By Nick

March 12, 2021

dji, drone, fpv

DJI FPV Drone vs Moto X Bike in Off-Road Shootout 

Testing out the new DJI FPV Drone in style! 

What is an FPV drone?

A DJI FPV Drone or "First Person View" drones are flown using goggles and a spotter. FPV gives the viewer a really immersive impression of what it looks like from the drone's perspective. A true bird's eye view.

I have added the DJI FPV Drone to my fleet of UAV's because of the unique angles, perspectives and shots I can get from it. My other drones, whilst producing incredible footage can only do so much. However, the DJI FPV drone can do so much more.

This machine is "unlocked"! That means it can do anything and go anywhere it will fit. Front loops, back loops, flips and barrel rolls. Used sparingly in my videos, this will add to and impress your clients when added to any corporate or promotional video.

Now this is clearly no good for drone roof inspections and the like but for promo videos...wow!

Training

Whilst I am fully qualified, licensed and insired to fly most drones for my aerial video business, flying FPV requires a little more skill. 

Because I am flying purely by what I am seeing through the goggles, I need a spotter with me at all times. This is to alert me of any potential danger from other airborne objects. Birds, planes etc. Also to protect me from any distraction from the public and generally be my "eyes on the ground".

Flying the DJI FPV drone is quite different from normal drones. The sticks, controls and the way you fly it are completely different from standard drones. This means practise...and a lot of it. Thankfully I pick things up quickly plus I have to hand, a whole team of FPV pilots that will assist me on any jobs. Spotter or otherwise. Similarly I will reciprocate for them on their jobs.

Booking me

If you would like to hire me for drone work or chat about how FPV drones could help spice up your promo or commercial video, please get in touch. Obviously aerial work is weather dependent. Rest assured though, I always have eyes on the forecast.

Anyway, I look forward to discussing your project, planning it out and producing an "aerial work of art" for you and your business!

Thanks to Justin Glynn of Osprey Drone Training for his assistance on and contribution to this shoot.

DJI FPV Drone
About the author

Nick Stubbs is a professional photographer, filmmaker and drone pilot with over 35 years experience in the imaging business. Still as passionate about his work as he was aged 13. Married with two kids and living in the beautiful town of Weymouth in Dorset.

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