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DJI unveils FPV system


March 4, 2021
By Naomi Szeben


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DJI launched a new drone system, called FPV, which includes the drone, goggles, a dedicated remote controller, and a new motion controller option that steers the drone based on hand movements.

The FPV system lets pilots see from the drone’s perspective in low-latency high definition thanks to O3, explains the company, the third iteration of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync technology. Its transmission range helps pilots capture stable 4K video at 60 fps with the assistance of RockSteady electronic image stabilization.

The system features three distinct flight modes designed for all skill levels and to get pilots accustomed to the system. DJI FPV’s  safety features include a new emergency brake and hover feature to help make flying safer and less intimidating for new users, as well as DJI’s suite of  safety solutions, including GPS-based geofencing to advise pilots of airspace restrictions and potential hazards, and an ADS-B receiver system to warn pilots when other manned aircraft are nearby.

DJI FPV allows pilots from beginners to professionals to choose from multiple flight modes to match their skill level:

  • Normal (N) Mode: During N mode operation, DJI FPV operates similar to other DJI drones, hovering in place with the use of GPS and/or visual positioning systems (VPS) on the bottom of the drone. The most approachable flight mode, N mode allows for obstacle detection sensors on the front to be activated to warn when obstacles are near and slow down. Pilots are tasked with maneuvering the drone away from any detected obstacles.
  • Manual (M) Mode: Take full control over the drone with M mode which is designed for more experienced users. While in M mode, all sensors and hovering features are disabled.
  • Sport (S) Mode: A new hybrid blend of M and N mode, S mode offers some of the dynamic movement capabilities that come with M mode along with some of the key safety features of N mode. S mode is the middle step between the three modes and developed to give pilots more room to explore their skills as they get accustomed to FPV flight.

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