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Using the Mavic 2 Zoom Gimbal Lock

On our drone training courses at our drone training schools around the country our students often it difficult to remove or install the Mavic 2 Zoom Gimbal lock and protector.

So I decided to record a video showing how easy it is to remove or install the Mavic 2 Zoom Gimbal lock and protector.

The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the latest addition to our drone fleet.

Drone School UK  took delivery of our Mavic 2 Zoom in early October.  We own and fly the original Mavic Pro and the new Mavic 2 Zoom looks similar to DJI’s original Mavic line in many ways.

The Mavic 2 series does not look a massive improvement on the original Mavic Pro when it comes to raw flight specs.  The drones have a slightly longer battery life, 31 mins instead of 29, and a maximum flight speed a few miles per hour faster 44 mph compared to 40.

The most significant improvements are the Mavic 2’s cameras, software and sensing abilities.

Both the Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro are equipped with OcuSync 2.0: the latest version of DJI’s video transmission technology.  This allows you to see what the drone sees in real time — now in full 1080p.

The Mavic 2 ships with DJI’s new ActiveTrack 2.0, which allows the drone to follow moving subjects autonomously, and with more precision than before.

DJI has fitted the Mavic 2 series with an all around environmental sensing system.

The original Mavic Pro only sensed obstacles in front of it, now the Mavic 2 features omnidirectional sense-and-avoid, thanks to 10 sensors positioned in five directions.

How does the Mavic 2 Zoom Feel

In the air, the Mavic 2 feels much more stable and robust than its predecessor with no drifting, wandering, or slippery controls.  It is one of the sturdiest, most well-built drones we’ve ever flown.

The Mavic 2 is slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor, with rock-solid construction and the same brilliant folding-arm design.

The Mavic 2 is evolutionary than revolutionary, DJI kept things that worked well in the first-generation Mavic drones, and improved on key areas like the camera.

Mavic 2 Zoom Camera

The Mavic 2 Zoom camera has 2x optical zoom (24-48mm) and 2x digital zoom, which effectively means it can simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in 1080p.

The Mavic 2 Zoom boasts a smaller 1/2.3-inch sensor, as well as the ability to zoom from 24mm to 48mm.

You can fly the Mavic 2 on any of our hard day drone flying lessons at six locations in the UK.

Mavic 2 Zoom

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