Avata — DJI’s first foray right into a TinyWhoop-style, cinematic racing drone — simply bought not one, however two upgrades. DJI right this moment 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 concept, simpler.
And, the 2 new merchandise resolve 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 definitely distinctive when it launched as a drone flown with FPV goggles as a recent tackle first individual view flying. You donned the goggles, thus feeling such as you had 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 course.
Whereas it generally felt magical as you waved it and the drone replicate the movement, it additionally generally felt awkward, clunky and arduous to get used to — particularly for people assured in utilizing normal RC transmitters. Now, the hand motion movement fashion stays, however a lot of the points are mounted and it’s far simpler to fly, with extra room for individual 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 form of goggle versus what you’ve been used to, and so they price $499.
The DJI Goggles Integra are, effectively, extra built-in than its predecessor when it comes to its bodily design. Now, the scarf and battery are merged into one, which solves one in every of my greatest 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 free connecting cables, which additionally makes taking the goggles on and off loads simpler. It presents as much as two hours of working time on one cost.
The goggles additionally characteristic two superior HD 1080p Micro-OLED screens, which purport “true-to-life colours, and gorgeous highlights, and detailed shadows with a powerful 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 embody a 100 Hz refresh fee on the screens and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Gentle Certification, which ought to present a smoother and extra snug viewing expertise.
The DJI Goggles Integra may also work together with the DJI Fly smartphone app to show a real-time digicam view to their goggles and smartphone concurrently.
DJI RC Movement 2
With RC Movement 2, quite a lot of the challenges with the unique movement controller that debuted with the drone bought addresses. Some is bodily, like a extra ergonomic development. Different options massively improve flight management, which felt distinctive and highly effective at occasions, but in addition frustratingly paralyzing in some flight patterns.
This upgraded mannequin prices $239.
The principle distinction with the improved DJI RC Movement 2 is an upgraded joystick and accelerator with a reverse perform. That higher offers you energy to dictate multidirectional flight, together with vertical, backward, and sideways — additionally useful in rapidly adjusting the course or selecting a spot to land.
Whereas the outdated movement controller felt like a magic wand, it did really feel just like the powers had been left as much as one other (on this case the controller itself). Now you’ll be able to take extra management, thus getting extra exact within the drone’s precise second, permitting a superb pilot to raised deal with advanced flight maneuvers.
This controller additionally options an Fn dial lets customers rapidly modify the digicam’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 right this moment, offered straight at DJI and thru licensed retailers together with B&H, Amazon and Adorama.
If you buy the gadgets individually (say, you have already got an Avata and are itching to improve), you’ll be able to seize the DJI Goggles Integra for $499 and the DJI RC Movement 2 for $239.
For those who’re model new to Avata, then you definately’ll have to select from one of some completely different combo kits. All of them together with the Avata (which is the drone itself). However, they range when it comes to what kinds of equipment you get with it.
Upon Avata’s launch, your choices had 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 contemplate are:
- DJI Avata Professional-View Combo with DJI RC Movement 2 (consists of DJI Goggles 2, DJI RC Movement 2, and DJI Avata): $1,428
- DJI Avata Explorer Combo (consists of DJI Goggles Integra, DJI RC Movement 2, and DJI Avata): $1,278.
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 resolve your hangups with the official Avata — if you happen to had any in any respect? Go away a remark under!