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Top quality drone (Great purchase, No regrets) - Tips for potential purchasers
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2018
This was an awesome and extremely fun purchase. I've had it now for 2-3 months and have learned a few things that be a helpful to new perspective owners.
This is the Fly More Kit, which differs from the standard drone because it comes with 2 extra lithium batteries and a really nice travel pack, which is designed to hold all of the equipment in one place. In my opinion, its worth the extra money to get the "Fly More Kit" as the batteries only last around 20 minutes each and take a little while to recharge. The "Fly More Kit" gives you an hour of flying time with 3 batteries. Also, the travel bag works well as it keeps all of the parts together and is essentially free for the price.
The drone comes with an internal 8 Gb of storage, but you'll likely want to purchase a memory stick. I bought a Samsung 128GB Evo Plus Class 10 Micro SDXC from Amazon and it worked great with the Drone and my Imac and MacBook flawlessly.
You'll also want to purchase a ND Polarizer filter right away as the footage won't look as good without one. I went a month without the polarizer and wish I would have purchased one right away. This is because there is a ton of light that effects the drone at altitude. Especially if you're shooting around the ocean. I purchased the PolarPro Vivid Collection Filter 3-Pack (ND4/PL, ND8/PL, ND16/PL) Cinema Series for DJI Mavic Air and it is top notch.
Its recommended to shoot in manual mode with the mavic air to get the best video and photos. There is something called the 180 rule, which allows you to set your video settings correctly to get the best picture. However, if you're by the water, you can't adjust the drone to fit within the 180 rule settings without a ND filter.
1) Folds up extremely small (Smaller than all other DJI Drones)
2) Relatively easy to learn how to fly
3) Shoots 4K video, has a 28 Megapixel camera
4) This has collision avoidance cameras in the front, bottom and the rear to automatically prevent from colliding with objects. (This is important if you are new to drones to help prevent you from crashing).
5) Top quality design and construction
1) The Mavic Air works on a wifi signal and it works pretty well. I was able to fly my drone 5000 feet away, but it does seem to get interference often if you are by a city. Its not overwhelming interference, but it is a slight issue. In comparison, the Mavic Pro has an enhanced communications system that establishes a better / more solid connection with the drone, but the Mavic Pro doesn't fold up as small and is slightly more expensive. This was the biggest difference in my opinion. The Mavic Pro also will maintain a better connection when using "Active Track" due to the enhanced signal.
I hope this helps your research!