DJI Avata Full Review

DJI Avata: time to fly

About the product

DJI Avata is a CineWhoop hybrid FPV solution that combines the key features of a standard cinewhoop drone (impact-resistant frame with ring motor protection, advanced digital FPV system, powerful propulsion system, manual flight mode) with the key functionality of modern full-sized consumer UAVs (Ready for FPV flight out of the box, advanced 4K camera system, GPS + Touch positioning, auto return functions, autonomy, safe battery charging).

Primarily aimed at a novice audience of users for a quick entry into the hobby, however, due to the inherent potential, it will prove to be an excellent entry-level professional tool for expanding the creative abilities of photo / video content creators. As usual, let’s start with the key features of the new product.

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Peculiarities

  • Flight weight: ≈ 410 g
  • Impact-resistant frame with ring motor protection
  • Diagonal frame size: 120mm
  • Positioning: GPS / Galileo / BeiDou + lower sensor complex
  • Max. horizontal flight speed: 97 km/h
  • Max. ceiling above sea level: 5,000 m
  • Max. hang time: 18 min
  • DJI O3+ Digital Video Transmission System
  • Slave. frequency range: 2.4GHz/5.8GHz
  • Video stream quality: 1080P at 100 fps
  • Max. video stream bitrate: 50 Mbps
  • Video stream compression format: H.265
  • Signal delay range: 28-40ms
  • Max. FPV flight range FCC/CE: 10/2 km
  • Poppy. wind resistance: 10.7 m/s (level 5)
  • 48MP 4K camera built on 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor; with built-in Bayer color filter array; FOV: 155°; Focal length: 2.34 mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Focus mode: FF; Focus Range: 0.6m to ∞; Max. ISO: 25600; Installed in 1-axis mechanical gimbal
  • Image Stabilization: Electronic HorizonSteady + RockSteady 2.0
  • Color profile: Standard / D-Cinelike
  • Photo/Video Format: JPEG / MP4
  • Max. photo size: 4000 × 3000
  • Max. Video resolution: 4K: 3840 × 2160 at 60 fps
  • Max. video bitrate: 150 Mbps
  • Video compression format: H.264
  • Built-in memory: 20 GB
  • Expandable memory: microSD; Max. volume 256 GB
  • Compatible FPV Headsets: DJI Goggles 2 / DJI FPV Goggles V2
  • Compatible Control: DJI Motion Controller / DJI FPV Remote Controller 2
  • Flight Modes: Normal Mode / Sport Mode / Manual Mode
  • Turtle Mode
  • RTH auto return modes: Smart RTH / Low Battery RTH / Failsafe RTH
  • Camera View Before Loss (allows you to view a 30-second video before the crash; helps in finding the drone)
  • Integrated ADS-B transponder
  • Compatible with DJI Virtual Flight FPV Simulator
  • Compatible mobile app: DJI Fly

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Equipment

The developer offers Avata FPV drone in three trim levels:

  1. DJI Avata Pro-View Combo (included).
  2. DJI Avata Fly Smart Combo (included).
  3. DJI Avata No RC (included).

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Add. accessories

  • DJI Care Refresh (1-Year Plan/2-Year Plan): An extended warranty provided by the developer for a fee that covers unforeseen cases such as water damage to the aircraft / its individual components or accidents due to failure / malfunction, including due to the fault of the pilot. In any case, the developer undertakes to promptly repair or replace the damaged/lost drone with a new one. After purchasing the drone, the consumer has 48 hours to purchase/activate the extended warranty. Not available in all countries! More details about DJI Care Refresh can be found on the developer’s website.
  • DJI Avata ND Filters Set (ND8/16/32): A set of ND filters that provide optimal shutter speed control in high light conditions.
  • DJI 65W Portable Charger: Powered by advanced GaN technology, this portable charger delivers exponential charging speeds. With two USB-C and USB-A output ports, it can, for example, charge the Avata Intelligent Flight Battery and the controller at the same time. It supports the PPS and PD protocols and allows you to charge your smartphone, laptop and other devices, among other things. Charging time for the Avata Intelligent Flight Battery: Approximately 1 hour 36 minutes. Compatibility: DJI Avata, DJI Mavic 3 (Cine), DJI Goggles 2 Battery.
  • DJI 65W Car Charger: Built on advanced GaN technology, the car charger has a stable output power of 65W. Avata Intelligent Flight Battery charging time: 1 hour 36 minutes. Compatibility: DJI Avata / DJI Mavic 3 (Cine) / DJI Goggles 2 Battery.
  • DJI Avata Battery Charging Hub: A charging hub that sequentially charges up to four Avata Intelligent Flight Batteries. In tandem with the DJI 65W Portable Charger, it charges one battery in approximately 47 minutes.
  • DJI Avata Intelligent Flight Battery: 4S 14.76V 2420mAh 35.71Wh Li-Ion Intelligent Flight Battery. Provides max. drone autonomy 18 minutes.
  • DJI Avata Fly More Kit: An upgrade kit that includes the “DJI Avata Battery Charging Hub” and 2 × Intelligent Flight Batteries.
  • DJI Avata Propeller Guard: The main frame of the drone with annular motor protection.
  • DJI Avata Upper Frame: The main upper frame.
  • DJI Avata Propellers: 4 × propellers (2CW/2CCW).
  • DJI Goggles Carry More Backpack: A versatile all-weather backpack that provides optimal protection for the drone and all its accessories. It has a soft inner lining that can securely fix the location of the contents during transportation. It is designed with a multifunctional independent space that allows you to put everything you need in it. Dimensions (L×W×H): 29.5×15×48 cm. Compatible: DJI Avata / DJI Air 2S / DJI FPV.

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Specification

Drone

Model:

QF2W4K

Flight weight:

≈ 410 g

Dimensions (L×W×H):

180×180×80mm

Diagonal frame size:

120 mm

Max. climb rate:

21.6 km/h

Max. sink rate:

21.6 km/h

Max. horizontal flight speed:

28.8 km/h (Normal Mode)
50.4 km/h (Sport Mode)
97.2 km/h (Manual Mode)

Max. ceiling above sea level:

5 000 m

Max. hovering speed:

≈ 18 min

Max. flight distance:

11.6 km

Max. wind resistance:

10.7 m/s (Level 5 Beaufort)

Slave. temperature range:

-10°C to 40°C

Transmitter power (EIRP):

FCC: < 2W
CE: <
25mW SRRC: < 1W

Antennas:

Dual Antennas, 2T2R

Satellite positioning:

GPS + Galileo + BeiDou

Hover Accuracy Range:

Vertical:

±0.1 m (sensor system)
±0.5 m (satellite system)

Horizontal:

±0.3 m (sensor system)
±1.5 m (satellite system)

Supported SD cards:

microSD (capacity up to 256 GB)

Recommended microSD cards:

