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REVIEW: DJI AVATA DRONE WITH PROPELLER GUARDS, 18- MINUTE’S FLIGHT TIME

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With the DJI Googles 2 and the DJI Motion controller, the DJI Avata, dubbed “the ultimate immersive drone experience,” provides an out-of-the-box FPV flying time. Meanwhile, you may control it using the DJI FPV Googles V2 and the current DJI FPV Remote Controller 2.

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The 2,420 mAh battery of the 410g DJI Avata has 18-minute battery life. Additionally, it includes integrated propeller guards for safety in confined spaces, and a 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor is used in its 155-degree field-of-view ultra-wide camera. Both “2.7K” and 4K at 60, 50, 60, 100, and 120 frames per second can be captured.

DJI Avata is its second FPV and first cinewhoop-styled drone. With the Avata, DJI had responded to customer input and addressed concerns about its initial FPV drone. It weighs 410g (14.46oz) and measures 180x180x80mm (7.09×7.09×3.15″), which is almost half what its predecessor weighed and measured. The Avata’s small frame and integrated propeller guards make it unlikely that it will need to be taken in for repairs unless it has a severe and catastrophic accident. A newer camera has a 48MP, Type 1/1.7 (7.6×5.7mm) CMOS sensor and can record videos at resolutions of up to 4K/60p and 2.7K/120p.

The Avata has a Turtle mode that flips the drone right side up if it’s upside down on the ground. The Avata package also includes a DJI Googles 2 headset that is more compact, lighter, and user-friendly.

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Key features are as follows.

  • 410g (0.9 lbs.) total weight
  • 180×180×80mm
  • Type 1/1.7 (7.6×5.7mm) 48MP CMOS image sensor
  • 6mm equivalent lens (155º FOV)
  • Ability to capture photos and videos on the same flight
  • 4K/60p and 2.7K/100p flight at 150Mbps (with new Goggles 2)
  • 264 and H.265 video codecs
  • Emergency brake and hover
  • Downward obstacle sensing
  • DJI’s O3+ transmission system for 10km range, dual frequencies, 50 Mbps bitrate
  • 18-minute max flight time
  • 97 kph (60 mph) max speed
  • Turtle mode that corrects the drone’s orientation before take-off

Geared toward newcomers

This FPV drone is designed for novices and is ready to fly right out of the box. For those who desire to soar over the mountains and coasts, there is an FPV drone. The Avata’s propeller guards, which are a component of the main frame, are sufficiently sturdy. Avata is reportedly a significant advancement over the DJI FPV variant.

Obstacle avoidance and flight modes

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Only three menus are accessible with a swipe in DJI’s fly app for the Avata, which is more condensed than normal. A press of two fingers makes it simple to access and navigate the main menu, shortcut menu, and camera settings that show down the bottom of the screen.

There are three different flight modes available for operating the Avata. Normal (N) mode limits you to a speed of 28.8 kph (about 18 mph). It’s easy to brake, while GPS plus GLONASS allows the drone to hover in place. Sport (S) mode nearly doubles the speed to 50.4 kph (31 mph). Manual (M) mode, which can only be activated with the FPV Remote Controller 2, ups the maximum speed to 96.5 kph (60 mph).

(Image: © DJI)

Here is what we like about the drone.

  • 4k/60p video
  • 20GB internal storage
  • Propeller guards
  • The capacity to break, hover and return home.

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