DJI FPV drone review: fast and furious

Am 2 Mär 2021 veröffentlicht
DJI is joining the cinematic FPV trend and is releasing its first FPV drone. The drone is bundled together with DJI’s existing goggles and a brand new controller. We take a look at how it compares to the rest of the market and how hard it is to fly FPV?
Correction: At 10:09 I say the obstacle sensors only work in manual mode. I misspoke, they only work in normal mode.
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  • Where’s the worst place you crashed a drone?

    • @Ace Alonso Checking it out now. Seems promising :)

    • dont know if anyone gives a damn but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my gfs Instagram password by using Instaportal. Cant link here so search for it on google if you care

    • Flying in my backyard. There was a large ditch that I underestimated the turn radius and momentum of the DJI Inspire 1. It clipped a tree, cut the engines and dropped like a brick. Into the ditch. Fortunately they had just finished dredging the ditch and some of the sand they dredged out created a makeshift island that the drone just happened to land on. Still broke an arm that needed to be replaced before the shoot I had in less than 5 days but I was able to get everything taken care of. Was pretty stressful having to go from pilot to mechanic on the whole thing.

    • zoomed in with camera and lost distance perspective, crashed into a tree going sideways :(

    • Wow awesome

  • These guys rock.

  • We love drones.

  • Hopefully better at flying drones than they are at building computers LMAO

  • Would be interested to see if you can actually get 20 minute flight time even hovering? (Video footage) You would be the first reviewer to do so 😉 the best ive seen is 13 minutes personally ive seen 10 minutes 32 seconds flying as slow as possible

  • The cluttered insulation metrically yawn because phone ectrodactyly strengthen times a large poultry. productive, adaptable iran

  • How long it takes to charge that dron fully from dead?

  • If the logo says CNN, walk away.

  • omg that's so cool!!

  • Great content, currently saving up for this drone.

  • It was entirely your fault...

  • When they make this as tough as a carbon fibre iflight i’ll buy it. Only selling feature IMO is 20m flight time

  • this drone gives me major Cyberpunk 2077 vibes

  • Most importantly my friend. Is that a Manchester United mug in the bottom left corner of the video? If so, as a lad from Manchester I have now subbed to this channel. Lol. Many thanks.

  • the motion controller is included? you did not feel like testing it so just did not include it in the review?

  • Wow... That's cool! I love it How much price per DJ drone in your side?

  • analog cant do long range now? thats some news when did thay chanegd analog to be only for short range ? also image quality is the diference

  • this definetly aint for ecperienced fpv pilots bruh

  • Someone without a sense of rhythm cut the music for this video

  • please take the music off!!! the only thigng it does is distract. It makes it impossible to try to watch the entier thing after 3 minutes I was sick of the repetitive beat. bad trend in youtube dont know why.

  • Do we know yet what the color space and bit depth of the video is?

  • Anyone had sensor issues and it falls out the sky ? Mine has 3 times and it’s being set back in bits

  • 😁

  • You don't seem very excited about something that's obviously really cool.

  • Music in video is to loud when you speaking

  • Watching video like, man the area looks familiar... Then it hit me, I park at the metro station right there and go to work at LAX.. I a drone enthusiast and if you're every in the area it would be a pleasures to continue going our community through this network of great people/pilots etc.

  • So just to be clear. If you are flying in the direction of 30km/h Wind and this thing reaches top speed of 140km/h, half a kilo may come towards you at 170km/h. Sounds fun.

  • A 20 minute flight time is huge! That alone makes me want to buy it

    • Good but 40 would be awesome hope they release secondary battery :)

  • DJI keeps making AMAZING products :)

  • 05:22 I see what you did there! :D

  • Reza is Indonesian ya? Well done

  • why can you guys get someone who have experience reviewing drone ?! than this dude ?

  • The goggles look epic 😜

  • What a stupid review the new controller is the innovation and a BIG reason why we are looking for a good review.

  • The best thing about home built/kit quads is how cheap and easy things are to replace. Can’t afford to be crashing the DJI FPV drone 🥲

  • every new comer will definitely crash a drone like this

  • Lots of inaccurate facts but decent review.

