I recently got into the FPV game purchasing the DJI FPV Fly More combo because I, like many seasoned ops, want that fast action movement that you simply cant get from a non FPV quad copter like the Mavic. While I have mixed feelings about the new FPV drone, I need a case that can hold both drones, and man it’s not easy to find one, but, I did. The best one, and it is, perfect. A small miracle.
The Lowepro Dual Case is a magic little box … it can hold both drones plus a bunch of added goodies. You can set it up in a bunch of different ways but this is what I got to fit in mine:
DJI FPV Drone
DJI Mavic Pro 2
DJI FPV controller
DJI Mavic controller
DJI FPV googles
3 FPV batteries
3 Mavic batteries
1 FPV goggle battery
extra props, cables and filters
So you basically can put two drones, with three batteries, all your extras, all in one bag. Best part is besides taking off the props on the FPV drone, everything goes in assembled, meaning you keep the antenna on the goggles and the joysticks on the controllers. For me I need to have these guys up and flying quick so that’s a big deal.
Like always no one paid me or gave me stuff to write this… this is truly an honest review. Happy flying!
So I’ve been flying drones for almost a decade. I’ve been a fan of DJI since the Phantom, and have built my own rigs over the years. I have covered FPV racing which I love, but as a filmmaker I always gravitated to a classic cinema quad copter, like a Mavic. Recently thought, I decided it was necessary to get into the FPV game, especially after seeing shit like this:
So as a director, and someone that makes a lot of motorcycle content and commercials, I wanted to have the ability to get some shot like the video above. I decided to go with DJI FPV because I know the quality of the builds that DJI puts into their tech, and know that they offer a set of features that will make it easy to build up my skillset as an FPV pilot. What I discovered is that FPV is very different then cinema droning.
You can watch my breakdown or if you want the highlights here you go:
DJI FPV is BIG. Bigger then most FPV drones.
It’s expensive for something you most certainly are going to fly into a tree.
It’s heavy and can cause some serious damage.
It’s not buttery smooth video like you get from a Mavic
Flying is completely different then a cinema quad copter
It works pretty much right out of the box
It’s modular so replacing parts isn’t so hard
Video quality is excellent.
Controls are fantastic
It has three modes that let you learn easily
So, all in all, as long as you know what you’re in for, DJI has once again created a fantastic product that suits a particular need. Are there cheaper drones out there? Yes. Are there better drones to fly pure FPV? Yes. But if you’re just getting into the game, regardless if you have flown drones before, this is a fantastic entry if you can deal with the pricetag.
One tip you should heed… buy the insurance. I would be scared petrified to fly without it.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but I wasn’t expecting to watch someone fly a drone to be so damn exciting. The Liberty Cup Drone Raceat the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, hosted this amazing event, where you can see some of the nations best FPV racers do their thing on a very involved course. These little beasts fly VERY fast, and the noise, while not as loud as Moto GP or F1, is amazing. The action is PACKED, and at any moment you will witness a horrifying crash. All in all it’s a great event you should keep your eyes out for, and all is truly welcome to come check out this brave new world. Young or old everyone here is super friendly and inclusive, which makes it that much more of an epic experience.
I got a chance to spend the day with the amazing pilots of the Liberty Cup Drone Race, and my mind was completely blown. This was the last qualifier before the national competition at Governor’s Island, and tensions were super high. I put together this little teaser just to give a taste of how fast these guys fly, and how hard they sometimes crash.