The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds Overview Updated March 5, 2018

The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds

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January 2018 - March 2018

On January 23rd, 2018, DJI introduced their all-new DJI Mavic Air during an event in New York City. The Mavic Air currently is DJI’s smallest, most portable folding drone with 4K video and a range of quick shot options. It also features the most advanced obstacle-avoidance (front, down and backward) and Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) that allows the drone to fly over and around obstacles.

DJI introduced the Mavic Air with the slogan: “Adventure Unfolds“, a very appropriate one as we believe that the Mavic Air currently is the best, foldable drone any adventure traveler can buy to take along on a trip. It folds so small that it easily fits in a pocket or backpack.

Other drones to consider are the less expensive DJI Spark ($399), which only shoot 1080p and does not have folding legs. On the other side of the Mavic Air is the Mavic Pro or Mavic Pro Platinum Edition. The Mavic Pro is priced at $999 but can often be found for less than that. The Mavic Pro is the original folding drone from DJI. It is larger than the Mavic Air but has a wider aperture lens and flies much further than the Mavic Air. 4.3 miles vs. 2.4 miles advertised by DJI.

A short recap of the specs:

  • Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos
  • 3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • 8GB of Internal Storage/up to 256GB via microSD
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Top Speed of 43 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Up to 21 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Foldable, Portable Body

Where to buy

The DJI Mavic Air can be bought directly from the DJI store or from B&H, Amazon. Other options are listed here.

DJI Mavic Air Stories March 5

We got our hands on two pairs of DJI Goggles Racing Edition, so we thought what better way to put these First Person View (FPV) Goggles to the test than to take them to the Lime Rock Park Racetrack and fly the DJI Mavic Air against the DJI Mavic Pro over the track and through the turns!

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DJI Mavic Air Stories February 16

DJI’s new Mavic Air & Fly More bundle hit all-time low for DroneDJ readers $744/$944 shipped

Released just last month, DroneDJ has teamed up with Wellbots to offer readers an exclusive deal on DJI’s new Mavic Air and the optional Fly More Combo, bringing it to an all-time low of $744 (and $944 for the Fly More bundle) with promo code DroneDJAir.

DJI Mavic Air Stories February 13

The guys from RC Geeks have taken apart the DJI Mavic Air, the latest drone of the market-leading Chinese drone manufacturer. As you can see in the selection of photos we published on our site, it is a precision job. If you decide to take apart your Mavic Air, do so at your own risk. expand full story

DJI Mavic Air Stories February 9

DJI just released a new firmware update for the DJI Mavic Air drone. Version: v01.00.0200. Waypoints have not yet been added to the Mavic Air. One thing the firmware seems to have fixed is the shaking that happened in cold temperature. See this video for more info on that. Other than that, it seems that this firmware update addresses a number of bugs and small issues.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories February 8

We tested the DJI Mavic Air ourselves in high winds and freezing conditions last week and came away impressed. The Mavic Air flew without any problems, even though it was being pushed around by the wind quite a bit. The video footage turned out to be very stable due to the improved gimbal on the Mavic Air. In this video, posted on YouTube today, similar results are shown and it seems that that the Mavic Air handles high winds just as well as the trusted Mavic Pro. Have a look.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories February 7

Last week, we reported on DJI quietly removing Waypoints as one of the Intelligent Flight Modes available on the Mavic Air. The original Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum both have Waypoints available and many drone pilots love and use this feature. The Waypoints feature allows you to have the drone fly itself from waypoint to waypoint so that you can focus on capturing the photos or video footage. We asked DJI why they removed the Waypoints feature and if we can have it back.  expand full story

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