Walksnail Avatar GT KIT - 2W long range

I recently stumbled upon the Walksnail Avatar GT Kit, and I have to say, I’m both intrigued and a bit shocked by its capabilities—specifically, the fact that it boasts a 2W VTX! This seems pretty insane, and I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

Here’s a quick rundown of the specs:

  • Camera Module: 1/1.8" CMOS sensor
  • Video Transmission: 1080p/60fps
  • Recording: 4K/30fps onboard
  • Latency: Ultra-low at 22-28ms
  • Transmission Bands: Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz
  • Design: Compact and lightweight, making it compatible with various drone frames

The kit includes the Avatar GT VTX, Avatar GT camera, antennas, and all the necessary cables for installation. It’s clearly geared towards providing top-notch image quality and reliable performance, but I can’t wrap my head around the implications of that 2W VTX.

While the specs are impressive, I’m also aware that a 2W VTX might raise some legal concerns depending on where you’re flying. Many regions have strict regulations regarding transmission power for FPV equipment to prevent interference with other devices and ensure safe usage of the radio spectrum. For instance, in the UK and many other countries, the legal limit for VTX power is significantly lower than 2W. Using this kit at its full power could potentially get you into hot water with the authorities.

So, what do you guys think? Is this the future of FPV, or are there some potential downsides I’m not seeing? Have any of you had experience with high-power VTXs and the legalities surrounding them? Let’s discuss!

Just spotted this video of the Walksnail GT going out to 55KM range!

His ground setup using standard triple feed patch antennas on what looks like a tracking mount: