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    FREE Mavic Mini Giveaway – Details on how to WIN!

    Posted by on 4:30 pm in Mavic Mini | 29 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 | 3 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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    Mavic Mini First Impressions & First Flights

    Posted by on 3:08 pm in Mavic Mini | 0 comments

    Mavic Mini First Impressions & First Flights

    The Mavic Mini has been hitting customers hands, and we also got our hands on our Mavic Mini. In our Mavic Mini First Impressions video you can take a peak at our first flights as well as some initial thoughts on DJI’s smallest drone or flycam. Many aspects in this video haven’t been covered in other videos, so be sure to give it a watch:   Mavic Mini First Impressions - First Flights [4K]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 grow!...

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    DJI launches the Mavic Mini!

    Posted by on 1:18 pm in Mavic Mini, News | 0 comments

    DJI launches the Mavic Mini!

    We have been expecting the Mavic Mini for some time now. Our Mavic Mini Rumors & Leaks were spot on. DJI just announced this new sub 250-gram drone. Check out the Mavic Mini or Pre-Order Now See the new Mavic Mini or Pre-Order it here. It’s surprising, people ask me how the quickest way they can get their hands on a Mavic Mini after launch. The quickest way is to order it through DJI directly, as with past drone launches DJI has prioritized their own orders over third party sellers. DJI’s lightest drone or “FlyCam” The Mavic Mini is DJI’s lightest drone to date with a full 3-axis gimbal! Check out these images of the new drone:   There is a new single LED bar at the bottom rear end of the drone instead of separate LEDs on the legs as with the larger brother the Mavic 2 Pro.   The propellers screw directly onto the motors but don’t worry there is a screwdriver included. The standard package includes 2 spare props.   Here a closer look at the camera of the Mavic Mini. Note the camera is just off-center.   The contents of the Standalone Mavic Mini Kit:   The FlyMore Combo includes 3 batteries, the multibattery charger/powerbank adapter, the propeller cage, and of course the Mavic Mini drone as well as the remote control. For the price, the FlyMore Combo seems to be a no-brainer.     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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    DJI Mavic Mini Pricing Details

    Posted by on 10:57 am in News | 0 comments

    DJI Mavic Mini Pricing Details

    The Mavic Mini is coming on October 30th. This we already knew… However, we now have pricing information on DJI’s latest drone. Mavic Mini Price The new drone or also “flycam” as DJI calls it will be available for $399 for just the Mavic Mini drone, it’s dedicated remote controller, one battery, one spare prop each direction and a USB cable. The Flymore combo for this drone will be $499! This will come with the above seen products. Just the 3 batteries alone make this a very attractive combo. Looks like the 18650 cells made the battery packs cheaper! All the mavic mini details: Be sure to head over to our main Mavic Mini Leaked Article for all the rest of the specs, features and of course more photos!   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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    Mavic Mini Confirmed! The latest details

    Posted by on 12:58 pm in Entry Level | 0 comments

    The Mavic Mini drone launch has been the most controversial to date. Many claim the mavic mini is a fake drone. Well, now we have more proof that this new compact and hopefully sub 250g drone is coming soon. The latest mavic mini details below.   Mavic Mini Confirmed! The latest: DJI Mavic Mini Confirmed! Exclusive Details! [4K]Watch this video on YouTube.   In this latest video we cover what actually confirmes this drone launch, and why it’s called the mavic mini and not spark 2. Let us know what you think of the latest news on this tiny...

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    Mavic Mini to feature 18650 Li-Ion batteries

