Everyone who has already managed to hold in their hands or test the Mavic Air in flight does not cease to be amazed at how in such a compact in size the aircraft managed to combine the most advanced technologies. In addition to the folding design, which is convenient for transportation, the Mavic Air also has other advantages: a three-axis suspension with proprietary stabilization technology, a 4K camera, a sensor system for scanning space in three directions, the ability to control gestures in SmartCapture mode and the function of shooting spherical panoramas.
Modern and powerful filming complex
Aerial shooting from a quadrocopter is an incredibly exciting and difficult task. In this case, the filming system of even a large flying unmanned platform is subject to stringent requirements. But the creators of Mavic Air were able to install equipment in such a kid that will help you capture the most interesting moments of your adventures in the highest quality. To do this, the Mavic Air installed a 4K camera on a mechanical suspension with 3-axis stabilization. Incredibly, in such a compact drone, the company’s stabilization technology successfully works, which reduced the range of angular vibration to an insignificant figure of 0.005 °. Dampers in the deltoid design contribute to the creation of more stable frames.
Take with you on a trip
DJI Mavic Air is the best option for travelers and anyone who prefers outdoor activities and sports. The design of the drone is designed so that the owner can easily fold the aircraft and put it in a small pocket. When folded, the very compact Mavic Air is only slightly larger than the size of modern smartphones.
32MP spherical panorama
The Mavic Air film complex can create horizontal and vertical panoramas of 180 degrees. But that is far from all. In addition to them, you can use the opportunities to create spherical panoramas of 25 images, which are combined into one 32-megapixel, very clear panorama. You can see it in DJI Goggles FPV glasses.
4K Video and Slow-Motion
The Mavic Air camera gives you great video capabilities, despite the modest size of the flying platform. Shoot high-quality 4K videos at 30fps and bitrate at 100 Mb / s. If this is not enough for you, use the Slow-Motion shooting mode to create your own masterpieces in the style of John Wu and add a little epic to the most exciting scenes of your team’s adventures.
No matter how advanced the flying camera, the features of shooting from the air impose a number of restrictions or complicate the process of obtaining high-quality shots. Therefore, the developers of Mavic Air provided that the shooting process takes into account the characteristics of lighting and its dynamics in order to properly adjust the exposure. High image quality is due to the operation of a powerful image processing processor and HDR algorithms.
Take pictures and save them easy
At Mavic Air, everything is thought out to the smallest detail, including an on-board camera with a built-in 12-megapixel 1 / 2.3 ”CMOS sensor and a 35 mm lens (24 mm EGF) for capturing great photos and videos. At the same time, you can save the captured material directly in the drone, using its internal memory of 8 GB, or on a Micro-SD card, which can be inserted into the corresponding slot. If you want to copy files with frames from the drone, you can do this through the USB 3.0 port.
Use a convenient remote
The compactness and ease of use of the Mavic Air lies not only in the features of the aircraft body structure, but also in the obvious advantages of the design of the remote control. This device also has a folding, flat and ergonomic design, which allows you to securely attach the smartphone and facilitates the operation of the remote control by the user. In addition, another feature of the remote control is its control knobs, which you can fold inside the remote control so that the device can easily be placed in your pocket.
Take advantage of the design
The exterior of the Mavic Air is also capable of impressing with its elegant geometrically precise shapes. The rays of the drone are added together with its aerodynamic chassis. Special magnesium alloy brackets hold seven side chambers firmly, and the rear vents effectively remove heat. For better aerodynamics and safety, the main camera on the suspension is recessed into the body.
ActiveTrack has worked well on many of the latest DJI drone models, and now Mavic Air owners can take advantage of it. It allows the drone owner to focus on piloting or other things, while the drone’s camera automatically accompanies people, cars or ships selected by the operator – up to 16 objects at a time. At the same time, the work in this mode is characterized by high accuracy and the ability of drone algorithms to adapt to various scenarios of object behavior: ordinary movement, running, jumping or cycling, if, for example, we are talking about people.
