DIY Avata - custom build Avata drone using original DJI frame parts

By Felias - eyefly on Apr 14, 2023

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Because well.... why not?

When the Avata was released it seemed like fun. Really liked the robustness of the frame. However i prefer building my drones myself instead of buying them off the shelf. However only certain frame parts of the Avata can be purchased, not everything you need. So i designed an adapter plate that "completes" the frame and allows you to build it like you would with a normal custom drone.

You will need these 2 parts to build your own:

In addition you only need M2x40mm distance bolts for the camera mount. I just used 2 x m2x20mm and connected them together. I could also design a version without distance bolts of thats desired - please just let me know.

I released a short on YT that was quite popular. Always planned to release a full build video but never found the time. For most people that have build custom drones before it should be pretty straight forward though. This here is my build using 3s, however i'd suggest going 4s on this, as the Avata frame itself is rather heavy. Also you do heave more than enough space in the battery compartment for a 4s 850 / 1300mAh lipo.

Sadly DJI used a strange propeller size (as usual), which is basically 2,8". I simply cut off the tips of 3" propellers equally, which has been working great.

Anyway, you can find the design files on Thingiverse here:
If you need help or have questions, feel free to join my Discord server where i'll gladly help you out:

Cheers :-)



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latex   Nov 18, 2023  

Hi there! Awesome build! 2.8 inch size propellers are available, kingkong 2840 propeller.

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