The DJI FPV has now officially touched down – and the new ‘First Person View’ drone is a compelling mixture of a speedy racing drone and an aerial filmmaking tool like the DJI Mavic Air 2. (Want to skip to our early impressions? Head to our hands-on DJI FPV drone review).
So how does the DJI FPV differ from the company’s other Mavic drones? FPV drones bring one key difference – rather than seeing their video feed on a controller or smartphone, you get a pilot’s-eye view send straight to some bundled, head-mounted goggles. This means the DJI FPV can give you the sensation of flying like an eagle, or being in the cockpit of a plane on Microsoft Flight Simulator – only this time the landscapes are real.
In this sense, the DJI FPV has similarities to racing drones, which have become increasingly popular with the rise of professional competitions like the Drone Racing League (DRL). But DJI’s new ‘ready-to-fly’ drone is less targeted at racing, and more towards beginners who want…