the drone would fly in the air

Yes, just like the standard remote included along with it, there is an emergency button that many are calling “Emergency Brake.”

7. The camera

The package will cost more money than build it yourself. However, it’s extremely integrated , and there’s a major benefit This one is that it comes with 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 to capture the view of the pilot and another to record decent footage. The majority of these cameras have been GoPros which will cost you some hundred dollars (or more) in addition to the price of your drone. DJI’s DJI camera is integrated into and is a great camera. Check out the video footage from the DJI promotional video:
You don’t have to buy an additional camera, but this must be considered when looking at costs

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 the direction it is heading.

The DJI system has the ADS-B transmitter. If a plane with a crew member begins to move towards the area 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 audible alert. Because not everyone has an Visual Observer with them during their FPV flight (and one that is required by law) it is an excellent safety feature to be equipped with.

9. RockSteady EIS

Alongside physical vibration isolation for the camera, it also comes with electronic image stabilization. This eliminates an extra step pilots usually need to complete while flying various action camera. You’ll be able drop the footage in 4K directly to your software for editing.

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 which allow for tweaking the drone’s performance, or even improving the camera. There is also the batteries, which even though they are more expensive than LiPos for FPV provide a longer flight time with a simple package. Perhaps you could use the “Find my Drone” function in the event of the inevitable crash on a large field (this will save you from a lot of stress). The forward obstacle detection as well as downward sensors. The GPS feature and Return-to-Home feature.

And so on.
It’s an integrated package

The real benefit here for anyone who is who is new to the field is that it seems to function pretty well right out of the box. It is possible to fly this drone in the first few minutes of your introduction even if have prior experience with drones. (However be aware that, as we’ve told you that you should not try M mode until you’ve had some practice time in the simulator and are completely confident with the RC controllers, and 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. This DJI FPV drone isn’t suitable for all. It’s definitely not designed for the experienced FPV racer seeking the most recent competitive edge. It’s not more responsive than a well constructed, fully tuned quad. It’s not as agile or fast as you could construct. It’s possible that you’re not the intended customer of this particular product.

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 nearly certain that you’ll crash while in M mode, unless you’re an experienced FPV pilot. In some crashes, there will be a break in the equipment. Propellers and perhaps arms.

In the past, in the world of FPV you would take your parts and go home to fix it yourself. When you purchase the DJI machine it’s possible to order items from DJI and then waiting. This will prevent you from flying and could cost more rather than attempting it yourself using the materials you have.

3. It’s not customizable.

Yes, you can modify the performance through the internal goggles menu. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able customize the machine using different motors, electronic Speed Controllers and so on. It’s a great one however, there’s no way to customize it. If the bug of customizing annoys you (and it is likely to do so for certain) it’s time learn how to create an at-home build.

4. Additional batteries can be costly.

Comparatively to ordinary 6s LiPo batteries, these aren’t inexpensive. They offer a discount in the event you buy the Fly More kit, but they’re a lot more expensive than a regular pack. The kit gives you the option of up to twenty minutes flying time, so take this into consideration.

In reality we could have found more than four arguments against the drone, but the majority of them are coming from people within the current FPV community. A lot of the critiques these people (and certain gals) are expressing about the drone are acceptable from their viewpoint.

However, this article is designed directed towards those who are just beginning to learn about FPV and who are considering making the leap. If you’re an entrepreneur, or want to be one, then learn from YouTube before you purchase and build your own kit. If you’re not afraid of paying the extra cost for everything that this kit offers this is a great option that could take you to the skies today.

Our Take

The online reviews, which we’ve seen (including one of our own) indicate that this drone is designed for an entirely new market segment: people who want to test FPV without the massive barrier to entry.

In the end, those who have mostly flown conventional DJI products but are brand new to FPV are awestruck by the experience. The transmission is reliable, video quality is top-notch and it opens up those who have no First Person View experience to the incredible thrills of this type of flying.

For those who have experience FPV pilots, specifically those who love race-flying and flying around bandsos (abandoned structures)? They’re not as interested. They have a problem with the price and the inability to alter the system and the expense of additional batteries, and so on. They’re also comparing it to quads that they’ve built and modified, and these machines differ in comparison to this.

At the end of the day, it’s only you who can determine whether this is the right choice for you. If you decide this is the case, then you should test the hell out of this simulator prior to trying manual. Doing otherwise is the recipe for catastrophe. Take your time with the S and N modes before making your final decision and ensure that you are close to the “emergency brake” button. We’re sure that you’ll be tempted to jump straight in to the M setting, however, follow our suggestions. You’ll be thankful in the future.