SanDisk Extreme U3 V30 A1 32GB microSDXC

SanDisk Extreme Pro U3 V30 A1 32GB microSDXC

Kingston Canvas Go!Plus U3 V30 A2 64GB microSDXC

Kingston Canvas React Plus U3 V90 A1 64GB microSDXC

Kingston Canvas React Plus U3 V90 A1 128GB microSDXC

Kingston Canvas React Plus U3 V90 A1 256GB microSDXC

Samsung PRO Plus V30 U3 V30 A2 256 GB microSDXC

Built-in memory:

20 GB

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Intelligent flight battery

The weight:

≈ 162 g

Capacity:

2420 mAh

Voltage:

14.76 V

Max. charging voltage:

17 V

Power:

35.71 Wh at 0.5C

Discharge rate:

7C

Type of:

4S Li-ion

Chemical system:

LiNiMnCoO2

Slave. temperature range:

5°C to 40°C

Min. charging time:

≈ 47 min (from a standard DJI 65W charger in tandem with a charging hub)

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Sensory system

Lower (optical and ToF sensors):

Effective measurement height of ToF sensor: 10m

Accurate hovering range: 0.5-10m

Optical sensor effective measurement height: 0.5-20m

Slave. Wednesday:

Diffuse, well-patterned reflective surfaces > 20% (e.g. walls, trees or people)

Optimal illumination (lux > 15, normal indoor lighting conditions)

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suspension

Stabilization:

1-axis (Tilt)

Mechanical range:

Tilt: -95° to 75°

Controlled Range:

Tilt: -80° to 65°

Max. control speed:

60°/s

Angular vibration range:

±0.01°

Roll Axis Electronic Stabilization:

live screen correction is not available during recording, but can be applied to recorded frames in post-processing.

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Camera

Matrix:

1/1.7″ CMOS; Eff. Pixels: 48M

Lens:

FOV: 155°
Equivalent focal length: 12.7mm
Focal length: 2.34mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Focus mode: FF
Focus range: 0.6m to ∞

ISO range:

100-6400 (Auto)
100-25600 (Manual)

Shutter speed:

Video: 1/8000-1/50s
Photo: 1/8000-1/50s

Photo mode:

Time-lapse

Max. photo size:

4000×3000

Photo Format:

JPEG

Video resolution:

With DJI Goggles 2:

4K @50/
60fps 2.7K@50/60/100fps
1080P @ 50/60/ 100fps

With DJI FPV Goggles V2:

4K @50/
60fps 2.7K@50/60/100/120fps
1080P @50/60/100 / 120fps

Video Format:

MP4

Max. video bitrate:

150 Mbps

Color profile:

Standard/D-Cinelike

Electronic stabilization (EIS):

supported by RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady; it is also possible to disable EIS

Distortion Correction:

supported in Normal Mode, Wide Mode, and Ultra Wide mode

Supported file system:

exFAT (recommended); FAT32

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Videolink

Slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz (Rx only) 5.725 – 5.850 GHz (Rx and Tx)

Communication bandwidth:

Max. 40 MHz

Video link quality and latency:

With DJI FPV Goggles V2:

When the video streaming quality is 810P/120fps: the delay is 28ms.

When the video streaming quality is 810P/60fps: the delay is 40ms.

With DJI Goggles 2:

When the video streaming quality is 1080P/100fps: the delay is 30ms.

When the video streaming quality is 1080P/60fps: the delay is 40ms.

Max. video bitrate:

50 Mbps

Max. video transmission range:

10 km (FCC), 2 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC)

Audiolink:

missing

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DJI Goggles 2

Model:

RCDS18

The weight:

≈ 290 g (including head strap)

Dimensions:

Antennas folded: 167.40 × 103.90 × 81.31 mm

Antennas unfolded : 196.69 × 103.90 × 104.61 mm

Display type:

2×HD Micro-OLED

Size of each display:

0.49 inch

Resolution of each display:

1920×1080

Update frequency:

up to 100 Hz

Interpupillary distance range:

56 – 72 mm

Diopter adjustment range:

-8.0 diopters to +2.0 diopters

FOV (each screen):

51°

Slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4GHz:

5.8GHz: < 1W (FCC), < 200mW (SRRC), < 25mW (CE/KC)

WiFi protocol:

WiFi 802.11b/a/g/n/ac

Slave. Wi-Fi frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.150 – 5.250 GHz (outdoor only)
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Wi-Fi transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4 GHz: < 100 mW (FCC/CE/SRRC/KC)
5.1 GHz: < 100 mW (FCC/CE/KC)
5.8 GHz: < 100 mW (FCC/SRRC/KC), < 25 mW (CE)

bluetooth protocol:

Bluetooth 5.2

Slave. Bluetooth frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

Bluetooth transmitter power (EIRP):

< 6.3 mW

Max. video bitrate:

50 Mbps

Video recording format:

MOV

Supported video/audio playback formats:

MP4 and MOV (video codecs: H.264 and H.265; audio codecs: ACC, PCM)

Wi-Fi Wireless Streaming:

Supports DLNA protocol

Slave. temperature range:

-10°C to 40°C

Food:

DJI Goggles 2 Battery

Supported SD cards:

microSD (capacity up to 256 GB)

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Battery DJI Goggles 2

Capacity:

1800 mAh

Voltage:

7-9V (1.5A)

Type of:

Li-ion

Chemical system:

LiNiMnCoO2

Power:

18 Wh

Charging temperature range:

0°C to 45°C

Max. charging power:

12.6W (5V/2A, 9V/1.4A)

The weight:

≈ 122 g

Dimensions (L×W×H):

73.04 × 40.96 × 26mm

Autonomy:

≈ 2 h

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DJI FPV Goggles V2

Model:

FGDB28

The weight:

≈ 420 g (including head strap and antennas)

Display type:

2 x LCD displays

Screen size:

2 inches each

Screen resolution:

1440×810

Screen refresh rate:

144 Hz

Supported video/audio playback formats:

MP4, MOV, MKV (video codecs: H.264; audio codecs: AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AC-3, MP3)

Slave. temperature range:

0°C to 40°C

Video recording format:

MOV (video codec: H.264)

FOV:

30° to 54°, adjustable image size: 50% to 100%

Slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Max. video bitrate:

50 Mbps

Dimensions:

Without antennas: 184 × 122 × 110 mm
With antennas: 202 × 126 × 110 mm

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 708 mW
CE: ≤ 100 mW
SRRC: ≤ 100 mW

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1.4W
CE:
25mW SRRC: ≤ 79.4mW

Food:

Special Batteries for DJI Goggles

Supported SD cards:

microSD (capacity up to 256 GB)

Communication bandwidth:

Max. 40 MHz

Interpupillary distance range:

58 – 70 mm

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Battery DJI FPV Goggles V2

The weight:

≈ 119 g

Dimensions:

73.04 × 40.96 × 26mm

Capacity:

1800 mAh

Voltage:

Max. 9V

Chemical system:

LiNiMnCoO2

Type of:

LiPo 2S

Power:

18 Wh

Charging temperature range:

