The Mavic Air 2 is the next iteration of the Air series. Mavic Air 2 has a newly designed controller and drone! The new drone shares more design features with the Mavic 2 series of drones than the original Mavic Air. The new design and materials gives the Mavic Air 2 a total advertised flight time of 34 minutes in the air!
In all reality, the actual flight time while flying in normal conditions (and not just hovering) is more like 26-28 minutes, which is a lot! It's a BIG improvement over the previous Mavic Air which came in around 15-18 minutes. That's a huge increase in flight time! And you'll notice it while you're flying. This drone seems like I'm not changing batteries as much while I'm out flying at a location.
The Remote Controller also gets a nice bump in total usage time as well! The Mavic Air 2's remote controller is capable of lasting 240 minutes! 4 Hours of total usage time for the Remote controller is pretty impressive, considering it doesn't feel like it has a giant battery in it! The remote controller remains pretty light and feels like it's the same weight as the Mavic 2 or original Mavic Airs controller, even though it is slightly larger.
Charging the Mavic Air 2's remote controller is pretty straight forward, and I'm happy to say that DJI is finally moving towards USB-C connections! This is very exciting because in the past they've used a mixture of USB-C and Micro USB connections. But with the Mavic Air 2, you can charge the controller by using the USB-C port on the bottom. In the box, DJI includes a USB-C cable - but no power brick?
You can use any USB power brick to charge the remote controller from any power outlet, but DJI has also included a USB power port on the side of the Mavic Air 2 battery charger.
You can use the USB-C cable to charge your remote controller while you're charging your drone batteries! This is my preferred way of charging the remote controller and drone batteries at the same time. I have the Fly More combo, so I use the power bank to charge all 3 batteries and remote controller at the same time!
Another great reason to have a USB power bank, is to charge your remote controller when you're out in the field filming! If you have a long day of shooting, you might need to charge your remote controller while you're filming, and a good USB power bank (or by using the battery to USB adapter) is a great option, by simply using the USB-C cable to plug directly into the bottom!
Charging the Mavic Air 2 battery is pretty straight forward with the included charger, simply plug the rectangular power adapter into the Mavic Air 2 battery and let it charge for an hour and a half to fully charge the battery.
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