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Mavic Air 2 Guide Video Tutorials

These Mavic Air 2 guide and tutorial videos will walk you through everything you need to know about the Mavic Air 2. Learn how to fly Mavic Air 2, how to create a hyperlapse, how to update the firmware, and more! If you’ve already purchased the Mavic Air 2, click here to get started now with easy-to-follow tutorials.

Introducing Mavic Air 2

Mavic Air 2 is the newest addition to the Mavic series, featuring new technology and modes never seen before in any DJI drone. For those of you who are new, let’s take a quick look at what the new Mavic Air 2 offers.

Mavic Air 2

Ultraportable 4K/60fps drone

$799

Mavic Air 2 icons

How to Set Up Mavic Air 2

Mavic Air 2 features an easy set up process that anyone can follow! Let’s dive straight in with our first Mavic Air 2 guide.

1. Drone Set Up

  1. Unfold the drone arms, using the color-coded stickers as reference. Remove the gimbal protector.
  2. Mavic Air 2 has color-coded propellers. Match the propellers with silver markings to the motors with silver markings and the propellers with no markings to the motors with no markings.
  3. Align the propellers above the motors, press down, and rotate to successfully attach the propellers.

2. Remote Control Set Up

  1. Remove the control sticks from the bottom of the remote controller and screw them into place.
  2. Extend the mobile clamp, insert your smartphone, and connect the RC cable to your smartphone

3. Battery Set Up

  1. Charge the battery for approximately 1 minute with the battery charger to activate the battery for the first time.
  2. Insert the battery into the drone battery compartment. Press until you hear a click.

How to Fly Mavic Air 2

Now that we’ve got setup covered, we’ll take you through your first flight, making sure you know all the basics.

1. Preflight

  1. Set the mode to “Normal” using the toggle slider on the remote controller.
  2. Check that the propellers are attached correctly.
  3. If you haven’t already, download the DJI Fly app.
  4. Turn the aircraft on by pressing the battery button once and then pressing an holding the battery button.
  5. Turn the controller on by pressing the power button once and holding it down.
  6. Open DJI Fly and follow the on-screen instructions to activate the aircraft.
  7. Find an open, safe place with a level ground to takeoff. Position the aircraft facing away from you.
  8. Tip: You can view flight information at the bottom of the flight screen.

2. Takeoff

  1. Tap “Go Fly” on the DJI Fly app screen.
  2. Tap the “Auto Takeoff” icon at the left of the DJI Fly app screen. Tap and hold the icon that pops up to make Mavic Air 2 take off automatically.
  3. If you prefer to take off using manual controls, pull both control sticks downward and then push inward or outward to make Mavic Air 2 hover. Gently lift up the left control stick and Mavic Air 2 will take off.
  4. The left control stick controls the altitude and flying direction. The right control stick controls the forward, backward, downward, and side-to-side movements.

3. Safety Settings

You can also adjust safety parameters in the DJI Fly app that give you full control over how high and how far your drone can fly. Return to Home is another function you can access, which will make the drone return back to its takeoff position in the event of a loss of signal, low battery, or because you’ve requested the drone to return back.

  1. Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the app screen, enter the “Safety” tab, and adjust the Return to Home (RTH) height, max altitude, and max flight distance.
  2. Set the RTH height higher than the tallest object in your flying vicinity.

4. Landing

  1. Tap and hold the Auto Landing icon to land Mavic Air 2.
  2. If you prefer to land using manual controls, pull both control sticks downward and then push inward or outward.

How to Use the Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller

Compared to Mavic Air, Mavic Air 2 features a new remote controller design that makes shooting even more easier. The next section of our Mavic Air 2 guide takes you through the new controller and its features.

1. Remote Controller Buttons

The Mavic Air 2 remote controller has a RTH button, flight mode switch, power button, customizable button, a photo/video toggle button, a shoot/record button, and a gimbal dial. Read on to discover what these different things can offer you.

Power Button

  1. Press the power button to check the battery level of the remote controller.

RTH Button

  1. You can adjust the flight mode switch between Normal, Tripod, and Sport. When taking off, we recommend keeping the setting on Normal mode.
  2. If you wish to initiate RTH, press and hold the button until the remote controller beeps to indicate the mode has been activated. Press the button again if you want to cancel RTH.

Customizable Button

  1. Press the customizable button at the top left of the remote controller to turn on the auxiliary light. Press it again to turn the light off.
  2. Press the customizable button twice to recenter the gimbal.

Photo/Video Toggle Button

  1. Press the toggle button once to switch between photo and video modes.

Shoot/Record Button

  1. Take a photo or video by pressing the shoot/record button once.

Gimbal Dial

  1. Slide your finger across the gimbal dial to adjust the angle of the gimbal in your shots.

2. Link the Remote Controller (DJI Fly)

Linking is required so that you can control Mavic Air 2 with your remote controller.

