A leaked video has given us one other have a look at the DJI Avata, a rumored FPV (first-person view) drone from DJI that studies counsel might be designed to be flyable indoors due to a compact, so-called “cinewhoop” design. The Avata follows the discharge of the DJI FPV, the corporate’s debut first-person drone launched final yr.
The video, which was posted by dependable drone leaker @OsitaLV, seems to indicate the drone being piloted with DJI’s movement controller, which was beforehand out there alongside its first FPV drone final yr. The drone’s pilot is carrying a pair of FPV goggles in contrast to any that DJI at the moment has in the marketplace, suggesting they’re the brand new mannequin proven off in earlier leaks. These DJI Goggles 2 look to have an identical design to its present pair, albeit with a smaller and extra compact design.
The video doesn’t give a fantastic have a look at the drone itself, however fortunately a sequence of different photographs have leaked to indicate it off in extra element. An obvious image of its retail packaging appears to verify the Avata branding, and there’s additionally this shot of the drone itself alongside equipment together with the movement controller, FPV goggles, and normal controller. One other photograph sequence provides a close-up view of the drone from each angle, together with its ducted propellers that ought to cut back harm if (or, extra precisely, when) the drone crashes.
In response to earlier leaks, the DJI Avata will weigh round 500g, which places it above the 250g threshold — that means pilots need to register with the FAA to fly it open air. There’s much less info round its digicam specs, however leaker @DealsDrone beforehand reported that it might match the standard of DJI’s current Mini 3 Professional.
Now, the massive query is after we may see the Avata launched and priced for launch. Earlier studies had indicated DJI might be ready to launch its newest drone in July or August this yr, nevertheless it subsequently emerged that this launch date could have been delayed. @OsitaLV studies it needs to be DJI’s first product in the second half of 2022. The truth that working prototypes are actually being filmed in use signifies that a full launch can’t be too far-off.