- Drone with virtually perfect size and weight for most users
- Camera that records videos at 4k 60FPS, 1080p 240FPS and takes photos at 48MP
- Flight autonomy in the home of 30 minutes
- Control distance up to 10km
- It follows something defined and deflects obstacles very well
- Various automatic recording modes
- Has a sensor that detects aircraft, but does not work in Brazil
- Even very good, has some problems
After many tests and flights in a series of very different situations, I finally publish my text analysis of Mavic Air 2. Get ready, a review long, Especially since it is a type of gadget that I have come to like a lot – and the reason for this is the direct relationship with photography and video, which I am increasingly interested in over the years. Of course, I cannot forget the fact that a drone provides images at certain angles that a handheld camera cannot, besides encouraging me to go to places where nature is the main point, leaving the work routine that holds me in these long years of Adrenaline.
Right from the start, I give my verdict: one of the best drones ever made by DJI, but does this happen in almost every company launch in the same? Well, in that case I considered its combination of great specifications and price (at least in dollars, since the exchange has not helped the conversion to real) and experience of use, crucial in a drone. In this analysis, I will explain in detail the reasons that lead me to draw this conclusion.
The video review is in the process of being edited and will be published in the coming days!
THE Mavic Air first generation was launched in 2017 – by the way, it was my first drone review! But since then, we have had great developments: new models such as the Mavic 2, drone that became the desire of everyone looking for high quality in this type of product, especially in photos and videos, with emphasis on the Mavic 2 Pro. In addition to DJI, other companies also gained space, and others lost. I highlight the rise of Skydio with the drone Skydio 2 and the Autel with the line EVO II, drones that, in some situations, surpassed technologies offered by DJI models, and also a drop in Parrot, which stopped focusing on products for consumers, betting on models for the industrial and security segment.
Mavic Air 2 drones for sale at Fly Pro
Returning to DJI, on April 27 of that year, the company launched the Mavic Air 2, compact drone with price from $ 799 in the basic combo, and $ 980 in the Fly More combo (with a total of 3 batteries and some extras, like charging HUB and now also ND filters). In Brazil, the drone arrived at the end of May with values between R $ 9,000 in the basic combo and R $ 11,000 in the Fly More combo. I take this opportunity to thank FlyPro by sending it first-hand – that's where we bought the drone, since we didn't receive it from the advisory for review.
BELOW: MAVIC AIR 2 UNBOXING
The Mavic Air 2 arrived with surprising advances in several specifications, some of them even making it "above" the Mavic 2 models, much more expensive and considered the "best" Mavic models. Among the highlights, he the first drone in the Mavic line with a 48MP sensor camera that records in 4K 60 FPS resolution. Also the Mavic that flies the longest, at 34 minutes, and the one that flies the furthestreaching 10km of control distance, (Mavic 2 also achieves that control distance after recently updating).
Several "the first" is not it? It also brought optimization in a series of technologies, such as the ActiveTrack 3.0 autonomous flight system, the APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance system, the Hyperlapse 8K that records short videos in high quality using the 48MP sensor, in addition to a series of other features that we will talk about in this review. Check out my considerations of the main features of the drone below:
Every good product has to have good technical specifications, right? Hmmmm, not all, but specifications help a lot when the company knows how to use them (and DJI knows well), and even more so if the quality of components is really good. The Mavic Air 2 has a number of technical highlights, surpassing in part even the flagship of its manufacturer in quality, the Mavic 2 Pro.
Below, tables with technical specifications of the first generation Mavic Air 2 (launched for $ 799), Mavic 2 Pro (launched for $ 1499), Mavic Air (launched for $ 799) and Skydio 2 (launched for $ 999):
Basic Combo and Fly More
Just like the latest releases from DJI in recent years, the Mavic Air 2 arrived in two different packages: one basic and the other more complete, with important "extras" – the famous Fly More combo. Below, I list what accompanies each of these packages, and again strongly recommend that you opt for the Fly More combo. Yes, of course more expensive, but in addition to the extra batteries, charging hub, bag, extra propellers and adapter for powerbank, now it also brings ND filters, making this combo even more interesting.
As a basis of comparison, just one battery for the old Mavic Air costs more than R $ 800 in Brazil, so about R $ 2,140 more difference between the normal combo and the Fly More is a very well made investment, you can rest assured About that.
