Watch: Adrian Weckler reviews DJI recently released Mavik air

  • Watch: Adrian Weckler reviews DJI recently released Mavik air
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    If you are wondering about drone, dji’s recently published Mavik air is one of the models for consideration.

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If you are wondering about drone, dji’s recently published Mavik air is one of the models for consideration.

I flew on it about a month and I have come to understand its strengths and weaknesses.

The Mavic is slightly more powerful and high performance than the spark, while maintaining almost all of the portability advantage.

Other than 4K video, and generally good handling, its best feature is its ability is such that he can fit in almost any small bag (or inside its own small case, which is the size of the case for headphones).

This means that you can easily bring it on holidays with you. Last year I brought the drone’s spark, Mayo, Kerry and even in the US, where I caught some amazing footage of the great lakes (you can see some of the shots on my Instagram or YouTube channel).

For flights, I was able to just pack it in my bag the whole vehicle (UAV, case, charger, remote control, spare batteries) scored about the same amount of space as two thick hardcover books.

If you’ve never tried one of these drones, the main selling point is its astonishingly good camera and video. It’s usually very smooth, thanks to stabilization technology that resists most anything up to a pretty strong wind.

Your phone or tablet connects to the remote control, which is directly connected to the drone to a considerable distance (in some cases 4 km).

So you can see what your drone is flying past or flying over as you look at your phone or tablet. Then you can choose to photograph or video (stored on the memory card you put in the rumble).

It’s all guided by GPS technology, this means that the drone knows where it is in relation to where it took off: if suddenly lacks power or loses contact with your remote control, it stops whatever it is doing and begins to return to the point from which it originally took off (probably where you are standing).

Compared to my previous drones, Mavik air has one or two common sense is that g must be applauded for. For example, there is 8 GB of internal storage memory, meaning You don’t always have to rely on a memory card. This will almost certainly be the Savior once: more than once I forgot to insert the memory card into my drone. It can completely ruin the day.

Other improvements abound. Remote control now features a ‘lightning’ (for iPhone) and micro USB (Android) connector built into the remote control, giving you one less thing to worry about.

It really makes things much faster to create from scratch than previous drones DJI. You just plug in your phone and after you have downloaded the app g, it connects automatically. Compared to him, my Phantom 4 (about two years) needs the external cable for remote control to attach to viewing phone or tablet. My Phantom drone Spark (one year) connects to the remote controller through the wireless signal emitted by the latest device. Not only does that make the initial setup is longer and more complicated, but everything becomes harder when you have to update the units with new firmware. Therefore, the method of Mavic air is much better. (The only caveat is that there is no built-in USB slots, that is, if You have purchased a new Android phone, you will have to connect the cable to the remote control).

As for its camera and video results, Mavik air is basically the same camera (12 megapixel sensor) as his sister portable device, a spark, but his best, offering 4K video and full HD video, and the sparks exhausted in full HD. Personally, I’m happy to stick with ‘full HD’ (with speeds up to 60 frames per second), because I believe that 4K takes up too much space on memory cards and on any laptop, phone or iPad you transfer the footage. However, it is a good bit of flexibility, especially if you want to edit the video.

In Mavik Air also flies longer than the spark, about 18 minutes on a single charge compared to about 13 minutes with a little sparkle.

And its range is approximately two times that the spark is in 4km. (I have not found that I consistently got this far, however.)

It also has sensors front and rear to prevent collisions.

You really need to fly more combo’ version (€1,049), which includes two spare batteries (required).

And if you are wondering where you can or can’t fly drones, or licensing Irish Aviation authority does not require the registration of drones under 1 kg weight, including Mavik air and spark.

However, it is known that in General, the law says You can’t fly drones in built-up areas like residential complexes. The law default to security and drones over the houses are still considered risky. Similarly, You can’t fly them in obviously dangerous locations, such as near the airport. And MAA has a rule that You can’t fly them over 120 million (about 390 ft) in height or beyond line of sight, even these rules are not always heeded.

My own experience is that I fly drones in depopulated rural areas, often along the banks.

In short, this is probably the best drone setup you can get for around €1,000.

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