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Drone Product Review: DJI Racing Edition Goggles

Drone Product Review: DJI Racing Edition Goggles

This new headwear is perfect for all your FPV racing needs as well as for most DJI quads. The goggles can easily be paired with DJI’s Spark, Mavic, Phantom, and Inspire drones, and DJI’s OcuSync Air System—a camera and transmitter unit that connects with these goggles—can add a first-person view to just about any remote-control vehicle.

The large goggles fit my head well and are com—fortable. They will fit over glasses and are easy to lift out of the way if you need to land or look at the drone. I like the fact that they offer total immersion into the real-flying-time video along with continuously updated flight information, including flight modes, obstacle-detection status, GPS status, controller signal strength, connection status, touch-panel lock status, flight time, and the battery levels for both the aircraft and goggles. On the right side of the screen, touch-selectable buttons open other menus, such as intelligent flight modes, tools, and camera settings/shoot/record. At the bottom left is a real-time flight-telemetry box that displays horizontal/vertical distance between the aircraft and the home point as well as speed. On the right side of the goggles, a finger trackpad lets you access all the on-screen menus. Depending on which way you swipe and whether you use one or two fingers, different menu screens will pop up.

In addition to all these great features, the goggles have terrific screen clarity and resolution. Plus, they support many of the functions on DJI drones. I tested them out with the Mavic Pro, which integrates well with these goggles, and the goggles support the most features of this particular drone. The goggles enable head-tracking flight and head-tracking gimbal, and two people with goggles can control the aircraft and the gimbal: head turns left and right to control yaw, and head turns up and down to control pitch.

Drone Product Review: DJI Racing Edition Goggles

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with the DJI Racing Edition Goggles. If you own any of the DJI drones and like FPV racing, they are a good investment for $549.00.—John Reid

Updated: May 16, 2018 — 9:04 pm
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