To FPV drone hobbyists, the DJI Avata is a very familiar concept, but it’s one that, until now, has yet to hit the mainstream. The FPV community calls this class of drone a cinewhoop, and it’s designed to be able to fly closer to people and objects while reducing the risk of chopping things up with the propellers.
However, when it comes to traditional cinewhoops, the barrier to entry is extremely high. If you want any chance of getting the epic shots that you crave, you’ll need to learn how to solder, use esoteric software and learn a whole lot about confusing radio links and peripherals. Then, you’ll need to learn to fly the thing, which is a challenge in and of itself.
The DJI Avata is here to bring the cinewhoop experience to everyone, and it promises to be an all-in-one solution that’s easy to set up, fly and film with. We’ve been putting it to the test.
Our quick take
If you want a compact nimble drone that can capture high-quality…