Try DJI Avata 2 before you buy and do stunts! DJI's free simulator is fun, but...

DJI Virtual Flight grabs
(Image credit: DJI)

DJI have just announced an upgrade to the DJI Store app which allows you to virtually fly the new DJI Avata 2 drone, and even perform stunts using new 'easy acro' feature. That's pretty cool – the ability to 'try before you buy' – but it's not quite the level of drone simulation DJI has bought us before.

In order to try out the simulator you need to install the DJI Store app . Virtual Flight is just one icon beneath the main carousel graphic of the store which shows the latest DJI products, and it takes you to a mini-game. This has on-screen joysticks which allow you to get a rudimentary equivalent of flying the Avata 2 drone through a landscape with virtual hoops and some other curiosities.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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