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DJI FPV Drone Specs

If you're considering the DJI FPV Drone we have the full lowdown on specs, what’s included in the Combo and just how good the first person view flying experience is. Our very own Gareth Evans also got his hands on the new FPV drone for a video review which we’re adding here.

The new DJI FPV drone looks the business

DJI FPV Drone Combo Introduction

First Person View (FPV) drones were developed for pilots to race with a birds eye view from their drone streamed to Goggles. The World Air Sports Federation hosts international drone sports championships which have proven immensely popular, despite being hampered by the global pandemic.

Whilst FPV drones are essential for sports and racing, they are also becoming popular with solo pilots, videographers and for Youtube content creators, as the first person view is so immersive. The pilot wears a set of Googles (Version 2 in the case of DJI’s drone here) which live streams a view directly from the drone. Clearly transmissions need to be as clear and latency free as possible, which is why DJI has included High-gain antennas on the aircraft with three transmitters and four receivers to enhance the signal. The results are impressive with a stable, reliable video feed in HD.

According to the CAA you’ll need eyes on the ground with you if you lose line of sight when flying solo, with a spotter required to assist the pilot. This is because it’s hard to detect other aircraft in the vicinity while you’re wearing goggles which can of course be dangerous. All drones have to be registered as well, although at 795g this aircraft would be registered under old rules in any case. By the way, it looks the absolute business as you can see above.

Flying with Goggle and spotter

Can Beginners Fly The DJI FPV Drone?

If you’ve never flown a drone before the idea of donning goggles and heading out into the wilderness can seem daunting. A flight mode for newcomers is included N Mode, which offers immersive flight combined with traditional drone controls and DJI safety features like obstacle sensing. Speed is capped and the drone restricts whacky input from the pilot, ensuring even beginners can get the hand of flying with a first person view.

Once mastered there’s a new flight mode which DJI developed specifically for their FPV drone, which is called S mode. This is a hybrid flight mode which combines the freedom of flying manually with simplified controls, with similar handling to previous DJI drones. Pro pilots can of course fly in M Mode for fully manual piloting with customisable parameters.

Whatever skills you have DJI has included a panic button, basically an emergency brake and hover feature. Simply press the button on the remote controller while flying in any mode at any speed, and the aircraft will stop and hover stably within a few seconds. This is very nice indeed, especially as we can be racing at extremely high speeds of nearly 90mph.

Racing whilst capturing content

DJI FPV Drone FAQ’s

Question: Can you use a regular controller with the FPV drone?

Answer: Yes, DJI FPV is compatible with the regular DJI Motion Controller.

Question: Does DJI FPV support GPS?

Answer: Yes, it uses GPS + GLONASS + GALILEO.

Question: Can the DJI FPV aircraft hover?

Answer: Yes, N mode and S mode support auto-hovering through the VIO + TOF + GPS system.

Question: Can the drone camera settings be adjusted manually?

Answer: Yes

Question: Can the DJI FPV aircraft directly connect to DJI Fly via smartphone?

Answer: No. You can connect it to a computer via USB-C cable to read the microSD card, or launch the free DJI Assistant 2 for firmware updates.

Question: Can DJI FPV Goggles V2 connect to a smartphone?

Answer: Yes, when the goggles are connected to your smartphone, you can use the DJI Fly app to activate and update firmware for the aircraft, goggles, and remote controller. You can also download and playback footage.

Question: What is the difference between DJI FPV Goggles and DJI FPV Goggles V2?

Answer: FPV Goggles support 5.8 GHz, whereas FPV Goggles V2 support both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz with auto switching.

Question: What is the difference between recording with the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and with the camera on the drone?

Answer: The goggles only record transmitted footage in a resolution of 810p/60fps, and do not support RockSteady EIS; Shooting with the aircraft camera supports up to 4K/60fps and RockSteady EIS.

Question: Do the DJI FPV Goggles V2 support audio transmission?

Answer: Yes with real time stereo sound

Question: Does DJI FPV support obstacle detection?

Answer: Yes, DJI FPV comes with forward and downward vision sensors. The aircraft automatically decelerates when detecting objects in N mode, but will not stop completely unless controlled instructed by the pilot.

Question: Can I adjust the interpupillary distance of the DJI FPV Goggles V2?

Answer: Yes, between 58-70 mm.

