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    DJI Mavic Mini 2 – Rumors & Leaks!

    Posted by on 10:08 pm in Entry Level | 0 comments

    The latest upgrade to the Mavic Mini Series is on the way! The DJI Mavic Mini 2 is coming soon. Check out the latest details: Mavic Mini 2 – Rumors & Leaks: DJI Mavic Mini 2 - Rumors & Leaks!Watch this video on YouTube. 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 or 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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    SpinUp 2020 – FPV from a Camera Drone Users Perspective

    Posted by on 3:35 pm in DJI FPV, Entry Level | 0 comments

    Welcome to the Quadcopterguide SpinUp2020 Page. Here you can find important details and info for my SpinUp 2020 presentation. SpinUp 2020 If you haven’t seen it yet be sure to check out the main SpinUp 2020 page. I was fortunate enough to partake as a Speaker for SpinUp 2020. Thanks to Kelly over at ReadySetDrone for giving me the opportunity. It was fantastic to be able to present on the same “stage” like so many other great YouTubers. My presentation “FPV from a Camera Drone Users Perspective” FPV has become a more prominent genre in the drone/quadcopter hobby recently and I thought it would be interesting to take a look at FPV from a Camera Drone Users Perspective. FPV from a Camera Drone Users Perspective - SpinUp 2020Watch this video on YouTube. Shownotes During my presentation, I covered quite a bit of topics. Here are some interesting tidbits and some links to some of the things I talked about. Don’t forget to check out other videos regarding FPV on the channel.   Maneuverability The larger motors are of course not the only thing which makes the 7″ FPV quad more powerful and agile. Running a mich higher voltage power system onboard also helps deliver more juice to the larger motors. Mavic 2 Pro – The standard in Camera Drones 7″ FPV Quad build – Build Video Cinematic FPV Video Li-Ion battery build  – Li-Ion Build video and why you would do this   Latency For the hardcore FPV racers where every millisecond counts you will still see Analog Video technology used 100% of the time. Analog can get the latency down to 1-4ms. 0.004seconds! For everyone else out there, the DJI FPV System’s 28ms latency is perfectly fine, in my opinion.   Flight Assistance Systems When I was referencing the GPS locked hover which we get on DJI camera drones, I said that this isn’t possible with FPV quads. When saying this I was referencing the standard Betaflight powered FPV drone. Even with a GPS chip wired onboard, it will not do a perfectly still hands-off hover. There may be other flight controller firmware out there which does enable this feature. GPS-Rescue GPS Rescue if activated will actually have the quad crash land somewhere around your takeoff location. This happens if you do not regain control of the drone or you do not actively try to control the quad even if the control link has been re-established. Flight Modes on DJI Camera Drones In the video I talk about GPS Mode and ATTI mode. GPS mode is the standard if there are a minimum number of satellites locked. You can see the number to the side of the little satellite icon on your DJI Go 4 or DJI Fly App. ATTI mode refers to Attitude mode where there is no GPS lock for whatever reason. In some drones you can manually enable ATTI mode. This will use the barometer and gyroscope to help keep the quad hovering level, but if there is a breeze or wind, the quad will drift off with the wind. For indoor flight for example ATTI mode is the way to go. Flight modes on FPV quads Angle Mode: Angle of tilt is limited by the setting set in Betaflight. The throttle has to be...

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    DJI Mavic FPV Racing Drone Leaked – All the Details!

    Posted by on 4:27 pm in DJI Mavic, Entry Level, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

    DJI Mavic FPV Racing Drone Leaked – All the Details!

    Update: The DJI Ethereal FPV Drone name may be used for this leaked DJI drone. Stay tuned for updates.   The latest Info on the DJI Mavic FPV Racing Drone can be seen in the video below. Check out everything we know about this newly leaked DJI drone: DJI Mavic FPV Racing Drone Leaked!Watch this video on YouTube.   Let us know in the comments of the video, what you think about this new DJI mavic FPV Racing Drone. What features would make you give this DJI FPV Racing Drone a...

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    Cheap Ronin SC!

    Posted by on 10:11 pm in Deals, News | 0 comments

    Cheap Ronin SC!

    If you are interested in snagging a DJI Ronin SC for an all-time low price, check out this video: Cheap DJI Ronin SC! Standalone vs Combo ComparisonWatch this video on...

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    DJI Mavic Air 2 – Hands On Review!

    Posted by on 3:30 am in DJI Mavic Air 2, News, Review | 4 comments

    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.   Focus Track FocusTrack is what you get when you combine Point of Interest 3.0, ActiveTrack 3.0, and Spotlight 2.0. Hey Felix, that’s a lot of point O’s, what do they mean? ActiveTrack 3.0: Follows the intended target while avoiding obstacles. Version 3.0 is smoother than ever before. Major improvements were made in the ability to re-find your target which got lost behind an object. Active Track 3.0 predicts the movement of your subject so when it goes behind an object for a second it will continue tracking. Spotlight 2.0: You select your subject, the mavic air will aim it’s camera at it, no matter how you fly the drone. The...