0°C to 45°C

Max. charging power:

10 W

Autonomy:

110 min

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DJI Motion Controller

Model:

FC7BGC

The weight:

≈ 346 g

Slave. frequency range:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4GHz: ≤ 707mW (FCC), ≤ 100mW (CE/SRRC)

5.8GHz: ≤ 1.4W (FCC), ≤ 79.4mW (SRRC), ≤ 25mW (CE)

Dimensions:

190×140×51mm

Autonomy:

≈ 9 hours

Charging time:

2.5 h

Slave. temperature range:

-10°C to 40°C

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DJI FPV Remote Controller 2

Operating range frequencies:

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤ 707 mW
CE: ≤ 100 mW
SRRC: ≤ 100 mW
MIC: ≤ 100 mW

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤ 1412 mW
CE: ≤ 25 mW
SRRC: ≤ 79 mW

Signal transmission range:

10 km (FCC)
6 km (CE)
6 km (SRRC)
6 km (MIC)

Dimensions:

190×140×51mm

The weight:

346 g

Battery life:

around 9 o’clock

Charging time:

2.5 h

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Below you will find key information about the DJI Avata cinewhoop drone, which will allow you to learn more about it and make your choice.

Appearance

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Frame

Let’s start with the fact that the first FPV solution from DJI, due to its specific features, did not receive full recognition among the advanced hobby audience. And the first thing that prevents the DJI FPV from becoming a full-fledged quad is its frame, the non-standard form factor of which had an extremely negative impact on its flight characteristics.

In the case of Avata, the developer did not reinvent the wheel and was guided only by basic experience when creating it, which ultimately predetermined the success for the newly minted model, which was confirmed from the first reviews.

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*Drones from left to right: DJI Avata/DJI FPV.

Frame components

The Avata drone is built on a modular high-strength Cinewhoop frame, consisting of a main lower frame with an annular protection of the power plant and an upper frame, thanks to which you can shoot truly unique shots in any cramped conditions without fear of harming both the outside world and the drone itself.

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Motors and a sensor unit are located on the main frame, the entire electronic filling of the quadric, including the FPV camera, is located in the upper frame, which, in addition, unlike DJI FPV, this approach made it possible to fully repair the drone without the need to contact a service center, which was extremely lacking full-sized predecessor with its fragile beams. We also look forward to future availability of spare parts for both frame elements made of carbon, which will make the drone even stronger and lighter.

Flight strength test

Positioning

To adapt the product to a wider audience, the developer equipped the drone with an advanced positioning system, which consists of a satellite module (GPS + Galileo + BeiDou) and a lower sensor module (2 × optical + 2 × ToF sensors), thanks to which Avata can stably hold a position and save horizontal position both outdoors and indoors, and even if you take your hands off the control sticks at all, the drone will not fall and fly away, but will hover in place waiting for the next commands, which is especially important for beginners (positioning is active only in Normal flight modes and sport).

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Power point

The developer does not disclose the characteristics of the power plant involved, however, based on the specification and visual inspection of the drone, we can say that it consists of four brushless motors. Type of placement on the frame: pusher (Pusher; motors down), providing in practice improved flight and traction characteristics compared to the classic arrangement (motors up). The excess power potential in the occupied niche of the UAV is also indicated by the declared maximum speed of 97 km / h (for comparison, the maximum speed of DJI FPV: 140 km / h).

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Wind resistance test

Flight modes

Based on the tasks at hand, the pilot has three flight modes available, which can be changed using a switch or a button, depending on the selected remote control device (DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 / DJI Motion Controller):

  1. Normal Mode:in this mode, satellite positioning (not limited by height) is activated, coupled with the lower sensor system, which in turn ensures the location of the drone and its stabilization in the altitude range from 0.5-20 meters. When providing a strong satellite signal, the positioning and stabilization of the drone is carried out using the GPS module, if this is not possible, then when optimal working conditions are provided (see specification), the lower sensor module (2 × optical + 2 × ToF sensors) comes into play. The maximum flight angle in normal mode will be 25°, and the maximum speed will be 28.8 km/h. This mode is relevant for beginners, or when max. smooth flight for better photo/video quality. Performing such aerobatics as a roll or loop is not possible.
  2. Sport mode: In this mode, satellite positioning is still used in conjunction with the bottom sensor system to automatically stabilize and position the aircraft. Performing aerobatics is impossible. In Sport Mode, the drone’s response to remote control stick movements or motion controller tilts is more responsive and optimized for agility and speed. The maximum flight speed will be 50 km/h. Relevant for advanced users. For beginners, before moving to S-mode, it is recommended to practice in the FPV simulator DJI Virtual Flight.
  3. Manual mode: This flight mode corresponds to the control mode of a classic FPV drone, also known as Acro mode. Provides the highest agility that is relevant for racing and freestyle. In manual mode, all flight assistance functions, such as automatic stabilization and positioning, are disabled, the maximum flight speed will be the declared 97 km / h. Attention! The mode requires the user to have special piloting skills, and therefore beginners will need lengthy training in the DJI Virtual Flight FPV simulator before switching to M-mode. Details about the M-mode activation process in the FAQ section below.

Note! In normal mode or sport mode, when the lower sensor system is unavailable or disabled, or when the satellite signal is weak or absent, or the compass is interfered with, the aircraft will not automatically position and decelerate, and therefore will be more affected by the environment. Environmental factors such as wind or airflow generated by the drone’s propulsion system, especially when flying in a confined space, may cause it to drift horizontally, which may not be safe. From which it follows that if your skill level in piloting is “Beginner”, then it is recommended to refuse to launch the drone when the automatic stabilization and positioning systems are not active!

Turtle Mode

When piloting, the moments when the drone is in an inverted state are not rare, and if this still happened, the so-called “turtle or Turtle Mode” comes to the rescue, when activated (by a toggle switch on the remote control), the drone is able to independently move from an inverted position to a pre-flight , which often frees the pilot from unnecessary running around and, as a result, significantly saves valuable time. The mode itself is not something new, today it is included in the functionality of almost every FPV drone, even the clumsy DJI FPV has it in its arsenal.

FPV

To enable piloting of the drone in first-person mode, the developer has equipped Avata with the flagship DJI O3+ (OcuSync 3.0+) digital video transmission system, which works in tandem with 2T2R omnidirectional antennas, which together provide an exponentially clear and smooth video link. According to the FPV specification, the system provides max. video stream resolution 1080P at 100 fps, bit rate up to 50 Mbps, and max. signal delay does not exceed 40 ms (Depends on the used DJI FPV headset and the selected quality of the video stream; details in the video link specification). As for the range of the system, there are also some nuances here: in the interference-free zone, when piloting with DJI Goggles 2 FPV goggles, the user can count on a maximum range of up to 10 km in FCC mode, in CE mode this limit does not exceed 2 km,

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*Screenshot of an FPV picture with related flight information displayed on the display of the FPV goggles while piloting an Avata drone.

