The new DJI FPV goggles were announced this week at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas, the show that encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology,
Fist impressions are that the DJI goggles look very large compared to other makes of FPV goggles and they are designed to be used with the Mavic Pro,
Today they were on preorder on the DJI website with forums rumoring delivery at 2-3 weeks.
DJI claim in their publicity “as a new way to see the world from above”. They are designed for easy FPV flying with a clear view and an immersive aerial photography experience.
The screens are large at 3840 x 1080 resolution double the density of normal FPV screens.
The DJI goggles have an 85° field of view, which they claim is the equivalent of looking at a 216 inch screen from three metres away.
They use the patented DJI OcuSync transmission technology first used on the Mavic, which allows for long-range 720p60 video and close-range 1080p30 video to give an amazing experience.
The OcuSync technology lets you connect up to 4 devices simultaneously so you can share the experience with friends.
For a good connection to the Mavic the DJI goggles have antennae built into the headband for full 360 coverage.
There is a new mode of flying with the forward speed of the aircraft fixed and a head tracking mode to control the aircraft yaw and gimbal pitch.
Not sure how this is allowed if the operator is to keep a line of sight. However on most of the DJI video they only show observers not operators wearing the FPV goggles.
Access to the different intelligent flight modes of the Mavic is by swiping the right side of the goggles.
The unit has a ridged band at the back of the goggles with an adjustable rotating wheel to tighten or loosen the unit. You can tune the focus of the screen in the goggles using two buttons on the outside. (see buttons above)
The front part of the screen can be flipped up for a quick view or taken apart from the headband for easy storage.
Dji says it works with all aircraft from the Phantom 3 standard onwards via the HDMI port in the controller and wireless with the Mavic Pro.
There is an external feed on the DJI Goggle so they can be used for watching TV, films or playing video games. It also has an integrated SD card for downloading images and video for the aircraft.
DJI had a video for their goggle on Youtube then as a strange tease they removed it. But a number of other channels recorded it before DJI took it down.
Here is the video:
Roy Horton writes for Drone Photography Services about FPV and Aerial 3d tours