  1. Power on Mavic Air 2, connect your smartphone to the remote controller, and open up DJI Fly.
  2. Tap Connect Aircraft at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Tap on the three dots at the top right of the screen, enter the Control tab, and select Connect to Aircraft. (The remote controller will beep during the linking process.
  4. Press and hold the drone power button until the beeping stops.
  5. The app displays the image transmission screen, which means the linking process has ben successful.

How to Use FocusTrack 

This is where things really get fun! Mavic Air 2 features exciting new modes like 48MP Photo, 8K Hyperlapse, and FocusTrack. Let’s take a look at the next Mavic Air 2 guide!

1. How to Use FocusTrack

FocusTrack is a brand new feature for Mavic Air 2 that includes ActiveTrack 3.0, Spotlight 2.0, and Point of Interest 3.0. Each mode gives you a new way to improve your footage. Check out this Mavic Air 2 review to learn more about FocusTrack modes.

Spotlight 2.0 / ActiveTrack 3.0 / POI 3.0

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Enter the camera view on DJI Fly and select your subject by highlighting them on the screen.
  3. Select Spotlight 2.0.
  4. Press the shutter/record button to start recording.
  5. Use the control sticks and gimbal dial to adjust the shot.
  6. After completing your shot, tap “stop” or press the RTH button.

How to Use QuickShots

QuickShots are perfect for obtaining creative shots of your environment and showing off your drone footage. Mavic Air 2 features several QuickShot modes that let you capture your adventure in style.

1. Create Cinematic QuickShots

Dronie

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon and select QuickShots and Dronie.
  4. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  5. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Helix

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select QuickShots, then Helix.
  4. Set the max flight radius.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Rocket

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select QuickShots, and then Rocket.
  4. Set the max flying height.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Circle

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select QuickShots, and then Circle.
  4. Set the circle direction.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Boomerang

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select QuickShots, then Boomerang.
  4. Set the max flight radius.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Asteroid

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select QuickShots, and then Asteroid.
  4. Set the max flying distance.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

How to Create a Hyperlapse

Mavic Air 2 has four Hyperlapse modes that each produce a unique flight path for stunning footage. Let’s take a look at Free, Circle, CourseLock, and Waypoint modes. If you want to see how these Hyperlapse modes in more detail, click here.

1. Hyperlapse Modes

Free

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude away from the ground.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select Hyperlapse, and then select Free.
  4. Set the photo interval, video length, and max flight speed.
  5. Mavic Air 2 will automatically calculate the required shooting time.
  6. Tap the record button to start.

Circle

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select Hyperlapse, and then select Circle .
  4. Set the photo interval, video, length, flight speed, and direction.
  5. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  6. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Course Lock

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select Hyperlapse, and then Course Lock.
  4. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  5. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

Waypoint

  1. Find a safe place to takeoff. Hover at an appropriate altitude.
  2. Set the drone to Normal mode.
  3. Tap the shooting mode icon, select Hyperlapse, and then Waypoint.
  4. Fly to your designated start position.
  5. Adjust the gimbal and yaw to obtain good framing.
  6. Highlight your subject inside the frame and select Start.
  7. Mavic Air 2 will return automatically after the QuickShot is completed.

How to Attach Mavic Air 2’s Propeller Guards

The Mavic Air 2 propeller guards provide a safer flight experience by protecting you, your drone, and everything else around you. With just a few simple tips, you can enjoy safer flight every time you fly.

1. Attach Propeller Guards

  1. Take out the propeller guards and unlock the four buckles.
  2. Each propeller guard has letter markings inside the base.
  3. Connect the LF and LB parts together.
  4. Connect the RF and RB parts together.
  5. Unfold Mavic Air 2 and put it inside the propeller guard.
  6. Push the propeller guards into place and lock the four buckles.

2. Detach Propeller Guards

  1. Ensure the drone is turned off.
  2. Unlock the propeller guard buckles.
  3. Seperate Mavic Air 2 from the propellers.
  4. Each propeller guard has letter markings inside the base.
  5. Connect the LF and LB parts together.
  6. Connect the RF and RB parts together.
  7. Unfold Mavic Air 2 and put it inside the propeller guard.
  8. Push the propellers guards into place and lock the four buckles.

How to Use Mavic Air 2 ND Filters

Mavic Air 2 has two ND filter kits that are built to offer you the ultimate control over shutter speeds and long-exposure photography. Let’s take a look at how you can use them to improve your shots.

1. ND16/64/256 Filters

2. ND4/8/32 Filters

2. How to Install and Remove ND Filters


1. Hold the gimbal steady in one hand and the original protective camera filter in your other hand.

2. Press and rotate the original filter counter clockwise to remove it.

3. Align the ND filter with the camera mounts.

4. Rotate the ND filter clockwise and secure it in place.

5. Rotate the ND filter counter clockwise to remove it.

Mavic Air 2 Guide

Mavic Air 2 is one of the most exciting drones you can get in 2020! With plenty of new features like 48MP photo, 8K Hyperlapse, and FocusTrack, Mavic Air 2 gives you exceptional drone performance for under $1000! GET YOURS NOW

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