Had the chance to have a maiden flight at Banyan tree Lang Co,Vietnam. Like flying all new drones I tend to be a bit more cautious in the beginning. The Mini jitter a bit when it took flight due to the strong wind, but it held it’s position.
Gaining a bit more confident, I started to push the drone forward to fly towards the sea. The image ways surprisingly stable, no drop in signal and etc. (Note that you have to keep the remote controller’s antenna perpendicular and face the mini directly.) I flew for about 1km and decide to turn it around as I am unsure if it can handle the monsoon wind. The speed is significantly slower then Mavic 2 pro but it is very stable.
One thing I notice that is really strange is the mini seems to report different height as it fly level. This is unlike Mavic 2 Pro’s experience. Not sure if this is a bug?
What I missed most from Mavic 2 pro is the ability to shoot panoramic photos, RAW photo and time lapse video.
This new Mavic mini is meant to replace the spark @US$399. A drone slightly larger then most mobile phone, capable of flying for about 25 to 30min, shoots 4K@30fps, a range of about 4km and weighs only 245g (means can fly leisurely in most places in Singapore without permit).
Will you buy one? Essentially, is a Mavic Pro in a small form factor.
Today, DJI launched a more compact version of their RONIN S. They called it the RONIN SC, target at the mirrorless camera user. This SC version weighs only 1.1 kg and can sustain a payload of 2kg. It can comfortably hold a Sony A7 series camera with a 24-70 GM. The Pro version also comes with the focus motor and focus wheel that allow user to pull focus easily and accurately. Personally, I have already ordered one myself and can’t wait to see how well it works.
Just received the Ronin SC today (22 July 2019), DJI shipped within a day to me after placing the order. The feel of the gimbal is solid and I will do a full review in another post.
Did a flight today at the Kan Daw Gyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. This place was man made by the British while the were ruling Burma. The lake is super green due to the algae that is growing in the water. I could see some pumps at the side trying to clean the water, but I guess it is not working well. Within the lake compound there are many small Chinese eateries as well as some tea and dessert stall. They even have a mini Zoo in there with ponies, goats and cows.
Karaweik Palace was completed in 1974, and is now an iconic restaurant
The current accessories are: Flood Lights, Speaker, Beacon
Will DJI create more accessories such as a secondary Camera options, So that user can mount a specialised camera for a specific purpose? But that would mean a 2 channel video transmission which the Mavic 2 platform may not be able to provide. I think for the start they have proven a concept of a modular system which I think will open up a huge potential for future aerial application.
Got the package a while back, but was unable to do this video because I was in Vietnam when the package arrived in Singapore. My first impression of the Mavic 2 Pro have been very positive. I think DJI has used a better material to make the shell of the Mavic 2 Pro. Many videos have shown that is it much more resistant to crash now. Great Job DJI!
I will test out the flight performance this weekend and will give you guys more feedback. So stay tuned.
July 18 will be the day we all will be waiting for. Stores in the US did not restock their Mavic Pro series, getting ready for the version 2. (DJI has postpone the event for unknown reason, some say is to create more hype and anticipation, while some feel that they may be experiencing some technical issues which need more time to rectify.)
From the internet, there are leaks about 2 versions, the Mavic 2 and the Mavic 2 Enterprise.
Mavic 2 (both version) now feature an interchangeable gimbal where it can be removed to fit onto a hand grip like a scaled down OSMO. Will the camera come with a 1” sensor is still unknown.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise now can attach additional modules on top of the drone to allow the drone to have additional functionalities for industrial use which requires user to travel to remote areas.