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Best Compact Case For DJI Mavic 2 | Convertible Shoulder Bag / Backpack

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In this review, we are taking a closer look at the extremely versatile compact case/bag for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom from Lykus. There are many who are very displeased with the bag that comes with the Mavic 2 fly more kit, the biggest complaints being that everything feels cramped and forced inside. As well as the drone has to be placed in with the camera facing down which many feel could potentially damage the camera over time, especially if the camera bag happens to fall. So I set out to find the perfect travel bag for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom and I think I have found just that!

When choosing a bag I wanted one that was not too large or bulky but still had ample room for storage of extra accessories. I like to travel light so I didn’t make sense for me to have a case that was too large for a nice small foldable portable drone like the Mavic 2. The Lykus Mavic 2 bag had the perfect marriage of storage and size and comes with many nice features. Even with its relatively small footprint, it can hold quite a bit of gear including an iPad mini or even a full-size iPad if you prefer. This is important as many like to fly the Mavic 2 with an iPad. The Lykus Mavic 2 case also comes with a rain cover to keep your gear protected if you happen to get caught in the rain. However, the feature that I love most about this Mavic 2 carrying case is the fact that it can convert from a handbag to a shoulder bag to even a backpack with the included straps. Drone backpacks typically can be quite large for traveling especially when you have other luggage to bring along, with this case you can start out your travels with a handbag and if you find yourself in need of hiking into a location to fly you can easily turn it into a backpack with the included straps while still retailing is small form factor.

The quality of construction seems to be decent and will hold up over the long run. I can’t really comment however on longevity as this is new to me, but I will definitely update this review if I run into any issues with the bag. You can watch our YouTube video review to get a better look at the bag and see how much gear can be stored inside.

Lykus Mavic 2 Case: https://amzn.to/2OZSX8O

 

The Lykus Mavic 2 bag converts from a handbag to a shoulder bag and even into a backpack with the included removable straps.

 

Includes a rain cover to protect all your gear if you happen to get caught in the rain.

 

Small and compact but still able to pack everything you need for a day of flying with your DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom.

 

The large front pocket is capable of holding a full-size iPad.

 

Ample storage space for all your DJI Mavic 2 gear.


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DJI Crystal Sky

DJI Mavic 2 Dual Remote Firmware Update | How To Setup Crystal Sky and Smart Controller

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A few days back DJI released a new firmware update (v01.00.0400) for both the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. This firmware update fixed a few minor issues but added a long sought after feature and that is dual remote support. As of the filming of my YouTube video and writing this article it is only available for iOS devices and has yet to be updated for Android. This is a problem for many as both the DJI Smart Controller and Crystal Sky both run on Android. In my YouTube video, I show you how you can still go ahead and set up a dual remote system with your Crystal Sky and Smart Controller. I walk through the steps of how to bind a secondary controller to your Mavic 2 and talk about how it all works.

Now some may wonder why you would want two remotes for you Mavic 2 and I can think of two good reasons. First off, you can have a second pilot control the camera movements. You as a pilot can control how the drone is flying and its movements and the second pilot can control the camera moves, this can help create really dynamic and cinematic shots. The second reason and which is why I am really happy about the update, I primarily fly with my Smart Controller, however, sometimes I like to fly with my 7.8″ Crystal Sky for its larger screen and 2000 nits of brightness. In the past, this meant rebinding my original Mavic 2 controller every time, then rebinding the Smart Controller when finished. This was time-consuming and a little aggravating. Now with the new dual remote update, I can keep both remotes bound at all times and choose which controller to fly with.

Now a few things to keep in mind, your secondary controller can do most tasks just like the primary remote however it does have some limitations. You cannot adjust the settings in the menu, that has to be done on the primary controller. If a second pilot is flying with the secondary controller any inputs from the primary controller sticks will override the secondary controller. The secondary controller does have full accesses to all camera controls and settings.

Watch our video on how to set up dual remotes for you Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom including Android devices such as crystal sky and the Smart Controller.

DJI Smart Controller: http://bit.ly/2FViHlU
DJI Crystal Sky: http://bit.ly/2RYu9CX
DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom: http://bit.ly/2PVuaDU
PolarPro Flight Deck: https://amzn.to/2L9ssk3

 


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PolarPro Gimbal Lock For DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

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With the launch of the original Mavic Pro and then followed by the launch of the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom there has been a consistent dislike of the stock gimbal and camera cover that comes with them. Most complaints are due to the brittle build of the cover and that it can break easily. Others complain that it is to difficult to install and worst yet it seems to come loose while the drone is in transit. With the launch of the Mavic 2 series, there were even reports of the gimbal guard scratching the body of the camera.

A few weeks back PolarPro released a new gimbal lock in two variations, one for the Mavic 2 Pro and one for the Mavic 2 Zoom. Curious about the product I ordered one in so I could test it out. I purchased the version for the Mavic 2 Zoom from Amazon and it arrived promptly the next day. It’s a nice simple design and like most PolarPro accessories it has a nice rubberized build and seems to be made of good quality materials. The gimbal lock also has a soft material fastened on the inside to prevent scratching and scuffs which is a really nice touch. The included installation instructions were easy to follow and the gimbal lock attached quite easily, much easier than the stock gimbal lock/cover.

When attached it has a very snug fit, perhaps a little too snug? I am not sure but I definitely would not want it any tighter. It locks on tight and provides secure protection to the gimbal and camera, you definitely do not have to worry about this one coming off while transporting the drone. All in all a nice product for your Mavic 2 drone, the price is a little steep at $25 but I guess its cheaper than having to replace a damaged camera and gimbal. You can watch our YouTube video where we take a closer look at the PolarPro gimbal guard for the DJI Mavic 2.

Gimbal Lock for Mavic 2 Pro: https://amzn.to/2IgYV4O
Gimbal Lock for Mavic 2 Zoom: https://amzn.to/2I2OkuI

 

 


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