Compatibility with the Mavic air 2

It was confirmed 4 weeks ago that they would be supporting it.

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Is there a timeline?

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@Andrew_Fraser Hey Andrew! how are you? Do you have any news about it?

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@Andrew_Fraser hi Andrew come on we love you and waiting for the good news about MA2

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Hace You any date for this actualization to happen?

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mavic air 2 sdk is out. When will you support

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I lost my free trial because I didn’t realize that the Mavic Air 2 is not compatible with DroneDeploy.

Is Pix4D compatible? or is there an alternative? Thank you.

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There are not currently any autonomous flight apps supporting the MA2, but keep your eyes open for Pix4D Capture and Litchi. They are typically the first to pick up new equipment.

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Pix4D said that it’s not in their plans to add MA2 to their list. Apparently drone deploy is going to add it but we don’t know when.

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@Andrew_Fraser Hi, it’s there any news from the compatibility of Mavic Air 2 with Dronedeploy?
We are exited about it.

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Mavic Air 2 support will come to DroneDeploy this quarter after we add support and complete full testing. I’d say somewhere between 2nd half of February and end of March. We too are excited by the lightweight, high resolution performance. We appreciate your patience!

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Keeping in mind that it will be less resistant to wind, has a 1/2" rolling shutter 12mp sensor and the advertised 48mp will not be suitable for mapping.

@MichaelL Why it won’t be suitable for mapping?
What affects if it’s 48mp?

More than happy with my MP1.

It can map with the 12mp, but the 48mp is actually a stitch image using a Quad Bayer filter. Although much larger the images will suffer from lighting issues and darker areas will be very noisy. Probably most important is that it takes about 2 seconds to write the image to the card. Basically you’re going to step back about 2-3 years in map quality.

That’s great. Keep it going.

But the single shot option take pictures in 12mpx if you wan’t to use the 48mpx option You have to change the picture mode, actually i think that a 3rd party app will use the 12mpx mode, maybe Andrew can help us with that doubt.

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Recently i saw a vídeo about a perdón that was making an exercise with some pictures talen with the MA2 and then i don’t know in wich program works using ground points and the difference in Z level between the mavic air 2 and the real level was about .01 and .02 mm ( i live un México).
So i think that the MA2 can give good results.

MAYBE if you pick the exact spot of the ground control point, but hundredths of a millimeter is not possible. Even 2 cm is very hard to achieve with just ground control points. I’m not saying that the Mavic Air 2 can’t make good maps, but it is nowhere near what you’re going to get with a Mavic 2 Pro or a Phantom 4 Pro.

Just a heads up that it has been reported elsewhere that the MA2 craft does not support waypoints and it is a limitation of the craft and not the firmware. This is from DJI but sometimes they get things wrong too. It may be a good idea to temper expectations until we’re sure. Perhaps @Andrew_Fraser knows for sure waypoints are supported in the MA2?

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