Video link display example

Supported FPV Headsets

Cinewhoop Avata drone currently supports pairing with two models of FPV headsets:

DJI Goggles 2

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DJI FPV Goggles V2

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Key benefits of FPV headsets:

  • DJI Goggles 2: Handheld FPV Goggles built on two HD Micro-OLED screens with a refresh rate of up to 100 Hz; provide overall FPV picture max. 1080P resolution; FOV: 51° Max. video stream bitrate: 50 Mbps; Interface control method: touch; Diopter adjustment range: from – 8.0 diopters to + 2.0 diopters; Interpupillary distance adjustment range: 58 – 70 mm; Weight: 290 grams. Max. FPV tandem flight range with this FPV headset is (FCC/CE): 10 km / 2 km. More details about DJI Goggles 2 in the specs above.
  • DJI FPV Goggles V2: FPV helmet form factor; built on two LCD screens with a refresh rate of 144 Hz; provides FPV picture max. resolution 1440 × 810P; FOV: adjustable from 30° to 54°; Max. video stream bitrate: 50 Mbps; Interface control method: touch; Weight: 420 grams. Max. FPV tandem flight range with this FPV headset is (FCC/CE): 10 km / 6 km. More details about DJI FPV Goggles V2 in the data sheet above.

Camera

The cinewhoop Avata drone has a new hybrid camera built on a 48MP 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, capable of providing both a high-quality FPV FHD picture and incredibly smooth high-resolution video shooting: 4K at 50/60 fps; 2.7K at 50/60/100/120 fps; 1080P at 50/60/100/120 fps. FOV: 155°. A photo mode is also available, which allows you to capture 12-megapixel images frame-by-frame (Max. photo size: 4000 × 3000; Format: JPG). Add here a video bitrate of 150 Mbps, a D-Cinelike color profile, H.264/H.265 codecs, and we get the fastest and most reliable tool for realizing professional-level content from the air.

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Video quality example

Image stabilization

Despite the fact that the camera is installed in a 1-axis mechanical gimbal, all the main work of image stabilization is performed by the time-tested advanced electronic stabilization algorithms HorizonSteady and RockSteady 2.0. If that’s not enough, the drone’s video system supports an equally advanced gyro-to-video save feature, allowing professionals to post-process it in the Gyroflow software, with a more than convincing result that’s very close to GoPro’s Reelsteady app.

Rock Steady 2.0

RockSteady actively reduces camera shake in real time.

Horizon Steady

HorizonSteady locks your footage on a level horizon for cinematic effects.

Example stabilization via Gyroflow

Food

The cinewhoop Avata drone is powered by an intelligent flight lithium-ion (Li-ion) 4S (14.76V) battery with a capacity of 2420 mAh, a power of 35.71 Wh. According to the specification, it provides a maximum flight time in hover mode of 18 minutes. It is not entirely clear why the developer specifies only maximum autonomy when hovering, because we all know that more energy is spent on hovering, and as a result, the difference between the time in hover and in flight can reach 3-4 minutes, which is essentially not can objectively reflect the maximum flight potential of the battery.

However, in practice, the first numerous flight tests under mixed piloting style and environmental conditions showed a range of maximum autonomy from 12-14 minutes, which is less than the declared within the normal range, and twice the flight time of a classic cinewhoop drone (6-8 minutes) in the occupied dimensional niche of the UAV. We also dare to suggest that in the future, as the software improves, the maximum flight time can be improved.

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Charger

Max. Charging the battery of the Avata drone from the DJI 65W charger will be about 1 hour 36 minutes; when using the charging hub (DJI Avata Battery Charging Hub) in tandem with the DJI 65W, this time will be about 47 minutes.

Control

To control the Avata drone, the developer, as in the case of DJI FPV, offers two controller options: the innovative DJI Motion Controller and the classic DJI FPV Remote Controller 2, however, in the case of Avata, for some reason known only to DJI, only Motion is included in the package. Controller, and the consumer will have to buy the classic FPV R / C 2 remote control separately if they wish, at least such conditions are offered at the current time. Read on to learn more about the key features of each controller.

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DJI Motion Controller

An innovative type of controller that was announced in 2021 in tandem with the DJI FPV drone. This controller allows you to control Avata literally with one hand using the built-in controls in conjunction with the tilt of the remote itself, which, unlike the classic R / C, provides an opportunity to enter the hobby for many users, including those with disabilities.

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The remote also includes a set of associated buttons through which the pilot can change flight modes, control shooting and camera angles, and also activate the emergency braking function if necessary. Power is built-in. Max. autonomy: ≈ 9 h. Interface: USB-C port. Max. charging time: 2.5 h. FCC/CE control range: 10 km/6 km.

DJI FPV Remote Controller 2

Standard control equipment made in the form factor of a classic gaming joystick with two sticks and a set of buttons and toggle switches, through which you can switch between flight modes, control shooting and camera tilt angles, activate the emergency braking function, and there is also a couple more buttons whose functionality the user can assign based on your preferences. Power is built-in. Max. autonomy: ≈ 9 h. Interface: USB-C port. Max. charging time: 2.5 h. FCC/CE control range: 10 km/6 km.

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Emergency stop function

The flight dynamics of the Avata drone are so revealing that, as with DJI FPV, the developer had to add a time-tested emergency stop function that works so effectively that you will use it more than once. In fact, if suddenly something goes wrong in flight, then just press a special button on the remote control in any flight mode and at any speed, after which the drone will stop in a matter of seconds and hover stably in the air.

Return to Home function

Due to the presence of the Avata GPS module in the arsenal of the drone, in addition to accurate positioning, the drone also includes the “Return to Home” automatic return function, which ensures its return in a fully automatic mode in three scenarios: if communication with it is lost (Failsafe RTH), if the battery is insufficient battery (Low Battery RTH), or when the pilot himself activates the function with the button on the remote control (Smart RTH), in any of these cases, the drone will automatically return to the take-off point and make a soft landing, most importantly, before flying, do not forget to check the height of potential obstacles, since the drone cannot recognize and fly around them!

ADS-B transponder

DJI Avata gives users an extra layer of security with a built-in ADS-B transponder. This system receives online information about the location of aircraft at the place of piloting the drone and warns the pilot through the FPV headset interface of any approach to them, which makes it possible to change the flight course in advance and thereby avoid a collision.

DJI Fly App

As with the DJI FPV drone, the DJI Fly mobile app performs four main functions when working with Avata:

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  1. The DJI Fly app can display the live view of the FPV goggles on a smartphone when connected with the included cable.
  2. With the DJI Fly app, you can play, edit, and share your footage on social media with just a few taps.
  3. You can learn about popular aerial photography locations in your immediate vicinity with the Fly Spots feature.
  4. Update the software of key components of DJI Avata: this is the software of the drone itself, the software of the FPV headset and controller, as well as the software of the intelligent flight battery.

