At first glance, this sporty and slick looking drone captured our interest and made us want to know everything we could about this new product, and we were in for a treat.
DJI’s new drone is a marvel of design and engineering, with its ultraportable design and foldable features, and we are going to review it today.
What is the DJI Mavic Air?
The Mavic Air was introduced by DJI as a mid-range and small 4K drone. The drone records at 30 fps and has a range of automated flying modes called ‘Quickshots’.
DJI’s Mavic Air is available for £699, which gets you the drone, the remote controller, a battery, carrying case, two pairs of propeller guards, and four pairs of propellers.
A Fly More Combo that comes with the drone includes three batteries, a remote controller, and a lot of other amenities for Best Price, which is the best option to go for if you want to use the drone in its maximum capacity.
The Mavic Air is a blueprint of the original Mavic Pro, which has been upgraded and its features enhanced to make it more user friendly. This in turn makes the drone a must have for all wannabe pilots and is the best flying machine that can be bought under £1000.
Who Is It For?
With its sturdy design and outstanding features, the drone is for the adventurist and the travel enthusiasts. It does not matter if you are a beginner in the drone buying business or a veteran; the DJI Mavic is for everyone due to its many features. The drone is easy to set-up and it takes around 30-60 mins to complete the process.
The DJI kept its biggest clients, the amateurs in the drone flying business, in their stead before making this drone because the device is not too hard to handle and has an autopilot mode too.
With its state-of-the-art features and controls, the DJI Air Mavic is a gadget to get hold of as soon as possible.
The DJI Air Mavic is designed to perfection and looks out of this planet, if you are talking in terms of design, and weighs only 16 ounces – which is bare minimum for any drone in the market right now.
DJI’s new quadcopter has a 32.0MP sphere panoramas, in addition to horizontal, vertical, and 180’ panoramas, and it can click 28 pictures in a span of 8 seconds.
You can take the drone with you wherever you want, because of its foldable design and light weight. The DJI Mavic Air supports 4K video and has a 12.0MP camera with Adobe DNG RAW support.
The drone has a 3-axis gimbal and is capable of stabilizing the camera even during high speed motion for sharp and smooth photos and videos.
The quadcopter comes with a remote controller, which can be used to maneuver the drone from some odd 6500 meters away, and the lithium ion battery provides up to 20 minutes of flight time, per charge.
The drone can also be connected and controlled using your smartphone using the Fly by phone feature.
The transmission distance of the Mavic Air is 4 km, unobstructed and in line of sight using the remote controller and the DJI Go 4 App connected to it.
DJI also takes care of the safety of its drone using advanced VIO technology, by adding five sensors to the gadget, GPS and GLONASS, which are a pair of ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors, and 24 ultra-powerful specialized computers which ensures that the drone is safely flying.
BATTERY AND SPEED
The DJI Mavic Air can fly up to 21 minutes at a consistent speed of 25 km/h, with no wind, and it can attain a top speed of 68.4 km/h flying in Sports Mode with no wind.
The ascent speed of the drone is 4 meters per second in Sports Mode, using the remote controller.
DJI’s Air Mavic drone is one of the best drones in the market, and with so many features it is a fancy gadget that is a must have.
How Smart is the DJI Air Mavic?
There are 3 ways to fly the Mavic Air:
1 – Dedicated remote controller
2 – Smartphone using the DJI Go 4 App
3 – Smartphone connected to Remote Controller using the DJI Go 4 App
The Mavic Air has an Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) technology which is completely new and has never been used before, and it allows the quadcopter to bypass obstacles that come in its way while in flight.
The drone also has a Return to Home (RTH) function which allows the drone to remember its last recorded home point, and return to it.
DJI’s Mavic Air has a ‘Follow Me’ feature, which will follow the subject its selects, maintaining a safe distance and keeps the subject in frame.
There is a TapFly mode which lets you fly wherever you tap on your mobile device in the DJI Go 4 App, and it works in Forward, Backward, Free and Coordinate modes.
The Mavic Air uses a new HDR photography algorithm which lets you obtain the right exposure settings automatically. It intelligently adjusts the light so there are no dark spots, or inefficiencies in video recording.
- Superbly compact and convenient to carry around
- Intelligent flight modes which makes it easy to fly
- Magnificent video quality
- HDR and panoramic still images
- Has an 8GB in-built storage
- Takes time to gets used to different control methods
The DJI Air Mavic has everything that you could ask for in a drone, and more. It comes with high-tech features and has umpteen control, that take a while to master but are a fun to work with once you get the hang of them.
All in all, this is a top drone, and it will take a lot to replace or overtake what this drone does, both for competitors and DJI itself.