DJI opens up on design process of the Mavic Air 2

For anybody interested in the design process of the DJI Mavic Air 2, be sure to check out this article on the website as the drone maker lifts a small part of the veil to give us a behind the scenes view.

Behind the scenes – the design process of the Mavic Air 2

As I’m sure you have noticed, all the DJI Mavic drones are starting to look a lot like each other. It seems that DJI has found the ‘perfect’ shape to get the best in terms of battery life, aerodynamics, features, and robustness. The 2 does not look at all as he original Mavic AIr that was launched in early 2018.

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Here’s what DJI said about the design process of the Mavic Air 2:

When designing Mavic Air 2, our team found that the arm folding of the first-generation Mavic Air had a lot of room for improvement. They set about optimizing the size, shape, and folding motion of this key area. If Mavic Air 2 had kept the previous shape, it would have been too difficult to prolong battery life with the same volume and weight. Our R&D team decided to radically reshape Mavic Air 2 by foregoing the design of the original Mavic Air model and adopting that of Mavic Pro.

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The design of the drone also takes into account other requirements such as:

Aside from general drone functions, Mavic Air 2’s structural design had to meet requirements related to flight vibration and flexible-body control.

The gimbal of Mavic Air 2 uses a camera sensor that consumes power at a high rate. This was a major challenge for hardware engineers as well as the structural engineers responsible for heat dissipation.

The engineers for heat dissipation, hardware, and structure carefully designed a heat sink on the gimbal to prevent HD images taken using the HDR Video function from losing quality due to thermal noise.

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You can read the entire article on the design process of the Mavic Air 2 here. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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