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  • William Hunt MBE

DJI Mavic Air 2 Arrives

The long rumoured DJI Mavic Air 2 arrived at 2:30am UK time, 9:30pm EDT which is a good indicator that DJI aren't really looking at the European market.

The aircraft does not bear the CE mark identifying it as a C2 certified aircraft. No surprise really since we had predicted this. Also, there is no promised ADS-B AirSense system.

At Terra Recon we don't believe the specification for the new classes as declared in COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/947 of 24 May 2019 are detailed enough for manufacturing.

The Mavic Air 2 is a new but "legacy" aircraft, but the significance of that depends on when the EASA style regulations are actually implemented.

The £769 Mavic Air 2 is advertised as offering up to 34 minutes of flight time - about a 60% improvement on the original model, which went on sale in January 2018. It also benefits from a larger camera sensor and the addition of a timelapse feature that captures sped-up footage at up to 8K in hyperlapse. Real-time video can be recorded at up to 60 frames per second at a maximum of 4K, and stills at 48 megapixels.

Like the original Mavic Air, the new model folds up when not in use. But it is 33% heavier and noticeably larger, weighing 570g (1.3lb) and measuring 18cm x 9.7cm x 8.4mm (7.1in x 3.8in x 3.3in).

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