FCC listings have confirmed that a rumoured drone named DJI Avata FPV will be launched very soon. An allegedly-leaked rendering showed that it will be a Cine Whoop-style FPV drone.
Origin of Drones
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used for recording, spying or bombing targets. This pilotless vehicle idea was first used by Austria to attack Venice in 1849. They used unmanned bomb-filled balloons to target Venice in Venice Austria war in the early 1850s. Fortunately, only one balloon found its mark and the rest of them were blown away by a sudden change in wind pattern.
Although it was not an actual drone, it gave an idea to people about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This idea was later adopted by the US air force. They built the first unmanned drone Called the Ruston Proctor Aerial Target. This drone used a radio system for guidance which was developed by British engineer Archibald Low. The British government did not pay any attention to unmanned drones meanwhile, technology was used by Germans in World War 2.
Revolution in Drone Technology
There was a great revolution in drone technology in the late 1900s when a massive amount of military and spy drones were registered. Many countries including the US, UK, Russia, and China were trying to improve drone technology but modern drones were nowhere to be seen until 2002 when many small-sized, fixed-wing surveillance drones such as Raven, Wasp, and Puma were developed by AeroVironment Inc. Raven is currently used in a number of countries, with more than fifty thousand of units deployed.
Camera Drones for civilians
The first drone to use for non-military purposes was 82B Queen Bee in 2006. This year the Federal Aviation Administration issued its first commercial drone permit. According to records, demand for commercial drones increased readily. In 2015 alone the Federal Aviation Administration FAA issued more than 1000 commercial drone permits. People found Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs great for fun and photography. After the invention of the DIY camera drones became more advanced and hence popular.
Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI)
Da-Jiang Innovations commonly known as DJI is a Chinese Technology company founded by Frank Wang in 2006. DJI manufactures commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for aerial photography and videography. It also designs and manufactures camera gimbals, action cameras, camera stabilizers, flight platforms, propulsion systems and flight control systems. By 2020 Da-Jiang Innovations holds around 70% share of the global drone market. The immense success of the company is because of major inventions and high-quality unmanned aerial camera vehicles.
Now, What is An FPV Drone?
An FPV drone provides a live feed remotely to a screen on a controller or your mobile phone. Some ordinary drones can also be made FPV by using FPV Goggles.
DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations) has launched many DJI FPV drones but this upcoming DJI Avata FPV drone will be the best so far. As per the records, DJI FPV drone prices vary from 200$ to more than 1500$.