We recently gave the DJI FPV a spin for ourselves and we had TONS of fun using it. It is different way to use drones for filmmaking and it certainly helps to get the shot! Mainly because YOU are the one flying the drone. Confused? Let me explain. With a regular drone you use a smart device such as an iPad or iPhone as your viewfinder. That’s still an amazing way to fly a drone. But with an FPV drone, you are literally sat in the pilots seat. Much like a commercial pilot would fly a plane, or a military personnel would fly a fighter get. You are transported into the drone in a VR type of situation, whereby you are in First Person View whilst flying the drone. This allows you to get more intricate shots that you would if you were using a screen.

Example Footage


As you can see from both DJI’s official footage and our review you can get some incredible footage whilst using the DJI FPV. This new way of filming with a drone is going to get really really interesting as you can do so much with an FPV Drone!

The DJI FPV features an impressive set of skills:

  • Immersive Flight Experience
  • 4K/60fps Super-Wide FOV
  • 28ms HD Low-Latency Transmission
  • 10km Video Transmission Range
  • 50 Mpbs Bitrate Video Transmission
  • Brand-New S Mode
  • Intuitive Motion Controller (Sold Seperately)
  • Emergency Brake and Hover
  • Rocksteady Stabilisation
  • Distortion Correction

It is also very sleek and aerodynamic with incredible wind resistance and battery life! The DJI FPV is also one of the safest FPV drone available with front LEDs and aircraft arm lights. Which are customisable so the user can make their drone uniquely theirs! DJI’s FPV Goggles V2 has a super wide 150 degree field of view and can transmit HD video at up to 120fps!


The DJI FPV can be a daunting piece of kit, even for the most experienced of drone pilots. So DJI have incorporated a set of flying modes to help everyone get to grips with the DJI FPV.

S Mode – The S Mode is a hybrid flight mode which combines the freedom of flying manually with the simplified controls of previous DJI drones.
N Mode – This mode is ideal for new users. It offers immersive flight with traditional drone flight controls with DJI Safety features such as obstacle sensing
M Mode – M Mode is fully manual. Brining with it limitless control for the full FPV experience. Customise parameters and enjoy flight and footage with freedom. For example 0-100kph in 2 seconds is unlocked!

Motion Controller

The Motion Controller for the DJI FPV is sold separately and allows you to fly based on natural hand movements. It’s a brand new way to fly and arguably easier than using a traditional stick controller.

DJI FPV Safety

Flying the FPV can be daunting, as we said, even for the experts. So DJI have incorporated an emergency and hover feature. This feature, at the press of a button, whilst flying in any mode, will cause the drone to stop and hover stably, all within a few seconds.

An auxililary bottom light, smart return to home feature, low battery return to home feature and forward and downward obstacle sening the FPV is definitely safety focused. This puts an incredible amount of composure and peace of mind into the pilots whilst using the DJI FPV.

Even better yet, the DJI FPV has an additional layer of safety and peace of mind for pilots. It has an on board Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system. It receives flight information from airplanes and helicopters in the area that transmit ADS-B signals. The system would warn you to avoid those aircraft. All well and good for safety for you and the people around you. However, the best way to avoid these issues is to fly in areas that are well away from any airports or flight paths!

DJI Virtual Flight App

One really cool way to learn to fly an FPV drone without flying an FPV drone is with the DJI Virtual Flight App. It will allow you to practice in lifelike, simulated areas before taking off in the real world. Think of it as FPV drone flying in virtual reality. You do this by connecting to the DJI FPV Goggles V2 with the remote controller and you can practise in a risk free environment.


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