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DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone Teardown

Knowledge being power, we at Creative Electron are always eager to partner with iFixit on their teardown projects. The power that these teardowns provide to consumers is fantastic, and this DJI Magic Air 2 drone teardown is a great example. Here’s ifixit’s video of the teardown:

The highlight of the video from our perspective is the rotational X-ray of the folded body (click on it to see the full size image).

The X-ray images we provided for this review immediately revealed a valuable detail about the prospective repairability of the Mavic Air 2; it’s assembled with lots of screws. As the iFixit team drills down, we learn quite a bit about what common repairs will entail. Such details are a big help when making a purchasing decision. Here are some of the highlights.

• Battery easily removed
• Plentiful screws for ease of disassembly
• Simple to remove camera gimbal
• Repairing motor or leg will require soldering
• 6 out of 10 on the iFixit repairability scale

During the teardown, the X-ray image helped reveal some hidden screws that were key to removing the upper case. Removal of this cover would be necessary to execute the soldering required for leg or motor replacement. We provide additional X-ray images below for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s the system still in the box. You can see the controller on the left and the drone on the right with it’s detached rotor blades.

The drone removed from the box with and without the easily-removable battery.

The entire drone, legs open.

Three nice views of the camera and gimbal.

Here we can get a good look at the motors.

The prop in action!

And last but not least, the controller.

Now go fix it!

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