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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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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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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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