COMPATIBLE UAV MODELS
The new UAV control function of Raymarine’s Axiom and Axiom Pro MFDs is compatible with these video drones.
The affordably priced Spark mini-drone (not shown) includes ActiveTrack, which can automatically recognize and track objects. PalmControl mode allows you to control the Spark’s movements and take pictures with hand gestures, with a stabilized two-axis gimbal for smooth video footage. You can choose from pano or shallow-focus modes to get the shots you want. Return-to-home mode ensures you won’t lose your Spark when the battery runs low. With flight speeds up to 31 mph, it offers 16 minutes of maximum flying time on a single battery charge. $399; store.dji.com
DJI MAVIC AIR
Among the Mavic series is the Mavic Air (shown left). Designed to fold for easy transport, it features top-of-the-line flight and video performance. The three-axis gimbal, three-directional environment sensing, and 4K camera offer the capability of 32-megapixel sphere panoramas and 100 Mbps video capture. Gimbal dampeners create steady shots. It includes a remote, but you can also use hand gestures to launch and control this drone in SmartCapture mode. With flight speeds up to 42.5 mph, it offers 21 minutes of maximum flying time on a single charge. $799; store.dji.com