Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone
Mavic Air 2 Drone

Mavic Air 2 Drone

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Drone Laws, Licences and Training Requirements

Until 31 December 2020

Where Can I Fly?

Drone pilots should follow the Drone Code, or permissions granted by their PfCO/standard permission.

Do I need to register my drone in the UK?

Yes. See the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service page for more details.


After December 31 2020 (Transitional Period)

Where Can I Fly?

There can be no uninvolved people present within the area of flight; and there can be no flight within 150m horizontally of residential, commercial, industrial, or recreational areas (A3 subcategory of Open category).

Want more freedom? Complete an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) and you can fly as close as 50m horizontally of uninvolved people (A2 Transitional subcategory).

There is no limitation on proximity to buildings. But this is not a free for all, because the prescribed separation distances from uninvolved people still apply to persons that are occupants of any vehicle, vessel or structure.

How Do I Get an A2 CofC?

Sit an A2 CofC with a Recognised Assessment Entity, such as Heliguy. The A2 CofC course is currently being run online through Heliguy Blackbox.

Do I need to register my drone?

Yes. See the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service page for more details.

What Happens If I Have a PfCO?

Holders of a standard permission valid beyond December 31 2020 can operate under the terms of the permission, until their renewal date. Then apply to fly under an Operational Authorisation (replacing the PfCO).


From January 2023 (End of Transitional Period)

The rules will change for DJI aircraft in their current form. Updated information released nearer the time.

Full Description

Mavic Air 2 Drone by DJI

The perfect blend of power and portability with the Mavic Air 2.

Mavic Air 2 Drone

DJI Mavic Air 2 Key Features

  • Price  - £769.00
  • Camera  - 48MP Photos, 4k/60fps Video
  • Battery Life  - 34 Minutes
  • Weight  - 570g
  • Range  - 10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE)
  • Speed  - 68km/h (18.9m/s)
  • Active Track  - Active Track 3.0
  • App  - DJI Fly App
  • Release Date  - 27th April 2020

Mavic Air 2 Camera Details

With a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor, the DJI Mavic Air 2 can capture stunning 48MP pictures. This impressive camera supports a high megapixel count that allows for vivid details, even when you zoom in on an image.

The Mavic Air 2 is capable of capturing effortlessly smooth 4K/60fps video.

The D-Cinelike flat colour profile retains more imaging information for post-processing.

The HEVC (H.265) video ensures next-level content.

Thanks to the Quad Bayer image sensor, the Mavic 2 Air can shoot incredible HDR video, yielding higher dynamic range and colour sensitivity.

Mavic Air 2 offers DJI's most advanced panorama mode.

Take stable shots thanks to the Mavic Air 2's enhanced three-axis gimbal stabilisation.

Mavic Air 2 Camera
DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone Top Down

Flight Modes with DJI Mavic Air 2

The Mavic Air 2 drone, when flown with the DJI Fly App, boasts a suite of intelligent shooting modes through FocusTrack to help you unleash your creativity easier than ever before. These options are:

Spotlight 2.0: Fly freely while the camera remains locked on the subject with this convenient mode. Simply select your subject and fly.

ActiveTrack 3.0: Following subjects while avoiding obstacles is smoother than ever with the latest version of DJI’s ActiveTrack technology. With better pathfinding and a faster and more accurate prediction of lost subjects, this technology keeps your subject in the centre of the frame, even if they move behind a tree.

POI 3.0: POI 3.0 improves the capabilities of POI 2.0, especially the recognition of flat surfaces. Where POI 2.0 might lose the target while tracking, this improved feature does not. POI 3.0 is now also able to dynamically track objects like people, cars, and boats.

8K Hyperlapse: The Mavic Air 2 supports Hyperlapse in 8K, allowing you to warp time and space for incredible footage. Choose between various modes, select your shooting spot, and the Fly app will do the rest. Please note that 8K resolution can currently only be used in Free and Waypoint modes.

