So i get to open up a popeye, hey buddy today, we’re going to take a quick look, really nothing too in depth, but our first impressions of the new dji air 2s, so it’s funny, because we just released a drone video last night on the channel and We had a pretty strong request from people in the comments to get this on the channel. Little did you know we already ordered it and headed on the way. Now you know i feel like i should say this, because there are a lot of channels out there that get these for free. We don’t with dji just because we’re brutally honest, you know they want people that, like praise them – and i will say this – that let’s take a look down here. These are ours. We really like dji. We started off the whole dji thing with an inspire which gave us a lot of issues. It was a gen 1. A lot of issues pick up, spark and love. It we’ve had a phantom in the past, an original mavic, an original mavic. Now we have the mavic 2 pro and abby’s drone. Her personal drone actually i’ve only flown this one time. I’Ve just filmed this probably getting close to 20 times now the dji fpga and we love it so as dji progresses and makes things easier and more user friendly. Although we’ve tested over a thousand drones on our channel, we tend to like them more and more, which is why we just picked up on our own dime.
The dji air 2s i’ve always wanted one of the air drones i’ve never owned one, and i thought this would be a good opportunity, because this is like a stepping stone it’s, not enough of an upgrade to call it the air 3. So they call it. The air 2s right it has a really nice giant. One inch sensor on the camera. It’S got the same: video technology, the ocusync 3 that the dji fpv uses. Although you don’t need to go quite as fast with this one, it i’m not saying you should go. Seven and a half miles of range, but you can go seven and a half miles of video range on this. Theoretically, so that’s kind of amazing there’s, also some other app features, and software upgrades that i really want to fly on and although we’ve also had the mavic mini, we liked the spark more and we knew it. We knew dji would release a mavic mini 2. In about a year or less than a year after they released the mini, the mavic mini, they released the second version and that one is really cool. I i still, i still wish they made the spark and upgraded it. That was such a cool little drone. Así que es, basically what we have here. The air 2s is kind of like something between the mini to the mavic mini 2 and the dji uh mavic 2 Pro. So the naming convention is getting to be a lot.
Creo, but it’s the mavic 2 pro still. The newest mavic, yes there’s one zoom lens as well, but that is the newest map yeah that was yeah. I just had a feeling. If you look at the history, the timeline of when dji has released their drones. I even called it i said about a week ago, maybe two weeks at this point i said abby uh. If dji doesn’t release something in the next two or three weeks, i think i’m just going to buy the air 2 and thankfully they released the air 2s. So this comes in at a thousand dollars: 9.99 right and it’s a it’s, a fairly good price, considering what you get now, what we got was the fly more combo, which i i think just for um, like almost like an everyday flyer, is what we’re kind of Looking at for this, just something fun to take around with us if we want to fly for fun that’s, what we’re kind of shooting for here very capable fun drone, not saying the mini isn’t, but this is definitely an in between drone. En mi opinión, from the mini, the spark, a small style of drone and the mavic 2 Pro – it also weighs significantly less than this, which is something that i was pretty excited about. So there we go. We busted into this and uh the rest of this video. I don’t want to let anybody down we’re not going to show any flight footage or camera usage or anything that’ll be for another video we’re.
Just going gon na take a look in this and see what it comes with. I just wanted to get you a a video of our first impressions. Abby even said, Sabes, i’m pretty happy with my dji fpv, so you go for this one nate. You know and that’s yeah. I said this is yours and it is. I didn’t want to buy this. I was like i don’t know why you’re buying this. Bien, no one cares about this. Do you, Aunque, i’d like to hear it in the comments below, porque yo, como dije, i wanted an error. I didn’t see any hype about this there’s, not much hype so, like i don’t even know, if dj, i think dji just sent an email out, whereas with the fpv drone, they were like counting it down there’s a lot of hype. Con esto, i didn’t see much at all with the mavic or i’m. Lo siento, the air too. Why aren’t you over here in front of the camera? This drone is significantly different in all ways than than all of their other drones. All their things now are starting to look exactly the same. They all just have that mavic look to them. I should point out too these cameras on top of the drone. That is a really nice new feature and i’ll talk about that. When i get the drone out – because i i could talk about it all day without it being out here – oh it comes with a nice case too, and the fly more combo.
