According to leaked images, a DJI cinewhoop drone could be dropping into our laps this summer. Get all the available information here!
Talk of a DJI FPV (first person view) drone comes mere days after the company announced it’s updated Mini drone. The Mini 3 Pro is a lightweight UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that fits right in your coat pocket. It isn’t an FPV though, and, although lighter, still is somewhat bulked out by added features. As is common with non-FPVs, safety sensors and onboard systems to aid flying all add to the overall weight.
DJI is supposedly going further than the Mini 3 Pro though, according to reliable leakers @DealsDrone and @OsitaLV. The company is typically known for it chunkier, more widely accessible drones. A DJI cinewhoop drone would see this trusted name move into a whole new market.
This isn’t DJI’s first ever FPV drone, but it will be its first one designed for flying indoors, if the rumours are true. According to sources, we can expect the cinewhoop drone, thought to be named Avata, between July and August this year.
If you weren’t sure, FPV drones require goggles for the pilot to wear whilst flying. This allows them to get the first person view of the drone, and see exactly what the camera is capturing. The Avata is rumoured to come with accompanying glasses or goggles, for FPV flying.
If the Avata has been designed to fly well indoors and through tight spaces, this would fill a gap in the company’s drone arsenal. The Mini 3 Pro certainly is much smaller than DJI’s previous drones. However, that his been done for the sake of portability, and so that owners wouldn’t have to register the drone with the government in order to fly it. A purpose-built, steady DJI cinewhoop drone would open up another world of filming possibilities for DJI lovers.
These rumours are far from unbelievable. In April, GoPro announced its own specifically designed FPV, the Hero 10 Black Bones. This was in response to Hero 10 owners cutting their cameras in half to fit on their own FPV drones, often leading to unsatisfactory results. Whilst GoPro has made it so that pilots would still need to solder and tinker with their FPV drone, it still meets a huge demand for stable FPV flight whilst carrying a camera.
If the Avata does launch this summer, we could see a completely ready to go, out-of-the-box camera carrying FPV that doesn’t require any technical alterations.