  • You’re nuts those goggles are so cyberpunk fire 🔥

  • I always wondered what Descent would look like IRL

    • Now that's a throwback right there! Love Descent! - Vjeran

  • Fast and furious!... It's 800grams and about as agile as a 30 ton truck! 🤣

    • I should clarify, I'm not a DJI hater... Quite the opposite! I just looking at adding the air unit and googles to my drones. Also have a couple of Mavic pro 2's which are great at what they do, but I'm just not sold on the DJI fpv drone. But each to their own sure there is someone out there that will love it!! ✌️

  • 6 min average flight time in the most efficient flight mode ...yikes ... Not one person has been able to even come close to the advertised 20 min

  • Perfect for scouting the Corona apocalypse !

  • It really is something. It’s great for beginners but if you into your own DYI drone you might not get a kick out of it, if you want someone to get into FPV drones or any this is a good start.

  • What does fpv mean?

  • Yes it was your fault lol that’s why authentic FPV pilots start using simulator and 100 dollars setup ready to crash. The only difference is that if you crash a 100 dollars FPV you won’t brake it and if you do you can replace parts in a day without or with help of hundreds of pilots whiling to help new pilots. With the dji drone well fpv pilots still can replace their own parts if they have those particular ones, new pilots well they need dji help and a fer hundred in replacement parts. Being said that I wish you and every new pilot the best, anyone reading this comment feel free to contact me if you have any questions I’m whiling to help anyone for free

  • sorry... did he say 10-15 minutes for fpv quads........? where did you read this.....

  • TALORED TOWARDS EXPERIENCED FPV PILOTS??????? no intermediate pilot would EVER choose this quad over a custom quad.

  • I don't really see the target audience for this drone. It is WAY to brittle to be used as an fpv drone. Experienced pilots won't fly this since the best shots usually come with the highest risks. And if you touch something with this drone... It will break. Your crash wasn't bad, I've had 100s of crashes like that which i usually fly away from. And when it comes to new pilots getting in to fpv... The first time you turn on acro mode that thing will be upsidedown and non flyable anymore. So in my opinion, they're kinda making a drone that can be a regular gps drone, but lacks the proper gimbal. And an fpv drone that can only be flown carefully by experienced pilots (who won't be interested). And to be frank... From the clips I've seen it flies like a badly tuned, underpowered fpv drone. So a tip for people just getting in to drones, pick a regular gps drone or a full fledged fpv drone, don't start with this. Anyway, that's my take. Thanks for your time and I hope you all have a great day! :D

  • Container ships and ports are workplaces, nobody needs to be dealing with your rando fpv drone flying around when they're at work in an already dangerous environment

  • It is not 0 to 60. It is 0 to 100

  • Okay, from a fpv pilot whose been in the hobby for a couple years here’s what was wrong. Flight time is incorrect, us fpv pilots only get around 3-4 min (depending on a whole lot of variables) per flight for a standard 5” size drone. (The dji drone is in the 5” size class) Analog Range: analog systems can go very very long range just like digital systems can. I flew I think 4 miles away the other day on an analog drone. Great video though, I hope this will get more people into the hobby

  • A crash like that should not have trashed the drone. If you want to lean to fly in full manual mode don't buy this as you are going to seriously regent it.

  • That skateboard clock though... Genius idea. 13:35

  • Looks great but fragile for an fpv drone

  • Seriously, flying FPV without crashing is something that just doesn't happen! Also this was your first time on it!

    • True, I love that DJI are getting into the fpv but this thing is going to cause a lot of heart break. Poor unsuspecting newbies crashing and having to not only spend a fortune to repair but it wl also has to go straight back to DJI!

  • i might puke flying at 140kmph without feeling it in my body

  • i cant imagine what kind of drones china has in its military arsenal..

  • Yeah inspirefpv!

  • The defective rooster geographically request because spider intringuingly post amid a bite-sized white. determined, intelligent quartz

  • Practice in acro ON A CHEAPER QUAD people!

