Best Drones To Buy In April 2018: Dji Mavic Air Review: When DJI revealed the Mavic Pro in late 2016, it ended up being a turning point for the company. DJI was already the dominant name in consumer drones thanks to the Phantom series, but the Mavic Pro was cheaper, smaller and downright meaner-looking. The combination of price, features, and cool-factor made it an instant success. Then there was the Spark, which was smaller, but less powerful and lacked some of the basic features that a budding aerial photographer wants. Enter the Mavic Air, a quadcopter that slots between the Mavic Pro and Sparks on DJI’s roster.So here after using this drones for 2 months more here is our review of the Dji Mavic Air.
I’ve flown plenty of DJI drones, so I was confident enough to get the Mavic Air flying right away. One thing that hasn’t really changed is the first-time setup. Once your batteries and controller are charged, you need to download/install/sign up for DJI’s Go app. Then you need to squeeze your phone into the grip at the bottom of the controller (after installing the appropriate USB adapter) and go through a quick walk-through of the app. Once you’re set, just unfold the Mavic Air’s arms and you’re good to go.
I launched the Mavic Air in our cavernous (and mostly empty) office; I was instantly bombarded with beeps coming from the controller. Thanks to the Mavic Air’s multiple sensors, it detects objects in front of, behind and beneath it. Engadget’s office has several timber pillars, and the sensors immediately detected them (even though it was already keeping a safe distance from them). Straight away I was reminded how tight DJI’s drones fly. Take your hands off the sticks, and the Mavic Air just stays where it is, without any drifting. Point it somewhere, apply the throttle and it effortlessly glides in that direction.
During testing, we flew our drone towards stone columns in an abandoned quarry and the Mavic Air smoothly flew over some and around others without us letting up on the controls.
That doesn’t mean the craft is completely crash-proof. There are no sensors on the top and sides, so there could still be a few close calls if you aren’t too careful.
You’d expect that due to its small size and weight, the Mavic Air would have a hard time staying stable when hovering, but DJI promises it should be just fine in winds of up to 35 km/h (21.7 mph), and we were pleasantly surprised to find those claims seem to be accurate. Flying it by the seaside, when winds can pick up suddenly, the little craft remained remarkably stable in the air.
Photographs Taken By Dji Mavic Air
Conclusion To The Dji Mavic Air
A small drone with huge ambitions, the DJI Mavic Pro packs 4K video recording, a three-axis gimbal, an upgraded obstacle avoidance system and onboard storage into a compact and foldable form factor that easily slips into a jacket pocket. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better drone that packs up so neatly and has as many smarts as this one.
- Incredibly portable
- Excellent battery life for size
- Solid camera performance
- Shorter range than Mavic Pro
- Minor connection quirks
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