DJI Mavic Air 2 – Hands On Review!
    Apr28

    DJI Mavic Air 2 – Hands On Review!

    The time has come. Finally, the greatly redesigned DJI Mavic Air 2 is here. It improves on so many aspects of its predecessor, of which a few really bugged me on the original Mavic Air. If you are ready to take your content and drone-game to the next level, get excited. Today I take an in-depth look at this new drone in my DJI Mavic Air 2 – Hands-On Review! Mavic Air 2 Hands On Review DJI Mavic Air 2 Hands On Review - Detailed & In DepthWatch this video on YouTube. Check out the Hands On review above! Mavic Air 2 has officially launched. Check it out here. DJI Mavic Air 2 I have been watching the Mavic Air 2 Rumors & Leaks for a while now, excited for the moment this compact new drone from DJI will finally be revealed. The original Mavic Air was released in early 2018. In drone or quadcopter years, that was quite a while ago. If you are looking to upgrade or perhaps get your first real camera drone, this new Mavic is a worthy option. I received a Mavic Air 2 early, and have been able to put it through its paces!   My Thoughts through my testing & review When you open the box for the first time, you immediately notice the resemblance to the Mavic 2 Pro. It almost seems like a Mavic 2 Pro mini, in a way. The original Mavic Air styling was a bit different from the usual DJI drones, you either liked it or just kinda went with it. I am pleased with the size of the new quadcopter. It is more compact and lighter than the bigger brother and larger enough over the mavic mini to be less susceptible to gust while in the air. Features The new Mavic Air 2 is packed with features, some of the highlights include a new 1/2″ Sensor, 48MP RAW photos (a single file is nearly 100MB!), 4K 60fps with 120mbps video bandwidth and FINALLY OcuSync 2.0! Other key features of this new mid-range Mavic include HDR Photo, Panorama & Video, up to 34 Minute Flight Time, and Focus Track features. US & Canadian versions of the Mavic Air 2 will feature ADS-B sensors. The Mavic 2 Pro can’t even do 4K/60fps. Size & Portability The new Mavic comes in at 570 grams on the scale. The previous Mavic Air weighs 430 grams, and the bigger brother the Mavic 2 Pro weighs 907 grams. The new drone has gained a little weight, but the extra 13 minutes of rated flight time alone is worth the weight gain.  ...

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    DJI Mavic Air 2 Rumors & Leaks
    Mar10

    DJI Mavic Air 2 Rumors & Leaks

    DJI’s next drone has just been leaked. Images of what look like the next DJI Mavic have been posted online. Initial analysis of the leaked images of this drone point towards either the Mavic Air 2 or a Mavic 3. DJI Mavic Air 2 leaked! Or is it a Mavic 3? Initial Rumors went straight to this newly leaked DJI drone being a Mavic Air 2. We’re not 100% sold on that. Stay tuned to find out why. The existing DJI Mavic Air is just over 2 years old now. It has received criticism from many in the industry. Perhaps it’s time to replace it for good. The design will see a drastic change from the current Mavic Air. One design which as worked very well is the design of the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. In the leaked images of the yet to be released DJI Mavic Air 2 we see a design language that is very similar to the Mavic 2 line. We are very happy to see these changes. DJI Drone Launch Imminent! Link to Teaser Page here. The leaked Mavic Air 2 / new DJI Mavic: Check out our latest video on an in-depth analysis of the leaked Mavic Air 2 photos: DJI Mavic Air 2 Confirmed - The latest Leaks [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. DJI Mavic Air 2 Rumors & Leaks! [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. Update 2: DJI MAVIC Air 2 Confirmed! The official name of this new drone is the DJI Mavic Air 2! We also have learned that the Mavic Air 2 will be powered by a 3S Li-Po battery with a capacity of 3500mAh. The USB connection on the new Mavic will be USB-C. Update: Mavic Air 2 Remote goes into FCC testing: Another confirmation of a new DJI drone coming out soon! The Mavic Air 2’s Remote Control C5 goes into FCC testing. The remote’s FCC label can be seen in the filing photos above. As a comparison the Mavic Pro, Mavic Mini, style remote are all C2 remotes. This one being a new formfactor is labeled as the DJI C5 remote. It is specifically the model RC231. It features a 2S 2500mah Lipo inside, so battery life will be very good!   Initial Mavic Air 2 Rumors The initial rumors of this leaked Mavic were that this is the DJI Mavic Air 2. Other names up for grabs are the new DJI Mavic, DJI mavic 3, DJI Mavic 2 Air.. What name would you call it? Let us know below in the comments.           This story is currently unfolding. Please check...

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    FREE Mavic Mini Giveaway – Details on how to WIN!
    Mar03

    FREE Mavic Mini Giveaway – Details on how to WIN!

