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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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DJI Crystal Sky

PolarPro Flight Deck Review | The Best Crystal Sky & Tablet Mount for DJI Drones

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A few weeks back Polar Pro launched one of its newest products called the Flight Deck and I have been waiting for a mount like this for a very long time. Flight Deck is a system for mounting your Crystal Sky monitor in you DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic 2 and Mavic Air controller. However, with the included free tablet mount it is also a great solution for mounting tablets in the controller as well. The best part is, with its quick mount feature you can swap monitors on the fly quickly and easily with no hassle. Up until now if you wanted to fly with a Crystal Sky and a tablet or phone it meant you had to bring several types of mounts out in the field with you, not anymore!

One nice feature that PolarPro included is the removable mounting plate that is attached to the tablet mount, this allows you to remove it and attach it to any smartphone or tablet mount that you wish. This makes the Flight Deck even more versatile. The PolarPro Flight Deck is compatible with Both the 5.5 inch and 7.85 inch Crystal Sky monitors and can be mounted in the DJI Mavic 2 series, Mavic Air and the Mavic Pro/Platinum. One feature that really makes the Flight Deck stand out from other mounts is the fact that you can adjust both the height and angle of the Crystal Sky, most mounts only allow you to adjust the angle. It has a small loop at the bottom for those who like to attach a lanyard to their remote. When attaching the Crystal Sky to the Flight Deck, no screwdrivers are needed. The flight deck used thumb screws that can even be attached to itself so they won’t get lost when not in use. The PolarPro Flight Deck also feature tapered edges that give the unit a much more natural feel when mounted in the controller. PolarPro states that other mounts will be introduced over time for devices such as smartphones and possibly extra large tablets, making the system even more adaptable.

PolarPro’s engineers did a fantastic job in the development of the Flight Deck, a quality build, and a truly useful product. I highly recommend the Flight Deck to anyone looking for a mount for their Crystal Sky or tablet.

PolarPro Flight Deck: https://amzn.to/2W5sx9J
DJI Crystal Sky: http://bit.ly/2RYu9CX
Crystal Sky Sun Hood: http://bit.ly/2FDlArk

 

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck with 5.5 inch crystal sky attached.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck with 5.5 inch crystal sky attached – Back View.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck mounted in the Mavic 2 controller.

 

The quick connect/disconnect feature allows you to set up and tear down quickly with no hassles.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck includes thumb screws to easy attachment to your Crystal Sky.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck can be adjusted to many angles and heights to accommodate any users preferences.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck folds up nice and small for easy storage and transport.

 

All parts included in the box of the PolarPro Flight Deck.

 

The PolarPro Flight Deck comes with a bonus tablet mount.

 

The bottom of the included tablet mount features a removable quick connector that can be attached to any tablet or phone mount with a 1/4-20 tripod connector.

 

PolarPro 10″ USB-C and lightning cable. Works well with Flight Deck.

 

PolarPro Flight Deck packaging.


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PolarPro Extension Remote Sticks Review

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the remote extension sticks by PolarPro for the DJI Mavic Air and DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom. When DJI introduced the original Mavic Pro they also introduced its new compact remote. In order to keep the remote small and portable, the control sticks were designed a little shorter than traditional remote sticks. This also rang true when DJI launched the DJI Spark, it also had a small remote and remote sticks. This became the new standard for DJI’s portable drones. When DJI Released the Mavic Air and the Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom they stuck to the smaller remote sticks even though they could now be removed for even easier packing, this is most likely due to the fact that users are now accustomed to the shorter style remote sticks.

The problem with a shorter stick is that it does not give you the fine control as a longer stick, think back to science class and what you learned about levers. PolarPro has released an ingenious new stick for the Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom and Mavic air. This new stick comes in the same size as the stock sticks from DJI but have the added feature of extending from .75 inch to 1.25 inches. This allows you to set the length to what you feel is best for you. When the sticks are collapsed they are the exact size of the original remote sicks and thus will stow away in the Mavic Air or Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom remote.

This is a great product for those who need nice precision controls when filming very specific shots with their DJI Drones. Watch our video review to see the PolarPro DJI Mavic Air/Mavic 2 remote extension sticks in action.

Remote Extension Sticks: https://amzn.to/2Sqb8qw

 

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks packaging

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks extended and closed comparison. The sticks expand from .75 inch to 1.25 inches.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks attached to Mavic 2 controller.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks attached to Mavic 2 controller.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks attached to Mavic 2 controller.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks when extended compared to stock DJI sticks.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks when closed compared to stock DJI sticks.

 

PolarPro remote extension sticks fit nicely in the remote the same as the stock ones.

 


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