Standard Combo– Mavic Air Drone 2- Remote Control- Battery- Battery charger 110 / 220v with national standard cable- 2 propellers- USB Cable Type A to Type C- RC Lightning Cable (Apple) – RC Cable (Micro USB) – RC Cable ( USB Type C) – Extra control sticks
Combo Fly More costs about R $ 2,140 more than the basic combo, but it's worth it!
Combo Fly More:– Mavic Air Drone 2- Remote Control- Set with 3 batteries- Charging hub- 3 complete sets of propellers (12 propellers in total) – USB Type A to Type C cable- 110 / 220v battery charger with national standard cable- Adapter for use of batteries as a power bank- Carry bag- ND 16/64/256 filter kit- RC Lightning cable (Apple) – RC cable (Micro USB) – RC cable (USB Type C) – Extra control sticks
ND filters appear for the first time in a DJI kit with this drone, an interesting novelty that will please the most enthusiastic users.
I missed, however, the Car Charger – and it was in practice. Mavic 2 brings him in the Fly More combo, and during the review I went to the beach to capture images of a "drag" of mullets. There were no places with electric power nearby, so I ended up not taking some "takes" because, in some cases, I had to "avoid" climbing the drone in order not to consume the batteries. I bought a charger on AliExpress for $ 21. At the American DJI Store, the official car charger costs $ 59.
Like other highlights of the Fly More combo, the HUB that allows you to place the three batteries and as one fully charges, another one starts to be charged. Another cool accessory turns a battery into a powerbank with a USB type A port, making it possible to charge the controller or even another gadget such as the smartphone.
Design, Size and Weight
DesignFor those who already know a drone from the Mavic 2 line, you will find the Mavic Air 2 very similar to some of these models – especially with the Mavic 2. Practically a reduced version of them. Unlike the first generation Air, which had different color options, the new Mavic Air 2 has the same color as the Mavic 2 models – in fact, very similar to the Mavic Mini too. Now the family is complete, with a small, a medium and a large one so to speak, if we can call the Mavic 2 a big one. And here I make it clear that I speak Mavic 2 because both the Pro and the Zoom have the same body and technologies, except for the camera system.
Another important detail, which Mavic Air 2 material similar to Mavic 2, giving a sensation of a higher quality and robust product. In the footprint, we see that the material used in the Mavic Mini gives a more fragile product feel – certainly a decision in search of the 249 grams it weighs. I also remember that the Mavic Mini does not have any internal fan to assist in the heat dissipation of the chip and motherboard – one of the reasons why DJI did not implement 4K recording support. J Mavic Air 2 brings a internal fan aiming for good results in this scenario, not least because a drone with several technologies that need high processing – and when we talk about greater processing, we also talk about greater heating in most of the scenarios.
Perfect size and weight for a portable drone!
SizeAs I mentioned above, the Mavic Air 2 is between the Mavic Mini and the Mavic 2, slightly larger than the first generation Mavic Air. I really liked the size, I think the Mavic 2 is a bit big to carry on trips and especially when doing trails just by bike in certain situations, where we have to carry the weight together and not inside a car or in the bag stuck somewhere .
Below is a photo with the Mavic Air 2 next to the 6.2-inch Zenfone 5Z, giving a real sense of size when in "closed" mode.
WeightWeight is another very important point in the Mavic Air 2. Its 570 grams represents more than 330 grams less than the Mavic 2 – that is, this more than a whole Mavic Mini in weight less , since the small drone weighs 249 grams. The first generation Mavic Air weighs 430 grams.
I found this weight very good, because it provides good stability in situations with moderate / high wind, logically associated with other technologies for this purpose. A lighter drone like the Mavic Mini suffers a lot from moderate winds – I'm in FloripaIt is a very windy place, typical scenario where a user of Mavic Mini must be very careful.
Around here, the Mavic Air 2 did very well in the tests I did, including going through a hard time, when I miscalculated the battery time at a time when he was over the sea, from where he would return with the opposite wind. But everything worked out – the Mini certainly would have stayed the way, since its weight ratio and out of engines proved not to be very effective in moderate winds. Flying in this scenario is much more relaxed with the Mavic Air 2, and even better with the Mavic 2, being the ideal model of the Mavic line for windy situations.
Below some more photos showing other details of the drone, such as the card connection, which is very easy to remove / add.
