Ahora, if that name sounds familiar it’s, because this drone builds upon the mavic air 2 platform and introduces some great upgrades both inside and out, but dji just dropped, the name mavic. So you can think of this drone as the dji mavic air 2s. Now dji has been kind of shifting their product naming scheme over the past couple of months. We saw this with the release of the om4. They dropped the name osmo so now, instead of the osmo mobile 4 es, just the om4. The same thing is true: with the pocket 2. Instead of the osmo pocket 2, they dropped the name osmo again and we saw the dropping of the name mavic in the mini 2.. It could have been the mavic mini 2, but now it’s, just the dji mini 2 and i’ve been told that that’s just to bring more brand recognition to the name dji but it’s kind of hard to think that they would just throw the name mavic out the Window because it has such strong ties in the drone community but i’m sure they know their own company more than i do so today, otra vez, we’re gon na be doing an unboxing of this drone sort of like an unbox therapy style we’re gon na do it live It’S still here in, i guess the shrink, wrap, uh and also we’re gon na do a first flight of this drone. Although i don’t think the first flight is going to be necessarily all that long, because we already know how the mavic air 2 platform flies.
I just want to check out some of the upgrades that they’ve introduced and we can see two of those upgrades right off the bat from the picture here on the box it’s the brand new one inch sensor in the camera, as well as the new upward obstacle Avoidance sensor, so if we take a look on the back side of the box here, we get our first look at what comes with the air. 2S fly more combo it’s, pretty much everything exactly that came with that original. Now older mavic air 2, like the bag, the extra propellers, the charging hub, the extra batteries, but the one thing i’m very excited for is this newly designed wider range of nd filters that are much better than what was offered with that original mavic air ii? Bien, por lo que es, finally time to get this drone out of the box and stop babbling along you know. The one thing i wish dji would still include in the box with their fly. More combos is the car charger right. It seems like they’ve replaced the car charger with the nd filters and i guess the nd filters are, Creo que sí, more of a necessity on day one when you’re flying, but the car charger is definitely a nice thing to have let’s see. Usually i don’t do these unboxings live we’re, going to try to do this one fairly, rápida, because i know you guys want to see this drone fly and i of course want to fly it uh and there’s a lot of specs to go over which will be Covered in the full review that is also being released on the same day as this unboxing, but we’re just gon na go over some of the larger things to know about this drone.
So inside of the box, we get the bag which houses pretty much. All of the important components with the drone – and we get some accessories in this box down here so we’ll push this to the side. We’Ll go straight for the big guns in the box. You know unboxings are harder than they seem alright, so we’ll now unbag. The drone unzip the drone – and this is like a bigger version of the mini 2 caso. It feels so we’ll go right for the drone. Here is the air 2s and because it was built off of that mavic air 2 platform, it feels like a mavic air too right. It’S got similar dimensions. It’S made of the similar plastic we’ve got the same array of sensors on the bottom, on the back and on the front. We’Ve got the same leds around on the arms. The same motors but we’ve got some visual changes here, like those two obstacle avoidance sensors on the top of the drone, which kind of make the nose of this drone a little bit more fat than that on the original mavic air 2.. Now the upgrade that i’m. Looking forward to trying most here on the air 2s, you guys probably could have guessed. It is the new camera system right so go ahead. We’Ll take off the plastic here, we’ll take off the gimbal guard and there is the camera. Definitely is a little bit bigger than that of the camera on the mavic air too.
Of course the sensor is double the size uh, but it also resembles the same design as the camera found on the mavic 2. Pro it’s got that same cube shape, but it is noticeably smaller and that’s. Claro, una buena cosa: we’ve got a smaller airframe and if we pretty much just took that same camera and slapped it on the air 2s, Sí, it probably would work, but we certainly wouldn’t see the same top speed and the flight time would probably go down. Ahora, to give you a little bit more information on the camera system here found in the air 2s. Claro, it’s a one inch sensor, and with that sensor we can shoot 20 megapixel photos and a full 3×2 relación de aspecto. Thank god. I hate shooting in 4×3 and then cropping down um, but in the video department we can also shoot 5.4 k video. That means that, Ahora mismo, this drone can shoot the highest resolution, video out of any consumer drone that dji offers it can shoot high resolution video than the mavic 2 pro now. Claro, you can shoot 4k video at 60 fotogramas por segundo, which is of course a great thing if you want to go for those higher frame rates, but i don’t really want to talk too much else on the camera until i get a chance to use It specs are great, but we got to see how it performs. So we can talk about that after we go and we do our first flight, which is coming up here in a couple of minutes after we finish this whole unboxing, so the camera is great, but i want to focus a little bit more on these upward obstacle.
