More and more leaks have confirmed the rumor that DJI will soon - probably on March 2 - launch a new drone specialized in FPV ((First Person View) flights, it is speculated based on leaked designation of accessories for it to be officially called DJI Flash FPV. Let&s summarize what is already known - the technical specifications and numerous images are public, there is even already an unboxing video.
DJI FPV Drone.
The new drone is DJI&s first specifically designed for flights where the pilot controls the drone via goggles from a first-person perspective in real time. To go with the new quadcopter drone, DJI will also introduce new FPV goggles and a controller.
DJI FPV Drone
In images leaked by DJI insider OsitaLV and anhar_safta, you can clearly see the main camera integrated into the top of the drone&s body and pointing forward on a 1-axis gimbal - a big difference from DJI&s other previous drones such as the Mini 2 or Mavic Air 2, which have external cameras mounted on a 3-axis gimbal that can be freely moved independently of flying bodies to capture footage.
DJI FPV Drone
The new drone&s camera, on the other hand, sits inside the body protected by a clear canopy, moves only up and down, and looks only forward in the direction of flight, which is exactly its purpose as the pilot&s eyes during action-packed FPV flights. The camera is complemented by obstacle sensors that face forward and downward. Since the maximum transmission range is given as 10km, we assume that the DJI Flash FPV uses the OcuSync 2.0 system to transmit the live images.
What is already known in terms of technical data? The DJI (Flash) FPV drone with the model name FD1W4K weighs about 795 grams and has a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with 12 million pixels, a field of view of 150° and an f/2.86 lens. It can record video up to UltraHD 4k at 50/60fps, 120fps slow motion clips in 1080p FullHD, and 12 MP (3,840 x 2,160) photos. The recording format is MP4 or MOV, compressed in either AVC/H.264 or HEVC/H.265. The ISO range is 100 to 3200 and the electronic shutter has shutter speeds from 1/8000 to 1/60 second. The DJI Flash FPV can stay in the air for around 20 minutes on one charge of its 6S LiPo battery with a capacity of 2000 mAh.
New DJI FPV Goggles.
The controller (model FC7BGC) weighs 346 grams and looks a lot like a gamepad with its two handles and buttons on the back - it also has two removable joysticks. The new DJI Goggles (version 2) for controlling the drone from a first-person perspective look very similar to those of the first generation, but are said to be lighter, according to initial reports. There is also already a shot that was probably made with the help of the DJI Goggles V2 (but it may also be a fake):
It is assumed that the new DJI Flash FPV drone will be launched on March 2, because several special spare parts have already appeared online at Amazon, such as a propeller guard, smart batteries or a replacement camera, which will be available from March 2.