Avata — DJI’s first foray right into a TinyWhoop-style, cinematic racing drone — simply obtained not one, however two upgrades. DJI at present launched two merchandise: the DJI Goggles Integra and DJI RC Movement 2. Each are set to supply new methods to work together with the Avata to make flying extra immersive and, in principle, simpler.
And, the 2 new merchandise clear up two main issues with the preliminary Avata launch: clunky goggles with a dangling battery pack, and never sufficient room for particular person management within the Movement Controller.
The DJI Avata drone was actually distinctive when it launched as a drone flown with FPV goggles as a contemporary tackle first particular person view flying. You donned the goggles, thus feeling such as you have been within the pilot seat of the drone. Avata was designed to be paired with what was then the DJI Movement Controller. It was a tool held in a single hand (not like the usual RC controller usually held in two) that resembled the blaster weapons utilized in Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters at Disneyland. As you held it, your hand actions dictated the plane’s flight path.
Whereas it typically felt magical as you waved it and the drone replicate the movement, it additionally typically felt awkward, clunky and exhausting to get used to — particularly for folk assured in utilizing commonplace RC transmitters. Now, the hand motion movement fashion stays, however many of the points are mounted and it’s far simpler to fly, with extra room for particular person management. And lots of complaints, together with the awkward battery pack, are addressed with this new pair of goggles.
DJI Goggles Integra
DJI Goggles Integra presents an upgraded type of goggle versus what you’ve been used to, they usually value $499.
The DJI Goggles Integra are, nicely, extra built-in than its predecessor when it comes to its bodily design. Now, the scarf and battery are merged into one, which solves certainly one of my largest hangups in my preliminary Avata evaluate the place it felt just like the battery had no place to go and as an alternative dangled awkwardly.
Now, no extra unfastened connecting cables, which additionally makes taking the goggles on and off quite a bit simpler. It presents as much as two hours of working time on one cost.
The goggles additionally function two superior HD 1080p Micro-OLED screens, which purport “true-to-life colours, and beautiful highlights, and detailed shadows with a formidable brightness of 700 nits.” There’s additionally ultra-low-latency DJI O3+ video transmission — 30 ms latency, to be precise.
The goggles even have a built-in GPS which lets you fly with out connecting to a smartphone. Different good options embrace a 100 Hz refresh fee on the screens and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Gentle Certification, which ought to present a smoother and extra comfy viewing expertise.
The DJI Goggles Integra may also work together with the DJI Fly smartphone app to show a real-time digital camera view to their goggles and smartphone concurrently.
DJI RC Movement 2
With RC Movement 2, a variety of the challenges with the unique movement controller that debuted with the drone obtained addresses. Some is bodily, like a extra ergonomic building. Different options massively improve flight management, which felt distinctive and highly effective at instances, but in addition frustratingly paralyzing in some flight patterns.
The primary distinction with the improved DJI RC Movement 2 is an upgraded joystick and accelerator with a reverse operate. That higher provides you energy to dictate multidirectional flight, together with vertical, backward, and sideways — additionally useful in rapidly adjusting the path or selecting a spot to land.
Whereas the outdated movement controller felt like a magic wand, it did really feel just like the powers have been left as much as one other (on this case the controller itself). Now you possibly can take extra management, thus getting extra exact within the drone’s precise second, permitting pilot to raised deal with advanced flight maneuvers.
This controller additionally options an Fn dial lets customers rapidly regulate the digital camera’s ISO, shutter, and different parameters with out having to work together with the goggles.
The best way to get your arms on the DJI Goggles Integra and DJI RC Movement 2
Each the DJI Goggles Integra and DJI RC Movement 2 are already accessible at present, bought immediately at DJI and thru licensed retailers together with B&H, Amazon and Adorama.
If you are going to buy the gadgets individually (say, you have already got an Avata and are itching to improve), you possibly can seize the DJI Goggles Integra for $499 and the DJI RC Movement 2 for $239.
If you happen to’re model new to Avata, you then’ll have to select from one of some totally different combo kits. All of them together with the Avata (which is the drone itself). However, they differ when it comes to what types of equipment you get with it.
Upon Avata’s launch, your choices have been:
With the brand new DJI Goggles Integra and DJI RC Movement 2, DJI has added two new combos to the combination, which you’ll greater than possible need over the unique ones, which have the outdated goggles and/or movement controller.
As of now, the 2 combos to think about are:
What do you consider the brand new DJI Goggles Integra and DJI RC Movement 2? Will they make you extra inclined to check out flying the Avata, or persuade you to purchase one for your self? Do they clear up your hangups with the official Avata — should you had any in any respect? Go away a remark beneath!