Avoidance, sensors, because if you look at them a little bit more closely, they’re actually angled forwards just a little bit. They don’t face directly upwards and that’s because they actually work when you’re flying your drone forwards, in conjunction with the other forward obstacle avoidance sensor. So you can see that as the drone pitches forwards, you’re still able to use those upward sensors that are now facing forward. When i first saw the photo of this drone on the front of the box. It took my mind for a ride because i had to try and understand why they positioned these top sensors so close to the front sensors, and then it hit me – and i realized that you could also use them as you fly forwards as the drone pitches forward. So this system is far superior than what came on the mavic 2 pro with that infrared sensor and even what’s on the evo 2, because you can use these top sensors on the air 2s when flying upwards, as well as when flying forwards. You see this is the problem with pulling the drone out first in an unboxing video it’s. All that i can talk about for the rest of the video and everything else in the box gets pushed and rushed at the end, but there’s still one more important thing that i want to mention about the air 2s it’s. The transmission system that it uses it’s called o3 it’s short for ocusync 3, so dji dropped, qsync off the end and now it’s just o3, and it boasts some pretty great improvements over ocusync too.
So for one we’ve got an improved range from 10 kilometers to 12 Kilómetros. So now we’ve got seven and a half miles of range with the air 2s, not that i ever think you’re going to use all that range, but it’s nice to know that it’s there um also we’ve got a 1080p video downlink. Por lo tanto, while we’re flying around, we get a 1080p live view from the camera on our mobile device. That’S nothing new that was introduced with ocusync 2, but it’s nice to know that it’s here on o3 uh and also probably the thing that i’m most excited for, is that it features four antennas now, rather than two so with accessing two in the mavic 2 pro Say we had two antennas in these front feet that would then transmit the signal to and from the drone and remote controller. But now in the air, 2s we’ve got four antennas and i’m excited to see how that uh, you know handles when i’m flying at further distances, but also i’m excited to see how it fares, while you’re flying closer to you. Are you gon na experience? Less interruptions is there gon na be less lag. I think overall it’s gon na be a much more stable connection. Bien, so going over the rest of what’s in the box, let’s cue, the overhead shot here, we’ll work our way from the left side of the table over to the right side of the table and we’ll try to get through this as quickly as possible.
So we can finally get outside and fly this drone for the first time so starting in the top left corner. We have got the remote controller used to fly the air 2s, and this is nothing new we’ve seen the same remote controller used with the mavic air 2 and the mini 2, pero estoy, not complaining, because i really like this remote controller, es, nice and comfortable for Long flights during the day and the battery life is pretty good and, Claro, it’s portable easy to throw inside of the bag moving down. We’Ve got some necessary paperwork. We’Ve also got some extra sticks for the remote controller. We’Ve got an adapter, so you can charge devices off of your batteries. Speaking of batteries, the flymore combo comes with two extra batteries and these are mavic air 2 baterías. So if you’ve got a mavic air 2 – and you upgrade here to the air 2s, you can use your old mavic air 2 batteries with this drone, in fact fun, easter egg right on the back, these batteries still say mavic air 2. Even though dji has axed the name mavic now moving down, we’ve got some extra cords. We’Ve also got the charging hub for those extra batteries, as well as the power brick to charge those batteries. Claro, we already looked at the drone itself above that drone is a pile of extra propellers and probably my favorite part are these nd filters which come in this nice case and when we open them, we actually have a usable range of nd filters here with The nd4 nd8 nd 16 and nd32 filters, whereas the filter set that came with that mavic air 2 was the nd 16 ND 64 and nd 256 Filtros.