DJI FPV Drone Review | Next Level Drone Videography

Built for sport racing

Racing view with the DJI FPV x2 drones

Now for the Full DJI FPV Drone Specs

Camera

Sensor

1/2.3” CMOS with Effect pixels: 12 million

 

Lens

FOV: 150°

35mm Format Equivalent: 14.66 mm

Aperture: f/2.8

Focus Mode: Fixed Focus

Focus Range: 0.6 m to ∞

 

ISO

100-12800

 

Shutter Speed

1/50-1/8000 s

 

Still Photography Modes

Single shot

 

Max Image Size

3840×2160

 

Photo Format

JPEG

 

Video Resolution

4K: 3840×2160 at 50/60fps

FHD: 1920×1080 at 50/60/100/120fps

 

Video Formats

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

 

Max Video Bitrate

120 Mbps

 

Color Profile

Standard, D-Cinelike

 

RockSteady EIS

Yes

 

Distortion Correction

Yes

 

Supported File Formats

exFAT (recommended)

FAT32

Gimbal

Mechanical Range

Tilt: -65° to 70°

 

Controllable Range

Tilt: -50° to 58°

 

Stabilization

Single-axis (tilt), electronic roll axis

 

Max Control Speed

60°/s

 

Angular Vibration Range

±0.01° (N mode)

 

Electronic Roll Axis

Available (can stabilize footage when the aircraft is tilted at angles of up to 10°)

Aircraft

Takeoff Weight

Approx. 795 g

 

Dimensions

255×312×127 mm (with propellers)

178×232×127 mm (without propellers)

 

Diagonal Distance

245 mm

 

Max Ascent Speed

M mode: No limit S mode: 15 m/s N mode: 8 m/s

 

Max Descent Speed

M mode: No limit S mode: 10 m/s N mode: 5 m/s

 

Max Speed

140 kph;

M mode: 39 m/s (27 m/s in Mainland China)

S mode: 27 m/s

N mode: 15 m/s

 

Max Acceleration

0-100 kph: 2 s (in ideal conditions while flying in M mode)

 

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

6,000 m

 

Max Flight Time

Approx. 20 mins (measured while flying at 40 kph in windless conditions)

 

Max Hover Time

Approx. 16 mins (measured when flying in windless conditions)

 

Max Flight Distance

16.8 km (measured while flying in windless conditions)

 

Max Wind Speed Resistance

39-49 kph (25-31 mph)

 

Operating Temperature

-10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)

 

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400-2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 31.5dBmCE: ≤ 20 dBmSRRC: ≤ 20 dBmMIC: ≤ 20 dBm

5.725-5.850 Ghz

FCC: ≤ 31.5 dBmCE: ≤ 14 dBmSRRC: ≤ 25.5 dBm

 

Number of Antennas

Four

 

GNSS

GPS+GLONASS+GALILEO

 

Hovering Accuracy Range

Vertical:

±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning) ±0.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Horizontal:

±0.3 m (with Vision Positioning) ±1.5 m (with GPS positioning)

 

Supported SD Cards

microSD (up to 256 GB)

 

Internal Storage

N/A

Sensing System

Forward

Precision Measurement Range: 0.5-18 m

Obstacle Sensing: Available in N mode only

FOV: 56° (horizontal), 71° (vertical)

 

Downward (dual vision sensors + TOF)

TOF Effective Sensing Height: 10 m

Hovering Range: 0.5-15 m

Vision Sensor Hovering Range: 0.5-30 m

 

Downward Auxillary Light

Single LED

Operating Environment

Refers to non-reflective, discernible surfacesDiffuse reflectivity >20% (e.g. walls, trees, people)

Adequate lighting conditions (lux >15 in normal indoor lighting conditions)

Charger

Input

100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.8 A

 

Output

Battery charging interface:

25.2 V ± 0.1 V

3.57 A ± 0.1 A (high current)1 A ± 0.2 A (low current)

USB Port: 5V/2A (×2)

 

Rated Power

90 W

Intelligent Flight Battery

Battery Capacity

2000 mAh

 

Voltage

22.2 V

 

Max Charging Voltage

25.2 V

 

Battery Type

LiPo 6S

 

Energy

44.4 Wh@ 0.5C

 

Discharge Rate

Standard: 10C

 

Weight

295g

 

Charging Temperature

5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)

 

Max Charging Power

90 W

Video Transmission

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.4835 GHz

5.725-5.850 GHz

 

Communication Bandwidth

40 MHz (Max.)

 

Live View Mode

Low-Latency Mode: 810p/120fps ≤ 28ms

High-Quality Mode: 810p/60fps ≤ 40ms

 

Max Video Bitrate

50 Mbps

 

Transmission Range

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

 

Audio Transmission Support

Yes

DJI FPV Goggles V2

Weight

Approx. 420g (headband and antennas included)

 

Dimensions

184×122×110 mm (antennas excluded)

202×126×110 mm (antennas included)

 

Screen Size

2-inches (×2)

 

Screen Refresh Rate

144 Hz

 

Communication Frequency <sup>[1]</sup>

2.400-2.4835 GHz

5.725-5.850 GHz

 

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400-2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 28.5 dBmCE: ≤ 20 dBmSRRC: ≤ 20 dBmMIC: ≤ 20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 31.5 dBmCE: ≤ 14 dBmSRRC: ≤ 19 dBm

 

Communication Bandwidth

40 MHz (Max.)

 

Live View Mode

Low-Latency Mode: 810p/120fps ≤ 28ms*

High-Quality Mode: 810p/60fps ≤ 40ms*

* A 150° FOV is available when shooting at 50 or 100 fps. For other frame rates, the FOV will be 142°.

