Posted 6/22/2019 12:54 (#7574960 - in reply to #7574594) Subject: RE: Mavic Air--where to buy it from
I was only considering using this drone as a farmer would. Not for video but for making Orthomosaic images, plant population counts, weed maps and other uses. The 1" sensor is and the 20 meg pixel image captures very good crop images.
The other issue is the Mavic Pro uses Ocusync, you’ll know that it’s one of the best drone data transmission systems ever. The video feed is always clear, the controls never freeze up, the video feed is 1080p with low latency, and the signal is almost always reliable. It streams a constant 1080p video feed over both frequencies, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz simultaneously for even better reliability and a longer 8km range. With the Mavic Air, you don’t get Ocusync. You get something that is closer to the technology found on the DJI Spark. It’s ok, but you get 720p (not 1080p), there’s more lag, the signal isn’t as reliable.
For me many of my fields are between 1/2 to 1 mile long. The extra transmission is great.