A leaked video has given us one other take a look at the DJI Avata, a rumored FPV (first-person view) drone from DJI that stories recommend shall be designed to be flyable indoors because of 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 point out 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 sporting a pair of FPV goggles not like any that DJI at present has available on the market, suggesting they’re the brand new mannequin proven off in earlier leaks. These DJI Goggles 2 look to have an analogous design to its present pair, albeit with a smaller and extra compact design.
The video doesn’t give an ideal take a look at the drone itself, however fortunately a sequence of different pictures have leaked to point out it off in additional element. An obvious image of its retail packaging appears to substantiate 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 picture sequence offers 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 line with earlier leaks, the DJI Avata will weigh round 500g, which places it above the 250g threshold — which means pilots need to register with the FAA to fly it outdoor. There’s much less data round its digicam specs, however leaker @DealsDrone beforehand reported that it may match the standard of DJI’s current Mini 3 Professional.
Now, the massive query is after we would possibly see the Avata launched and priced for launch. Earlier stories had indicated DJI could possibly 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 stories it must be DJI’s first product within the second half of 2022. The truth that working prototypes are actually being filmed in use implies that a full launch can’t be too far-off.