 

Max Video Bitrate

50 Mbps

 

Transmission Range <sup>[2]</sup>

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

 

Video Format

MP4 (Video format: H.264)

 

Supported Video and Audio Playback Formats

MP4, MOV, MKV (Video format: H.264; Audio format: AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AC-3, MP3)

 

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

 

Power Input

Dedicated DJI Goggles batteries or other 11.1.-25.2 V batteries.

 

FOV

FOV: 30° to 54°; Image size: 50-100%

 

Interpupillary Distance Range

58-70 mm

 

Supported microSD Cards

microSD (up to 256 GB)

DJI FPV Goggles Battery

Capacity

1800 mAh

 

Voltage

9 V (Max.)

 

Type

LiPo 2S

 

Energy

18 Wh

 

Charging Temperature

0° to 45° C

 

Max Charging Power

10 W

 

Battery Life

Approx. 110 minutes (measured in an environment of 25°C at maximum brightness level)

DJI FPV Remote Controller

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.4835 GHz

5.725-5.850 GHz

 

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400-2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 28.5 dBmCE: ≤ 20 dBmSRRC: ≤ 20 dBmMIC: ≤ 20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 31.5 dBmCE: ≤ 14 dBmSRRC: ≤ 19 dBm

 

Max. Transmission Distance

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

 

Gimbal Dimensions

190×140×51 mm

 

Weight

346 g

 

Battery Life

Approx. 9 hours

 

Charging Time

2.5 hours

Motion Controller

Model

FC7BMC

 

Weight

167 g

 

Operating Frequency Range

2.400-2.4835 GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz

 

Max Transmission Distance (unobstructed, free of interference)

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

 

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.4 GHz: ≤28.5 dBm (FCC), ≤20 dBm (CE/ SRRC/MIC)

5.8 GHz: ≤31.5 dBm (FCC), ≤19 dBm (SRRC), ≤14 dBm (CE)

 

Operating Temperature Range

-10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)

 

Battery Life

300 minutes

microSD card

Supported microSD cards

Max 256 GB

UHS-I Speed Grade 3

Close-up of the new FPV Goggles V2

FPV Accessories

Of course DJI has made the usual accessories available with a spare FPV drone battery, FPV Propellers, prop guards and replacement FPV goggles battery as well as a FPV Fly More kit.

But there is one new accessory which we think is a must-have. You have to get the new DJI Motion Controller. This is a new concept in aircraft control which makes flights easier and more intuitive, working in a similar way as a game controller. This is a first from DJI with directional point, squeeze control, tilting and side to side motion control. We recommend this to take the immersive experience to a whole new level and it’s a shame it’s not included in the Combo kit, but everything else is included.

What's in the Combo kit

What comes in the FPV Combo Kit?

Everything you need is in the box all fully assembled ready to head out and start flying.

  1. The drone + 1 battery as well as power adapter and AC cable
  2. FPV Remote Controller 2 with Spare Control Sticks (Pair)
  3. FPV Goggles V2 which include Dual Band Antenna, Battery, power cable, foam padding and headband
  4. USB-C Cable and USB-C OTG Cable

Pure style flying a futuristic drone with Goggles

Conclusion

First Person View drones are becoming increasingly popular because pilots feel more connected to the views their drones are capturing. It does make complete sense to have a birds eye view as we fly over courses and landscapes, putting us right up there in the aircraft. For sports and competitions it is essential with obstacles to avoid, however even when capturing content for Youtube or commercial purposes it can make a more engaging experience. Images and video can be framed intuitively as we are seeing the end results in realtime streamed to Goggles, much like looking through an EVF on a camera.

DJI has invested heavily in technology to ensure the transfer of images from the drone to the pilot are clear, fast and provide the most natural view possible. They’ve done an amazing job with it too with High definition, low latency, long-distance transmission that also has strong anti-interference capabilities. With ends to lockdown in sight this is the perfect time to once again think about heading out to enjoy flying and competing and the DJI FPV drone is definitely the drone we would pick if FPV is appealing.

For anyone still on the fence why not read our previous drone blogs including DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone and Fly More Combo Full Specs and a Long Term review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Our camera gear reviews section is packed with handy reviews of all the latest gear too!

 

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By Nick Dautlich on 02/03/2021

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