Those are just way too dark in my opinion, so these that come here with the air 2s are totally usable for everyday filming. Bien, so that’s everything that you need to know about what comes in the box now let’s get outside and finally fly the air 2s. So you know it kind of feels silly to do a first flight of the air 2s because we already did our first flight of the mavic air 2 around this time last year, when that drone dropped and it’s the same exact airframe. So this drone should fly the same, but i’ve got a feeling that this drone, the air 2s, is actually going to fly a little bit better, because dji always tends to improve their flight software year after year. I remember when the mini 2 came out and did my first flight with the mini 2. It almost felt like it was a better flying drone than my mavic 2 Pro, because it was just newer and the software was newer, so we’ll go ahead. Put the air 2s in the air check complete all right, pretty quiet Music. I mean i would say that it’s pretty much just as quiet as the air too. Muy bien! Por lo tanto, just like all my first flights we’ll take a stroll down the water here. The one thing i have not done is tuned in my gimbal, so you can see how fast my gimbal is. Moving up and down that’s something i’m gon na have to play with dead in a little bit flip into sport.
Mode fly down the water here, the colors look great, typically i’m, going to be filming in decent alike, but for this video i’m leaving the uh, the video in auto for the exposure and i’ve also got the color just set to normal. So we’re cruising right now. At about 30 ish miles per hour, the flight time on this drone is a little bit shorter at 31 minutes than the mavic air 2.. I would assume it’s because of the heavier weight i think we’re looking at about 15 o 25 grams heavier because of the extra sensors and the larger camera. But as of right now, we are about 2 000 feet away down the water and i’m. Having absolutely no issues with the transmission and that’s to be expected, remember we’ve got o3 in this drone that’s one of the things i’m most excited for so instead of two antennas, we’ve got four antennas, and this now gives us a further range of 12 kilometers about Seven and a half miles i’m, not so worried about the extra range, but the one thing, Estoy, really looking forward to is being able to have a stronger connection with those four antennas. So typically, we’ll fly down to the bridge. Stop take a look at the bridge. Muy bien 3000 feet away still have five bars up there in the top right corner and now let’s head back here, so there’s a couple of differences here in the fly application, because this drone is new and it has newer hardware.
So on the right side of the screen here, you’ll see it says af and that’s, because if we tap on this, we switch back and forth between autofocus and manual focus now as of right now, Estoy, not exactly sure how you’d manually focus the camera there’s, no Slider but it’s there we see this in some of dji’s more higher end professional drones, because typically people will want to have more control over the focus. I don’t really know if it matters on a drone, because the depth of field is so shallow and you’re, usually further away from your subject but it’s there. Si lo quieres, we’re hitting that 42 and a half mile an hour top speed, we’re almost cranking out 43.. We definitely have um a favorable wind at our back right now, but the drone is cruising really well let’s. Take it around the building a little bit here now. The drone is behind me, and this is going to give us a good understanding of how the signal holds up. Por lo tanto, even though my my remote isn’t pointed directly towards where the drone is facing, we still have a really good connection here. Five bars look out over man young here to the right. I can’t get a feel for how the camera looks right. The second because i’m, looking at the live view, but you guys are watching this video here in 5.4k, so let me know how you guys enjoy the footage.
I’M sure i’ll be right there with you enjoying it all right. Let’S spin her around here come right. Back overhead we’ll fly low we’ll fly right over our heads and then we’ll go down the train track. So we’ve got a pretty low sun angle and that’s casting some really harsh and nasty shadows. But i’ve got to say that i’ve got to say that the dynamic range is good, nice and nimble. It feels just like the mavic air too, but just like i said, the flight software feels a little bit more polished a little bit more improved um. So it feels like this is a better flying drone. It feels more solid it’s going exactly where i want it to. I really love this remote controller. That dji has now made standard across their drones. So this is the same controller as the mavic air ii there’s. Nothing different actually it’s the same controller as the mini too there’s, some slight differences, so we have green buttons on the bottom now and instead of tripod mode, it says cina, smooth mode, so there’s that if you’re interested let’s get down low near the trains, i know We’Ve got some low hanging wires around here. We definitely want to be careful but get a little bit lower around the trains yeah. Those are those wires right. There let’s go under them. We’Ve got a nice strong transmission system here and we’re still getting absolutely no breakup at all air sense.
