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Charge Your CrystalSky With The DJI Mavic 2 Charger

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Here is a quick tip if you are thinking of purchasing a DJI Crystal Sky and you own a DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom. When you purchase a CrystalSky it comes with a charging hub and batteries. The 5.5-inch version comes with one battery, while the 7.8 version comes with 2 batteries. However, a charging brick is not included when you purchase either versions of the CrystalSky. When DJI first released the CrystalSky it was mainly designed to be used with a Phantom 4 series drone or the Inspire series and the charging bricks from either of those drones will charge the CrystalSky batteries. In addition, if you own a DJI Osmo the charger that comes with it can charge the CrystalSky. The problem is many now purchase the DJI CrystalSky to use with other consumer drones such as the DJI Spark, Mavic Air, and the new Mavic 2 Series and are now in need of obtaining a compatible charger. On the CrystalSky product page, DJI has a list of compatible chargers you can purchase but for the most part, I find them to be very large and bulky as they are designed to charge large drones and not to mention they are quite expensive.

However, if you already own a DJI Mavic 2 Pro, there is an adapter you can purchase on Amazon that allows you to charge the CrystalSky batteries with your Mavic 2 series charger. This is way more convenient than lugging around a large Phantom 4 charger when you will already have your Mavic charger with you. Not to mention the adapter cables come in at under $10 dollars. I have been testing this cable out for a few weeks now and it works very well. The added bonus is you can also use this adapter with your Mavic 2 car charger that DJI Sells. This allows you to charge your CrystalSky batteries while out on the go. You can watch my video review on this Mavic 2 charging cable for the DJI Crystal Sky.

Mavic 2/Crystal Sky Adapter (USA) https://amzn.to/2U794ah
Mavic 2/Crystal Sky Adapter (CAN) https://amzn.to/2U2jdVZ

 


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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
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DJI Crystal Sky Waypoints 2.0 Firmware Update

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A few days ago DJI released a new firmware update for the Crystal Sky that brought support for waypoints 2.0. Many users of the Crystal Sky have been patiently waiting for this new feature that was first introduced for the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom well over a month ago. Waypoints 2.0 has been available for smartphone or tablet uses and even owners of the new Smart Controller for quite some time, unfortunately, the Waypoints update for the DJI Go4 app was not available for Crystal Sky users until a few days ago and this did not sit well with many Crystal Sky owners.  When you pay premium prices for a high-end device such as the Crystal Sky you would think DJI would make updates for it a priority. This has been a common issue with Crystal Sky so far, hopefully going forward updates will be released in a more timely manner.

Waypoints 2.0 is a Go4 app update only, not a complete system update. To update your DJI Go4 app to get the new Waypoints 2.0 update simply launch DJI Go 4. Navigate to settings and click on “Check For Updates”. You should then be prompted to install the new update. You can watch my video were I demonstrate Waypoints 2.0 running on the DJI Crystal Sky.

DJI Crystal Sky: http://bit.ly/2RYu9CX

 


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