One of the first questions many people ask about a new drone is how far it can fly — is it a long range drone?

  • 7.5 Miles
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    DJI Air 2S

    (9.8)
    $999.00 BUY
    • 31 - MIN
    • 5.4K - 20MP
    • 42.5 - MPH
    • 7.5 - MILES
    The DJI Air 2S is easily the best camera drone for most uses. The 1-inch sensor produces fantastic images from the sky, and the compact,...
  • 6.2 Miles
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    DJI Mavic Air 2

    (9.6)
    $799.00 BUY
    • 34 - MIN
    • 4K - 60 FPS
    • 42.5 - MPH
    • 6.2 - MILES
    The DJI Mavic Air 2 is the first "air" to look like a Mavic drone. It's the perfect midway between the Mini and larger Mavic...
  • 6.2 Miles
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    DJI Mavic 2 Pro

    (9.7)
    $1,449.00+ BUY
    • 31 - MIN
    • 4K - 30 FPS
    • 44 - MPH
    • 6.2 - MILES
    DJI called the Mavic 2 Pro an iterative update over the original Mavic Pro; It may look like a simple upgrade, but the Mavic 2...
  • 6.2 Miles
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    DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

    (9.5)
    $1,299.00 BUY
    • 31 - MIN
    • 4K - 30 FPS
    • 44 - MPH
    • 6.2 - MILES
    Along with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, the Mavic 2 Zoom is one of the safest drones in the sky. You'll enjoy the flight with...
  • 6.2 Miles
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    DJI Mini 2

    (9.4)
    $449.00+ BUY
    • 31 - Minutes
    • 4K - 12MP
    • 36 - MPH
    • 6.2 - Miles
    The DJI Mini 2 is an updated Mavic Mini, now with a 4K camera, Ocusync 2.0, and updated flight features in a package still small...

There are two ways to measure the range for a drone: Are you asking about how far away from you the drone can get, or are you referring to how many miles of ground the drone can cover before the battery runs out? Many drones offer enough speed and flight time to cover ten or more miles of ground, but can only travel less than one mile from the remote control.

Our list today will cover the distance between the drone and remote control.

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Jonathan Feist, Drone Pilot
Jonathan Feist

Why trust Drone Rush?

I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.

 

Important note: No matter what your drone is capable of, your country likely has drone laws that prohibit flight beyond visual line-of-sight.

1. DJI Air 2S

DJI Air 2S: 7.5 miles

Air 2S

DJI Air 2S

April 15, 2021

Release Date

As a follow-up in the Air series, the DJI Air 2S is the camera lovers' dream update to the DJI Mavic Air 2. The primary enhancement is a big 1-inch camera sensor. At 20MP, the Air 2S goes toe-to-toe with the larger DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but is a smaller and more affordable drone that is almost three years newer.

The Air 2S is also better equipped for high-speed operations. DJI proved with the DJI FPV that top-mounted obstacle avoidance sensors are beneficial when the drone is in full-tilt forward movement.

The DJI Air 2S starts at $999, with a $1,299 Fly More combo.

Note: We will adjust the purchase links and some of the specifications shortly after the official product launch, please forgive any errors below.

2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro: 6.2 miles

Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

August 2018

Release Date

Introduced in August of 2018, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro instantly became the best consumer-class folding drone that DJI had to offer. A marked upgrade over the original Mavic Pro, the Mavic 2 Pro rocks a 1-inch camera sensor for 4K video capture at 100Mbps, multi-direction obstacle avoidance sensors for some of the safest drone flight possible, and much more. OcuSync 2.0 enhances connectivity to the remote control and other accessories, now able to transmit 1080p live stream video well beyond the legal line-of-sight.

With an initial launch price of $1449, plus another $319 to get the Fly More kit with extra batteries, there is a barrier to entry with this machine, but if the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is within your budget, we think you will not be disappointed.

 

3. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom: 6.2 miles

Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

August 2018

Release Date

If you run down the spec sheet, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro are the same machine, with one major exception, the camera. The folding quadcopter design offers great portability, the multi-direction obstacle avoidance sensors assist in safe flight, and the new capabilities of OcuSync 2.0 add versatility for control and accessories. That is true for both of the drones, the Mavic 2 Zoom, on the other hand, rocks a 2x optical zoom lens on top of a 12MP camera. It shoots 4K video at 100Mbps and can digitally double that zoom for an impressive close-up.

Launching with a price of $1299, plus $319 for a Fly More kit, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom was an instant crowd favorite.

4. DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2: 6.2 miles

Mini 2