QuickShots: Capture incredible content, quickly and easily, thanks to QuickShots. QuickShots includes Dronie, Circle, Helix, Rocket, Boomerang and Asteroid. With just a few taps of the button, the drone plans and flies its aerial route for a quality shot, made simple.

Mavic Air 2 Transmission 

DJI Mavic Air 2 benefits from OcuSync 2.0, giving a video transmission distance of up to 10km and delivering a 1080p FHD resolution live stream directly from the drone's camera (FCC-compliant).

Mavic Air 2 supports 2.4/5.8GHz dual-frequency communication and automatically switches to the best channel with the lowest interference in real time. This significantly improves the aircraft's anti-interference ability in challenging environments.

APAS Collision Avoidance on Mavic Air 2

Safety Features on DJI Mavic Air 2

To enhance flight safety, Mavic Air 2 benefits from three-way directional sensing (forward, backward, and downward). The drone has an auxiliary light to improve visibility, assist with positioning, and help with a safe landing.

For an added layer of safety, Mavic 2 Air has Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) 3.0. This uses advanced mapping technology for reliable obstacle avoidance in complex scenarios.

The DJI Mavic Air 2 benefits from an impressive 34 minutes of flight time and can achieve a maximum flight speed of 68kph (in Sport mode).

Mavic Air 2 Remote Control
DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly App

Fly App for DJI Mavic Air 2

The Fly app makes creating flawless videos more convenient than ever. The built-in DJI Mimo app editor provides manual settings, advanced functions, and intuitive templates, allowing you to create professional compositions in seconds.

Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller

Operate your drone with a new remote controller, which benefits from a long battery life of 240 minutes. This newly-designed controller has an ergonomic design for a more comfortable grip. The new clamp makes attaching smartphones fast and easy, while integrated antennas significantly improve user experience.

Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller

Compatible With DJI Smart Controller

A firmware update has allowed pilots to fly the Mavic Air 2 with the DJI Smart Controller to optimise their flying experience. 

There are many benefits of using the Smart Controller. These include: 

  • Built-in 5.5-inch 1080p screen; ultra-bright display, even in direct sunlight.
  • At 1000 cd/m2, display is approximately 2x as bright as conventional smart device screens.
  • -20°C to 40°C operating temperature.
  • DJI Smart Controller connects to your drone as soon as it's powered for fast deployment.
  • Integrated design with detachable control sticks makes the Smart Controller a portable option.
  • OcuSync 2.0 Full-HD video transmission.

Mavic Air 2 FAQs

Answers to your most common queries.

What are the main upgrades of Mavic Air 2 Drone vs Mavic Air

The camera performance, intelligent features, flight time, and transmission system have all improved significantly, and the new DJI Fly app provides an even more streamlined flying experience.

Is Mavic Air 2 compatible with the DJI Smart Controller?

Yes. Read more about the DJI Smart Controller update which has allowed compatibility with the Mavic Air 2.

How do I mount the propellers on the motors correctly?

Attach the propellers with the white markings to the motors with white markings. Next, attach the propellers without markings to the motors without marking. Ensure the propellers are attached correctly, or the aircraft will not be able to take off.

Which microSD card should I use with the Mavic Air 2 Drone?

SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk High Endurance 64GB UHS-III V30 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 64GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 128GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 256GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
Lexar 667x 64GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
Lexar High-Endurance 64GB UHS-III V30 microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus (Yellow) 64GB UHS-III microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus (Red) 64GB UHS-III microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB UHS-III microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus 256GB UHS-III microSDXC
Kingston V30 128GB UHS-III microSDXC
Netac 256GB UHS-III A1 microSDXC

Does Mavic Air 2 feature an auxiliary LED light?

Yes. Mavic Air 2 has an auxiliary light for improved vision and safety in low light conditions, similar to the Mavic 2 series.

