Avata is the latest FPV drone by DJI. It’s lightweight enough to be transported in backpacks but not that light to benefit from relaxed drone laws.
How much does Avata weigh?
DJI Avata weighs at takeoff approximately 410 grams (14.46 oz). The entire DJI Avata Fly More kit–including the drone with three batteries, DJI Goggles 2, DJI FPV Remote Controller 2, and Motion Controller–weighs more than 1.6 kg (58.2 oz).
We can extend this information and calculate the weight of the gear and accessories included with Avata.
We’ll also discuss whether you can reduce Avata’s weight, so keep reading!
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How much does the DJI Avata weigh? (In detail)
DJI Avata weighs about 410 grams at takeoff with the battery and propellers on. It weighs only 248 grams without the battery.
We all know that sub-250-gram drones may benefit from relaxed drone laws.
In our case, the Avata WITHOUT the battery does not fit this category because the law applies to the takeoff weight, which, as mentioned, is 410 grams.
Still, Avata is lightweight compared to many drones on the market and can be transported easily in a backpack, handbag, etc.
However, as an FPV drone, Avata has an extra element called DJI Goggles 2. This is a headset where you will see drone images instead of a mobile phone compared to a standard drone.
The DJI Goggles 2 are mandatory as you cannot fly without them, which adds more weight to the entire kit.
How much do the DJI Goggles 2 weigh?
The DJI Goggles 2 weigh 290 grams WITH the headband, which is interchangeable.
However, we didn’t add another element to this weight: the DJI Goggles 2 battery, a separate battery connected to the headset via a cable.
The DJI Goggles 2 battery weighs about 122 grams. It is not much, but adding another battery to ensure you don’t have headset power issues adds up to the total weight.
Calculating just the DJI Goggles 2 with the battery, the headset weighs 412 grams, exactly the same weight as DJI Avata with a battery attached.
How much does the DJI FPV Remote Controller weigh?
The DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 is necessary to control Avata. Although you can fly the drone with the DJI Motion Controller, the RC is a mandatory part of the kit to have.
The DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 weighs 346 grams.
How much does DJI Motion Controller weigh?
The DJI Motion Controller is a new addition to fly Avata and DJI FPV drones. The controller was designed with simplicity in mind, and it’s beginner-friendly.
The DJI Motion Controller weighs about 167 grams, less than half the weight of the remote controller.
The Motion Controller is not a mandatory accessory for Avata, but many pilots prefer it.
Are the DJI Avata batteries heavy?
Avata batteries, as with any drone batteries, are the elements that add the most considerable weight to an entire kit.
A single DJI Avata battery weighs 162 grams, which is considered lightweight compared to many other drone batteries.
In general, a drone pilot has more than one battery, and you may need to have one as well to benefit from the best flight time and experience of flying Avata.
Typically, a Fly More kit comes with three batteries, but having three adds about half a kilogram of weight to the system.
Don’t forget that in this case, we have one battery already attached to Avata, which weighs 410 grams with that battery.
Does adding extra weight affect Avata’s flight style?
Remember, Avata is a lightweight drone. Maybe it’s not as lightweight as the DJI Mini 3 Pro, but it’s also not as heavy as the DJI FPV drone.
This, coupled with the drone structure and weaker motors, means we must often add extra weight to the Avata.
Maybe we want to add landing gear or a GoPro for better recordings, for example. The idea is that the Avata was manufactured and calculated to have the best flight performance at its own factory weight of 410 grams.
Adding extra weight to Avata will drastically impact flight performance and battery life. It even comes at a risk of crashing your drone if you decide to add a GoPro on top of the Avata.
Is there any way to lighten Avata’s weight?
Not really. Because it is a factory-form Cinewhoop style, Avata does not allow for interchangeable parts or support modifications in any way (as with classic FPV drones).
One of the heaviest parts contributing to DJI Avata’s weight on top of the battery is the DJI VTX module that will help your Avata transmit a live image, record, and receive input from the controller.
However, the VTX module or any other modules cannot be changed or swapped in any way.
Are there any other elements that add weight to the DJI Avata?
To the drone itself? No, not unless you add accessories as mentioned above, such as a GoPro, landing gear, extra lights, camera safety frame, etc.
But to the entire kit, expect to add a few hundred more grams on top of what you have because, in this case, you have to count the weight of a charger, the Avata’s battery charging hub, battery bag, and even a specific drone bag if you opt for that.
Although we initially mentioned that the Avata weighs only 410 grams, taking the entire kit with you plus accessories may even exceed a total weight of 2 kilograms.
Ultimately, you choose what to take with you on top of the Avata. Overall, the Avata is not heavy, even as an entire kit, compared to many other drones.