      Today we are doing something a bit different. We have a brand new Mavic Mini to give away for FREE! Details on how to win are below: What is the Mavic Mini? The Mavic Mini is DJI’s latest compact drone or quadcopter. Weighing in at just under 250grams, it literally “flies below the radar” of many federal airspace agencies when it comes to registration requirements. It has become the go-to drone for travel as well, due to the extremely compact size of the Mavic Mini. The Giveaway: Mavic Mini Giveaway & Review - Win A FREE DJI Drone! [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. Be sure to check the details in the video above for how to enter the Giveaway.   *The winner will receive a coupon code that they can use until April 30th to receive a $399 discount on the Mavic Mini on DJI’s online store. This contest is open to US & Canada shipping addresses. By commenting below with your email which is only visible to me by the way, you allow me to sign you up for the Quadcopterguide email list. I send out occasional, interesting quadcopter related content. Unsubscribe at any time.   Check out some of our videos on the Mavic Mini here: Mavic Mini First Impressions: Mavic Mini First Impressions - First Flights [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. Mavic Mini Camera – What’s it capable of Part 1 (Photo): Mavic Mini Camera - What’s it capable of Part 1Watch this video on YouTube. Mavic Mini Camera Part 2 – Video Samples (Before & After): Mavic Mini Camera - Video Samples (Before & After)Watch this video on YouTube.   Here is the rest of the Mavic Mini Videos: Check out the entire Mavic Mini Playlist: Quadcopterguide’s Mavic Mini Playlist   Please Support QuadcopterGuide If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for helping QuadcopterGuide...

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    Better way to charge DJI batteries

    Ever wonder how you could achieve the perfect storage voltage on your DJI battery? Here is a simple, cost-effective solution to charge your DJI batteries perfectly to storage voltage: Better Way to Charge Your DJI Batteries! [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. Note: Warning I have done my best to ensure there are no mistakes made on this page. Please use common sense and verify settings before testing this out. I always test the charge leads once I get them with my multimeter to ensure I am seeing the voltage that I expect. Sure the charger has some built-in safety features, but I want to make sure I’m seeing the expected voltage. This means that the pins are correct on the cable. The charger in the video is the Imax B6 V2 AC. It has a charge limit of 50W and a discharge limit of 5W. I picked up the Hota D6+ (not the D6 or D6pro, look for the important difference before buying) for my LiPo/LiHV crazed life, and it will charge up to 300W on AC and 700W on DC!!! It does require XT60 battery plugs so keep that in mind. The same rules apply as mentioned in the video. The dischargers mentioned were the ISDT FD-100 and ISDT FD-200. The 200 has Bluetooth so you can change the storage voltage setting for example. Here’s the settings you will need: Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Chemistry: LiHV Number of cells: 4 (select 4S – 15.2V) Max Charge rate: 3.8A (you would need a charger that does 60Watt to charge at this rate) Charge Lead Links: Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Charge Lead Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Adv & Pro & Pro+ Chemistry: LiHV Number of cells: 4 (select 4S – 15.2V) Max Charge rate: 5.8A (you would need a charger that does 90Watt to charge at this rate) Charge Lead Links: Phantom 4 Charge Lead Mavic Pro Chemistry: LiHV Number of cells: 3 (select 3S – 11.4V) Max Charge rate: 3.8A (achieved with a 50Watt charger!) Charge Lead Links: Mavic Pro Charge Lead Mavic Air Chemistry: LiHV Number of cells: 3 (select 3S – 11.4V) Max Charge rate: 2.4A (achieved with a 50Watt charger!) Charge Lead Link: Mavic Air Charge Lead Mavic Mini Chemistry: LiIon (Different!!) Number of cells: 2 LiIo (select 2S – 7.2V) Max Charge rate: 2.4A (achieved with a 50Watt charger!) Charge Lead Link: Cables are still coming to market, just not yet out at the time of writing Phantom 3 Pro, Adv, Std, 4K Chemistry: LiHV Number of cells: 4 (select 4S – 15.2V) Max Charge rate: 5.8A (you would need a charger that...

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    Remote ID – FAA Fail. Why it is so bad, and what we can do
    Feb02

    Remote ID – FAA Fail. Why it is so bad, and what we can do

    The FAA published its Remote ID NPRM or Notice for Proposed Rulemaking. Essentially this is a document draft of the laws that the FAA wants to put into place currently. We have a chance to comment on these proposed rules, however. Check out everything you need to know about the proposal from the FAA here: https://youtu.be/lJ7czUJ509k Important Remote ID Links: Check out the Remote ID NRPM from the FAA – The official FAA Remote ID NPRM Click here to go comment on the proposal – The official FAA Remote ID NPRM comment system. Please remember to not copy and paste and explain how this would affect you, and what you propose as a better solution if you have one. You can download the highlighted version I showed in my video here – This is the highlighted version of the NPRM i showed in the video. See DJI’s view on this Remote ID NPRM here – The view of DJI on this Remote ID business. It’s not what you expect. FPVFC Laymans Guide to Remote ID – Useful summary of the Remote ID proposal   To be reminded to enter your comment before the deadline, use the form at the bottom of the...

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