DJI Showcased the Latest Lightest And Smallest Foldable Drone “Mavic Mini” for UAE MarketNovember 7, 2019 Off By admin
Today, at a media press briefing at Advance Media Studio in Al Quoz, the DJI team showcased their latest lightest and smallest foldable drone “Mavic Mini” for UAE Market. A week back, DJI Mavic Mini was officially announced for the global market.
The UAE is the first country in the Middle East and Africa, DJI has chosen for its briefing sessions with local media and similar programmes are planned for South Africa, Mexico and Korea.
We had the DJI team along with their partner Advance Media to give us a demo of the Mavic Mini and features which including hands on the product flying it inside the Studio area.
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The Mavic Mini weighs only 249grams and comes with a dimension folded – 140mm(L)×82mm(W)×57mm(H) which easily carried in the pocket. Mavic Mini builds on the technological innovations in DJI’s renowned series of folding Mavic drones, from the original Mavic Pro through Mavic Air and Mavic 2, to pack professional-quality drone features into the lightest possible frame.
Mavic Mini’s 2.7K camera captures compelling footage in high definition, and its new DJI Fly app’s suite of creative features seamlessly transforms photos and videos into professional-quality productions. Its enhanced, stable flight performance provides more opportunities to explore using one of the longest flight times for a drone of its size. Users can unleash their imagination with Mavic Mini’s exciting accessories, including a DIY Creative Kit and a 360° Propeller Guard for added safety.
“To design a drone as lightweight, compact yet capable as Mavic Mini was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever tackled at DJI,” said Roger Luo, President, DJI. “Distilling top-of-the-line features into a palm-of-your-hand drone is the culmination of years of work, and we are ecstatic to bring a new class of drone to the DJI lineup. Mavic Mini’s long flight time, ultra-lightweight and a high-quality camera makes it DJI’s everyday drone – and most importantly, it’s easy to fly, no matter your experience level with drones.”
DJI Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made and is the perfect creative tool for life’s daily adventures, whether seeing your everyday world from a new perspective or capturing incredible views of your getaways with friends and family. Mavic Mini incorporates DJI’s renowned safety technology, including geofencing to help drone pilots avoid restricted areas; AeroScope remote identification to help protect sensitive locations; built-in altitude limits; and automatic return to the launch point if the drone loses connection to the controller or reaches critically low battery level.
Lightest DJI Drone weighing 249grams
Mavic Mini is the first DJI drone to weigh below 250 grams, which aviation regulators around the world consider to be the safest category for drone flight. In many countries, drones below 250 grams are considered safe enough that they can be used in new and exciting ways. UAE Users should read about the drone laws and regulations to learn more about what they can do there with Mavic Mini.
30mins Flight time in a single battery charge
Mavic Mini is simple to operate and fly using the dedicated remote controller. The ultra-light design and high-grade motors provide Mavic Mini with up to 30 minutes of flight time, giving users more time to explore and capture content.
A Wi-Fi transmission signal delivers stable control and an HD live feed for a clear, confident flying experience. GPS receivers and downward visual sensors detect the ground below Mavic Mini, enabling precise hovering, stable flying and accurate landing both indoors and out.
3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Camera
Mavic Mini offers pilots the ability to capture high-quality footage including 2.7K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 frames per second, or 12-megapixel photographs using the 1/2.3-inch sensor. A three-axis motorized gimbal supports and stabilizes the camera, ensuring the footage is smooth and cinematic, making it perfect for sharing on social media.
The new DJI Fly app is intuitively designed, simplifying the flying and content capturing the experience so that pilots of all skill levels can make the most of Mavic Mini. Dedicated tutorials are included to help new pilots learn about flying, and pre-set editing templates add a new level of creativity to the footage. New pilots can choose to fly in Position (P) mode for basic operation, more experienced pilots can unlock more capabilities in Sport (S) mode, and content creators can choose CineSmooth (C) mode to lengthen braking time for smoother shots and more cinematic footage. Pilots can also choose from several pre-programmed flight manoeuvres known as QuickShots. Simply tap the desired mode and Mavic Mini will automatically create stunning, cinematic content:
- Rocket – Mavic Mini flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing downward following your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Circle – Mavic Mini will circle around your subject at a constant altitude and distance.
- Dronie – Mavic Mini flies backwards and upward, with the camera tracking your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Helix – Mavic Mini flies upward and away, spiralling around your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
Exciting and unique accessories allows pilots to get the most out of their Mavic Mini. Customers can choose from options including:
- 360° Propeller Guard: Provides a 360° guard for added safety.
- Charging Base: Charge and display Mavic Mini with this unique, illuminated station.
- Propeller Holder: Travel easier with Mavic Mini with the propeller holder that locks the props into place.
- DIY Creative Kit: Personalize your Mavic Mini with custom stickers or draw your own design.
- Snap Adapter: Attach a toy building brick or a mini LED display to Mavic Mini to write custom messages.
- Mini Travel Bag: Bring Mavic Mini everywhere with the custom bag that fits the Mavic Mini and the controller perfectly.
- Two Way Charging Hub: Charge up to three Mavic Mini batteries or use the charging hub as a power bank.
Price and Availability
Mavic Mini will be available in the UAE in the second half of November at authorized retailers and partners. Mavic Mini will come in two purchase options, the standard version which includes Mavic Mini, remote controller, one battery, extra propellers and all necessary tools and wires for AED 1,369.
Or the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo which includes all of the components from the standard version with the addition of the 360° Propeller Cage, Two-Way charging Hub, three batteries in total, three sets of extra propellers and a carrying case for the price of AED1,759.
For additional information on both Mavic Mini and its accessories, please visit: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
Important Notice for “Fly for Fun” and Commercial Flying Drones
Many countries across the globe have no restriction on a flying drone which is below 250grams. But in UAE the rules are different and you have to register any kind of UAV / Drones before you fly them. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GACC) registration of the Drone can be done via the website- https://eservices.gcaa.gov.ae or by their APP My Drone HUB from Andriod or IOS Store. The online process is simple and fast with your Emirates ID and details of the drone, you can get the certificate in a few minutes.
But if you want to fly any kind of drone even as “Flying for fun” in Dubai you must also follow the rules for RPAS established by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA)NOC certificate. You have to pass a paid test from two places in Dubai – Sanad Academy and Exponent and then get certification from DCAA.
According to the United Arab Emirates’ national aviation authority, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flying a drone is legal in the United Arab Emirates, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations,
If you’d like to contact the GCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: email@example.com / +97 142 111 710 / 142 111 526
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