I myself fly a Mavic Air 2S drone. I don’t dare to fly an FPV yet, they go too fast for me and we have relatively little space to fly around here. In a desolate environment like Iceland, you have much more space and you can get really beautiful shots with it. But as Peter Lindgren says in this video, you have to put a lot of time into learning how to fly and take into account multiple crashes.
Fortunately, that hasn’t happened much to me yet with my drones. Twice while landing it almost went wrong, the drone hit a twig, but both times it landed safely. What do you like? Flying with a drone or FPV? Drones like the Magic Air 2S and 3 also have an FPV mode where the camera responds like an FPV drone, this allows you to fly in slow motion as if it were an FPV drone.
The Mavic Air 3 was introduced to the market last week. It is the first drone to receive an EU C1 label. As of 1-1-2024, you will be allowed to fly this drone more than all older models. Older models will then be required to maintain a minimum distance of 120 meters from people and buildings (residential cores).
FPV drones are available in different versions: delivered ready-made by brands such as DJI, self-build drones and ready-made custom drones. The Mavic Air costs 1099 or 1599, depending on the version and FPV drones cost on average between 500 and 3000 Euro, depending on the version. Any drone with a camera is required to be registered and drones heavier than 250 grams require a license. The rules will change again by 1-1-2024. More information can be found on the Dronewatch website.