If the ActiveTrack mode seems a little boring or difficult for you, then you have the opportunity to choose more interesting options for shooting in QuickShot mode. At the same time, DJI offers six different formats: Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid and Boomerang. If you want to quickly and effortlessly take selfies from the air, but you don’t have time, or you just don’t want to think about which scene to prepare, then QuickShot mode will surely help you out. In addition, all captured frames can be immediately published online through the DJI GO 4 app.
SmartCapture and TapFly Modes
TapFly mode, like ActiveTrack, has long been working on many DJI copter models. Its presence on the Mavic Air will also allow you to take advantage of all its advantages in the DJI Go 4 application. Just select it and indicate the direction of movement so that you can fully concentrate on the shooting. SmartCapture mode is a new, interactive way to control your little drone and its camera using ordinary gestures. Piloting and aerial photography are now even more interesting and fun.
FlightAutonomy 2.0 System
Little Mavic Air received an advanced system for safe flight FlightAutonomy 2.0, which includes VIO technology, as well as a set of cameras, sensors, redundant inertial measurement modules and a complex of powerful computing cores. This has made Mavic Air piloting even safer and easier. And by installing Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS), the drone is able to fly around any obstacle in its path.
Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO)
Mavic Air’s precise positioning has been achieved through a combination of advanced VIO technology and an updated positioning algorithm. So, the calculation of the speed and position of the drone in real-time is entrusted to the VIO technology, which in turn relies on data from a binocular camera that receives accurate parameters in any speed mode. The visual positioning system can now provide vision of obstacles from a distance of half a meter to 30 meters. Thanks to the VIO for Mavic Air, flying indoors is not a big deal.
Building maps in 3D
An advanced sensor system helps Mavic Air calculate its position with great accuracy. The drone is equipped with a whole range of cameras, some of which are located in front, the other below, and the rest behind. They work along with infrared sensors and an inertial measuring unit and all together allow even such a small drone to build an accurate and high-quality map in 3D in real time. This serves as a guarantee of safe flight and landing.
Advanced Autopilot (APAS)
DJI is constantly working on improving flight parameters and improving safety and accuracy of piloting. One of the solutions was the development of an extended autopilot, for which flight path calculations were used. As a result, it was possible to significantly simplify the control of the aircraft, which can now fly forward or backward after the pilot’s command, independently building a safe course.
Key systems reservation
During the development of Mavic Air, DJI continued the tradition of increasing the reliability of its flying platforms by backing up critical systems: IMU, compass and other elements. FlightAutonomy 2.0 includes even more components that enhance the safety and reliability of all systems.
More reliable RTH mode
Mavic Air also has a safe return to base function – RTH mode, which is installed on more complex and professional platforms. But in the new drone, the RTH system has become even more advanced and allows the copter to return to the base in almost any environment due to the ability to record the route and return the signal if it disappears. The drone will bypass the obstacles and choose the most suitable landing site from a safety point of view.
Mavic Air is equipped with an intelligent high density lithium battery. With its high capacity and the ability to inform the user about its condition, the power supply provides up to 21 minutes of flight time, subject to a constant speed of 25 km / h and in normal environmental conditions.
Even for a miniature drone like the Mavic Air, engine power and stability are important factors in flight. In order for the speed regulators and the power plant to interact as efficiently as possible, the engineers used a sinusoidal drive architecture that turns the Mavic Air into one of the fastest and most stable flying miniature drones.
High speed performance
Want to experience Mavic Air at ultimate speed? Feel all the excitement and excitement of racing on a drone in sports mode. In good, calm weather, your Mavic Air can reach a top speed of 68.4 km / h and give you an unforgettable experience.
Wireless video transmission
The new Wi-Fi video transmission system is capable of operating on two channels of 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequencies (depending on national legislation, which in some cases prohibits the use of 5.8 GHz frequencies). The system also supports the transmission of live video broadcast in 720p format at a maximum distance of 4 km (in the absence of interference).
DJI Goggles glasses support
Want to experience the incomparable sensation of flying with your own eyes? Connect DJI Goggles FPV glasses to the Mavic Air and plunge into the ocean of emotions and unprecedented pictures from the air. You will never forget these feelings and you will definitely want to repeat them more than once.