Well a soft case anyway. I usually i usually kind of make fun of these it’s a purse it’s another purse from digits i wish dji would just get on the bandwagons. This is our spark case and it’s old and uh it’s, a third party seller, and it works so much better and it’s the same size as you could do something like this, but way more robust, and this just looks like a purse so yeah. No, like this so i’d, rather have a belly pouch than a purse. Fanny pack fanny pack yeah. So here let’s just take a look at the drone. Bien, the placement in there that’s, Bien, eso es que es, it just looks it feels cheap. That looks like just what looks like a mavic right, yeah there’s, a lot of similarities. All their drones now are extremely similar. They are making all of their drones, really look and function very similarly, and you might scoff and say well, it just looks like a mavic yeah, i mean the sure they’re, both gray and they both have folding arms, but you could say that about rc cars. These days square cameras, you’re you’re, being kind of ridiculous. They both have the same light except this one has things up there and this one doesn’t look up here see all this. They all have four tires. They all have a motor and esc that’s. What you’re saying right now it sounds ridiculous, so stop a poor boy.
He just wants to be. They both have cam. You know this has newer camera sensors. This has the addition of these top sensors too. Así que esto, like bug eye, Mira. It has going on the reason that exists is because, when this drone flies fast moving forward, look where the sensors are pointing Laughter, Bien. So the point for these forward sensors are when drone is flying forward like this, and now you have better obstacle avoidance. You know something that this drone isn’t great at is tracking people i’ve noticed that this drone is extremely good at tracking people. There are drones that are on the market to compete with dji, because they boast being able to track moving targets and avoid trees and light posts and things this drone can do that so that’s really exciting. I want to remind everybody watching that you should definitely fly with ama insurance, no matter if you’re flying a paper airplane, un mando a distancia, airplane, Rc, drone that only costs 15 or something really nice like this. You should have ama it’s the academy of model aeronautics and they provide insurance for the rc pilot. If you were to crash into something or somebody and you’re just following their basic guidelines, then they’ll step in and help you cover some damages. Si usted, Sabes, god forbid, would do any, especially if you’d hurt anybody. So i highly recommend that if you even think about putting anything in the air you pick up ama insurance, i wouldn’t even consider flying so much as a paper airplane without having it and you get a lot of nice benefits too.
You can fly. Clubs gives you access to club fields. También, possibly you know you may have to pay a club due to be there, but you get access to them, also tons of events nationwide, which is really awesome and a really great magazine subscription both physical and digital. So you know keep that in mind. Ama provides a lot for the hobbyist, no matter where you are just starting or you’re pro and you’ve been doing it for 20 Años, es, probably time to sign up for ama. So here is our charger and let’s just see. You know what i don’t know how much i think i think what i want to look at here is just the radio. I really don’t think there’s a need to look at every little wire up close. I just want to show you guys my kind of first impressions on the things that are different, and i know that this radio has been out for a couple drones, but it’ll be new. Para mí, this one’s significantly smaller. So i feel like this is almost a step in the wrong direction. For that reason alone, this one unfolds: this is the old spark transmitter and the mavic and other drones use that too, Y – and this is the first time for me that i’ve gotten this transmitter, this radio it doesn’t unfold that way, it’s just a big box – is That an antenna well check this out. That is where you put your phone, so you know it just feels it doesn’t have a screen cheaper right.
