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DJI AVATA range hack (FCC unlock)

DJI Avata Range Hack

The DJI AVATA drone comes with three radio modes, according to your geographical location and RF regulation. While the FCC mode (US region) provides a range of up to 10KM, the CE mode (Europe region) has a range of about 2KM. Of course, these distances can be obtained only in optimal conditions, flat ground, no obstacles, and low RF noise. After unlocking FCC mode, the VTX power increased from a few mW to over 1W. Remember that 25mW is the maximum unlicensed power you’re allowed to transmit in many countries worldwide, particularly in Europe (CE). That means performing this range hack without owning the required permits to transmit stronger signals would be illegal.

Transmission Power (EIRP):

  • FCC: < 33 dBm
  • CE: < 14 dBm
  • SRRC: < 30 dBm

DJI AVATA FCC unlock tutorial

Disclaimer: All data and information provided in this article are for informational purposes only. FirstQuadcopter will not be responsible for any action performed by any reader!

Unlocking FCC mode on the AVATA drone is extremely easy. You just need to create an empty plain text file with the name ‘ham_cfg_support’, save it with no extension, and copy it to the root of the micro SD card on the DJI Goggle 2 or FPV Goggles v2. After you restart the goggles and power ON the drone FCC-mode is enabled, you can enjoy the best range regardless of your location. The hack is persistent and DJI Fly APP proof.


DJI Avata CE vs FCC range test


  1. Hi all!

    I performed the FCC range hack on the Avata drone. My question is, do I keep on flying on automatic channel selection or set it to manual?


  2. Has anyone hacked the DJI Avata and removed the 500m height limit? I want to fly in the mountains and need more than 120m. Thanks David from Australia

  3. When I bought the AVATA drone I did the system updates, that’s probably why now I can’t get it through the fcc. Could there be another method, please?

  4. Thanks for the great hacking tip. I need to ask if this is possible if one is using the motion controller on the DJI Avata?

    Many thanks.

  5. I followed all the instructions but still I am in CE mode. I did it twice.
    can it be that it workes only with the controller but not with the motion controller (the like joystick)?

  6. My DJI Avata lost the signal at only 500m far from Homepoint. Are any ideas, please help
    Btw, I’m in Italy (CE MODE, I think)

  7. I would also like to know once the file is installed and it is FCC enabled, should you keep it in Auto mode or put to it to a specific Channel within Manual – 40Mhz?

  8. Once the file is installed and it is FCC enabled, should you keep it in Auto mode or put to it to a specific Channel within Manual – 40Mhz?

  9. Great article! Is there an easy way to change it back to CE settings, if you just want to try it out, but then fly legally again?


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