The Mavic Air 2, DJI’s latest drone, sits squarely between its other drones, the Mavic Mini and the Mavic 2 Pro, but what does it offer that its siblings don’t? Gena Nagata, a.k.a Potato Jet, takes all three for a spin to find out.
The size and convenience of the Mavic Mini made the world of drones suddenly incredibly accessible, and the Mavic Pro 2 offers some higher-end features that make it suitable for slightly bigger projects. As you’d expect, the Mavic Air 2 brings a little of both, and for Nagata, it’s enough that this is his day-to-day drone of choice.
Right now, the Mavic Air 2 is selling for $799, but there’s a combo that bundles it with three batteries, an ND filter set, charging hub, spare control sticks, six spare pairs of low-noise propellors, and with a few other goodies — all for just $988. Given that you’ll almost certainly want to splash out on at least a couple of these, this seems like a pretty good deal. An individual battery — which costs $115 when bought separately — will give you flight time of just under 35 minutes, and each battery takes almost an hour to charge, so it’s definitely worth having a few spares.
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