I wonder if uh the um thing you have with this right, crystal sky, crystal sky 2. I think it is. I think it’s the i think there were two versions. I wonder if that’ll work i i don’t know i hope so i really hope so because we have the crystal sky and i love the crystal sky. It’S very underrated shout out to chuck who hooked us up with us he’s still watching, i sure hope he is, and um there’s a there’s, a transmitter, a radio that has a screen built in that looks like this and i love it, but it’s like 750 or Something and it’s really expensive. I don’t know the exact price i think, but um i’ve heard that it will work after a quick little update with your drone, so uh there yeah that’s, weird i i don’t know if i like this uh just it feels a lot different. You know but i’m sure it’s gon na work, great anything that boasts a anything over seven mile range is kind of insane to even consider that where the hobby is now, i i really can’t believe um just sitting here, holding something that’s just like a little couple Of pounds – and it says it can fly over seven miles away and i don’t recommend you do that. You should always maintain line of sight of your drone, but to say that it has a seven mile signal potential. You know you may have spotters along the way or whatever it’s it’s good, to know that you’ll have a very strong signal when you’re close right that’s, why we that’s? Why we like that so there it is.
I just wanted to do a quick, unboxing and first impression i knew there was some different stuff. With this i knew we had some people that were pretty excited to see this on the channel and let’s see what day is today now when we’re watching this video? I think day of release tuesday well we’re, recording it on tuesday yeah, no it’s monday right now, it’s monday, releasing on tuesday, so other everyone else should be getting theirs in the mail. Just like me, um in the next couple of days, we’re gon na have a really cool airplane on the channel, assuming we can get the video done and everything uh the draco now i know it has nothing to do with the drone, but i think i’m allowed To say the name i’m not allowed to talk about it until the day everybody else is allowed to get those, but the draco will be coming to our channel we’re going to do some testing of this drone too, and have a lot of fun on the channel. It seems like lately, we’ve had some big, Loco, awesome stuff on the channel, normally we’re, not all about that we’ll. Do some budget friendly stuff too, and we did actually just fly a drone that was under 300 on the channel, and i have plans on flying a couple more budget options too. So don’t think that by us taking a look at a drone like this we’re, forgetting about those budget options too we’re going to definitely do a lot of that.
I just wanted to take a look because we got it and to let you guys know we have it and that there will be some testing of it for the channel in the future, because let’s face it uh we have 270 000 subscribers at the time of Recording this and there’s a lot of people that rely very heavily on on our opinions of things before they buy things. So we wanted to get that to you. My first impressions of the mavic mini were bad. We did not like it, it felt cheap. It felt um, como usted sabe, we said this is not going to be one you guys probably want to get. It was like a worse than a spark. Venga, sí. I thought so yeah and at first the first impressions, video and our first flight video of the mavic mini. We got so much backlash from the dji fanboy community. Sabes, maybe we should have expected it, but we were being brutally honest and i think that’s a. It was a fair assessment because even dji themselves came out and said: yep that’s about a drone we’re going to make a version 2 less than a year later. If a company releases another version of the exact same thing less than 12 months later that’s them saying we could have done better. So i think we were right about that. I think i’m going to be right about this one. Se siente bien.
It feels like a good quality drone and i’m excited to fly it so that’s, where we stand with it right now. If you want to buy this we’ll, have it linked in the description box below using that link, helps support us i’m, not telling you to go, run out and buy this. But if you plan on buying one you’re, considering it, then at least please consider using that link to help support our channel and our family, and if this content means something to you, this family friendly rc content i’m really grateful to be able to get something like This on our channel abby – and i we have our own funds as well – that we sink into this stuff. This is a hundred percent, our funds, Bien, you know we, we will sell a couple rcs or something like that and work hard and make money to buy things too it’s, not just discounted things that come to the channel and patreon supported only things. This one is on us, so you know i’m i’m grateful to be able to afford something like that and be able to bring this type of content to you guys and i’m. Grateful that you are willing to sit and and watch and hear what we have to say, and for that i thank the big guy upstairs we couldn’t do this without him. We also come to our channel without our patreon supporters. Although this video isn’t patreon supported a ton of content is – and you guys know, you’re the backbone to our channel, we couldn’t post as often as we do without that patreon support.
So thank you guys so much from the bottom of our hearts. We’Ll have uh, probably a really fun video, maybe another drone video, maybe another dji video popping up right about now. Definitely worth your time.