DJI Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air
DJI Mavic Air Controller

DJI Mavic Air is whole new offering from DJI its like a hybrid between the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro. It offers a smaller form factor than the Mavic Pro whilst still retaining some more powerful features that set it apart from the smaller Spark and even bringing some new tech to the table.

Mavic Air features the same folding arm design as the Mavic Pro with additional folding landing arms. It comes with a 12-megapixel camera with a 24mm f2.8 lens mounted on a 3-axis gimbal with 4K video capture. It also shoots 120fps 1080p full HD video. It can shoot and stitch multiple high resolution images to create stunning high resolution panoramic images. Mavic Air can also capture HDR images that can really boost colour and image depth. Rather than MicroSD Mavic Air comes with 8gb of built-in storage. It features 21 minute flight time, 6 – 9 minutes less than that Mavic Pro can offer. It features all the flight features of the Mavic Pro including ActiveTrack and boomerang. It builds on the gesture features of the Spark with landing and distance gestures. Although smaller the Mavic Air is more stable in rough conditions and the fastest lightest Mavic to date with 42.5mph (68.4kph) top speed in sports mode.

Along with additional obstacle avoidance sensors the new Mavic Air offers APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems). APAS takes obstacle avoidance to the next level allowing it to plan routes around obstacles on the fly.

For the price point the specs of the Mavic Air are very good and it has some nice pluses over the Spark and Mavic Pro. It doesn’t compete with the Mavic Pro in terms of battery life and flight range but it comes with some neat new features that the older drones just don’t have.

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DJI Mavic Air Launch Video

Specs

AIRCRAFT

FoldedH83mm x W83mm x L198mm
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)335 mm
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)1.62 lbs (734 g) (exclude gimbal cover)
1.64 lbs (743 g) (include gimbal cover)
Max Ascent Speed16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in Sport mode
Max Descent Speed9.8 ft/s (3 m/s)
Max Speed40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level16404 feet (5000 m)
Max Flight Time27 minutes (0 wind at a consistent 15.5 mph (25 kph))
Max Hovering Time24 minutes (0 wind)
Overall Flight Time21 minutes ( In normal flight, 15% remaining battery level )
Max Flight Distance8 mi (13 km, 0 wind)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS / GLONASS
Hover Accuracy RangeVertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
Horizontal:
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz
Max Transmission DistanceFCC Compliant: 4.3 mi (7 km);
CE Compliant: 2.5 mi (4 km) (Unobstructed, free of interference)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Battery2970mAh
Transmitter Power (EIRP)FCC:≤26 dBm
CE:≤20 dBm
Operating Current/Voltage950mA @ 3.7V
Supported Mobile Device SizeThickness Supported:6.5-8.5mm
Max length: 160mm
Supported USB port types: Lightning, Micro USB(Type-B),USB(Type-C)™

GIMBAL

Controllable RangePitch: -90° to +30°
Roll: 0° or 90° (Horizontally and vertically)
Stabilization3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)

VISION SYSTEM

Vision SystemForward Vision System
Downward Vision System
Obstacle Sensory RangePrecision measurement range: 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m) Detectable range: 49 ft (15 m) to 98 ft (30 m)
Operating EnvironmentSurface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Velocity Range≤22.4 mph (36 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m)
Operating Range1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m)

APP / LIVE VIEW

Mobile AppDJI GO
Live View Quality720p@30fps、1080p@30fps(Remote Controller)
720p@30fps(Wi-Fi)
720p@60fps、1080p@30fps(DJI Goggles)
Latency160-170ms (depending on conditions and mobile device)
Required Operating Systems
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Android 4.1.2 or later
Recommended Devices
  • ios: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch 6, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
  • Android: Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.

*Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.

CAMERA

Sensor1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)
LensFOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞
ISO Range100-3200 (video)
100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed8s -1/8000s
Image Size4000×3000
Still Photography ModesSingle shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval
Video Recording ModesC4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate60 Mbps
Supported File SystemsFAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )
PhotoJPEG, DNG
VideoMP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD™
Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )

WI-FI

Operating Frequency2.4G/5G
Max Transmission Distance80m(Distance),50m(Height) (Unobstructed, free of interference)
Max Speed14 km/h (9 mph)
Max Ascent Speed6.6 ft/s(2 m/s)
Max Descent Speed3.3 ft/s(1 m/s)

CHARGER

Voltage13.05 V
Rated Power50 W

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Capacity3830 mAh
Voltage11.4 V
Battery TypeLiPo 3S
Energy43.6 Wh
Net WeightApprox.0.5 lbs(240 g)
Charging Temperature Range41° to 104° F ( 5° to 40° C )