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First flight tests with the DJI Mavic Air 2

We are flying with the DJI Mavic Air 2, testing manual control, auto modes and Quick Shots

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Testing the Mavic Air 2 controls
We bought the DJI Mavic Air 2 couple of weeks ago and we have to admit we are quite impressed with the drone. After a thorough research of many brands and models we decided that it was worth paying the premium price for the Air 2 and today we want to show you the results after our first flights.

About the Air 2

Before we proceed with the actual footage we want to share some quick thoughts about the drone. The Mavic Air 2 is a newly released compact drone with extended battery life with flight time of over 30 minutes, 48 MP camera and 4k video recording on a stabilized 3-axis gimbal.

One of the new key features of the Air 2 is the improved connection technology OcuSync 2.0 which as confirmed by many users improves the range significantly compared to the first edition of the Mavic Air.

And here are some beautiful images we manage to take with the Air 2:

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DJI Mavic Air 2 camera

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We were also impressed with how stable the Air 2 was in different conditions. Even in some strong winds it remained steady most of the time and held its position accurately. 

Another advantage of this DJI drone is that it is quieter compared to most other drones tested, thanks to its reworked quiet propellers. 
Still, one can hear the Air 2 loud and clear when it is close but with some 50-100 meters distance it gets really quiet. Good job here!

DJI Mavic Air 2 - auto vs manual control

In the next video we have couple of scenes shot on different light conditions and in different modes. It is all explained in the video... just bare in mind these might not be the best scenes you have seen online, we are still learning:

Testing the DJI Mavic Air 2 controls - video

As you can see we managed to capture some great shots over the seaside and honestly these turned out really good in 4k.

On manual we still have to make couple more flights in order to make smoother and more accurate movements.

Using the Quick Shot mode with Circle and Boomerang was also pretty good, even in the first attempt. The flight is smooth and looks really professional made.

In Sport mode which is activated by a switch on the remote controller the Mavic Air 2 gets really fast and its movement reminded me of something like a super-quick sports car. Just be careful with this mode since the drone needs additional space to stop once you let the control joystick.

So, these are our first images and videos shot with the Mavic Air 2 drone. We hope this tutorial will help you fly better in case you intend to buy this DJI drone.

Just got the DJI Mavic Air 2 - first impressions

Please let us know what are your thoughts about the the Air 2, do you think it can be a real competition for the Mavic 2 Pro which is way more expensive?