In addition to the good resolution and number of frames for videos, another strong request from the community was camera with more megapixels – and again it happened with a camera recording in up to 48MP, the highest resolution for photos on a Mavic.
But then, do we have the best camera in a Mavic? Calm. As I have pointed out, if specifications were a guarantee of more quality, we will have cheaper and better products than the most expensive – but not quite. The sensor used is good, but not the best, after all everything has a price and there is no way to put something that delivers a lot of quality in a "not too expensive" product. Although many think the Mavic Air 2 is an expensive drone, I don't completely agree when we consider the dollar – the current scenario ended up messing everything up in that sense. And let it be clear, of course, that I find R $ 9,000 reais a lot of money, but the first generation Mavic Air would have arrived at the same value if the exchange scenario was the current one.
Half-inch SONY sensor with Quad Bayer technology
Getting back to the point: the camera is very good, it has a half inch sensor (which is good), but it does not offer variable light aperture control, unlike the Mavic 2 Pro which has the possibility to go between F / 2.8 and F / 11, for example. Bad? No, but not the best either. I remember that the camera sensor is a model SONY IMX 586 with Quad Bayer technology and 120 Mbps bitrate – if you still don't know what it is about, I recommend checking out this video by Rafael Ritter from the channel Dronemodelling, will clarify how this technology works. In practice, we managed to take really cool pictures with him at night, and ND filters helped a lot in that regard – they were indeed a good addition to the Fly More pack.
BITRATE OF 120 Mbps in practice will deliver photos with higher quality. In higher resolution photos and videos, if the bitrate rate is not high, the final quality will be compromised. Higher bitrate = greater information for photos and videos, whether in color, clarity, etc.
Camera aperture, megapixel, resolution … What does that matter for my photo?
One of the novelties that, at times, can help a little, but without much expectation, is the way SmartPhoto, an intelligent system that helps to detect some scenarios by defining camera parameters for these situations, with the categories sunset, sky, grass, snow and trees. In our tests the difference was not very large, certainly an editing software will do a much better job after editing the photos that can be saved even in .DNG format, which is quite important and that some models of drones do not offer.
The panoramic photos mode generates a 360 image, making it possible to capture the entire environment. The image generated in this format can even be sent to systems like facebook, and the social network detects and allows you to control what you view automatically.
Below is a series of photos taken with the Mavic Air 2 in different situations. I had to convert the photos to 1024px in width for the system to accept due to the size in the current resolution that the drone saves.
In the video review we will show more images
The photos at night were also very good, showing that he does well in low light situations too.
Now some pictures using the ND filters that come with the Fly More combo. It is worth mentioning that these lenses can be purchased for most drones, they are interesting for the most enthusiastic users especially. It is possible to achieve good results and similar effects as the light trail even without ND filters, as long as the drone's camera has this capability, like the Mavic 2 Pro.
Below "no filter" and "with a filter" during the day showing the smoky effect of water:
Finally, a photo that was taken at 48MP and also in normal mode (12MP). We crop the same place to compare and mount on the image. The great attraction of 48MP photos is that their resolution is much higher, 8000×6000, against 4000×3000 at 12MP, so depending on which photo is used, extra pixels will be important.
4K 60FPS camera
It has been a long time since DJI Mavic drone users have asked for a model that has a larger sensor and that would record in 4K and 60FPS resolution – including, it was expected that the Mavic 2 Pro would have this amount of frames per second, after all the Mavic Air (launched almost a year before and costing a lot less) already recording at 4K 30 FPS. But that was postponed and finally happened on the Mavic Air 2, making it possible to capture more frames in 4K, especially important in takes with faster scenes, in filming involving sports, for example.
4K 60 FPS and 1080p 240FPS enable high quality and versatility for multiple videos
In addition to recording at 4K 60FPS resolution, it also supports 2.7K at 60FPS and 1080p at up to 240FPS, making it possible to make good videos in slow motion. Eight times less than the traditional 30 FPS, a feature very good.
When recording with HDR technology enabled on video, all resolutions are limited to 30FPS, even at 1080p.
Our video review with takes that we recorded in different settings is in editing!
It is also important to note that for the drone to be able to record in 4K resolution, especially at 60FPS, it will be necessary to use a microSD with high writing speed, otherwise the system will simply limit the resolution and frame rate it offers. In our case we use a Kingston Canvas Go! Plus, with 170 MB / s read speed and 90 MB / s write speed. I even tried to put the top model, React Plus, which achieves 280 MB / s read and 165 MB / s write, but the drone simply does not recognize this model.