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Recommendations and notes

  • When using DJI FPV goggles of both models, it is important to remember that in no case should direct sunlight hit the surface of the displays, as pixels burn out without the possibility of recovery! Use the supplied protective panel for protection.
  • Note that in M-mode, the lower obstacle detection system is disabled. This mode does not forgive mistakes in piloting!
  • Before you start mastering piloting in M-mode, it is recommended to practice in a virtual flight simulator – DJI Virtual Flight. To do this, install the application on your smartphone, connect the DJI Goggles 2 / DJI FPV Goggles V2 and remote control to the application, and you are ready to learn how to fly in a safe virtual environment.
  • For safety reasons, M-mode cannot be activated by simply toggling the 3-position switch on the remote control – activation of the mode is possible only through the interface of the FPV goggles, and only before takeoff.
  • Before flying in M-mode for the first time, you need to move the throttle stick (usually the left stick) from centering mode to normal (when the stick is not automatically centered). More details in the video instructions from the developer “Recommendations before flying in M-mode”.
  • Starting the motors in M-mode is carried out not by mixing the sticks, but by double pressing the “Start / Stop” button on the remote control.
  • If something goes wrong during the flight, in any mode, activate emergency braking and hovering by pressing the pause / RTH button on the remote control, after which the aircraft will perform a sharp braking with hovering.
  • To manually activate the automatic return to point of take-off (RTH) function, press the button on the remote control with the pause/RTH indication. After that, the aircraft will ascend or descend to the specified altitude (set/changed in the aircraft settings menu) and perform an automatic return to the take-off location. If necessary, the pilot can intervene in the return execution mode by switching the mode switch to N mode and adjusting the landing accuracy manually. If this is not necessary, the drone will automatically land and turn off the motors. For better navigation, the screen of the FPV goggles always displays an “H” indicator indicating where the takeoff point is. To cancel the return function, press the button on the remote control with the pause / RTH indication again.
  • If you happen to lose your drone mid-flight, the first thing you can do is use the “Camera View Before Loss” feature (found in the Safety section; accessed through the FPV Goggles interface), which allows you to view a 30-second video taken right up to the crash. Another option to make it easier to find your drone is the Find My Drone menu in the DJI Fly app, which allows you to find it on the displayed map in preview mode. To search for the drone, you can also use the activation of the buzzer, which will be impossible not to hear (located in the Safety section; accessed through the interface of the FPV goggles).
  • If you purchased the DJI Care Refresh Extended Warranty Plan, you can activate it within 48 hours after the process of pairing the drone with the FPV goggles and remote control.

Availability and price

The Avata drone, as well as its additional accessories, are already available for purchase in all official branded stores. The developer has set the following prices for them:

Drone

  1. DJI Avata Pro-View Combo — $1,388
  2. DJI Avata Fly Smart Combo — $1,168
  3. DJI Avata No RC – $629

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Add. accessories

Extended Warranty

*Not available for purchase in all countries.

  • DJI Care Refresh (1 year) – $79
  • DJI Care Refresh (two years) – $129

Conclusion

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Functionality

9/10

Flight time

5/10

Flight qualities

9/10

compactness

10/10

Equipment

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Price quality

10/10

pros

  • Workmanship / Durability
  • Easy to use
  • Cinewhoop frame (allows you to fly safely in tight spaces)
  • Hybrid potential (GPS + FPV drone)
  • Multiple flight modes (including Manual)
  • Flight potential (powerful, fast, maneuverable)
  • Video System Potential
  • FPV Quality
  • Flight time
  • Flight safety (RTH; built-in ADS-B transponder; DJI Virtual Flight simulator)

Minuses

  • Price
  • Not included with the standard DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 (must be purchased separately)
  • Not all features are available with Motion Controller
  • The flight range is far from the declared one (perhaps a matter of time)
  • The location of the USB-C port and MicroSD port on the drone
  • There is no possibility of wireless connection to the drone to download the captured photo/video

As they say, the result is on the face! This time, DJI did not “reinvent the wheel”, but added to the already accumulated and time-tested hobby experience, its manufacturability, thanks to which we were able to see what a cinewhoop drone can be when the best of the best innovators in the flying drone market gets down to business . Let’s hope that this is not the last FPV solution, and in the near future we will still be able to see a full-fledged DJI FPV drone that meets hobby standards.

As for the Avata cinewhoop drone, from the first reviews this quadric has proven itself exclusively on the positive side, both among advanced and novice audiences. The list of key advantages of the novelty includes the high quality of the product, incredible durability, safety, intuitive control / interaction (beginners will appreciate it), the presence of modes with auto-positioning and Manual mode, autonomy, exemplary shooting quality and EIS operation, as well as the presence of a color profile that allows carry out deep post-processing of the captured photo / video.

The disadvantages include the final price tag (in the event that you are not the owner of a DJI FPV headset and one of the controllers), inconsistency with the declared flight range (there may be problems with the video stream already at a distance of 300 meters; I would like to believe that this minus is temporary the nature associated with the “dampness” of the software of the newly-made product), the lack of a bundle with a standard remote control (!!!DJI you are serious …. !!!), as well as the not very good location of the USB-C and MicroSD ports on the drone.

To recap: Who is this drone for? As mentioned at the very beginning of this review, it will suit absolutely everyone, however, given its hybrid basis, it will come in handy for those who are in search of their first drone and do not yet know where to start – with cinematic GPS drone or from a dynamic FPV drone. Avata will provide guidance and answers to this and other questions, and something tells us that after getting to know him, your drone park will not be limited to this solution!

That’s all we have, we hope that you have not wasted your precious time and were able to ultimately make your best choice. Well, for those who, for various reasons, could not decide, we recommend that you turn your attention to the FAQ section below, where we have collected all the frequently asked questions about the Avata cinewhoop drone. We thank you for your attention. Fly safe! Peace and goodness to all!

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FAQ

In this section, you will find answers to basic questions regarding details such as features, specifications, operation and compatibility, in order to ultimately help you better understand this product. Also, among other things, a better understanding of the product and eliminating many questions will allow you to familiarize yourself with the user manual, which can be found in digital form on the developer’s website in the “Download” section.

General information

Q. Where can I download the DJI Fly mobile app, DJI Virtual Flight Simulator, and other related software?
A. To download, go to the developer’s website at the link: https://www.dji.com/avata/downloads.

Q. How to link the drone, FPV headset and remote control?
A. To bind components, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the camera and gimbal protection from the drone.
  2. Power on the drone, FPV headset and remote control. To do this, briefly press once on the power button of each device, and then press and hold it (about 3 seconds) to turn on (or turn off) the device.
  3. Press the “Bind” button on the glasses (see user manual). The glasses will start beeping continuously.
  4. Press and hold the power button on the aircraft until it beeps once and the battery level LEDs flash in sequence.
  5. After a successful connection, the aircraft battery level LED indicators will change from flashing to steady and show the current battery level, and the glasses will stop beeping and show the image from the aircraft’s camera.
  6. Press and hold the power button on the aircraft until you hear a single beep and the battery level LEDs flash in sequence.
  7. Press and hold the remote control’s power button until it beeps continuously and the battery level LEDs flash in sequence.
  8. After successful connection, the remote controller will stop beeping and the battery level LEDs of the aircraft and remote controller will be steady on to show the current battery level.

