For a brief moment last July, it appeared like drone maker DJI was going to dive straight into drone racing with a speedy FPV (first-person-view) drone of its personal. In actuality, it merely dipped a toe — however a little bit over a 12 months later, it seems to be like the corporate is almost able to announce a racing drone in any case.
You’re now taking a look at leaked photographs of what seems to be referred to as the “DJI FPV,” and it definitely doesn’t appear to be any drone the corporate’s launched earlier than:
Overlord, that is FPV 1, requesting take off.
FPV 1 you might be cleared to take off, please proceed to helipad one.
Strong copy Overlord, FPV 1 taking off at helipad one.
FPV 1, you could have the sky, have good journey, over and out.
Copy that, FPV 1 out. pic.twitter.com/GTw6A2w4mR
— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) December 2, 2020
5.8GHz & 915MHz prepared, I feel that is it. Rumor says some resellers have gotten the analysis mannequin of FPV Drone, with remote-adjustable FPV digicam. https://t.co/yVUKS96q99
— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) November 19, 2020
With none exhausting specs and even the barest thought of worth, it’s powerful to evaluate what we’re taking a look at, however the three-blade propellers, sizable hump, and minimalist controller are all a departure from the corporate’s many earlier drones.
That is sensible, since FPV racing and filming focuses on velocity over all else. You’ll typically tilt your total drone far past the angle you’d tilt a conventional filmmaking drone to maximise your ahead momentum — and if you do, you want a digicam that primarily tilts up, not down. And in case you’re going to be carrying an FPV headset on a regular basis (it seems to come back with the DJI FPV Goggles), you don’t really want a holder in your cellphone.
These leaks all come by the use of OsitaLV on Twitter (by way of DroneDJ), who has a popularity for locating out DJI’s information earlier than it’s official. Most lately, OsitaLV shared images and details of the DJI Pocket 2 4 days earlier than it was introduced. In addition they lately shared a picture of a possible Mavic Pro 3.
Early final month, DJI’s Brendan Schulman teased that the corporate would possibly nonetheless have one other product announcement this 12 months:
Maybe that is it?