Want to understand more about memory cards? See our full article on the subject
Flight Time 34 Minutes
Flight time is another great differentiator of Mavic Air 2. According to DJI, it offers at 34 minutes, but in our tests with a full charge in a closed room, without wind and avoiding giving commands to the drone, it was flying for about 30 minutes. This is the traditional drop of 10% or slightly more about what companies say, something already common in this medium. They always put scenarios higher than what really happens.
How good a drone that flies for a long time, but can improve
Despite this, he is the Mavic line drone that spends more time in the air on a single battery charge, and that makes a lot of difference in practice. Drones with little battery life are quite annoying, and drones with a single battery are even more annoying. So here's the tip: buy an extra battery kit or some kit like Fly More, which in addition to the batteries also brings a hub to charge them, even when it comes to a model with good flight time like the Mavic Air 2.
What I particularly dislike about this battery design and I felt in practice that they are fitted at the top. When they start to age, they tend to "stew" at the bottom of the battery, making it impossible to fit and may even be released during a flight if the user insists on keeping the battery at 100% engaged. So, you have to be careful. The battery design used in the Mavic Mini avoids this problem. Of course it is not recommended to be using it, but what bothered me was that the batteries became unusable with 1 and a half years of use, in my view, a short time since I flew 2 to 3 times a month.
10km distance and OcuSync 2.0
The Mavic Air 2 is also a drone that flies far from the control, reaching at 10km. This metric, for me, is important because the farther it goes, the better its close connection. Unlike the first generation Mavic Air, which reached a maximum of 4Km, the Mavic Air 2 brought support to OcuSync 2.0, What guarantees, in addition to the much greater distance, a remarkably better connection stability – which is extremely important in drones.
The further the drone supports going, the better its connection at intermediate distances
It is worth remembering that flying for a distance as long as 10 km or less endangers the return of the drone, since it would use the battery to the limit. Depending on the wind scenario, the problem is for sure. It is a drone with good autonomy and good weight / power, but it requires care with very long flights like any other drone.
The Mavic 2 models received an update recently and have also come to support this control distance, as they also support OcuSync 2 technology.
And speaking of OcuSync 2.0, this is the communication technology between the drone and the control, responsible for the distance that the ship can reach, for the connection stability between them, and also for the image quality of the camera that the drone sends to the smartphone or tablet connected to the control – in this case, 1080p 30fps. It is important to clarify that, when approaching the limit distance informed by DJI, connection losses will naturally occur and the image quality that the drone sends to the smartphone will be lower.
Anyone who has a model based on Wifi connection technology, like the first generation Mavic Air, will feel a stark difference (on the positive side) when flying with a drone like the Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2 and even the Mavic Pro, which they use superior connection technology. I'm not even going to talk about models FIMI – whoever bought a drone of this line, look for one day to fly with a Mavic model and will understand well what I talk about flight experience. It is incomparable and certainly the final price should consider the experience of use, especially in a drone.
Autonomous flight and more
Autonomous flight through the ActiveTrack and technology APAS 3.0 improved a lot, maybe not yet at the level of Skydio 2, but I liked it a lot. According to the videos and comparisons I saw, the Skydio drone manages to do better overall, but it is undeniable that DJI has advanced a lot in this regard.
The Mavic Air 2 has sensors only at the rear, bottom and front, but for the purpose of following something defined and avoiding objects, it worked perfectly – even in situations with obstacles that I imagined the drone would not "see". Allied to a little luck in other cases, I didn't see any collision with him, deviating very well. Overall, I really liked it. it's a pretty cool feature for when you're alone, and a lot of people will use it in that situation.
Hiking or biking, ActiveTrack mode is very good and useful
But, as I mentioned earlier, the "follow" technology is still not perfect. An example was when the ship was following me and I ended up climbing a trail on a hill with a steeper angle. The drone simply did not increase his altitude – as I continued to climb, he would miss the mark.
Another situation that he cannot follow an object at night. DJI even released a firmware that would have improved this functionality, but in testing I didn't think it did well. The setting was not so dark – it was actually quite clear, and yet he still couldn't keep the mark on me.