* For details, please refer to the user manual or video tutorial in the Developer Video/Tutorial Video section below.

Q. How to activate the Avata drone?
A. Before using DJI Avata for the first time, you need to activate the aircraft through the DJI Fly app or DJI Assistant 2 PC software (Consumer drone series). Make sure all devices (FPV goggles and remote) are paired with the aircraft. Connect your smartphone to the FPV headset via USB-C port using the included OTG cable, start the mob. DJI Fly app and follow the prompts to activate. Internet connection required for activation.

* For details, please refer to the user manual or video tutorial in the Developer Video/Tutorial Video section below.

Q. How do I update DJI Avata firmware?
A. There are two ways to update the drone firmware:

  • Method 1: Through the mob. DJI Fly apps
    Power on the aircraft, FPV headset, and remote controller. Make sure all devices are connected. Connect your smartphone to the FPV headset via USB-C port using the included OTG cable, start the mob. DJI Fly app and follow the software update prompts. Internet connection required.
  • Method 2: Via DJI Assistant 2 PC Software (Consumer Drone Series)
    Turn on the unit and connect it to the computer using the supplied USB-C cable. Launch DJI Assistant 2 (consumer drone series) and log in with your DJI account, if you don’t have an account please do so. Select your device and click “Update Firmware” on the left side of the screen. Select and confirm the firmware version. The firmware will be downloaded and updated automatically. The device will automatically restart after the firmware update is completed.

* Please refer to the user manual for details.

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Drone

Q. What models of FPV headsets does the Avata drone support?
A. DJI Goggles 2 and DJI FPV Goggles V2.

Q. What models of controllers does the Avata drone support?
A. DJI Motion Controller and DJI FPV Remote Controller 2.

Q. What are the user benefits when using DJI Avata with the latest DJI Goggles 2 FPV headset compared to the previous DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. DJI Goggles 2 has more features. They support head tracking mode, which allows you to more freely experience the breathtaking first-person flight. They also use more advanced HD OLED screens and the latest flagship DJI O3+ video transmission system, which provides high-definition video streaming with low latency. DJI Goggles 2 has an updated display and diopter adjustment. They are smaller, lighter, more comfortable to wear and more intuitive to the user.

Q. What is the difference between using DJI Avata with DJI Motion Controller and DJI FPV Remote Controller 2?
A. The DJI Motion Controller allows for more intuitive and easy-to-use single-handed control of the aircraft through the controller’s built-in controls in conjunction with the tilt of the controller itself.

The DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 is a classic/standard controller suitable for advanced users who essentially want to fly the drone in Manual Mode, which allows them to turn off all auxiliary functions responsible for automatic stabilization and positioning of the drone, in order to subsequently perform aerobatic maneuvers .

Q. Is the Avata drone waterproof?
Oh no.

Q. Does the Avata drone have a bottom auxiliary LED light?
Oh no.

Q. Does the Avata drone support satellite positioning?
A. Yes, it does. In particular, its GPS module supports interaction with satellite systems such as: GPS, Galileo and BeiDou.

Q. Does the Avata drone support auto-hold position?
A. Yes, it does. The drone can automatically hold its position and thus hover in the air without the need for manual adjustments from the remote controller thanks to the GPS module and sensor module (VIO + ToF) involved. This feature is available in two flight modes: Normal Mode and Sport Mode.

Q. Does the Avata drone have built-in memory?
A. Yes, it does. At the disposal of the user is available 20 GB of internal memory.

Q. What is the maximum flight duration of the Avata drone?
A. The maximum hovering time is approximately 18 minutes. Installed in hover mode in calm and interference-free zone.

Q. Does Avata drone support audio recording function?
A. No, it does not.

Q. Does the Avata drone support Obstacle Detection and Avoidance?
A. No, it does not.

Q. What resolution and photo format does the Avata drone camera system support?
A. 4000×3000/JPEG

Q. What video format does the Avata drone camera system support?
A. MP4.

Q. What FOV is provided when recording video from a DJI Avata camera?
A. FOV: 155°, Format equivalent: 12.7mm, Focal length: 2.34mm, Aperture: f/2.8, Focus mode: FF, Focus range: 0.6m to ∞.

Q. Does the Avata drone camera support distortion correction?
A. Yes, it supports Normal Mode, Wide Mode and Ultra Wide Mode.

Q. Does the Avata drone support real-time screen correction while recording?
A. No, it only supports the correction function for recorded frames.

Q. What color modes does the Avata drone camera system support?
A. Standard and D-Cinelike.

Q. Does the Avata drone support EIS digital image stabilization?
A. Yes, it supports RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady digital stabilization technology, which can also be disabled if necessary.

Q. What video encoding format does the Avata drone camera system support?
O.H.264.

Q. Does the Avata drone camera system support manual camera settings?
A. Yes, the drone camera system supports manual adjustment of ISO, shutter speed, EV and WB.

Q. What video resolution and frame rate does the Avata drone camera system support?
A. The Avata drone camera system supports:

When flying a drone with DJI Goggles 2 FPV goggles:

  • 4K at 50/60 fps
  • 2.7K at 50/60/100 fps
  • 1080p at 50/60/100 fps

When operating the drone with the DJI FPV Goggles V2:

  • 4K at 50/60 fps
  • 2.7K at 50/60/100/120 fps
  • 1080p at 50/60/100/120 fps

Q. Can the Avata drone connect wirelessly to a smartphone directly?
Oh no. User can connect it to computer via Type-C port to read SD card, or via DJI Assistant 2 (consumer drone series) to update firmware.

Q. What is the maximum range of the Avata drone’s video feed?
A. 10 km (FCC), 2 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC).

Q. Does the Avata drone support the RTH auto return feature?
A. Yes, it supports Smart RTH (activated by the pilot), Low Battery RTH (activated automatically when the battery is low), and Failsafe RTH (activated automatically when communication with the aircraft is lost).

Q. How do I switch DJI Avata to Manual Mode?
A. DJI Avata requires the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 to fly in Manual Mode (M Mode). First you need to adjust the throttle stick (left by default) so that it does not have auto-centering (by adjusting the two screws located under the rubber plug on the back of the remote control (see the user manual or the FPV goggles menu); you need to tighten one screw, loosen the other ).

To first activate in FPV goggle/helmet view mode, go to “Settings ⇒ Controls ⇒ Remote Control” and then enable M Mode. And finally, in order to fully take advantage of all the inherent flight potential of the drone, go to the “Gain & Expo” section in the FPV goggles/helmet settings and remove the “M Mode Attitude Limit” restriction, the drone system will notify the user that before removing this restriction Better to practice in a simulator. Confirm or cancel the removal of the restriction “Cancel / Confirm”. If you do not remove this restriction, then the performance of aerobatics will not be possible.

