DJI Avata review: The palm-size, ready-to-fly, FPV drone

dji avata in palm of hand

DJI just released the Avata. It’s DJI’s second iteration of a ready-to-fly, first-person-view drone. The Avata is aimed at newcomers and professionals alike for indoor and outdoor FPV flying, preferably moving through a window. Here is our review of DJI’s Avata from someone that has flown FPV drones for years.

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Two videos that showcase the impressive flying capability of DJI Avata drone

DJI’s new FPV drone has left a lot of people impressed, and this includes both beginners and professionals. There are many things that make Avata “the” drone to have, but the two areas we want to focus on today are how it opens up a whole new world for cinematic videography and just how incredibly thrilling an immersive flight experience can be.

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DJI Avata FPV drone flight modes explained

The new DJI drone Avata has three flight modes: Normal, Manual, and Sport. Since the Avata is an FPV drone, these flight modes are different from what you may have seen on other DJI drones such as the Mini 2 or Mavic 3.

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Nervous about FPV? Try this DJI practice app before flying Avata

At its core, DJI has designed the new Avata to be so intuitive and safety-focused that even someone who is completely new to the world of first-person view (FPV) flying can fly it. But operating a drone while being so completely immersed in the experience that you feel like the aircraft is you is not the same as the conventional line of sight flying. This is why DJI recommends you use its flight simulation app to practice FPV flying before using the Avata for the first time.

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DJI updates FPV firmware to add support for new Avata drone

The new DJI Avata is finally here. If you’re an existing DJI FPV owner looking to upgrade your flying experience, you can get your hands on the cinewhoop for only $629. And that’s because DJI has released a new firmware that makes Avata compatible with DJI FPV Goggles V2 and the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2.

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The Buzz Podcast 32: First impressions on the new DJI Avata

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