Quickshot, Hyperlapse 8K etc
The predefined recording modes were another feature with which DJI was a pioneer, and became fashionable in everything that drone today. Bumerang, Helix, Circle, Rocket – several methods that generate very cool images automatically, without the need for control by the user, all present and very good. But we have a problem: at least until the publication of this review, these modes cannot be used to record videos in 4K even at 30FPS, forcing the recording in FullHD or 2.7K – which is a contra, because the images are very cool and the videos "smooth", a pity.
Quickshots are great, especially if the location helps!
THE Hyperlapse 8K another novelty of the drone, which, using the 48MP camera, manages to generate a fast video in high resolution. But we have another obstacle here: either a 1080P (FullHD) or 8K video is generated. There is no middle ground, like 4K, which again is weird. This may be supported soon, but for now it is not available. Apart from that, the Hyperlapse mode is a legal feature, providing recording through manual control of the drone or in some pre-defined modes, such as marking the start and end point with changes in the middle of this path. Like any video based on this concept, it takes time, and in the case of the drone, it consumes a lot of battery for logical reasons.
DJI has used the same "format" of controls for its smaller drones for years, especially when it comes to the Mavic line, with better models adding a display to the controller, and those under $ 800 without this feature. The smartphone is always docked at the bottom, but with the new Mavic Air 2 control we had a big change: to start, the first time in a Mavic the cell phone is attached to the top of the controller. Another point is the size of the control – now bigger, but not because of its difficult footprint. On the contrary, I liked it.
I think the layout was very good, I liked the way of fitting the smartphone, especially the cables. I also enjoyed the boat options – some have ceased to exist, and those that remain are well positioned.
Approved design, I really liked it, especially since it also brings a long battery life
The antennas are now "hidden" in the upper brackets used to attach the smartphone. It can be annoying in some situations, because the ideal is that they should always be vertical, "looking" at the drone, and not "pointed" at it. As it is not possible to direct them, since they are fixed, it can be a little problem for some, but it went unnoticed in my case – especially since I did not send it more than 4km away, and the antennas become very important when the distance from control increases.
Another important point, that the control has battery for at 240 minutes of use, that is, about 6 flights with full drone charge. It also acts as a powerbank for the cell phone if necessary.
In 2019, DJI announced that every drone over 250 grams launched as of January 1, 2020 would have AirSense technology, which consists of a ADS-B sensor which detects other aircraft, such as airplanes and helicopters, that also have this sensor. The technology greatly increases overall security, especially in countries where this type of technology is widely used in aircraft.
Have ADS-B, but do not have ADS-B in Brazil. There are ADS-B in Brazil, but it doesn't work in Brazil …
When the Mavic Air 2 hit the market, there was some frustration, as DJI launched two versions of the drone: one with and one without the ADS-B sensor. Only the USA would receive the version with the sensor, according to the company's official announcement – the justification revolved around the production difficulty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, a few days before the launch in Brazil, we first announced that the version that would arrive in the country would bring the sensor. That way, we would be the only country outside the US to have this version – at least until production stabilizes. But after a few days we received the report below from the DJI staff:
DJI's position on ADS-B on the Brazilian Mavic Air 2: " It is important to highlight a point and make an update on the ADS-B: In Brazil, drones will rely on the ADS-B hardware. However, we will not have AirSense software available here. This means that if you buy the drone and take them to the USA, you can get access there but only there."
In short, the national model brings the hardware, but the software does not support the technology in Brazil, starting to work if you take your drone purchased here to the USA. Perhaps, and there is nothing more than my opinion, that it is not so simple to implement in practice – many people could consider this technology, and for it to work well, it does not depend only on DJI, but on aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters also support The technology. From the information I have gathered, a good part of the national aircraft, especially those used in some types of business, such as in the agricultural area, may not bring the sensors, and perhaps that would generate complaints from the users of the Mavic Air 2, since the system would not warn that a particular aircraft is close.
Anyway, the conclusion that the aircraft system in general still seems to be unprepared for the technologyIn other words, they ended up taking a step higher than their legs, they wanted to announce an important feature for security, but not everything evolves as quickly as the company's drones, at least not in several countries, not least because the complexity in some segments is greater. And with that, we have the ADS-B sensor, but we can't use it.
DJI Fly app
The Mavic Air 2 is the second DJI drone to be controlled by the app DJI Fly, which has as its main feature to be more "simple" than the DJI Go 4. The Fly seeks to be more minimalist – not that the Go 4 is not, but it does not offer so many options and changes the layout of others.
