Even if you don’t own a drone, you can admit that they are pretty cool. Their range of applications is huge and they can no longer be considered just tech toys. If you keep up with drone-related news then you must be aware of DJI, one of the most prominent drone brands in the market. Now, they have revealed their latest product, DJI Mavic Air, which connects the dots between quality, portability, and price just perfectly.
This drone is not just a mechanical masterpiece, but it performs up to your expectations. The arms are completely foldable like Mavic Pro which make it easier to carry it in small bags or even large pockets. It weighs just around 430g and comes in three colors: white, red and black.
The redesigned controller also has significantly improved advantages allowing the range of up to 2.5 miles without any interruptions. Joysticks can be removed so that controller can be neatly tucked away. It does not have a built-in screen but you can attach your smartphone to access the live video feed or other necessary information. The drone can also be controlled by your smartphone but only up to a short range of 50m.
Advance Pilot Assistance System
DJI Mavic Air also features DJI’s Advance Pilot Assistance System (APAS) which allows smooth flight over any obstacle. This drone also has a sports mode which allows shooting at the speed of 40 miles per hour which would allow wonderful helicopter like shots. In addition to that, if you are shooting at long distances then getting to there is very quick in this mode and as soon as you are done with shooting then you can land your drone back in the matter of a few minutes.
This drone can also very well fly in high winds (up to 35 km/h or 21.7 mph). This is really amazing considering how small this thing really is. There are also several other flight modes which you can toggle according to your use. You can also get panoramic shots easily. The active track is better than before and is more reliable comparatively. So, you can be assured that the drone will follow you without you having to carry the controller in your hands all the time. This drone has asteroid mode which is fun to use. The camera flies away shooting video taking a series of images, and then stitches them for the panoramic view and combines them into a unique perspective for a wonderful image.
If by chance you forgot to insert your microSD card, then you don’t have to worry about recording while the drone is in the air. It has 8 Gb of internal storage. Its compatible with USB-C for data transfer but for charging it, you would have to use the proprietary charger. This drone has a flight time of about 21 minutes. However, DJI is also offering Fly More Combo that has additional batteries for longer uses.
DJI is certainly one of the best drone companies around. It puts full dedication in creating unique flight experiences to make its drone one step above other. Mavic Air is certainly a product which comes with unique features and would provide complete satisfaction to any drone lover.