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Best Tablet Mount For DJI Mavic Air

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One question I get asked quite frequently is what tablet mount I use when flying my DJI Drones including the new Mavic Air. There are many on the market and for the most part, they are all decent and all work in a similar fashion. What I look for when choosing a tablet / iPad mount for my DJI Mavic Pro / Air or Spark is one that is foldable and compact. When I head out for the day hiking and flying I like to have all my camera and drone gear in one backpack. Space can sometimes be an issue, so that’s why for me the more portable the better.

PowerExtra makes a nice fold-able tablet mount that is compatible with the DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, and the Mavic Air. When not in use it folds up into a slim package and can easily be stored in a backpack or even the stock bag that comes with the fly more combo of the Mavic Air or the Spark. It comes with both a case and a lanyard that allows you to hang the remote around your neck if you need to free up your hands. The build quality is good and constructed of a lightweight aluminum. This tablet mount works well with a full-size iPad or an iPad mini and can also accommodate a larger 12″ tablet.

Tablet Mount (USA) http://amzn.to/2FbldBn
Tablet Mount (CAN) http://amzn.to/2C1HKC1

Short Lightning Cable (USA) http://amzn.to/2sBeZYW
Short Lightning Cable (CAN) http://amzn.to/2C42wRj

How To Use A Tablet or iPad With A Mavic Air

So if you decide you want to use an iPad or another tablet with you DJI Mavic Air there are a few steps needed to connect your iPad/Tablet to your remote. You will need to purchase a 3rd party tablet mount for your DJI Mavic Air such as the PowerExtra mount. The first thing you need to do is disconnect the small USB cable on the side and completely remove it from the remote. Now place the tablet mount in the cradle where you would normally mount your smartphone. You will notice the USB cable that we normally use to connect the phone to the remote controller is too short to reach the tablet. Simply use the charging/data cable that came with your tablet and plugs it into the larger USB-A port on the bottom of the remote, the other end gets plugged into the tablet or iPad. That’s it, just turn on your drone and remote like normal and launch the DJI Go 4 App.

Now alternatively what you can do is purchase a short 12″ lightning cable (if using an iPad or iPad Mini). This is not necessary but prevents having a long cable dangling from the setup.

Here is a video demonstrating how to use an iPad with the Mavic Air.



Best tablet mount for the DJI Mavic Air. How to use an iPad with the Mavic Air.

 

 

Easily mounts into your Mavic Air remote and allows you to mount up to a 12-inch tablet.

 

PowerExtra tablet mount. Compatible with Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, and DJI Spark.

 

 

The PowerExtra tablet mount folds up for easy storage.

 

The PowerExtra Tablet mount for DJI Drones comes with a travel pouch and lanyard.

 

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LifThor Sif XXL The Ultimate Tablet Mount for DJI Mavic 2, Mavic Air and DJI Spark

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If you are in the market for a strong and durable tablet mount for you new DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom you might just want to take a look at the Lifthor SIF XXL mount. The Lifthor Sif XXL is capable of holding tablets from 9.7″ all the way up to 13″ This makes it compatible with the iPad Air, 9.7″ iPad Pro, 10.5″ iPad Pro and the 12.9″ iPad Pro. This mount system works with the DJI Spark, Original Mavic Pro/Platinum, DJI Mavic Air and the new DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom models.

What really drew me to this setup when looking for a mount I could use with a larger iPad is how durable it is. If you have used other mounting systems in the past you know that some cheaply built mounts are not very secure and you will find your iPad bouncing around and quite wobbly. The LifThore Sif XXL is rock solid yet still extremely light to hold. Another key benefit to this system is the fact that all your controls are completely visible when a larger iPad is mounted. Other mounts tend to block your view of controls and you are constantly tipping the device just to see your buttons.

The LifThore Sif mounting system can be changed up at any time. If you change the size of your tablet you don’t have to re-purchase a whole new kit. You simply have to swap out the clamp to accommodate the new size of phone or tablet. There are optional accessories like lanyards to hang it around your neck you can even purchase a sunscreen to help you view the screen on really bright days.

Watch our full video review of the LifThor Sif XXL tablet mount on YouTube and visit Thors Drone World to purchase.

 

Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount for DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom.

 

Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount with a 10.5″ iPad Pro mounted.

 

Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount for DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom.

 

The mounting plate fits perfectly into the remote.

 

Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount for DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom.

 

A nice data cable is included for connecting your remote to your tablet.

 

Option sunshade for the Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount. Comes in a variety of sizes to suit any tablet size.

 

The included lanyard that comes with the Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount.

 

The Lifthor Sif XXL Tablet Mount breaks down easily for packing in a backpack or drone case.

 

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Turn You Mavic Air Into A Handheld Stabilized Camera | PGYTECH Handle & Tripod Review

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If you are an owner of the DJI Mavic Air you may just want to take a closer look at the PGYTECH Mavic Air handle and tripod accessory. This nifty little device turns you Mavic Air into a handheld stabilized camera. Some of its key features are built-in phone mount, built-in tripod, and integrated GoPro mount.

The Mavic Air has a really good camera, in fact, it has a higher bit rate than a GoPro Hero 6 Black, it makes sense to use it as a camera to capture ground footage as well. This saves you having to pack extra cameras and camera gear if you want to grab a few quick shots from the ground to blend in with your drone videos. Then when you consider the fact that many of us already own all the Mavic Air ND filter sets that can be used when filming handheld as well.

The PGYTECH handle and tripod has a nice build quality and is extremely lightweight, this makes packing it in a backpack easy and convenient. If you carry a GoPro in you drone pack as well then it is a double win as this handle does have a built-in GoPro mount. You can use your GoPro and mount your smartphone to get a nice feed of what you’re filming.

A nice little must-have accessory for the DJI Mavic Air. Watch our YouTube video review for an in-depth review and sample footage shot on the Mavic Air while mounted in the PGYTECH handle and tripod accessory.

Handle & Tripod (DJI Store) https://bit.ly/2w1z4XG
Mavic Air (DJI Store) https://bit.ly/2BMIThx

Handle & Tripod (Amazon) https://amzn.to/2LeXRvT
Mavic Air (Amazon) https://amzn.to/2PvceQj

 

 

PGYTECH Handle & Tripod for DJI Mavic Air.

 

The PGYTECH Handle & Tripod makes it easy to film hands-free with its built-in tripod.

 

PGYTECH Handle & Tripod for the DJI Mavic Air.

 

Remove the cradle of the PGYTECH Handle & Tripod to reveal a standard GoPro mount.

 

PGYTECH Handle & Tripod with a GoPro mounted.

 

The PGYTECH Handle & Tripod fold up nice and compact for easy packing in a camera bag or backpack.

 

PGYTECH Handle & Tripod for Mavic Air.

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