In particular, I don't think a new app was needed. I don't know the reason for this decision, but I also don't see a problem, except that when we change from one model to another that still uses the Go 4, sometimes, at least in my case, I confuse the provision of some options. I always think that making life easier for the user should be a goal for companies, and just an app for everything, in my view, the best option.
DJI Fly website
Speaking of the app specifically, worked well for me, and I used an Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphone, which has a 6.2-inch screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and, consequently, is still considered a high-end model. He already uses Android 10 and x64-based – if it were not, you could not run the application, as this is a requirement. But we have another problem: I also use a Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, which is x64, but the DJI Fly does not run on it – accuses incompatibility. So, it seems to me that the application still needs to mature in some aspects, including in some moments it closed alone, but it also reopened on its own and returned in the same situation that it was before closing.
On the other hand I liked very practical functions, which make life easier for the user, such as the simple way of sharing photos and videos on social networks, especially Quickshot videos, where the system adds music and speeds up part of the video to make it more reduced for sharing. Below is an example:
FirmwareThe firmware update remains very simple and practical as always, making life easier for users, even the most lay, just click and wait for the process, with all the necessary information on the screen, including Portuguese.
What was missing?
First of all: I need to understand that we are talking about a drone that arrived in the US costing $ 799, Very good value when compared to the Mavic 2 Pro, which currently costs $ 1,599. The main differences between these two models are the number of sensors and the camera.
If the Mavic Air 2 had arrived with sensors in all directions, I could say that it would get even closer to the "ideal drone", but I need to understand that more features tend to increase the price. When dealing with sensors, that would be the reason why DJI did not add omnidirectional sensors, that is, that "see" in all directions – not to mention that it would be another feature to match with the Mavic 2.
Another issue that could have been better is associated with the camera. Yes, a camera that will suit most users, but a camera, which despite its 48MP sensor and supports 60FPS 4K video recording, limited the use of recordings in some situations. An example of this is the impossibility of recording Quickshots in 4K, which is frustrating.
Ahhhh, where's the way to make LIVES? This functionality has in the first generation Mavic Air, and in my view it is more related to a limitation of the DJI Fly app than the drone itself, after all who is responsible for the process of live the app together with the smartphone / tablet, but is doing a legal model like this is missing.
DJI glasses, such as Goggles and Goggles Racing Edition, are not supported by Mavic Air 2, being another important feature left out, again, it seems to me something related to the app and not to the hardware of the drone. As it is a type of flight that is gaining more and more prominence, I think it is important to resolve this in the future.
Propellers and their clips
The propellers have a design that aims at less noise, but in practice, I found them tall. The Mavic 2 is much quieter and, at various times, even at a considerable height, it is quite evident that there is a drone over there. Even in places without people, it bothered me a lot that it was noisy – on the other hand, I knew he was close without having to look at the smartphone screen, but this is definitely not good.
But the biggest problem with propellers is associated with your fit, being possible to place any propeller in any landing gear, without a protection system as in the other models of DJI. According to information available on the internet, the reason not confirmed by DJI it may be some restriction related to patent registration. Some sites claim that it is associated with the process involving the Autel. curioso, no mnimo, que a DJI no tenha utilizado esse sistema, j que nos modelos anteriores ele estava presente e evitava que o usurio encaixasse uma hlice em um trem de pouco errado.
No Mavic Air 2, voc ter que ficar de olho nos detalhes presentes nas hlices e no trens de pouso do drone para no conectar errado. A DJI passou a mostrar uma mensagem no app avisando sobre o cuidado que se deve ter com esse detalhe, mas o ideal algum sistema para evitar tornar possvel conectar uma hlice errada e acidentes passarem a acontecer. Ao questionarmos a assessoria sobre o assunto, essa a resposta:
DJI: O Mavic Air 2 foi projetado para ser seguro e fcil de usar. Se as hlices incorretas estiverem conectadas, o drone no decolar. Recomendamos que os pilotos leiam as instrues cuidadosamente antes de pilotar o Mavic Air 2 e sigam as marcaes designadas nos motores e hlices ao conect-las. Como medida de segurana adicional, o DJI Fly App possui um sistema de deteco que notificar o piloto de que as hlices precisam ser verificadas.
No vdeo review que estamos fazendo, iremos mostrar o que acontece quando colocamos a hlice no lugar errado e tentamos levantar voo.
