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DJI Avata Range (Explained for real drones lover)

Whenever we think about the range of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV, more generally directed to a drone, we are thinking about two things really. One is the transmission capacity for the video range, and the other is the command link coverage to the aircraft and the controller. You can readily lose the video transmission and always be in control of the aircraft, permitting you to get that aircraft back into video range or safely land it as need be. The DJI Avata drone is made tough, so you can be gutsy and fly far! The long-lasting frame reduces the risk of damage, giving you more relaxation of mind. The latest ducted aerodynamic design optimizes power efficiency allowing for an amazing flight time of up to 18 minutes.

The Avata is portable and ready for the experience, adopting a new innovative design that is assembled with amenities in mind. It is more lightweight, compact, and easy to hold. Rediscover your surroundings with entire freedom and find wonderful ways to capture video! DJI Avata’s flexibility in different scenarios opens up a world of creative prospects. 

The DJI Avata has the added advantage of return-to-home operation. If the control link is failed, the aircraft will perform an automatic return home. Or nevertheless, you have that set up in the app. This is something no other drone in the Cine-whoop category can deliver. Shall we bring a closer look into the field of DJI’s newest drone? Let’s get to it.

Key Features of DJI Avata FPV Drone

Weight: 14.46 oz / 410 g

Dimensions: 180 x 180 x 80 mm

Battery: 2420 mAh Li-ion / up to 18 mins

Charger type: USB-C

Modes: Standard, Sport, Manual (manual only with FPV Controller 2)

Video transmission field: Up to 10 km (FCC), 2 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC)

Video resolution: 4K, 2.7K, 1080p (FHD)

Frame rates: 4K up to 60 fps / 2.7K up to 100 fps / FHD up to 100 fps (with DJI Goggles 2)

Pros & Cons

Space Verdict

FPV drones are notoriously challenging to fly, but with the DJI Avata anyone can capture immersive FPV video footage in gorgeous 4K resolution at up to 60 fps, and it’s a complete lot of fun to fly, too.

Pros
  • +Fantastic video quality
  • +Easy to fly, even for beginners
  • +Good battery vitality for an FPV drone
Cons
  • -FPV goggle feed can start to drop around 300 m
  • -Manual flight requires an additional controller
  • -Not ideal for stills photography

Features Descriptions of DJI AVATA FPV Drone

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1DJI AVATA DRONE – Where Agility Meets Toughness

Compact and weightless, the DJI Avata is nimble in close spaces. Every part of its design was assembled for you to be proactive. The built-in propeller shield means that if Avata comes in touch with an object, it can bounce back, stay in the air, and can keep on flying easily without any rush. In addition to the built-in propeller guard, Avata features lowered binocular vision and ToF infrared sensing for even more outstanding safety. These sensors detect barriers below and allow Avata to accomplish low-altitude or indoor flight. Should Avata fall on its rear, activate Turtle mode with a few austere taps and watch it skip back into action.

VTX AND CAMERA DESIGN– Epic Moves Earn Epic Footage

Fitted with a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, DJI Avata endows 4K ultra-wide-angle recording with an f/2.8 notch. Together with a high-grade imaging performance guarantee, it delivers outstanding visual quality that will keep your audience on the fringe of their seats. Most camera drones deliver, at best, an 84° FOV. DJI Avata boots things up a gear with its super-wide 155° FOV. This developed perspective is closer to what we notice with our own eyes, making impactful, hyper-immersive visuals. Keep your footage stable as you plunge and dive with RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady. These flagship technologies spread a world of cinematic possibilities by reducing camera shake and assuring smooth ultra-HD video. Avata features DJI’s flagship O3+ video transmission and 2T2R omnidirectional antennas for unrivaled resilience and responsiveness during flight. Enjoy crisp and smooth real-time scenery in your goggles, even in environments with other interference.

D-CINELIKE MODE – Agile In The Editing Room

Swoop into a world of colors by shooting in D-Cinelike mode. Make your footage pop with refined color grading in post-editing and turn your creation into a masterwork.

DJI VIRTUAL AVIATION APP – Practice Makes Perfect

The DJI Virtual Flight app is suitable for both computers and smartphones and composes a variety of simulated scenarios. You can practice indoors or outdoors, burnish your flight skills, and become a proficient pilot step by step

DJI Avata Drone durability

Unlike the original DJI FPV Drone, we can say that the Avata is a survivor. With its powerful yet flexible propeller guard/ducted fan configuration, the Avata can endure a hit and keep flying. In my testing, I’ve had two outstanding incidents where the drone smashed hard enough to cut off the engines.  

The first was during a hand-off where the drone came too close to a wall of leafage and crashed to the land on soft vegetation from about 12 feet with no damage whatsoever.

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the Avata after hitting a lone rock at full speed and cartwheeling across a cultivated field.

The second was a bit more surprising. The Avata was flying ridiculously low to the ground on an open vast farm field at full speed in S mode, roughly 30 mph, when it struck a lone rock and cartwheeled across the field. I didn’t want to try turtle mode before checking it for damage. Turtle mode is committed through the goggles menu. Upon retrieval and some dusting off, the only damage I could see was a small crack on the front left propeller guard. I also noticed that all the propellers left a short mark on the inside of the propeller guard but were otherwise unchanged.

I put the Avata back on the ground, restarted it, and went for another flight with no problems.

DJI – Introducing DJI Avata

DJI AVATA INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

  • Charging Temperature Range: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
  • Chemical System: LiNiMnCoO2
  • Charging Voltage Limit: 17 V
  • Battery Capacity: 2420 mAh
  • Discharge Rate: Typical: 7C
  • Energy: 35.71 Wh@0.5C
  • Weight: Approx. 162 g
  • Voltage: 14.76 V
  • Type: Li-ion

Final thoughts

Techbattalions found the Avata to be a complete blast to fly. In my opinion, this is the most comfortable FPV Drone to get up and fly and be capable to do so comfortably and confidently, skies from the ground, in minutes. It will absolutely be my go-to drone if I want to clutch the ground for insanely smooth pictures. Both S and N modes are so much enjoyment with the motion controller.  

It is a bit weighty and loud. I would not attempt to contest with an FPV racing drone, but I certainly would not mind flying the track with one. It won’t replace my sub-249g setup either. But it will substitute my similarly sized Cinewhoop. It’s more packed, delivers me a longer flight times experience, is way more fun, is softer to fly, and is easier to travel with.

If you happen to have flown drones before and have enjoyed trying FPV but didn’t think you had enough skills to do so, I can’t recommend this drone to run. The ridiculously instinctive motion controller smooths out shaky hands and provides you the ability to stop on a dime at a moment’s notification, and downward-facing sensors and GPS give you the confidence your drone won’t clash with the ground or drift away. You have will have no difficulty mastering epic smooth shots with the Avata in no time. 

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