DJI has a history of blurring the lines between what we might consider to be low-end consumer drones and higher-end consumer drones. The Mavic Air series is a continual example of this. All of the Air series drones so far have hit the market with price tags far less than the larger Mavic drones of similar camera stature, and yet, they offer similar or better results.

FLIGHT TIME

34

MIN

CAMERA

4K

60 FPS


SPEED

42.5

MPH

RANGE

6.2

MILES

DJI Mavic Air 2

POSITIVES

Compact size
Great camera
Easy to use
Very fast
Great battery life
Fun flight features
Good price at launch

NEGATIVES

Lacks LCD in remote
Perhaps too powerful for first-time pilots
Had hoped for a lower starting price

Dronerush Score

9.6 9.2

User SCOREYour Score

Bottom Line

The DJI Mavic Air 2 Picks up where the initial Mavic Air left off, hitting the market as the perfect drone in between the smaller Mavic Mini and larger Mavic 2 series drones. It also continues the trend of being one of the best camera drones on the market. The new 1/2-inch sensor, with 4K 60FPS capture and 120Mbps data...

The base drone is $799, and the Fly More combo jumps up to $988. That Fly More combo comes with a great selection of additional parts and accessories, including more batteries, a charging hub, ND Filters, a nice bag, and extra propellers. The value is there, but maybe you do not want it all, or maybe you just want more!

We’re here to help you get the most from your Mavic Air drone, here’s a simple list of the best DJI Mavic Air 2 accessories.

Jonathan Feist, Drone PilotJonathan Feist

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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.

Propellers
 

DJI Mavic Air 2 propellers

When your DJI Mavic Air 2 requires a little repair, you’re looking at $11 for a pair of propellers. One clockwise and the other counter-clockwise.

Battery

DJI Mavic Air 2 battery

 

DJI Mavic Air 2 battery

The DJI Mavic Air 2 offers some of the best flight time of any consumer drone on the market, but still 34 minutes may not be enough for your needs. The Mavic Air 2 Fly More combo comes with three batteries, but you can get your hands on more for $115 or less from Amazon.

microSD card

microSD card

I don’t have to explain this one, do I? Cameras need SD cards to store data. Your Mavic Air 2 uses the microSD card format. We like the Samsung cards, DJI promotes Sandisk.

Landing gear

PGYTech extended landing gear

PGYTech DJI Mavic Air 2 landing gear

The default landing gear on the Mavic Air 2 are not bad at all, but they are designed for take-off and landing on hard, flat surfaces. If you need to touch down in a bit of mud or gravel, or just some taller grass, you can make your drone taller with some simple extensions. Check out the PGYTech extended landing gear for DJI Mavic Air 2 for $13.

Propeller Guards

DJI Mavic Air 2 propeller guard

Flying indoors or other tight spots can be disastrous for a drone, even worse for things that a drone runs into. Mitigate that damage by wrapping your drone in a protective bubble. The easiest solution is the simple Mavic Air 2 propeller guard. Check out the DJI Mavic Air 2 propeller guards for $16 from DJI.

Carry case

DJI Mavic Air 2 hard carrying case

The travel bag that comes with the DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More combo is pretty good, it’s well organized and functional, but if you need a little bit more protection for your drone, a hard case is the answer. As a solid in-between, check out this Smatree foam case for Mavic Air 2 for $35.

Looking for more? Check out our full list of the best drone accessories for any drone.

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh drone warranty

Your DJI Mavic Air 2 came with a standard 1-year warranty, did you know you can extend that, as well as gain extra benefits with the DJI Care Refresh program? Some additional coverage includes replacements for damaged units, priority repairs, and the new Flyaway coverage will replace your drone if it becomes sentient and runs away from home, that’s how flyaways happen, right?!?

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use DJI Mavic Air parts and accessories on the DJI Mavic Air 2?

For the most part, no. The majority of parts and accessories from the two drones are different sizes and shapes. The original Mavic Air was a unique design in the DJI fleet, while the Mavic Air 2 adopted the familiar Mavic series styling. The newer DJI Mini 2 appears to use the same remote as was introduced with the Mavic Air 2, so you may be able to connect those back and forth, and generic accessories like lights, bags, and landing gear will likely swap between many drones, including the Mavic Air 2, but there are no official cross-compatible parts with this drone and any other DJI product.

Can I connect the DJI Mavic Air 2 to my DJI Goggles?

Technically, the Mavic Air 2 is equipped with OcuSync connectivity, and should be able to connect to devices such as the DJI Goggles, however, the Mavic Air 2 uses the newer DJI Fly app on your connected mobile device, and this app has not been made to work enable the connection to the DJI Goggles. There are some work-arounds and hacks that one can try, but officially, the Mavic Air 2 and Goggles do not connect.

Can I use DJI Mavic Pro accessories on my DJI Mavic Air 2?

Believe it or not, there are a few accessories that worked on your Mavic Pro that you can likely use on your newer drone. Don’t start thinking that the propellers or batteries will cross over, but things like bags, landing gear, and even propeller guards may fit the smaller Mavic Air 2. Like most Mavic drones, the overall airframe design is very similar, even if the size is a little different.

Will the DJI Smart Controller work on the DJI Mavic Air 2?

Yes. Let’s keep this one simple, yes, the Smart Controller will work with your Mavic Air 2. DJI keeps it simple, you can just buy a Mavic Air 2 with Smart Controller combo.

Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 the best camera drone?

This is hard to explain, but no, the Mavic Air 2 is not the best camera drone around. When you consider what it can do for the price, it’s tough to beat, but comparing the Mavic Air 2 to the Inspire 2 is almost literally the same as comparing a smartphone to a DSLR. Smartphones can take some solid images, but a DSLR camera is on another level. If you’re not a camera person, how about a car analogy: most cars and pickup trucks perform similarly on the road, but when it comes time to haul a trailer, only the trucks can handle it – the Mavic Air 2 is an excellent car, but it cannot tow a trailer, if that makes sense.