Launched in late April, DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 has just undergone a teardown on the iFixit website, showing relative ease of repair. The device is capable of recording videos in 4K at 60 FPS, in addition to slow motion in Full HD at 120 FPS and at 240FPS. It is still possible to produce hyperlapses with 8K resolution in four flight modes: free, orbit, course block and trajectory.
In tests, the Mavic Air 2 achieved a score of 6 out of 10 on the repairability scale, being easier to repair than most smartphones. Although it seems simple, drones are highly complex devices, and the feat of the DJI product is noteworthy. Their batteries are easily removed, and the entire structure is fixed with standard screws.
Even so, some problems were found, such as the motor wires, welded very close to their ends, which can facilitate their rupture in situations of strong impact. According to iFixit, these would be the most difficult points to repair. You can see the full review in the following video:
It is worth remembering that DJI launched in early May the Matrice 300, the company’s new industrial drone. The device is quite robust, and is designed for extreme situations, such as aerial surveillance by the police or searches in places close to fires by firefighters.
The Matrice is capable of reaching 15km of distance, with an autonomy of 55 minutes of flight, being possible to keep a briefcase with up to 8 batteries prepared for quick replacement, done without the need to turn it off. The device is expected to be available sometime in the second half of 2020.