The new capabilities of a FPV gimbal drone share some of the advantages of a 360 “invisible drone”, originally pioneered by Stan-FPV. I am yet to operate one of these “invisible drones” but have been intrigued for a while in how they deal with some of the limitations of a traditional FPV drone. It’s along those same lines of thought that I gained interest in trying out head tracking gimbals for FPV drones.
The following are some advantages of a 360 “invisible drone” vs a head tracking FPV gimbal.
360 “Invisible Drone” – Advantages:
- Can look anywhere anytime in playback, giving infinite creativity for framing shots
- No additional sub-system
- More foolproof from a piloting perspective, you can’t “miss the shot” or badly frame it
Head Tracking FPV Gimbal – Advantages:
- Can look up or down during flight, allowing a more dynamic flight path
- Uses a standard HD camera which produces higher quality and more natural looking footage
- Durability, as the “invisible drone” cannot even land normally without risking the camera getting scratched