DJI Mavic Air Unboxing and First Flight!
By Steve Huff
See the video unboxing and first test below!
It’s small. Not smaller than the spark but because the Air’s legs can fold in, it makes it very easy to travel with. Even easier than the Spark because the Spark legs DO NOT fold in. The Air is just like a Mavic Pro, but IMO, even cooler. The design is fantastic, the new gimbal and cover is wonderful, and the control is as easy as it gets. An 8-year-old could fly this drone easily.
The Mavic Air captures full 4K video unlike the Spark, and it is just beautiful in every way. Even the setup and start-up was QUICK. After the firmware update, took me a few moments (not minutes) to get it up in the air. By comparison, my Spark took me an hour as it had issues with setup. The Air, no issues. It seems DJI just keeps on improving these flying cameras. Again, next week I will get some 4K footage, as in, footage I go out to look for so will be a better representation that the footage here. I will also capture a few photos to see how the quality of the stills are.
Imaging taking this to a place like the Palouse. Would be gorgeous.
The DJI Mavic Air comes in two kits. The Drone and Controller only for $799 or the HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “Fly More Combo” for $999. With the fly more you get a bag, a case for the drone, three batteries, a charger that can charge 4 batteries at a time, prop guards and two extra sets of propellers. I go over everything in the video at the top of this page. Thank you!
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