New leaks suggest that DJI is operating on a new FPV (first-individual view) drone that you can fly indoors. Reliable tipsters @DealsDrone and @OsitaLV have come ahead with leaked photographs and details about a smaller, more compact drone that may be arriving in July and August.
The drone, supposedly called Avata, will weigh 500 grams, which means that users will sign in it with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) if they pick out to fly it outdoor (drones that weigh greater than 250 grams should be registered with the FAA).
Renders from @DealsDrone display that the Avata could come with ducted propellers to help prevent any damage to the device when it (unavoidably) runs into something throughout an indoor flight. It capabilities a digital camera that @DealsDrones expects to be just as exact as these days released DJI Mini 3 pro, in addition to “substantially improved” battery life.
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The Avata is also rumored to come with FPV goggles — a need for FPV drones — that give you a primary-person perspective of wherein your drone is going while you pilot it. Although DJI launched its first-ever FPV drone last yr, it isn’t the most suitable for indoor flight.
As Gizmodo factors out, it looks as if the Avatar is supposed to be a cinewhoop-fashion drone, or a drone with a digital camera that’s typically custom-built for maneuverability in small, indoor areas. The call “cinewhoop” is a portmanteau of tiny whoop (a brand call that has advanced into a period for small drones) and “cinematic” for the ones fantastic movie-like shots you could get with this type of drone (like this epic sequence captured in a bowling alley).
In April, GoPro virtually made a camera in particular for cinewhoops and other FPV drones: the GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones. GoPro requires users to solder this ultra-light-weight digital camera to their drone, pleasing a big demand for a bare-bones camera appropriate for flight.
If DJI does release a readymade cinewhoop drone, this will remove the need for tinkering completely (at least for individuals who don’t need to create a DIY construct) and open up the niche to lots more people who aren’t so technically savvy.