DJI Avata vs FPV Specs:
Alright, folks, let’s dive into the fascinating world of FPV drones, where DJI is making quite a splash. They’ve unleashed two contenders – the DJI FPV and the DJI Avata. It’s like a showdown between two heavyweight champions. So, which one should you bet on? Let’s break it down for you.
|Feature||DJI FPV||DJI Avata|
|Design||Alien-like, unique design||Simplistic design, similar to Mavic|
|Speed (max)||88 mph||60 mph|
|Agility||Highly agile with no speed limits||Slightly limited speed in ascent and descent|
|Performance||GPS stabilization, 3 modes (Normal, Sport, Manual)||GPS stabilization, 3 modes (Normal, Sport, Manual)|
|Safety Features||Obstacle sensing front and bottom||Obstacle sensing bottom only|
|Camera||Smaller sensor, limited features||Larger sensor, better color profiles, more features|
|Image Stabilization||RockSteady||RockSteady, HorizonSteady|
|FPV Goggles||DJI Goggles V2 with 4 antennas||DJI Goggles 2 with 2 antennas|
|Goggles Resolution||1080p at 100fps||810p at 120fps|
|Diopter Adjustment||No||-0.8 to +2.0 D|
|Range||OcuSync 3.0||OcuSync 3.0+|
|Flight Time||20 minutes||18 minutes|
|Batteries||Intelligent batteries for safety||Intelligent batteries for safety|
|Controllers||Motion Controller available||Motion Controller available|
|Price:||Check Price!||Check Price!|
Table of Contents:
Design: Aesthetic Showdown
First things first, design. The DJI FPV is like something out of a sci-fi movie, sporting an ‘alien-like’ look that’ll catch your eye and maybe make you feel like you’re piloting a spaceship. On the other hand, the DJI Avata keeps it simple, with a design that’s more ‘cute drone’ than ‘alien invasion.’ But don’t let its looks fool you; it can still be as noisy as its counterpart.
The real differentiator here is the propeller guards. Avata has them, making it safer to fly in tight spaces, while the FPV lacks this feature. Advantage: Avata.
The Avata Pro View Combo:
The DJI FPV Combo:
Speed and Agility: Let’s Race
When it comes to speed, the FPV takes the lead. It’s heavier but faster, hitting a blazing 88 mph. There are no speed limits when ascending or descending in Manual mode, giving it the edge in agility. In comparison, Avata tops out at 60 mph, with speed limits during ascent and descent. If these two were to race, my money would be on the FPV.
Performance: User-Friendly FPV
Both these drones cater to beginners with GPS stabilization and obstacle-sensing. They’ve got three modes: Normal, Sport, and Manual. Start in Normal mode for safety, and once you’ve got the hang of it, unleash your inner Maverick in Manual mode.
Safety Features: Flying Safely
Obstacle avoidance is the name of the game here. FPV senses objects in front and below, while Avata has sensors at the bottom. This might sound overkill for an FPV drone, given that most FPVs lack obstacle sensing. They’ve also got AirSense, which detects oncoming manned aircraft. Handy if you’re flying in an area with low-flying traffic.
Camera: Picture Perfect
When it comes to cameras, Avata takes the crown. DJI has upped their game, giving Avata a larger sensor, bigger FOV, and better color profiles. It delivers higher quality images and even boasts RockSteady stabilization for those smooth shots. Avata also packs 20GB of internal storage, something you won’t find in the FPV. No more panicking about running out of storage space mid-flight!
FPV Goggles: Eyes in the Sky
Goggles are essential for FPV, and DJI knows this. The FPV comes with DJI Goggles V2, while Avata rocks the DJI Goggles 2. The FPV goggles have the ‘V,’ and they come with 4 antennas, offering a slightly better range. Avata’s goggles have 2 antennas.
The new DJI Goggles 2, however, are smaller, more comfortable, lighter, and have a longer flight time. Plus, they give you a 1080p at 100fps live feed, while the older V2 goggles manage 810p at 120fps. To top it off, they’ve got diopter adjustment and Wi-Fi transmission. All these upgrades make the Goggles 2 the better choice.
Range: How Far Can You Go?
FPV uses OcuSync 3.0, while Avata goes for DJI’s new OcuSync 3.0+. The latter offers lower latency, higher bitrate, up to 6 miles of range, and more transmission power. However, it’s worth noting that connection losses might occur, especially with the new Goggles 2. So, keep an eye on your surroundings while flying.
Flight Time: Who Lasts Longer?
On paper, FPV claims a 20-minute flight time, while Avata says 18 minutes. But in reality, the difference is minimal. Both come with intelligent batteries that keep you safe from overcharging and discharging, making them a safer option than DIY FPV drones.
Controllers: Who’s in Control?
You can control both drones with a Motion Controller or a regular remote controller. Avata comes with the drone and Motion Controller, and you buy the remote controller separately. FPV, on the other hand, includes the drone and the controller, and you’ll need to get the Motion Controller separately.
While the Motion Controller offers intuitive control through head tracking, the standard remote controller is no slouch. It’s similar to controllers you’ll find on other DJI drones, and it works in all modes.
Pricing: Your Wallet’s Best Friend
As for the price tag, Avata is a bit pricier than FPV. The Avata Pro View Combo, which includes the drone and the Motion Controller, sets you back $$$$, while FPV and its controller can be yours for $$$. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Fly Smart Combo gives you FPV with DJI Goggles V2 for $$$$.
Both drones also have FlyMore kits that include extras like batteries, propellers, and a charging hub for $$$ (FPV) and $$$ (Avata). But if you already have an FPV and can get the controller and goggles separately for a lower price, you can snag an Avata drone for just $$$.
The Avata Pro View Combo:
The DJI FPV Combo:
The Final Verdict: DJI FPV vs DJI Avata?
So, which one should you go for? It boils down to your preferences. If you’re all about speed, agility, and above-average footage, the FPV is your ride. But if you value a better camera, user-friendliness, durability, and top-notch live footage, the Avata is your go-to choice. The Avata’s design makes it less intimidating for first-time users, especially those who find building an FPV drone from scratch daunting.
Both drones are beginner-friendly, offering a GPS mode for starters and the option to shift to Manual mode as you gain experience. And when it comes to price, the FPV still offers more bang for your buck.
But what if you already own the DJI FPV? Well, the DJI Avata can still be a fantastic addition to your drone arsenal. It leans more towards being a Cinewhoop, offering the FPV experience with the added safety of propeller guards. And the best part? You can use your FPV’s goggles and controllers with the Avata, so it won’t break the bank.
There you have it, folks, the DJI FPV and the DJI Avata, both vying for the top spot in the FPV world. It’s a win-win situation, no matter which one you choose. Happy flying!
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