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DJI Mavic Air

The Mavic Air is a new foldable quadcopter from DJI. It features the folding design of the Mavic Pro, but with the compact form-factor of the Spark. The perfect balance for hobbyists. An upgraded camera and 3-axis gimbal help you capture amazing panoramas and record in 4K resolution. There's also downward vision positioning systems and a 21 minute flight time.

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DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds

The DJI Mavic Pro is DJI most powerful drone in such a foldable and portable package.

The Mavic Air feature, a three-axis gimbal, 32MP Sphere Panoramas, three-direction gimbal, a 4K camera, 21-minute flight time and much more.


DJI Mavic Air Camera

Key Features

The Mavic Air’ three-axis gimbal can capture 4K video at 100 Mbps, 12MP stills and 32MP sphere panoramas.

The Mavic Air and Remote Controller are foldable for absolute portability.

Capture Slow-Motion video with 1080p recording at 120fps.

HDR algorithms have been developed to help you capture the perfect exposure levels and avoid under and overexposed images.

As well as a Micro SD card, the Mavic Air features 8 GB of internal storage to save directly to the aircraft.

Reach top-speeds of up to 42.5mph or fly for up to 21 minutes.

Intelligent Flight Modes

ActiveTrack – Choose up to 16 subjects to sense simultaneously with targets running, jumping and cycling.

QuickShots – Choose from the new Asteroid and Boomerang or mode you know including Rocket, Dronie, Circle and Helix.

SmartCapture – Control the Mavic Air by hand with the newly developed SmartCapture.



DJI Mavic Air in flight

DJI Mavic Air Folded


The Mavic Air is available in three colours; black, white and red. A standard and Fly More package are available featuring a remote controller, carry case, Intelligent Flight Battery and much more.

Mavic Air vs Mavic Air Fly More Combo

The main differences between the standard Mavic Air package and the Fly More Combo are as follows:

  • Drone Only package is £180 cheaper
  • Fly More Combo has 2 extra batteries
  • Fly More Combo has 2 extra pairs of propellers
  • Fly More Combo also includes charging hub, battery to power bank adaptor and travel bag.
  • Drone Only package does not include charging hub, battery to power bank adaptor or travel bag.

Heliguy always recommend purchasing the Fly More Mavic Air bundle over the standard drone package. Yes - it's a little bit more expensive, but the extra batteries and charging hub mean your flying sessions can be tripled in lenght. There's nothing worse that going to capture that perfect shot and only having one battery!

Should I buy the DJI Spark or the Mavic Air?

Both the Spark and the Mavic Air have their advantages.

DJI have created to distinct airfraft, each with specific use cases.

To help you make the right choice - we've produced a detailed blog post, outlining what the differences are and how they should sway your decision.

Click here to read our Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro vs Spark comparison post.

Mavic Air Firmware Updates

As with almost every DJI product, the Mavic Air will get periodical firmware updates.

These updates improve flight safety, improve operation or even add new features.

Click here for a guide to updating your Mavic Air's firmware.

Is the Mavic Air in stock in the UK?

Heliguy are an official, approved UK DJI Dealer.

We now have most of the Mavic Air product range in stock in our UK warehouse, ready for next day delivery via DPD.

If you've got any specific questions or you'd just like to talk throuhg your options, feel free to give us a call on 0191 296 1024, or email

Can I use the DJI Goggles with Mavic Air?

Of course!

The Mavic Air fully supports DJI's Goggles, both standard and racing editions.

In fact - if you purchase the Mavic Air Fly More Combo with a pair of the DJI Goggles, you'll save £140 on the price of the Goggles.

If you're still not convinced about the immersive nature of FPV flight using the Goggles, then take a look at our in depth review to see how you can make flying your Mavic Air an even better experience.

Mavic Air Controller Details

DJI have launched a brand new remote controller to go with the Mavic Air. It features a folding design, pretty similar to that of the Mavic Pro Remote.

However, this time they've added removable control sticks.

This means that when folded, the remote is substantially smaller, and more importantly, safer to transport without the risk of damaging the control sticks.

DJI Mavic Air FAQs

Mavic Air Product Questions

How many different ways are there to control the Mavic Air?

3 - via gesture control, the dedicated remote controller, or using your smartphone using the DJI GO4 app.

How do I activate the Mavic Air?

Simply connect the Mavic Air to your mobile device and the DJI GO 4 app will lead you step by step through the activation process.

Can I fly the Mavic Air in the rain?

No - the Mavic Air is not IP rated and not waterproof.

What MicroSD Cards are recommended for use with the Mavic Air?

  • 16GB Sandisk Extreme
  • 16GB Kingston SDHC-I SDCAC/16GB
  • 16GB Sandisk Extreme V30
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreme V30 A1
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreme V30 Pro A1
  • 64GB Sandisk Extreme V30 A1
  • 64GB Sandisk Extreme V30 Pro A1
  • 128GB Sandisk Extreme V30 A1
  • 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus V30 A1

Mavic Air Controller Questions

Can I use any USB cable to connect my Smartphone to the Mavic Air Remote Controller?

Yes - you can use any cable that is supported by your mobile device.

How do I find out the WiFi username and password for my Mavic Air?

They're located on the side of the aircraft body, in the battery compartment and in on the carrying case. There's also a hand QR code to scan when connecting your device for the first time.

Can I change the Wi-Fi details if I want to?

Yes - check under Wi-Fi settings within the DJI GO 4 app when your mobile device is connected to your Mavic Air.

Mavic Air Propeller and Propulsion Questions

Do I need to remove the props in order to transport the drone?

No - as long as the case supports it - the drone will be safe with the propellers still attached.

Why doesn't the Mavic Air use the foldable propellers from the Mavic Pro?

The new design of the Mavic Air needed to be as streamlined as possible. These non-folding props were considered the best option.

What wind speed can I fly the Mavic Air in?

The Mavic Air can be flown in wind speeds of up to 10m/s.

How high can this drone fly above sea level?

Up to 5000m (16,400ft) above sea level.

Key Feature FAQs

Using the Mavic Air SmartCapture gesture control - what's the range like?

You can control the Mavic Air using gestures from a distance of up to 6m (19.5ft).

What Panorama modes are available on the Mavic Air?

  • Vertical: Takes three vertical photos and stichest them together.
  • Horizontal: Takes nine horizontal photos and stichest them together.
  • 180°: Takes 21 photos while rotating the Mavic Air's body and gimbal, then stichest them together in a wide 180 degree image.
  • Sphere: Takes 25 photos while rotating the Mavic Air's body and gimbal, then stichest them together in a sphere.

Mavic Air Battery Questions

Can I charge the aircraft and remote controller at the same time?

Yes - the included Mavic Air Charger will let you charge both the aircraft and the remote control at the same time.

Can I use the Battery to Power Bank Adaptor to use my Mavic Air Battery as a portable power pack?


How long does a Mavic Air battery take to charge?

Using the included USB charger or charging hub, one battery takes about 55 minutes to fully charge.

Mavic Air Video Transmission Questions

What's the maximum range of the Mavic Air's video transmission?

  • Using Remote Control (2.4GHz) - FCC: 4000 m, CE: 2000 m, SRRC: 2000 m
  • Using Remote Control (5.8GHz) - FCC: 4000 m, CE: 500 m, SRRC: 2500 m
  • Using Mobile Device - Max Height: 50m, Max Distance: 80m

What resolution is the live feed from the Mavic Air Camera?

720p @ 30fps

Is there any latency in the video feed?

A small delay - between 170 and 240ms.