Does Mavic Air 2 provide omnidirectional obstacle sensing?

No. Mavic Air 2 provides forward, backward, and downward obstacle sensing.

What is the difference between APAS 2.0 and APAS 3.0?

APAS 3.0 has been dramatically improved compared to previous generations. The system generates a real-time map of its surroundings and currently offers the best obstacle avoidance available on a DJI aircraft.

What is the difference between ActiveTrack 2.0 and ActiveTrack 3.0?

Integrating the APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance system, ActiveTrack 3.0 has been greatly improved compared to ActiveTrack 2.0. Overall tracking capabilities have improved greatly and re-establishing tracking after the subject has been lost is faster than ever, all while actively avoiding obstacles.

How has OcuSync 2.0 been improved?

OcuSync 2.0 supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands. It features stronger interference resistance due to automatic frequency switching, delivering 1080p video transmission feeds at up to 10 km (when unobstructed, free of interference, and FCC-compliant).

How can I improve signal reception?

The smartphone clamp of the remote controller houses the antennas. Make sure that the antennas are pointed toward the aircraft. Check the user manual for more information about setting the antenna direction. Additionally, ensure you are not wearing any transmitting wearables, and that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned off on your mobile devices.

What are the advantages of the new remote controller?

The remote controller boasts a prolonged battery life of up to 240 minutes, a more comfortable grip, an improved antenna design, and a more convenient line of sight when looking from screen to drone.

What photo resolutions and formats are available?

Normal photos can be taken in 12MP or 48MP, and RAW format is also available for more advanced editing.

What video modes does Mavic Air 2 support?

Mavic Air 2 supports normal video at up to 4K/60fps and HDR video at up to 4K/30fps. Slow-motion videos are available in 1080p with up to 240 fps (8x slow-motion).

Can I shoot in Dlog or a different flat colour profile?

The Mavic Air 2 camera offers D-Cinelike as a flat color profile.

What are the advantages of the H.265 video codec?

The HEVC (H.265) is a more modern video codec than H.264; it retains more details and uses less storage space.

What is SmartPhoto?

SmartPhoto integrates scene recognition, HyperLight, and HDR into one mode for optimal results. Scene recognition optimises different camera parameters for different scenes and supports intelligent recognition of five categories: sunset, blue sky, grass, snow, and green trees. Hyperlight optimises photos taken at night or in low-light situations. HDR selects the best image from multiple layers thanks to an adaptive dynamic expansion algorithm that determines optimal parameters.

In what Hyperlapse modes can I record in 8K?

8K resolution can only be used in Free and Waypoint modes.

What is FocusTrack mode?

FocusTrack consists of three different intelligent tracking modes, ActiveTrack 3.0, Point of Interest 3.0 (POI), and Spotlight 2.0. All three modes offer different tracking features for any situation.

What intelligent flight modes does Mavic Air 2 support?

Mavic Air 2 supports QuickShot, Hyperlapse, and FocusTrack.

Are there any video recording settings where APAS 3.0 or FocusTrack are unavailable?

APAS 3.0 and FocusTrack are not available while recording in 4K at 60, 50, and 48 fps, 2.7K at 60, 50, and 48 fps, and 1080p at 120 and 240 fps.

Does the DJI Mavic Air 2 have AirSense/ADS-B?

Yes it does, Mavic Air 2 is the first consumer drone designed to include AirSense technology, which provides enhanced safety by warning drone pilots of other aircraft nearby. However, the Mavic Air 2 units equipped with AirSense/ADS-B will initially only be available in North America. A version of the Mavic Air 2 is available outside of North America without ADS-B. The two models are identical in all other aspects, such as flight and imaging performance.

DJI has said that it is working towards making ADS-B-equipped Mavic Air 2 drones available globally and will update when this timing has been confirmed.

Do I Need To Register The Mavic Air 2 Drone?

