A verified DJI pilot could have leaked images of DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 drone.
Tech Radar studies Twitter person @OsitaLV posted 5 images which business consultants say could possibly be the corporate’s deliberate mid-range drone. The mannequin is rumored to be launched in April. Osita’s profile lists him as a “verified drone pilot on DJI BBS (China), Aerial photographer and filmmaker.”
TechRadar author Mark Wilson notes:
“So what do the images inform us concerning the DJI Mavic Air 2? Nicely, its folding design carefully resembles the Mavic 2 collection, though it’s more likely to be just a little smaller than these fashions. One of many images exhibits a brand new controller, which seems to be just a little bigger and sturdier than the present one and allows you to connect your telephone above the controls, moderately than under them. There are the entire normal controls, together with a central change to flick it between regular, tripod and sport mode, with the latter turning it into extra of a racing drone with a sooner high pace.”
Launched in 2018, the Mavic Air is taken into account an in-between mannequin of drone – extra subtle and costlier than the Mini however not fairly as superior because the Mavic 2 Professional.
With a weight of solely three.15 kilos, the foldable Mavic Air is about half the scale of the Professional and weighs 40 % much less.
DroneLife’s Malek Morrison reviewed the Mavic Air in 2018:
“The Mavic Air is nimble and secure in equal measure, comfortably hovers in place even in windy circumstances and is faster off the mark than we anticipated. … The addition of a rear sensor to be sure to don’t crash into something whereas flying backwards is extremely useful – each for skilled pilots and people new to flying.”
Tech Radar says the Twitter images depict a brand new, bigger, sturdier controller included with the subsequent Air. The design could permit customers to connect a wise gadget above the controls moderately than under.
“Maybe essentially the most attention-grabbing new options are to do with security. There are two rear sensors on the again, which suggests the Mavic Air 2 ought to have 360-degree impediment avoidance. This could be step up from the present mannequin’s three-directional atmosphere sensing.”
Extra particulars because the story unfolds…
Jason is a longstanding contributor to DroneLife with an avid curiosity in all issues tech. He focuses on anti-drone applied sciences and the general public security sector; police, hearth, and search and rescue.
Starting his profession as a journalist in 1996, Jason has since written and edited 1000’s of participating information articles, weblog posts, press releases and on-line content material.
Subscribe to DroneLife right here.