    Posted by on 10:49 pm in Mavic Mini, News | 4 comments

    Mavic Mini to feature 18650 Li-Ion batteries

    Just recently we posted our exclusive DJI Mavic Mini leak. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about the leaked DJI Mavic Mini drone is its battery. We could be seeing a Mavic Mini 18650 battery being released with the drone. When you consider the unusual shape for the Mavic Mini’s battery compartment, it starts to make sense. In this article, we will detail what we believe to be the Mavic Mini 18650 battery. Be sure to read to the end to see the mocked Mavic Mini 18650 battery pack!   Mavic Mini 18650 battery slot photo Traditional LiPo (Lithium Polymer) drone batteries have featured rectangular battery packs as individual LiPo cells are flat and can be combined into larger packs by stacking individual cells. Take a look at the battery slot on the Mavic Mini below:   18650 battery in the Mavic Mini? Since the battery slot isn’t rectangular, but clearly features rounded edges, we could very well be seeing a 18650 Li-Ion powered Mavic Mini. What are 18650 batteries? 18650 battery initially just look like regular off the shelf AA batteries before you look closely. A closer look reveals that the 18650 battery is quite a bit larger   Mavic Mini Battery Dimensions Since the battery slot on the rumored Mavic Mini is rounded at the edges, it isn’t too far off to assume that we will see our first DJI drone powered by 18650 Li-Ion cells. The 18650 battery technology has progressed quite nicely over the years. I wouldn’t put it past DJI to use some higher-end 18650 cells in the Mavic Mini Analyzing the leaked image of the Mavic Mini battery compartment we can use the microSD slot as a reference in terms of how wide the battery slot is. A microSD card is 11mm in width. We have depicted that with the white rectangle just below the microSD card slot. Based on that measurement we can predict that the battery pack can be a max of 36mm at its widest point. A single 18650 cell is 18mm in diameter and 65mm or 6.5cm in length. So the Mavic Mini may very well be powered by 18650 cells. The only thing speaking against using 18650 cells is weight. An average 18650 cell weighs 45g. Two of them of course at least 90g plus plastic to make the battery pack and the connector. Now we have a 2S pack with at min. 90-100g. The 3s pack on a Spark weighs 90g…     You may wonder what a 2S Mavic Mini 18650 Pack may look like. Here is a very basic mockup of what a Mavic Mini battery may look like.   This story is developing please continue checking back. To never miss out on DJI leaks like this sign up for our email list below. 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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    DJI Mavic Mini leaked – All the Rumors & Details!

    Posted by on 5:13 pm in Mavic Mini, News | 2 comments

    DJI Mavic Mini leaked – All the Rumors & Details!

    The latest DJI Mavic Mini drone has leaked! As we gear up for the October 30th launch, more information is hitting every day. All the Info, Specs and leaked photos we have to date on the Mini Mavic below: Mavic Mini Pre-Orders DJI will be selling the Mavic Mini through its online store. Historically orders from DJI direct have been received before being able to buy the drones off of local retailers shelves, or on amazon, etc. There is no telling if initial quantities will sell-out quickly. Pre-Order your DJI Mavic Mini HERE Update Video: Mavic Mini feature and spec surprises (read further for more new images & specs): A huge national retailer leaked the feature-set of the mavic mini. There are quite a few surprises: DJI Mavic Mini Final Specs! Shocking Details! [4K]Watch this video on YouTube. Update 11: Mavic Mini Pricing confirmed!   Update 10: First Mavic Mini in the wild spotted OsitaLV got sent some photos of the Mavic Mini in the wild. Check out this 249gram drone in it’s standard color. Update 9: Official Specs and features. Any other features/spec sheets to date are fake or guessed 249 gram weight 30 min max flight time 3 axis gimbal Vision Sensor to bottom and GPS precise position hold simplified record and edit mode 4KM HD transmission system   Update 8: Official Mavic Mini images leak When it rains it pours. Soon we will know everything there is to know about the Mavic Mini before DJI’s October 30th Fly As You Are Event. Here the latest images of the new drone:         Update 7: Exclusive leaked images At this rate, we will know the full specs soon as well :). More leaked images of the mavic mini: Update 6: More Images leak of Mavic Mini UPDATE 5: DJI launches Mavic Mini Pre-Launch page Fly as You Are is the tagline on the new page just launched by DJI. Check out the teaser page yourself here. #DJIFlyAsYouAre UPDATE 4: Mavic Mini Gimbal Comparison The first official DJI mavic mini product photos just leaked today. Here is a quick look at the gimbals from previous drones and Osmo Pocket. One gimbal sure looks very similar! Updated image below with gimbal from latest leak. Looking at the last image in the gimbal comparison above, it almost looks like there are two different gimbals on the mavic mini. In the first image on the left, it looks like the Osmo Pocket gimbal and camera. On the image on the right, however, it looks like the DJI Sparks gimbal has been flipped 180 degrees.   UPDATE 3: Dealer leaks official DJI Mavic Mini product photos The first official mavic mini product photos have been leaked. A Chinese dealer uploaded the mavic mini images to a product listing. We don’t learn too terribly much from these images, but a few things are curious. The first image shows the new DJI drone in it’s folded configuration. Note that the propellers do indeed screw straight into the top of the motor can. Note the bottom of the rear arm, this is definitely a mavic and no longer a Spark series drone, no LED panel on the bottom of the motor. It will probably feature LED cubes as found on the outside of...

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