Rumors, Leaks & Photos: Brand New DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom Drone + Free Priority Shipping Coupon

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Did you know DJI is releasing a brand new Mavic 2 drone this week?

I have to be honest, I am pretty dang excited.

The new Mavic 2 is expected to be offered in 2 or 3 configurations tomorrow for DJI’s “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York.

The event starts tomorrowThursday, August 23 at 10am EDT. A direct link for DJI’s live stream of the event is right here.

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Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom

 

DJI Mavic 2 Leaks & Photos


(the prices listed above are likely for placeholder & not accurate)
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Smoother Movements: How to Fine Tune Your DJI Drone’s EXPO Settings

Do you want to get smoother more cinematic drone shots?

Or are you interested in making your drone’s movements more aggressive and quicker which makes it really fun to fly?

Well if you are trying to get smooth cinematic shots then adjust your EXPO settings can be really helpful but it’s also a fun way to fly the drone if you push the settings to the extreme.

Check out my video tutorial below or read all about how to do it after the jump!

In this tutorial you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What are EXPO settings?
  • Where are the EXPO settings in the DJI Go App?
  • How do you adjust the exponential curves?
  • Why adjust the EXPO settings?
  • How does the EXPO graph work?
  • What is the difference between smooth and aggressive flying?
  • What happens when you tweak EXPO settings while in SPORT MODE?
  • What EXPO settings do I personally fly with?
  • Plus a bonus trick for adjusting the sensitivity of the controls on a DJI Phantom

For this tutorial, I am using the DJI Mavic Pro but everything I am sharing applies to DJI’s other drones like the DJI Mavic Air, DJI Phantom, DJI Phantom Pro and DJI Inspire.

I want to mention that this is a more advanced tutorial so you should be fairly comfortable with your drone. Also to prevent any confusion DJI has these settings listed in menus as EXP but I just call them EXPO because it’s me shortening the term “exponential”.

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Unboxing the DJI Mavic Air + My Initial Thoughts

In this video, I do an unboxing of DJI’s Mavic Air drone and share my initial thoughts on it. I specifically got the “Fly More Combo” which means it came with a few extra. So let’s check it out!

How to Safely Hand Launch & Hand Catch Your DJI Mavic Pro & Mavic Air

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In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how to hand catch and hand launch your DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Mavic Air.

Watch the tutorial here, or read the written tutorial after the jump:

Now why would you want to hand catch or hand land your drone instead of just taking off from the ground? Good question, I’m glad you asked!

Well if you’re anything like me and you love flying your DJI Mavic Pro or DJI Mavic Air I’m sure at some point there is going to be a time when your surroundings are either uneven, rocky, sandy, wet or dusty.

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Watch out for elements getting kicked up into your motors

All of those elements can make it hard to take off and when props are spinning if there are loose particles and elements present (like dirt and sand) they can easily fly up and end up in your prop’s motors which could cause problems later down the road.

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Me and some friends just after taking off from a moving boat

Another reason is maybe you forgot to bring a drone take-off/landing pad with you or you want to take off from a moving vehicle like a boat.

In each of those scenarios using the following tips for hand launching and hand catching your drone will be very helpful.

Before we start it is important to mention that hand launching and hand catching your drone can be dangerous so please don’t try this until you feel very experienced and comfortable with your controlling your drone.

Be sure that it isn’t windy when you are trying this and an added precaution you can also try these techniques with some hand gloves, protective eyewear, a helmet, and/or with the prop guards on the drone.

Also, I switch back and forth between DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Mavic Air photos but each principle applies to both drones so don’t be too distracted by that.

Now let’s get started!

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‘Wonder of the Blue’ Film + Interview with 20-year-old Director Makayla Wheeler

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Makayla Wheeler (@mgwpro) is a 20-year-old filmmaker and drone pilot who recently released her new documentary called ‘Wonder of the Blue’.

Makayla’s 18-minute film explores the ocean’s effect on the human brain by looking at the human/water connection.

‘Wonder of the Blue’ combines interviews and beautiful aerial footage of the ocean and ocean life to tell the story of how water can both inspire and enlighten people to see our oceans as something worth protecting.

Check out the film and then my interview with Makayla down below…

Wonder of the Blue from MGWPro on Vimeo.

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