DJI has just increased its investment in the FPV racing market by introducing their first high-definition goggle kit, named the ‘Racing Edition’ (RE), set to compete with the current HD FPV market leaders, Connex and FPV-Blue.
The original DJI goggles were an anti-climax for some, but this new set has a great offering with reduced HD OcuSync latency as low as 50ms with a range of up to 7km.
The new RE model incorporates additional features, comfort and usability enhancements over the original set.
“DJI Goggles RE feature a redesigned facial pad and headband, making them even more comfortable to wear. In addition to all the functions of DJI Googles, DJI Goggles RE also support Sphere pano photo viewing and local video playback. DJI Goggles RE also work with the DJI OcuSync Air Unit and can receive analog video signal.”
A feature to appeal greatly to the quadcopter racing market will be the inbuilt 5.8ghz 12-ch analogue receiver, opening up the possibility for using these goggles with impressive racing drones such as the HolyBro Kopis 1 and other high-speed brushless quads.
The new goggles feature only a single external SMA antenna port but incorporate four additional inbuilt antennas within the headset.
The headset also offers an OcuSync HD FPV experience for racing quadcopter pilots but this depends on the Air Unit and dedicated OcuSync Camera being installed onto the quadcopter at a cost of just over £200/$200 for the two units.
The dedicated OcuSync Camera has a fairly large 148 ° FOV, and a 1/3″ image sensor. The proprietory shutter sensor is said to eliminate jello from the footage transmitted.
Shipping in three different bundles, only the ‘DJI Goggles Racing Combo’ includes an OcuSync Camera and OcuSync Air Unit, both required to utilise the headset with racing quadcopters, unfortunately the price of £899/$899 may out-price this solution for many pilots.
|DJI Goggles Racing Edition||DJI Goggles Racing Edition & Carry More Backpack||DJI Goggles Racing Combo|
|£549 / $549||£619 / $609||£899 / $859|
|Inheriting all the functions and dual 1080p HD screens from the original DJI Goggles, DJI Goggles RE support Sphere pano viewing and local video playback, offering an upgraded FPV experience.||Inheriting all the functions and dual 1080p HD screens from the original DJI Goggles, DJI Goggles RE support Sphere pano viewing and local video playback, offering an upgraded FPV experience.||With video transmission as low as 50 ms and a transmission range up to 7 km, DJI Goggles RE offer an amazing FPV experience for drone racers, RC enthusiasts, and DJI drone owners.|
DJI have published two videos demonstrating the capabilities of the new model in respect of allowing FPV from almost any RC aircraft or vehicle.
Shipping of the new system is set to commence towards the end of November, you can view the new goggles on the DJI website here.
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