The DJI wanting to cover the purchasing Spark gap between the drone and the Mavic Pro has just presented its new drone, the DJI Mavic Air. The new drone combines the best features of the other two. It retains the small size and weight of Spark, while it also has retractable arms like Mavic Pro, but 41% lighter.
The design of the DJI Mavic Air is quite attractive and beautiful. Like the Mavic Pro, the DJI Mavic Air should be a great travel drone. Thanks to the folding propeller arms, the transport is compact, simple and safe. It unfolds quickly on site and can be used quickly. The range of functions is large and offers the pilot numerous opportunities. The DJI Mavic Air drone is to close the gap between the DJI Spark and DJI Mavic Pro. Of course, this increases the agony of choice when buying a drone. This is positive for some and negative for others. Whether DJI does a favor with the multiple choice will show up in the near future. Nevertheless, we look forward to the newcomer and the first intensive reviews of the DJI Mavic Air Drone. She has the potential to become a great and popular drone.
Easy to transport thanks to its very small size (its dimensions, once it is folded, do not exceed 168 mm in length and 83 mm in width for a thickness of 49 mm), it is designed to accompany his owner on a ride because it only takes a few tens of seconds to unfold and connect to the radio control, which uses the screen of a smartphone.
It can fly 21 minutes and its weight, also limited (430 grams), also ranks in the quadcopter category for the general public. The Mavic Air favors ease of use. “It offers an even more comfortable and reassuring approach to the leisure drone. Everything has been done with this in mind, ” says one at DJI. The Mavic Air is indeed very easy to take in hand. Nothing complicated to make progress, especially since it responds immediately to commands.
The flight duration of the DJI Mavic Air drone is 21 minutes. The necessary power supplies a 2375 mAh strong battery with 11.55 volts. There is the DJI Mavic Air in three colors. White, black and red are available. Whether there will be other colors in the future is not yet known. The Mavic Air is only half the size of the Mavic Pro and weighs 41% less. The radio range is 5 kilometers. Compared to previous models, the DJI Mavic Air has an internal memory of 8 GB, so you do not necessarily have an SD card with you. The maximum airspeed in sports mode is a rapid 68.4 km / h. One can use the DJI Mavic Air together with the DJI Goggles, so one experiences an immersive flight experience. The weight of the DJI Mavic Air is 430 grams, which is very light.
The DJI Mavic Air Drone has a sophisticated anti-collision system and various sensors on board. It recognizes obstacles, under, and behind. It can stop automatically to avoid a collision. This helps the pilot and helps him fly safer. Crashes or crashes are avoided or minimized thanks to the Obstacle Avoidance System. A double GPS system (GPS / GLONASS) also helps the pilot and stabilizes the quadrocopter in the air. This allows the drone to maintain its own position and altitude. At the bottom, there is also a Vision Positioning System, which does the same job if you have bad or no GPS reception. Furthermore, the take-offs and landings are safer thanks to the VPS system.
Intelligent Flight Modes
Like many other drones from DJI, the DJI Mavic Air Drone also has numerous intelligent flight modes. These relieve the pilot of a lot of work and allow breathtaking aerial photographs. The ActiveTrack mode allows you to automatically film and track from a target. There is also the quick-shot mode again. Here are 4 different modes available, which allow great and simple shots. The Quickshot has the following modes: Asteroid (new), Boomerang (new), Drone, Rocket, Circle, and Helix. The TapFly mode is also integrated. The many intelligent flight modes help the pilot to take breathtaking aerial shots. The intelligent flight modes take up most of the work and are very beginner-friendly.
Like the DJI Spark, the DJI Mavic Air drone also gets a slimmed down version of the Mavic Pro remote. It lacks the LCD display, but the look is almost identical. Your own smartphone can be clamped and connected between the remote control. Third-party mounts can also be used to attach a tablet to the remote. The folding mechanism of the remote control makes it, just like the DJI Mavic Air itself, very space-saving. The handles and the antennas can be folded in and out. The remote control of the Spark and Mavic Pro is both handsome and useful. Their compactness makes transportation easy and space saving. The usability is very user-friendly. In addition to the control with the remote control, the DJI Mavic Air can also be controlled with gestures.