DJI fans are quoting “take my money” at the moment, thanks to the hype surrounding their latest offering, the DJI FPV Combo. This second version has been highly anticipated among the racing and cinematography cohorts, so there’s no doubt these will fly off the shelf.
The Chinese company continues to dominate the consumer market for drones; however, their engineers haven’t stopped there. Enterprise, agricultural and commercial drones are just as dominating, but it’s the racing community that has felt left out of the technology race.
The previous DJI FPV version has been out for several years, which has seen many enthusiasts build their own ‘better’ versions. While this has mainly been out of frustration, the feeling of zen has fallen upon the community with the release of the DJI FPV Combo. No more do users have to struggle with DIY builds when DJI has a complete turn-key option awaiting them.
There are some significant updates to the FPV drone itself and the Goggles in the new release. In the DJI FPV Combo box, you’ll get the DJI FPV Drone, FPV Controller, and DJI FPV Goggles V2. In this article, we will cover some of the technical specs and what you should expect when purchasing this incredible tech.
What To Expect with the DJI FPV Drone
The DJI FPV drone itself is a technological feat. Its not-so-large body is beautifully built. The strength of the outer shell seems robust enough for people on the go. Plus, for those wanting some extra protection and some extra flair, DJI includes a polycarbonate skin that clips on with ease. There’s no doubt we will see several custom designs available for this, either from DJI themselves or from a third party.
The critical tri-blades are built with precision. They adopt the same easy push-down, twist and turn clip mechanism, which is excellent for setup and pack down. They aid the DJI FPV drone to fly up to some incredible speeds, making these the perfect racer or cinematographers tool.
The camera is what you would expect in a DJI product – excellent. It transmits 12 megapixels of 4K resolution. Frame rates are just as impressive with two options at the highest quality, 50p and 60p. If you’re not after the highest gold quality, then there’s also a silver version known as FHD. At this resolution, you can stretch out the frame rate to capture some impressive slow-motion of 100p or 120p.
Surrounding the lens, you’ll find a darken shell that not only protects the camera’s vitals also the gimbal. Remove the gimbal cover before flying to ensure normal gimbal movement. The 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor will help control the high dynamic range in high-contrast environments. Below are some of the other stand out specs you can expect with this racy product:
The DJI FPV Drone Camera Specifications:
- 12MP f/2.86
- 35mm equivalent: 14.66mm
- 1/2.3″ CMOS camera with 150 FOV
- focus range 0.6m to
- 100-3200 ISO
- 1/8000 to 1/60s Shutter Speed (Electronic)
- 4K: 3840×2160 50/60p
- FHD: 1920×1080 50/60/100/120p
- MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)
The DJI FPV Drone Specifications:
- 795g takeoff weight
- 3-blade, quick-connect propellers
- Hi-vis front shell
- Operating Temp -10C to 40
Battery and Charging
The DJI FPV V2 comes with all the necessary battery and cables to get you started out-of-the-box. There’s the standard DJI FPV AC Power Adapter with power cord, plus you’ll also have some batteries, a DJI FPV Inflight Battery for the FPV V2 and another for the DJI FPV Goggles V2. Both of which power with USB-C 3.0.
The version two battery life contributes to 110 minutes of vision for the DJI FPV Goggles V2 (at 25ºC). The 22V 2000mAh 6S LiPo DJI FPV Inflight Battery for the DJI FPV V2 rates at 20 minutes of flight time (rated at 40 km/h) and charges quickly with a maximum charging of 90W.
DJI FPV Controller That’s Better
Looking more like the latest Nintendo Switch or Sony Playstation controller, the DJI FPV Controller 2 is a comfortable control mechanism. Its overall size has reduced compared to past DJI controllers as it is slim and ergonomic rather than bulky and boxy. As for specs, the controller weighs 346g and is capable of transmitting up to 10km via 2.4/5.8 GHz.
Key to the flight controls is a pair of joysticks that provide fluid movement and a corresponding action from the DJI FPV Drone. For storage purposes, the twin sticks can be unscrewed and tucked away safely inside the grips. The top of the controller features a folding antenna that folds away underneath the unit – again making it ideal for carrying in a camera bag.
The DJI FPV Controller Specifications:
- 346 grams
- 10km transmission
- 2.4/5.8 GHz
Real Vision: DJI FPV Goggles V2
The DJI FPV Goggles V2 looks like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi thriller. Given the capabilities and performance of the DJI FPV, perhaps that is fitting. While they retain a similar look to the original FPV Goggles, the V2 has some key differences supporting the DJI FPV drone, flight, and video processes.
At 420g, the DJI FPV Goggles V2 will be noticeably heavy on your face, and overextended use may cause a little strain. To compensate, the supportive headband is fully adjustable and made from a comfortable material. Also included with the goggles is a DJI FPV Goggles V2 battery, power cable and USB-C data cable. The four dual-band DJI FPV Goggles Antenna require attachment once to prevent them from being damaged in the box. Finally, the kit includes a neat little drawstring bag to keep the goggles safe while out in the field.
With the antenna attached, the DJI FPV Goggles V2 is 184mm x 122mm x 110mm. In terms of specs, the V2 Goggles feature a pair of 2″ screens with a 144GHz refresh rate, ensuring a smooth video feed. The field of view is 30-54 degrees and supports a display ratio between 50 -100 per cent. In terms of supported formats, MP4 (H.264), MOV, and MKV video files are all available.
The DJI FPV Goggles V2 gain power via a 1800mAh, 9V 2 cell LiPo DJI FPV Goggles Battery with 110 minutes of use at 25ºC. It charges via a USB-C port. Overall operating temperatures of the Goggles range between 0ºC-40ºC – perfect for the Aussie outdoors. The Goggles V2 utilises a 2.4 – 5l.8GHz frequency. In terms of performance, in low latency mode, they achieve 810p/120fps latency <28ms and in high-quality mode reach 810p/60fps latency <40ms.
The DJI FPV Goggles V2 Specifications:
- Weight 420 g (including headband and antenna)
- Size 184mmx122mmx110mm w/o antenna
- Size 202mmx126mmx110mm with antenna
- 2 x 2″ screens
- 144Hz refresh rate
- 2.4-5l.8GHz frequency
- Low latency mode: 810p/120fps latency <28ms
- High quality mode:810p/60fps latency <40ms
- MP4 (H.264)video
- Supports MP4, MOV, MKV
- 0ºC-40ºC operating temperature range
- FOV 30-54degree and supports display ratio between 50-100 per cent
The new DJI FPV Drone and Goggles V2 represent a quantum leap in drone technology available to consumers. Don’t miss out on your chance to hit new heights with a DJI FPV Combo. So fly into Georges now as these drones will fly off the shelves.