In a recent update to the DJI Smart Controller, DJI has added support for the Mavic Air 2, allowing you to control and manage it. The update comes as a welcomed surprise for many customers who have wanted to use their Smart Controller from day one.
Earlier this week, DJI pushed out version 01.00.0820 to its Smart Controller, adding one of the most requested features to date — support for the DJI Mavic Air 2. The update will allow you to manage and control the Mavic Air 2 via the controller along with the Mavic 2 series and Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
You can get the update right now via the Smart Controller or by connecting it to a PC and starting up DJI Assistant 2. If your Smart Controller is on version 01.00.04.75 or earlier, you must update it via the DJI Assistant 2 software.
Why has DJI taken so long?
Since the Mavic Air 2 and Smart Controller have always been compatible in terms of both using OcuSync 2.0, the big question is: what’s taken DJI so long to update the software? It seems that DJI has back seated adding Mavic Air 2 support to rather focus on updating the Fly app to add more features to the drone. Another reason could be COVID causing a backlog of updates that the company wants to do, but don’t have all the resources to push them out right away.
Either way, we are happy the update is finally here!
DJI Mavic Air 2
The DJI Mavic Air 2 is the latest drone to be released by DJI, with features that include 4k 60fps video, 48MP photos, ActiveTrack 3.0, and HDR photos and video. The DJI Mavic Air 2 has a maximum flight time of 34 minutes and can fly up to 10km away. Be sure to take a look at our Mavic Air 2 coverage below:
- DJI Mavic Air 2 arrives: $799, longer flight, 4K 60fps video
- DJI Mavic Air 2 review: Major upgrade with 48mp/4K60 cam is more Mavic 2 than Air
- DJI Mavic Air 2 versus Mavic Mini versus Mavic 2 Pro
- DJI Mavic Air 2 ActiveTrack 3.0 takes on the Skydio 2
Have you bought a Mavic Air 2? Or are you waiting to get your hands on the Mavic 3? Let us know in the comments below.