No tenho dvidas de que o Mavic Air 2 o melhor drone para a grande maioria das pessoas quando falamos de um produto abaixo de US$ 1.000. Nessa faixa, como principais concorrentes temos o Skydio 2 e talvez os modelos Autel EVO de primeira gerao – que so bons drones, mas so extremamente difceis de encontrar no Brasil. At mesmo um Mavic Pro pode virar concorrente, em preo – mas no, fica s por isso j que no mais comercializado, a no ser no mercado de usados. Lembro novamente que o Mavic Air 2 foi lanado a partir de US$799 nos EUA, onde, atualmente, um Mavic 2 Pro est custando US$ 1.599 – exatamente o dobro. No Brasil ele chegou a partir de R$9.000.
Drones DJI Mavic Air 2 venda na Fly Pro
E o que voc recebe pelo valor de US$ 799? Bom: 1) o drone com o maior tempo de voo com uma nica carga quando se trata de um Mavic; 2) o drone que voa por longa distncia com tima estabilidade de conexo; 3) o modelo que tira as fotos com a resoluo mais alta quanto se trata de um Mavic – e, nesse caso, no necessariamente as fotos com a melhor qualidade, mas sim as com maior resoluo e de alta e boa qualidade. O Mavic Air 2 tambm o nico Mavic que grava vdeos em resoluo 4K a 60 quadros por segundo, o que pode ser um diferencial bem importante para quem curte esportes e cenas com muita troca de imagens no quadro filmado. Alm disso, trava vdeo em cmera lenta com at 240 quadros.
Falo com tranquilidade que esse o melhor drone porttil para a grande maioria dos usurios
Um ponto que gostei muito, apesar de tambm ficar incomodado, o tempo de voo. Ele o Mavic que fica mais tempo voando – de acordo com a DJI, at 34 minutos. Mas isso no acontece de fato: em nossos testes dentro do estdio, como comentei, ele voou por cerca de 30 minutos – isso em um cenrio fechado, sem ao de comandos, sem a cmera gravando, sem vento para forar os motores. Enfim, deveria ter se aproximado desse tempo, mas no foi o caso – e, como qualquer produto de tecnologia, quanto mais exigido, maior ser o consumo de bateria e menor ser seu tempo voando. Ento, na prtica, mesmo ele sendo o melhor dos Mavic em tempo de voo, esse mesmo tempo ser em mdia 30 minutos. Por outro lado, como bom sair com um drone assim, que garante bastante tempo de voo quando associado as baterias extras do combo Fly More. E que venham mais modelos superando os 40 minutos!
No posso esquecer tambm do seu tamanho, que, em minha opinio, atingiu a perfeio. Nem grande nem pequeno de mais; nem pesado nem leve de mais. Explico: drones muito pesados e/ou grandes tem como principal problema a questo da mobilidade. No estou falando que o Mavic 2 Pro grande e pesado ao ponto de no ser porttil – tive um por 3 anos e acabei de vender para poder comprar esse e conseguir fazer a review + artigos, j que no recebemos da DJI. Mas sempre achei que o Mavic 2 poderia ser um pouco menor e mais leve. Facilitaria a vida em viagens, especialmente quando estamos a p, de bike, etc., e o Mavic Air 2 faz isso muito bem. Tambm tive o Mavic Air e o Spark, e ambos os casos sofriam bastante com vento. Aqui em Floripa, o vento est to presente quando o sol.
Mas, ento, por que no o Mavic Mini? Porque ele leve de mais. Ele tem um tamanho perfeito e, tirando as especificaes inferiores, seria timo ter a mesma qualidade de um Mavic Air 2 em um Mavic Mini. Mas, para a DJI alcanar o to falado peso inferior a 250 gramas, ela teve que abrir mo de muita coisa – e uma delas foi comprometer o voo do drone em locais com muito vento, j que ele muito leve. Passei sufoco duas vezes durante a review dele aqui em Floripa, uma delas sobre o mar, onde o drone no conseguiu ganhar a briga contra o vento. O jeito foi jogar ele para a lateral e andar cerca de 1km para pegar. Com o Mavic Air 2 e seu peso de 570 gramas, mais do que o drone, essa situao fica bem melhor, j que drones mais pesados precisam de motores mais fortes e, consequentemente, se saem bem melhor em situaes com mais vento – no como os modelos da linha Mavic 2, mas muito bons nesse aspecto.
