DJI Announce the DJI Mavic Air

DJI Announce the DJI Mavic Air

DJI just announced the DJI Mavic Air. Featuring a foldable design, 4K video, 3-direction obstacle detection and more. UK orders through Heliguy available now.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2021

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DJI Announce the DJI Mavic Air Following the drone market leaders DJI’s announcement of a New York event on the 23/01/2018 with the tagline ‘Adventure Unfolds’ and a cryptic video, we’ve been not so patiently waiting to find out what the new product could be. DJI have just announced the DJI Mavic Air, a foldable drone that falls between the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro. It takes the best qualities from both aircraft and puts them into this small and super-portable package. Keep reading for the full details on this brand-new aircraft from DJI.

Key Features

Check out the key features of the new DJI Mavic Air:
  • Foldable design for increased transportability
  • Up to a 21-minute flight time or speeds of up to 42.5mph
  • 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and a new Image Signal Processor
  • Gesture control including SmartCapture
  • Three-axis gimbal
  • 4K video at 30 fps and 12MP stills
  • 32 MP Sphere Panoramas
  • Three-direction obstacle avoidance at the front, rear and bottom
  • Visual Positioning System for increased accuracy when hovering
Keep reading for more details on the new Mavic Air. DJI Mavic Air

About the DJI Mavic Air

The Mavic Air is full of powerful technology in such a small package. The three-axis gimbal helps capture video and images with an angular vibration range at 0.005°. This results in super smooth and cinematic shots. Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° Panoramas can be captures, as well as 32MP Sphere Panoramas which stitch together up to 25 photos in just eight seconds. Capture ultra-high definition video in 4K at 30 fps and 100 Mbps or slow-motion in 1080p at 120fps. Capture perfectly expose images using the newly developed HDR algorithms, resulting in the best exposure with every shot. Store up to an additional 8 GB of images and video directly on the Mavic Air for a greater storage solution. DJI Mavic Air

FlightAutonomy 2.0

A newly developed FlightAutonomy is available through the following: Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) - A combination of VIO technologies and newly developed positioning algorithm, results in doubling the precision positioning of the Mavic Air for increased reliability. Available between 0.5 to 30 meters. 3D Map Building - The Mavic Air's advanced sensing system allows the Mavic Air complete accuracy and precision. The Mavic Air will create a real-time 3D map for improving flight safety. Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) - The Mavic Air will actively avoid obstacles when flying forward or backwards. Multiple Redundancies - The Mavic Air's flight safety is increased again with dual and redundant modules. DJI Mavic Air

Intelligent Flight Modes

The Mavic Air is packed full of DJI's Intelligent Flight Modes with new modes now available. The following are included: ActiveTrack - Sense up to 16 subjects simultaneously, letting you choose the best tracking scenario. QuickShots - Six QuickShots are available with two new modes available. The new modes include Asteroid and Boomerang; and Rocket, Dronie, Circle and Helix. SmartCapture - Hand launch and control the Mavic Air and capture stunning video and images. TapFly - Fly with a touch of the button using Forward, Backward, Free, and Coordinate modes. DJI Mavic Air


The Mavic Air is available in three colours in a standard and Fly More packages through heliguy™ today. The standard Mavic Air package is available for £769.00 and comes with a remote controller, intelligent flight battery, charger, power cable, four propeller pairs, propeller guards, gimbal protector, carrying case and spare controller sticks. It is available for pre-order with a deposit of £100.00. The Fly More package is available for £949.00 and comes with a remote controller, three intelligent flight batteries, charger, power cable, four propeller pairs, propeller guards, gimbal protector, carrying case, spare controller sticks, charger hub and a travel case.  It is available for pre-order with a deposit of £100.00. DJI have confirmed shipping will begin at the end of January. We will keep you up to date on our product page, social media pages and by email following your pre-order.  


The Mavic Air perfectly bridges the gap between the capabilities of the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro and is likely going to become one of the leading consumer drones on the market. The aircraft and its remote controller are ultraportable and compact, allowing it to be carried and used anywhere. The power of the Mavic Air is clear through its impressive top speeds of 42.5mph and a flight time of up to 21 minutes, a huge improvement over the Spark. We can't wait to get our hands on this impressive aircraft and test out these remarkable capabilities.
To discuss the new DJI Mavic Air or any DJI or Freefly products, please give one of our team a call on 0191 296 1024 or email us at
Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog for more announcements, insights into drones and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

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