Communication error, that’s gon na be something to look at, so this drone does have air sense. Look there’s a truck a truck driving on the train tracks, what’s up dude cool yeah. This drone flies great and the connection is spot on so right now, we’re dropping down to three bars, but still we’ve got low, latency there’s no lag and the image is coming through nice and clean nice. This drone flies so great. I want to say that you know this could potentially replace your mavic 2. Pro comes in at a price point a little bit under what the mavic 2 pro is right in between the mavic air 2 and mavic 2 pro depending upon. If you get the drone itself or if you get the fly more combo, but the one thing you’re missing out on is the variable aperture. También, you don’t have the hasselblad name tied to the camera, so i would say the camera isn’t a hundred percent there competing against the mavic 2 Pro, but it does have its pros right, because in this camera we can shoot 5.4k video 4k at 60 marcos por. Segundo, two things: we can’t do in the mavic 2 pro’s camera, so i would say if you’re a video shooter, this might be the drone to go with. So i definitely need to dial in some of my controls and settings here. It feels a little bit too touchy and too sensitive let’s fly behind the building over here and do a little orbit of the water tower.
Realmente, Sabes qué, rather than orbit we’ll do a reveal up and over the trees. Yeah i’ll tell you what this drone just feels so solid flying it it’s a great feeling. You know i was flying the evo 2 pro a little earlier today and really any company just can’t can’t match dji’s flight software, all right so let’s do a nice reveal. We’Ll get nice and close here. The signal is just perfectly strong: we’re dropping down the four bars nice, not the best shot, but something to look at also it’s in shadow. So the sun is like right there, Muy bien, so something i’m, always interested in with a drone is how does the gimbal perform uh? You know dji and really companies in general have come across with their gimbals um they’ve made vast improvements, para que sepas, por ejemplo, with the inspire 2, a relatively older drone. If you made a quick turn, the camera would be like slanted to the side, and you have to wait for that camera to come back to center, definitely annoying if you’re trying to get a shot so let’s, throw it in sport mode and i’m just going to Whip the camera around yeah, Es decir, nice and solid, por lo que hay, no swaying in the camera itself, even if i’m continuously flying in one direction, and then we quickly whip the drone around a little bit of props in the shot, pero aparte de eso. The gimbal is really solid: let’s go ahead and pitch the gimbal to zero degrees, what’s up bird we’ll pitch it to zero degrees, fly straight forwards and that gimbal isn’t knocking downwards.
Something that really frustrates me frustrates me with the mavic 2 pro is that you don’t have that great of a range of motion with the gimbal, but we can even pitch upwards a little bit fly straight forwards and that camera isn’t knocking downwards now we’re, not pitched. All the way forwards, because we are going at about 32 miles an hour so let’s spin it around the camera. Didn’T fall at all. There kicked down a little bit, let’s see what are we at negative four let’s bring it up to zero it’s dead on? Oh close, close call with the bird there again, even as we’re flying faster at 43 millas por hora. The camera is just flawless it’s, no es, not dipping downwards. It doesn’t have to compensate for the pitch of the drone. Eso es realmente impresionante, even if we pitch the camera upwards, look at that we’re, buscando 11 degrees upwards, flying at full speed and the camera isn’t knocking down that’s huge. I know that for the average person they probably only care about the speed of the drone they care about how long the drone can fly for you do get a little bit of that prop in the shot like on the right and left. But we do have a wider field of view with this camera so it’s a 20 degree field of view compared to the mavic air 2’s. 22 degree field of view. Muy bien, so i’ve got to say that that was a great first flight i’m.
Definitely glad that we did that first flight because i’m going to kind of bring a little bit closer here when we do first flights of these drones. I always like to give my first impressions of them, and even though i thought this was going to be so much like the mavic air, 2. dji actually did a really good job at making. This feel like a brand new experience now. This is only my first flight i’m going to have to do a lot more flying and i’m going to have to do my full review video of this compared to like the mavic air 2 and the mavic 2 pro to really see how this fits into their Lineup, but for now, it’s got my seal of approval. It’S a solid drone as dji always makes i’m really looking forward to shoot more with this camera. Because from what i can see from that live view, se ve bien, crisp and clear anyway, chicos. I hope you enjoyed the video feel free to uh view some of my other mavic air or air 2s videos coming out in the future i’m going to leave a link down in the description to a playlist. You guys can follow along with that or make sure to subscribe to the channel. So you don’t miss a video anyway guys.