This depends where you live, as there are different rules in different countries. Here is what you need to know if you are operating the Mavic Air 2 in the UK or US.

UK

You will need to register your Mavic Air 2 because it weighs over 250g. You can register the drone via the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)'s Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service. There are three main requirements. These are:

  • pass a free online test to get a flyer ID if you want to fly your Mavic Air 2 (valid for three years)
  • register for an operator ID if you’re responsible for the Mavic Air 2 (this costs £9 and is valid for one year)
  • label your Mavic Air 2 with your operator ID.

US

If you're a recreational drone pilot, you simply need to register your Mavic Air 2 with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), then mark your drone with the registration number.

If you are flying your drone for commercial purposes, you will need to register your drone when flying under Part 107 and label your drone with your registration number. Registration costs $5 per aircraft and is valid for 3 years.

How do I update the firmware of Mavic Air 2?

You can either update the firmware over the DJI Fly app or Assistant 2 for Mavic desktop software (available for Mac and Windows). Both can be found on DJI's official homepage.

What do I do if the remote controller and battery firmware versions don't match?

Use either the DJI Fly app or Assistant 2 for Mavic to update the firmware.

Product Specification

Mavic Air 2 Specs

Drone

Specification

Value

Weight

570g

Size

Folded: 180×97×84mm (L×W×H).

Unfolded: 183×253×77mm (L×Wx×H)

Diagonal Distance

302mm

Max Ascent Speed

4m/s (S Mode);

4m/s (N Mode)

Max Descent Speed

3 m/s (S Mode);

3 m/s (N Mode);
5 m/s (S Mode during a sharp descent); 
3 m/s (all modes at elevations over 4500m)

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

5000m

Max Flight Time (without wind)

34 minutes

Max Hover Time (without wind)

33 minutes

Max Flight Distance

18.5km

Max Horizontal Flight Speed

19m/s (S Mode); 
12 m/s (N Mode); 
5 m/s (T Mode)

Max Wind Resistance

8.5-10.5 m/s (Level 5) 

Max Tilt Angle

35°(S Mode);

20°(N Mode);
35° under heavy winds

Max Angular Velocity

250°/s (S Mode);

250°/s (N Mode)

Operating Temperature Range

 -10° to 40°C 

(14° to 104°F)

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.4835 GHz;

5.725-5.850 GHz

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

 2.400-2.4835 GHz: 
FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤20 dBm; SRRC: ≤20 dBm; MIC: ≤20 dBm
5.725-5.850 GHz:
FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤14 dBm; SRRC: ≤26 dBm.

Hovering Accuracy Range

Vertical: ±0.1 m (with vision positioning) ±0.5 m (with GPS positioning)
Horizontal: ±0.1 m (with vision positioning) ±1.5 m (with GPS positioning) 

Satellite Systems

GPS+GLONASS

Compass

Single Compass

IMU

Single IMU

Internal Storage

8GB

Battery

Specification

Value

Capacity

3500 mAh

Voltage

11.55V

Charging Voltage Limit

13.2V

Battery Type

LiPo 3S

Energy

40.42 Wh

Weight

198g

Charging Temperature

5° to 40°C

(41° to 104°F)

Max Charging Power

38W

Camera

Specification

Value

Sensor

1/2" CMOS

Effective Pixels: 12MP and 48MP

Lens

FOV: 84°
Equivalent Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Focus Range: 1 m to 

ISO

Video: 100-6400

Photo (12 MP): 
100-3200 (Auto), 
100-6400 (Manual)

Photo (48 MP): 
100-1600 (Auto),
100-3200 (Manual) 

Max Photo Resolution

48MP

(8000×6000 pixels)

Photo Modes

Single: 12 MP and 48 MP
 
Burst: 12 MP, 3/5/7 frames

Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 12MP, 3/5 Frames at 0.7EV Bias
 
