DJI Avata 2: The FPV drone gets better updates and features

DJI Avata 2. Photo: DJI
DJI Avata 2. Photo: DJI

The second generation FPV (First-person View) drone from DJI, the DJI Avata 2 is official in Nepal. The drone was launched on April 11 and has been available in Nepal shortly after. The FVP drone has got new upgrades and updates from its predecessor, the DJI Avata.

The FPV drone market has been increasing a lot after the improvements and better tracking. The Avata 2 has a lot of changes in the external and internal features like a larger camera sensor, colour modes, better flight time, video transmission, safety features and larger internal storage.

With the FPV drone market in Nepal also increasing, new options and competition from within will help improve the drone scene. From using action cameras mounted to normal drones, the FPV drone has also come a long way.

Let us see what the FPV drone offers in terms of specs.

Specifications of DJI Avata 2

Dimensions (L*W*H)185mm × 212mm × 64mm
Takeoff weight377 grams
Maximum flight time23 mins
Maximum flight distance13 km
Transmission distance20 km
Maximum horizontal speed8 m/s (Normal mode)
‌16 m/s (Sport mode)
27 m/s (Manual mode)
Maximum ascent speed‌6 m/s (Normal mode)
9 m/s (Sport mode)
Maximum descent speed6 m/s (Normal mode)
9 m/s (Sport mode)
Max hovering time21 mins
Operating temperature-10° to 40° C
StabilisationSingle-axis mechanical gimbal (tilt)
Camera sensor‌1/1.3-inch image sensor
Effective Pixels: 12 MP
ISO range100-25600 (Auto)
100-25600 (Manual)
Shutter speedVideo: 1/8000-1/30 s
Photo: 1/8000-1/50 s
Video Resolution4K (4∶3) @ 30/50/60fps
4K (16∶9)@ 30/50/60fps
2.7K (4∶3) @ 30/50/60fps
2.7K (16∶9) @ 30/50/120fps
1080p (4∶3) @ 30/50/120fps
1080p (16∶9) @ 30/50/120fps
GNSSGPS + Galileo + BeiDou
Internal storage46 GB
SensingDownward and backward visual positioning
Battery2150 mAh
ChargingWith Charging Hub (60W max charging power):
From 0 to 100%: 45 min‌
From 10 to 90%: 30 min‌‌

Directly Charging the Drone (30 W max charging power):‌
From 0 to 100%: 88 min‌
From 10 to 90%: 60 min‌‌‌‌
PriceRs 172,000 (1-Battery Fly More Combo)
Rs 198,000 (3-Battery Fly More Combo)


The DJI Avata 2 has slightly changed in terms of design. It weighs less at 377 grams than the Avata. The FPV drone is more sleek and has a better performance with the new design. The battery slides into the middle compartment. The FPV drone does not have folding sides like others available in the market.

Along with the drone, the Avata 2 gets essential accessories like the DJI RC Motion 3 and the DJI Goggles 3. The DJI RC Motion 3 is the handheld motion controller which controls the drone. Both the accessories are available in the box itself. The DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 is not available in the box and needs to be separately purchased. The DJI RC Motion 3 features simple flight operation with conveniently placed buttons, including Emergency Brake and Hover, Control Aircraft Attitude, Flight Mode Switch, Accelerator, FN Dial, and Shutter/Record Button.

The RC Motion 3 has tons of features including Easy Acro, One-Push Flip, One-Push Roll, One-Push 180° Drift and Two-Stop Throttle. The DJI Goggles 3 on the other hand has comfortable wear with low-pressure padding. It also has One-Tap Defogging for clear visibility while operating the drone. The headband and the battery have been integrated which gives a balanced weight and cushioning.

The Goggles 3 has a proper screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 built on a micro-OLED tech. It has a max screen refresh rate of 100 Hz and a peak brightness of 700 nits. Major features of the Goggles 3 are the Real View PiP (Picture in Picture), AR cursor and improved DJI O4 transmission for better range and feedback. It has a maximum operating time of 3 hours from the 3000 mAh battery. It supports up to 20W charging.

Both the DJI Goggles 3 and DJI RC Motion 3 are essential accessories which help during the flight of the DJI Avata 2.


The DJI Avata 2 FPV Drone delivers impressive performance. It has a maximum flight time of 23 minutes and can cover a distance of up to 13 km with the support of up to 20 km of transmission distance. The drone offers varying speeds, with maximum horizontal speeds of 8 m/s in Normal mode, 16 m/s in Sport mode, and up to 27 m/s in Manual mode. Its ascent and descent speeds reach up to 6 m/s and 9 m/s respectively in Normal mode and increase to 9 m/s in Sport mode.

The DJI Avata 2 is equipped with a single-axis mechanical gimbal for tilt stabilization. With a maximum hovering time of 21 minutes and an operating temperature range from -10°C to 40°C, the FPV drone can take some serious aerial adventures.


The DJI Avata 2 comes equipped with a 1/1.3-inch image sensor with 12 MP. Its lens offers a wide field of view (FOV) of 155°, with an aperture of f/2.8 and a focus range from 0.6 meters to infinity. The camera supports an ISO range of 100-25600 in both auto and manual modes, providing flexibility for capturing images in different environments.

For still photography, the Avata 2 features a single-shot mode with JPEG format support. Users can capture images at maximum resolutions of 4000×2256 (16:9) or 4000×3000 (4:3). The shutter speed ranges from 1/8000 to 1/50 seconds for photos and 1/8000 to 1/30 seconds for videos.

The DJI Avata 2 supports multiple video resolutions which include 4K at 30/50/60fps in both 4:3 (3840×2880) and 16:9 (3840×2160) aspect ratios. Additionally, it offers 2.7K resolution at 30/50/60fps in 4:3 (2688×2016) and 16:9 (2688×1512) aspect ratios. It also provides 1080p resolution at 30/50/120fps in both 4:3 (1440×1080) and 16:9 (1920×1080) aspect ratios.

The camera incorporates advanced stabilization technologies, including RockSteady 3.0+ and HorizonSteady for smooth and stable footage even during dynamic flight manoeuvres. Users can select from colour modes such as Standard and D-Log M to achieve their desired visual style in the post-production allowing more flexibility. Moreover, the camera supports various FOV modes, including normal, wide-angle, and ultra-wide-angle to capture captivating aerial perspectives.

Battery and Others

The DJI Avata 2 is powered by a 2150 mAh battery. Charging options include using the Charging Hub with a maximum power of 60W, enabling a full charge from 0 to 100% in just 45 minutes, or from 10 to 90% in 30 minutes. Alternatively, directly charging the drone with a maximum power of 30W takes 88 minutes for a full charge from 0 to 100%, or 60 minutes from 10 to 90%.

For precise navigation, the Avata 2 utilizes GNSS technology, including GPS, Galileo, and BeiDou systems. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and Bluetooth 5.0 for communication with other devices. It has 46 GB of internal storage which can be increased with the help of an external memory card of up to 512GB. Additionally, the Avata 2 is equipped with downward and backward visual positioning sensors to enhance stability and navigation during flight.

The DJI Avata 2 comes in two options in Nepal; 1-Battery Fly More Combo which costs Rs 172,000 and 3-Battery Fly More Combo which costs Rs 198,000. The difference between the two options is that the 3-Battery Fly More Combo also includes a bag for the components and a charging hub with two extra batteries.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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