Whenever a new DJI drone comes out, people always wonder how will it do in high winds? Well, watch these two videos and find out. DC Rainmaker took his Mavic Air 2 out to IJmuiden, in my home country The Netherlands, and captured a cyclist getting drenched during the high wind test.
DJI Mavic Air 2 captures cyclist getting drenched during the high wind test
The winds during his test were quite a bit higher than what I experienced here on the Hudson River in New York, but our overall conclusion is the same. The DJI Air Mavic Air 2 does really, really well in high, gusting winds.
DC Rainmaker did experience the same tilting-horizon-effect, as I noticed in my video. What happens is the Mavic Air 2 maxes out the gimbal’s ability to compensate as it is flying into the strong winds.
When flying in strong winds it is advisable to switch the drone into sport mode as you will then have access to the full potential of the drone. In this setting, it will allow you to fly at max speed, which you will need to battle the wind.
At the end of his video, DC Rainmaker hand catches the drone and flips it over, apparently, it is not turning off, which it normally would do automatically. I suspect it could also be that the wind is still moving the props and therefore it seems as if it doesn’t shut down. Either way, hand catching a DJI Mavic Air 2 in windy conditions is risky.
Enjoy these two videos and let us know what you think about the DJI Mavic Air 2. Is it indeed DJI’s smartest drone to date, as they claim?
Two DJI Mavic Air 2 high wind test videos
Let us know in the comments below what test you’d like to see next for the Mavic Air 2.