Timed: 12 MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 seconds
 
SmartPhoto: Scene Recognition, HyperLight, and HDR
 
HDR Panorama:
Vertical (3×1): 3328×8000 pixels (Width×Height)
Wide (3×3): 8000×6144 pixels (Width×Height)
180° Panorama (3×7): 8192×3500 pixels (Width×Height)
Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 pixels (Width×Height) 

Photo Formats

JPEG/DNG (RAW)

Video Resolution and Frame Rates

4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240 fps
4K Ultra HD HDR: 3840×2160 24/25/30 fps
2.7K HDR: 2688×1512 24/25/30 fps
FHD HDR: 1920×1080 24/25/30 fps

Colour Profiles

D-Cinelike

Normal

Video Formats

MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC)

Max Bitrate

120 Mbps

Supported SD Cards

Supports a microSD with capacity of up to 256GB

Supported File Systems

FAT32 and exFAT

Zoom

Not available

Gimbal

Specification

Value

Stabilisation

3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)

Mechanical Range

Tilt: -135° to 45°
Roll: -45° to 45°
Pan: -100° to 100°

Controllable Range

Tilt: 
-90° to 0°(Default)
-90° to 24°(Extended)

Max Controllable Speed (Tilt)

100°/s

Angular Vibration Range

 ±0.01°

Vision System

Specification

Value

Forward

Precision Measurement Range: 0.35-22.0 m
Detection Range: 0.35 to 44 m
Effective Sensing Speed: 12 m/s
Field of View (FOV): 71° (horizontal), 56° (vertical)

Backward

Precision Measurement Range: 0.37-23.6 m
Detection Range: 0.37-47.2 m
Effective Sensing Speed: 12 m/s  
Field of View (FOV): 44° (horizontal), 57° (vertical)

Available Downward Sensors

Dual Vision Sensors + Time of Flight Sensors (ToF)

Downward

ToF Measurement Range: 0.1-8m
Hovering Range: 0.5-30m
Vision Sensor Hovering Range: 0.5-60m

Left/Right

None

Downward Auxiliary Light

Single LED

Safety

Specification

Value

Obstacle Avoidance System

Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) 3.0

Video Transmission

Specification

Value

Transmission System

OcuSync 2.0 - 2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Auto-Switching

Max Transmission Distance

10km (FCC),
6km (CE),
6km (SRRC),
6km (MIC)

Live View Quality

720p@30fps / 1080@p30fps

Latency 

(depending on conditions)
120-130ms

Video Transmission Encoding format

H.265

Max Live View Bitrate

40Mbps

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.4835GHz;
5.725-5.850 GHz

Remote Controller

Specification

Value

Remote Controller Transmission System

OcuSync 2.0

Supported Mobile Device Connectors

Lightning,
Micro USB,
USB Type-C

Max. Supported Mobile Device Size

180×86×10 mm
(Height×Width×Thickness)

Operating Temperature

-10° to 40°C
(14° to 104°F)

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400-2.4835 GHz:
FCC: ≤26 dBm
CE: ≤20 dBm
SRRC: ≤20 dBm
MIC: ≤20 dBm
 
5.725-5.850 GHz:
FCC: ≤26 dBm
CE: ≤14 dBm
SRRC: ≤26 dBm

Operating Current/Voltage

1200 mA@3.7V (Android)
700 mA@ 3.7 V (iOS)

Charger

Specification

Value

Charging Input

100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.3 A

Charging Output

Charging Port: 13.2 V⎓2.82 A
USB Port: 5 V⎓2 A

Voltage

13.2V

Rated Power

38W

What's in the Box

Drone x 1

Remote Controller x 1

Battery x 1

Low Noise Propellers (pair) x 3

RC Cable (USB Type-C Connector) x 1

RC Cable (Lightning Connector) x 1

RC Cable (Standard Micro-USB Connector) x 1

Control Stick x 1

Gimbal Protector x 1

Battery Charger x 1

AC Power Cable x 1

Type-C Cable x 1