Note! When the aircraft is in manual mode (M Mode), the auto position hold function is not available. It is recommended that you practice in DJI Virtual Flight before enabling this mode.

Q. Can I replace DJI Avata drone components myself?
A. You can purchase and replace the top frame, bottom frame with motor guards and propellers yourself. For clarity, we recommend watching the training video from the developer below.

Q. Can I fly the Avata drone without using FPV goggles?
Oh no.

Q. Does DJI Avata support Find My Drone?
Oh yeah. In points view, go to Settings ⇒ Security ⇒ Find My Drone and then enable this feature. The Find My Drone feature helps you find the drone’s current location on the ground using cached video in the goggles. In addition to this feature, if the drone still has battery power, turn on ESC Beeping to help locate it by sound.

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Flight safety

Q. What should I follow when using an Avata drone?
A. When using an Avata drone, we recommend:

  • Avoid flying in places with strong interference, such as places with multiple Wi-Fi signal sources.
  • Avoid long flights at low altitude.
  • Refuse to fly in airspace where it is prohibited (near military units, airfields, other sensitive facilities, etc.). Please check your local laws and regulations for details.
  • Before flying, it is recommended that you update the firmware on your smartphone, obtain the latest information about restricted areas, and report your flight in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Q. What should I watch out for when using multiple DJI Avata drones in the same location?
A. When using multiple DJI Avata devices at the same time, interference may occur. To avoid this, follow the recommendations below:

  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 3 m between each aircraft. Turn on the power and select the frequency channel for each aircraft accordingly. Avoid overlapping frequency channels. If the video link starts to fall apart, restart your device.
  • If the frequency channel you have selected is near another pilot’s channel, keep your drone at a clear distance from his FPV goggles.
  • Maintain a safe distance between each pair of goggles.
  • If the live stream becomes fuzzy due to flying multiple DJI Avata units at the same time, please land the aircraft and restart it.

Q. What precautions should I take when using DJI Avata in other countries or regions?
A. When using DJI Avata in other countries or regions, please follow local laws and regulations regarding the use of radio frequencies in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Before flying, connect the aircraft to the DJI Fly app and the software will automatically configure the DJI Avata system settings in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Q. What precautions should be taken when taking off or landing DJI Avata?
A. Before every departure/landing, follow these guidelines:

  • Before flying the drone, make sure the propellers are properly installed, the sensors are working properly, the batteries are fully charged, and there are no obstacles such as people, animals, buildings, or trees around the drone.
  • Before landing, identify a safe landing area with a level surface without water and make sure that there are no people, animals or other obstacles nearby. When preparing for landing, it is recommended to switch to Normal mode.
  • Before the first flight, it is recommended to view the training materials: https://www.dji.com/avata/video.

Q. What precautions should I take when using the DJI Goggles 2/DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. When using FPV goggles/helmet it is recommended:

  • Comply with local laws and regulations when flying a drone with FPV goggles.
  • During the flight, pay attention to the prompts and warnings on the screen.
  • Keep FPV headset lenses away from direct sunlight to avoid irreversible damage to display matrices.

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DJI Goggles 2

Q. What models of DJI drones are compatible with DJI Goggles 2?
A. DJI Goggles 2 only supports the Avata drone.

Q. What is the latency for video streaming on DJI Goggles 2?
A. With 1080p/100fps video transmission quality, the lowest latency will be 30ms. With 1080p/60fps video transmission quality, the lowest latency is 40ms.

Q. What are the key parameters of DJI Goggles 2 screens?
A. Resolution: 1920×1080; Maximum brightness: 700 nits (supports brightness adjustment every 100 nits from 100 to 700 nits); Screen type: HD Micro-OLED (OLED based on silicon).

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support video recording with a memory card installed?
A. DJI Goggles 2 can record its screen during flight (including OSD and other information).

Q. What is the difference between recording with the built-in recorder in DJI Goggles 2 and using the drone’s camera?
A. The goggles record an image displayed directly on the screen of the FPV headset (with OSD and other information displayed), the maximum specification for such video recording is 1080p/50 fps. The video recorded by the drone camera has a maximum specification of 4K/60fps.

Q. Can I use DJI Goggles 2 in tandem with corrective glasses? Does DJI Goggles 2 support diopter adjustment?
A. DJI Goggles 2 supports -8.0 D to +2.0 D diopter adjustment, so the FPV headset can be operated without glasses. DJI Goggles 2 also comes with a free goggle frame. If you require astigmatism correction, or if the suggested diopters of the glasses are not suitable, then you can purchase additional lenses and install them into the FPV headset using the glasses frame. The glasses are easy to use for a wide range of vision.

Q. How do I properly lock the DJI Goggles 2 Diopter Adjustment Knob?
A. After adjusting the diopter, press the adjustment knob all the way down and then turn it to the tightest position to lock the diopter. This approach will avoid accidental touches during use or storage. To unlock the adjustment knob, do the same in reverse.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support IPD adjustment?
A. Yes, they do. The adjustment range is 56-72 mm.

Q. Does the DJI Goggles 2 have a built-in receiver?
A. Yes, DJI Goggles 2 has its own system for receiving the broadcast video stream.

Q. Does the DJI Goggles 2 support the 2.4GHz band?
Oh yeah.

Q. After connecting DJI Goggles 2 to my computer, can I view or copy videos from a memory card in USB mode?
Oh yeah.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support real-time audio transmission?
A. DJI Goggles 2 currently does not support real-time audio transmission during flight as the aircraft does not have a microphone.

Q. What can the audio port on DJI Goggles 2 be used for?
A. The audio port can be used to play the audio source of a video stored on an SD card or a video to project onto a Wi-Fi screen. It can also be used to connect headphones using the 3.5mm jack.

Q. Can I turn off the OSD information shown on the DJI Goggles 2 display?
Oh no.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support flight simulators?
A. DJI Goggles 2 only supports DJI Virtual Flight Simulator.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support video playback?
A. DJI Goggles 2 supports SD card and Wi-Fi screen casting. Supported video formats on SD cards: MP4 and MOV (video encoding formats: H.264 and H.265; audio format: ACC and PCM).

Q. Does DJI Goggles 2 support 3rd party devices/drones?
A. No, they don’t.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support 3D video playback?
Oh no.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support head tracking?
A. Yes, but only when using an Avata drone in tandem with a DJI Motion Controller.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support analog video streaming?
Oh no.

Q. Does DJI Goggles 2 have an HDMI input or output?
Oh no.

Q. What languages ​​does the DJI Goggles 2 support? How can I change the language?
A. Available languages: Simplified Chinese, English, Russian, Traditional Chinese, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Switch ways:

  • When you turn on your DJI Goggles 2 for the first time, please switch the language during the tutorial.
  • Open the OSD menu and then go to Settings ⇒ About ⇒ Languages.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support viewing photos from drone albums?
Oh yeah.

