DJI has released the new Goggles RE just in time for the holiday season. These Race Edition goggles are built to work with DJI drones, race drones, DIY drones and fixed-wing aircraft. These all-in-one goggles might just be the best goggles on the market and they also tell us something about the direction DJI is going. Does the latest release from DJI mean that they are going to produce a race drone? We think so, read more here.
Do You Need a Camera and Transmitter?
DJI developed the OcuSync Air Unit so if you need a camera and a transmitter they have you covered. So now you’ve got a standalone HD transmission unit from DJI. That means you really can pair the goggles with the aircraft of your choice. For those who are not familiar with FPV flight and racing drones, reliable HD digital transmission is by no means standard issue. Most cameras today still use analog transmission. DJI might have finally produced the first long-range reliable and versatile goggles for everyone.
How Are They Different from the DJI Goggles?
The new DJI Goggles RE come is a sleek black matte finish with a sharp-looking leather head strap with red highlights. DJI says the redesign is more comfortable than the original goggles. The racing edition goggles can display video through 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz digital video transmission with latency as low as 50 ms and a maximum control range of 7000 meters. The video feed is an impressive 1280 x 960 HD feed and will hop frequencies to ensure the best possible transmission.
Unlike the original goggles, the RE Goggles support Sphere pano photo viewing, local video playback, and an analog feed FPV feed that will work on traditional racing drones. DJI Goggles RE also work with the DJI OcuSync Camera and Air Unit.
The OcuSync Camera
The OcuSync camera is an external camera with a 1/3″ sensor that can be mounted to any aircraft and paired with the Goggles. It also will feature a global shutter to reduce the dreaded “jello” effect. It has a nice wide angle 148-degree field of view. It seems that DJI has is sights on dominating more than just the consumer and professional photography drone market. We think that all this is building up to the eventual release of a DJI racing drone.
The Goggles RE were designed to be compatible with a handful of flight controllers like the popular F3, F4, KISS and Naze. You should be able to access flight adjustments, gimbal control, and flight data.
You will also get access to real-time flight data like battery level, signal quality, and transmission resolution. Like the original goggles, the RE Goggles also support head tracking.
Will Goggles RE Work with My Racer?
If you are looking for something to work with your analog signal there is an SMA port for you. The Goggles RE support multiple antenna types to best suit your needs.
You can even watch multiple video formats in your goggles if you are looking for an immersive viewing experience. The RE goggles support MP4, MOV and MKV files.
The Goggles RE are, of course, compatible with your favorite DJI drone. So grab your Spark, Mavic, Phantom 4 or Inspire 2 and get to work. The DJI Goggles RE will cost $549.
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Is DJI Creating a Race Drone?
The FPV race market is growing and is one area that DJI has yet to enter with a ready-to-fly drone offering. You’ll see two race drones in this video, including the “Phantom R“. So is it coming? We think so, read more here.
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