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    DJI Mavic Air 2 Rumors & Leaks

    Posted by on 4:42 pm in Entry Level, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

    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 back and follow us on YouTube for our in-depth analysis. Specs Stay tuned.   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 or 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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    FREE Mavic Mini Giveaway – Details on how to WIN!

    Posted by on 4:30 pm in Mavic Mini | 28 comments

    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

    Posted by on 10:48 pm in Tools | 2 comments

    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 does 90Watt to charge at this rate) Charge Lead Links: Phantom 3 Charge Lead...

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

    Posted by on 8:40 pm in News | 0 comments

    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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    DJI Black Friday 2019 Deals! Cheapest Mavic 2 Pro ever!

    Posted by on 5:28 pm in Deals, News | 0 comments

    DJI Black Friday 2019 Deals! Cheapest Mavic 2 Pro ever!

    The DJI Black Friday 2019 Deals are live! Check out our latest video on the best DJI Black Friday Deals: DJI Black Friday 2019 - Best Drone Deals US, CA, EU & UKWatch this video on YouTube.     Products and Discounts: United States: Osmo Pocket, was 399USD, now 309USD. Osmo Action, was 379 USD, now 279 USD. Mavic 2 Pro, was 1729 USD, now 1379 USD. Mavic 2 Pro+, was 2199 USD, now 1779 USD Tello Iron Man Edition, was 129 USD, now 89 USD. Goggles Racing Edition, was 549 USD, now 449 USD.   Effective Time Product Currency Original Price Promotion Price Save Nov 24-Dec 4 Osmo Pocket USD 399 309 90 Nov 24-Dec 4 Osmo Action USD 379 279 100 Nov 24-Dec 4 Mavic 2 Pro USD 1729 1379 350 Nov 24-Dec 4 Mavic 2 Pro+ USD 2199 1779 420 Nov 24-Dec 4 Tello Iron Man Edition USD 129 89 40 Nov 24-Dec 4 Goggles Racing Edition USD 549 449 100 Nov 24-Dec 5 DJI FPV Fly More Combo USD 929 799 130 Nov 24-Dec 5 DJI FPV Experience Combo USD 819 699 120   Canada: Osmo Pocket, was 349USD, now 309USD. Osmo Action, was 349 USD, now 279 USD. Mavic 2 Pro, was 1499 USD, now 1379 USD. Mavic 2 Pro+, was 1899 USD, now 1779 USD Tello Iron Man Edition, was 129 USD, now 89 USD. Goggles Racing Edition, was 549 USD, now 449 USD.   Effective Time Product Currency Original Price Promotion Price Save Nov 24-Dec 2 Osmo Pocket USD 349 309 40 Nov 24-Dec 2 Osmo Action USD 349 279 70 Nov 24-Dec 2 Mavic 2 Pro USD 1499 1379 120 Nov 24-Dec 2 Mavic 2 Pro+ USD 1899 1779 120 Nov 24-Dec 2 Tello Iron Man Edition USD 129 89 40 Nov 24-Dec 2 Goggles Racing Edition USD 549 449 100 Nov 24-Dec 3 DJI FPV Fly More Combo USD 929 799 130 Nov 24-Dec 3 DJI FPV Experience Combo USD 819 699 120 Nov 24-Dec 3 Mavic Air USD 999 879 120   Products and Discounts: Europe (exclude UK): Osmo Pocket, was359EUR, now 309 EUR. Osmo Action, was 379 EUR, now 279 EUR. Mavic 2 Pro, was 1499 EUR, now 1349 EUR. Ronin-SC, was 359 EUR, now 319 EUR.   Effective Time Product Currency Original Price Promotion Price Save Nov 22-Dec 29 Osmo Pocket EUR 359 309 50 Nov 22-Dec 29 Osmo Action EUR 379 279 100 Nov 22-Dec 29 Mavic 2 Pro EUR 1499 1349 150 Nov 29-Dec 29 Ronin-SC EUR 359 319 40     United Kingdom: Osmo Pocket, was329GBP, now 279 GBP. Osmo Action, was 329 GBP, now 249 GBP. Mavic 2 Pro, was 1349 GBP, now 1199 GBP. Ronin-SC, was 325 GBP, now 285 GBP.   Effective Time Product Currency Original Price Promotion Price Save Nov 22-Dec 29 Osmo Pocket GBP 329 279 50 Nov 22-Dec 29 Osmo Action GBP 329 249 80 Nov 22-Dec 29 Mavic 2 Pro GBP 1349 1199 150 Nov 29-Dec 29 Ronin-SC GBP 325 285 40   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 or sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make...

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