Q. How do I connect DJI Goggles 2 to my smartphone or computer?
A. Connect the OTG cable to the interface of the FPV goggles, and then use the USB-C cable or Lightning cable to connect the FPV goggles and your smartphone. Use USB-C ⇔ USB-C or USB-C ⇔ Lightning cable to connect glasses and smartphone. Connect the OTG cable to the specified computer interface, and then use the USB-A ⇔ USB-C cable to connect the glasses and the computer. Note! DJI Goggles 2 only supports standard USB-C cables and MFI certified Lightning cables.

Q. Do DJI Goggles 2 support live video output (live feed)?
A. Not currently.

Q. What resolution and frame rate does DJI Goggles 2 support for video recording?
A. The resolution is 1920×1080, at a frame rate of 50 fps.

Q. What precautions should I take when using DJI Goggles 2?
A. When using FPV goggles, keep the lenses out of direct sunlight to avoid permanent damage to the display arrays.

Q. Is there only one size of face pad for DJI Goggles 2? Can it be replaced?
A. The size is fixed, but the foam pad can be detached and replaced.

Q. What should I do if I feel dizzy while flying a drone with DJI Goggles 2 FPV Goggles?
A. Take off your glasses and take a break. If you feel severe discomfort, seek medical attention.

Q. Can the DJI Goggles 2 battery be used to charge other devices?
Oh no.

Q. Can I use the DJI Goggles 2 battery to power my DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. Yes, but the length of the power cords will vary.

Q. Can third-party batteries be used to power DJI Goggles 2?
A. We recommend using a genuine DJI battery. If you are using a third party battery, the voltage should not exceed 11.1V. Otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the FPV headset.

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DJI FPV Goggles V2

Q. Which drone models are supported by DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. DJI Avata and DJI FPV.

Q. What is the video transmission latency of the DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. With 810p/120fps video transmission quality, the lowest latency is less than 28ms. With 810p/60fps video transmission quality, the lowest latency is less than 40ms.

Q. What are the key parameters of DJI FPV Goggles V2 screens?
A. Resolution: 1440×810; Display type: LCD; Display refresh rate: 144Hz.

Q. What is the difference between recording with the DJI FPV Goggles V2 Built-in DVR and the drone camera?
A. The FPV headset only records broadcast footage at 810p/60fps and does not support RockSteady 2.0 or HorizonSteady electronic stabilization. The drone camera supports video recording at resolutions up to 4K / 60 fps, and RockSteady 2.0 and Horizon Steady electronic stabilization is also provided.

Q. Do DJI FPV Goggles V2 support diopter adjustment?
A. No, but you can purchase corrective lenses and attach them to your FPV headset.

Q. Do DJI FPV Goggles V2 support IPD?
A. Yes, the interpupillary distance range is 58-70mm.

Q. Does DJI FPV Goggles V2 support screen recording/screenshot?
A. No, the FPV headset only supports recording of transmitted frames (excluding on-screen information).

Q. Can DJI FPV Goggles V2 be connected to a smartphone?
A. Yes, when the goggles are connected to a smartphone, you can use the DJI Fly app to activate and update the software of the aircraft, FPV headset, and remote controller. You can also display the live video stream on the smartphone screen.

Q. How to connect DJI FPV Goggles V2 to smartphone?
A. You can connect the glasses to your smartphone using the included OTG cable and Type-C or Lightning cable. Note! The FPV headset only supports standard Type-C protocols and MFI-certified Lightning cables, and non-standard cables such as Huawei’s fast charging cable are not currently supported.

Q. Is there only one faceplate size for DJI FPV Goggles V2? Can it be replaced?
A. Yes you can, the DJI FPV Goggles V2 foam pad is currently available in two sizes. It is not recommended to disconnect it too often. If the pad is damaged, you can purchase a new one from the DJI Store.

Q. What should I do if I feel dizzy while flying a drone with the DJI FPV Goggles V2?
A. Take off your glasses and take a break. If you feel severe discomfort, seek medical attention.

Q. Can the DJI FPV Goggles V2 battery be charged from third party chargers?
A. The USB-C cable can only be used with the DJI FPV Headset Battery. Powerbank or other third party chargers are not supported.

Q. Can DJI FPV Goggles V2 charge my smartphone when connected to them?
Oh no.

Q. How do I power on the DJI FPV Goggles V2 battery?
A. Connect the glasses to the battery using the included power cable. Press the power button briefly once, and then press and hold the power button to turn the battery on / off. To avoid a short circuit, do not turn on the FPV headset if it is not connected to the battery.

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DJI FPV Remote Controller 2

Q. Can the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 connect to a smartphone?
Oh no.

Q. Can the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 be connected to a computer?
A. Yes, you can connect the remote controller to your computer via a Type-C cable and launch DJI Assistant 2 (Consumer Drones Series), but only to update its firmware.

Q. What is the maximum battery life of the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2?
A. About 9 o’clock.

Q. Is the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 compatible with other drones and FPV headsets?
A. The remote controller is only compatible with DJI Avata and DJI FPV drones.

Q. How to switch between modes 1 and 2 on DJI FPV Remote Controller 2?
A. When the remote controller is connected to the aircraft and FPV headset, you can select Mode 1 or Mode 2 through the interface of the FPV headset.

Q. Is it possible to disable automatic throttle stick centering on the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2?
Oh yes of course. Open the protective cover located on the back of the remote against each stick, and then adjust the stick by loosening the screw according to the instructions.

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DJI Motion Controller

Q. Can the DJI Motion Controller connect to a smartphone?
Oh no.

Q. Can DJI Motion Controller be connected to a computer?
A. Yes, you can connect the DJI Motion Controller to your computer via a Type-C cable and run DJI Assistant 2 (a series of consumer drones), but only to update its firmware.

Q. What is the maximum operating time of the DJI Motion Controller?
A. About 5 hours.

Q. Is the DJI Motion Controller compatible with other drones and FPV headsets?
A. DJI Motion Controller is only compatible with DJI Avata and DJI FPV drones.

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DJI Virtual Flight

Q. Where can I download the DJI Virtual Flight Simulator?

A. To download, go to the developer’s website at the link: https://www.dji.com/avata/downloads.

Q. What should I do if the remote controller cannot connect to the DJI Virtual Flight app?
A. In that case, try the following:

  1. Disconnect the cable connecting the smartphone and the FPV headset. Power on the aircraft and FPV headset, check that you can see the FPV feed from the drone’s camera on the screen of the FPV headset, and you can start the motors with the remote control to make sure the aircraft can function normally.
  2. If step 1 shows no problem, check if the remote control, FPV headset and drone firmware is up to date.
  3. If step 2 shows no problem, power off the aircraft. Reconnect your smartphone to the FPV headset and open the DJI Virtual Flight app.
  4. If step 3 does not reveal any problems, try replacing the cable connecting the FPV headset and smartphone. You can also try disconnecting and reconnecting your smartphone, or restarting the FPV headset several times.

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