Muitos falam da distncia de controle de 10km, os famosos voos long range, mas eu, particularmente, acho importante que drones com tecnologias de controle mais longas so melhores em estabilidade de sinal em distncia intermedirias e em locais urbanos com maior potencial de interferncia. Quem tem um Mavic Air de primeira gerao, um Mavic Mini ou drones da marca FIMI sabe bem do que eu falo: so modelos que sofrem com perda de sinal, diferente de modelos da linha Mavic 2 e do novo Mavic Air 2, por exemplo, que tem conexo bem estvel mesmo em distncia longas como de 4Km ou 5Km – isso sempre considerando poucos pontos que podem gerar interferncia ou quebra de sinal.
Destaques: Design perfeito, boa cmera em fotos e vdeos, boa autonomia de voa e tima estabilidade de conexo
O novo controle? Gostei. No tive problemas com ele, tem um tempo maior de bateria, segurando muito mais do que as trs baterias do combo Fly More. Pode incomodar alguns pelo fato de no ser possvel direcionar as antenas sem que mude a posio que segura o controle, j que elas so fixas, mas no geral, no tive problemas e no acho que vai incomodar a grande maioria dos usurios. Gostei a disposio dos botes, e mesmo removendo alguns acho que ficou boa a forma como foram implementados.
No Brasil o drone tem preos a partir de R$ 9.000 no pacote bsico e cerca de R$ 11.000 no pacote Fly More. Nem pense e compre o Fly More – sim, estou falando de R$2.000 a mais, mas compre o Fly More. As baterias extras, o hub de carregamento, a bag e, pela primeira vez, os filtros ND fazem muita diferena no geral. Drones sem baterias extras nem deveriam ser vendidos, voc certamente vai comprar ao menos mais uma bateria depois do kit bsico se gostar de voar. Pode escreve o que estou falando, vai se arrepender de no ter comprado o combo Fly More se no o fizer, porque comprar separado bem mais caro e no vem com o hub e o kit de filtros, que alis, ajuda a dar maior versatilidade cmera, como nas fotos com rastros de luz a noite e gua esfumaada, por exemplo.
Barato fora do Brasil, caro aqui pela situao atual, mas quem comprar no vai se arrepender!
Outro detalhe bem importante: esses valores que destaquei consideram um drone homologado e com garantia, e em algum momento isso far diferena. S para colocar duas situaes que passei: comprei um FIMI X8 SE da Gearbest. Na segunda vez que ia voar, pediu para atualizar. Mandei atualizar e o drone morreu. No consegui a garantia e estou com ele parrado – sem contar que paguei exatos R$980 de taxa na alfandega. Tambm recebi um SwellPro SPRY+, paguei R$1.200 de taxa de alfandega, deu problema e a empresa queria enviar algumas peas para tentar resolver, que foram taxadas em absurdos R$1.900. No aceitei, j que no tinha garantia de soluo.
O que eu quero dizer com isso? Importar drones completos e comercializados em caixas grandes no igual a pedir pelas peas como em um modelo FPV, que vem todo separado e desmontado. A possibilidade de taxao quando em caixas maiores bem maior tambm e voc pode acabar se frustrando gastando bem mais do que imaginava… ahhh e tem o custo e processo de homologao ainda.
Gostaria de agradecer muito a FlyPro, uma das maiores revendas DJI do Brasil, onde tive um suporte bem legal e comprei o drone logo na primeira semana que chegou. uma empresa sria e com credibilidade no mercado, s vendendo produtos homologados e com garantia, alm de todo o suporte ps venda. Recomendo conferir, porque isso pode fazer a diferena em um tipo de produto como drone.
Agradecimentos ao Ricardo Laske pela ajuda no processo dos testes como sempre!
Recomendaes:– Mavic Air 2 TeardownO famoso canal iFixit abriu o Mavic Air 2 e mostra como o processo, caso seja necessria alguma manuteno ou limpeza. Para quem curte, fica a dica, basta acessar esse link.
– O que a tecnologia Quad Bayer? Vdeo do Rafael Ritter do canal Dronemodelismo explica bem, recomendo.
Para quem ainda no viu nosso vdeo sobre a pesca artesanal da tainha, que teve ajuda do Mavic Air 2 no processo da gravao, segue abaixo:
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