  • I have crashed my mavic a few times and it’s always running the motors after crash

  • Wow

  • Another laughable the verge reviews

  • Got my drone today but am unable to activate aircraft. The DJI Fly app from Google Playstore is not current. It does not have the drone as one of the aircraft. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

    • I finally got it working. The short OTG cable must be plugged into the goggles, then the regular USB cable into the phone, exactly in that order. Only then was I able to activate the drone. I've had two flights so far and love this aircraft. It's worth every penny but I would not recommend it be flown in manual, unless you are a pro.

    • @The Verge Of course. I cleared cache and will try again tomorrow.

    • Hi! Did you connect the goggles to your phone via the cable? - Vjeran

  • This is probably the BEST FPV DRONE EVER!!!!

  • Okay so important question from both a professional and hobbyist point of view...I own a Mavic Air and use it for Real Estate/Business promo videos...will this work the same as far as cinematics go? Seems like it would. Thanks in advance for the info!

    • It’s a very different experience. I’d say stick with the Air for architecture and such. - Vjeran

  • What is the hard case brand / model you use for this dji drone?

  • FPV for the dumbs.

  • Hmmm not sure about it but as far as i know drone world started in the diy...

  • He was wearing mask, lol, how stupid.

  • If you’re not crashing, you’re not learning, so things will get expensive fast.

  • Go UNITED 🔴😉

  • Thousands of these will crash right away!

  • Why are y’all even making a video on this

  • WE GET IT DJI MADE A NEW DRONE. My entire DEname suggestions are full of this new quad

  • Looks good with that green canopy 🐍🐍🐍🐍

  • what about photos? how do they look and it's possible to take them?

    • @The Verge thank for the info

    • It is. It only takes JPGS and they look…fine. Nothing spectacular. - Vjeran

  • Beginners please learn proper fpv before buying this

  • Time for us fpv people to gatekeep 😂

  • At least pretend to be excited jeez

  • i liked dji fpv drone DJI FPV : @t

  • Crashing is part of flying an fpv drone...don't stress, just get back on that horse and ride! Maybe give yourself more of a cushion before you go forest diving again :)

  • I think the drone should absolutely NOT stop the motors if it crashes because it's nearly impossible to detect when that happens in the FPV world. A software fix would presume the motors would stop at a given resistance which could mean the drone just stops and falls out of the sky in some scenarios. I'm actually surprised DJI told you it was a bug - Un-arming the motors should be pretty easy to do with a single button press -, but hopefully they can implement a decent threshold level for that.

  • Why are you wearing a mask by yourself outside of an abandoned building? Virtue signaling?

  • Very cool. Thanks for making this video.

  • VJ FPV😂

  • just go watch the joshua bardwell review at this point. he goes much more in-depth and actually knows what he is talking about

  • Reza kurniawan?? Sounds like indonesians name, CMIIW Is he the champion of drone fpv racing in USA?

  • Flying in Jordan on the border with Syria (back when fighting was more intense) and someone just started yelling "secret police, secret police, go now!" I ran around to a back alley but the building cut line of sight to the drone and it started auto returning and before I could regain control it flew right into the only 6 story building in town and came crashing down at my feet in an explosion of plastic 😭

  • "I didn't test Motion Sensor stick, I am comfortable with standard stick". BRUH, are you even a Journalist? For god sake

    • yeah, at least try it, from other reviews the general consensus is that tis fun, but not practical as an actual filming tool

  • When DJI makes a drone that has acceleration comparable to a Tesla.... wut

  • Nice FPV drone and definitely need quite some practice before real go.

  • I can feel the headache

  • Great review!

  • Manchester United

  • The reviewer and commenters are obviously not into FPV. For a better and full review go to Joshua Bardwell and KababFPV.

    • I believe that’s the point though. DJI is trying to get those people

  • DJI is going to make a killing off repairing these heaps of plastic xD If you're serious about getting into FPV don't buy this thing.

  • Anyone get a notification that fly more package shipped separately from the actual drone? DJI just sent me an email saying the flymore package has shipped, but not the FPV drone? Like what is the point of doing this? I know you want to get stuff out the door, but I can wait. I have no need for the batteries without the drone. I could understand the other way around.

  • No video of second crash, no care!!

  • very informative