The eyewear specialist FatShark had few competitors just a few months ago. But Skyzone, Eachine, Aomway were joined by Orqa and DJI. The newcomer is Xflip, with a pair of glasses based on Sony OLED screens, with a definition of 1024 x 768 pixels. It’s not HD, far from the 1280 x 960 pixels of FatShark’s HDO2 and Orqa’s FPV.One. But the FOV is still impressive, with 42° announced by the manufacturer, in a 4: 3 format. The interpupillary space is adjustable, from 58 to 72 mm. It is possible to modify the settings between -7.0 and +7.0, which in theory allows the correction of myopia and hyperopia.
The Xflip Modular do not have a video receiver, it’s up to you to use your own. The manufacturer indicates that compatibility with True-D from FuriousFPV, RapidFire from ImmersionRC and Fusion from TBS is ensured. There are actually 2 bays to place two receivers. It remains to be seen, since it is not indicated in the technical sheet, how these two bays work and the receivers that are placed there. In the Eachine EV300D, for example, only the original receivers supplied work in pairs.
A fan with integrated power supply prevents fogging during flights, with an adjustable rotation speed between 0 and 10,000 revolutions per minute. An external battery ensures the supply of 2S. Its capacity of 4000 mAh allows, according to the manufacturer, an autonomy of 9 hours of flight, with a choice of DC, XT60, microUSB or even wireless induction charging. It is equipped with a small control screen and an on / off button! But the Xflip Modular themselves have their own on / off button. A video recorder (DVR) is included in the glasses. An HDMI socket allows viewing of external digital content, an AV IN socket gives access to external analog sources.
The Xflip Modular is available for pre-order with price tag $319.99 at Banggood (without shipping, without taxes), with delivery expected from January 19, 2020. What should we think about it? This is excellent news since each new player in the too small world of immersion makes it possible to tickle the competitors. Some pilots, including Bob Roogi, were able to try a prototype version of the Modular, too much to be able to give a significant opinion.