DJI's new FPV racer drone can be flown with this sick motion controller
It's also the fastest drone DJI has ever made with wicked 87 mph max speed and it comes with a dope pair of FPV goggles.
DJI is entering the world of FPV drones with the fittingly named DJI FPV.
Unlike most FPV drones that tend to be smaller and of the DIY variety, the DJI FPV is a consumer-ready drone with the design polish, performance, and safety you'd expect from DJI.
“It can fly like a racer, hover like a traditional drone, accelerate like a homebuilt project and stop faster than any of them.”
The FPV does 4K at 60 fps.
As a system, the DJI FPV comes with the FPV drone and version 2.0 of the company's FPV goggles. As a pair, DJI says it's improved connection reliability and reduced latency.
The max speed and DJI's fastest drone ever.
As expected, the DJI FPV's got a slew of safety features, including obstacle detection, a dedicated emergency hover and brake feature, and a failsafe feature that lets the drone return home at any time.
Miles of range the FPV Goggles can transmit.
The FPV goggles are pretty wild and the FPV drone allows for up to 8 other FPV goggles to connect to it for spectating.
But the most fascinating thing about the DJI FPV is its optional motion controller.
The $199 single joystick-like controller is a way to control a drone we've never seen before. Instead of using a gamepad-like controller, you rotate your hand in different directions.
There's no avoiding looking like a cyborg with FPV goggles on.
Highway to the danger zone
It's kind of like a Wii Remote but more sophisticated for flying drones. Whether it's as precise as a twin-stick controller is unclear. But DJI's confident enough in it that it's releasing the controller.
The DJI FPV is available in a Standard combo for $1,299 that includes:
• FPV drone
• Remote controller 2
• FPV Goggles V2
• 1x battery + cables
A Fly More Kit for $299 adds the following:
• 2x batteries
• Charging hub
If all of this has you drooling, you can order the DJI FPV and any of its accessories starting today.