The most common questions about the DJI Air 3 drone
New drone from DJI is with us now! The premiere was held 25.07.2023. We bring you the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the DJI Air 3 drone. Find out what has changed compared to its predecessor and what key innovations the manufacturer has introduced.
What are the main improvements of the DJI Air 3 (compared to the DJI Air 2S)?
DJI Air 3 has an improved camera system, video transmission system and vision system. It is also distinguished by longer flight time and more intelligent features. See below for details:
- added a camera with a medium telephoto lens (70 mm) and a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor
- drone benefits from improved next-generation video transmission system O4
- it is also equipped with an omni-directional detection system and supports the APAS 5.0
- the maximum hover time of the DJI Air 3 is 42 minutes,* and the maximum flight time is 46 minutes**
- the drone also supports the functions of Waypoint Flight, Advanced RTH, Cruise Control, QuickTransfer and much more
*Measured while hovering in a windless environment, at sea level, with aPAS turned off, AirSense turned off, camera parameters set to 1080p/24FPS, with video mode off and from a charge level of 100% from 0%. The information provided here is for reference only. Always pay attention to notifications in the app when flying.
**Measured while flying at a constant speed of 28.8 km/h, in a windless environment, at sea level, with aPAS turned off, AirSense turned off, camera parameters set to 1080p/24FPS, video mode off and from 100% to 0% charge level. The information provided here is for reference only. Always pay attention to notifications in the app when flying."
What is the weight of the DJI Air 3 drone?
The weight of the DJI Air 3 drone is 720 gram.
Does the DJI Air 3 have certification in Europe?
The DJI Air 3 has c1 certification issued by the European Union Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. Air Safety Authority (EASA).
In what subcategory can you fly a DJI Air 3 drone??
According to the C1 certificate granted, this drone can be flown under the rules of the a1 subcategory. It is required to undergo A1/ A3 training and registering yourself as a drone operator.
Does the DJI Air 3 allow vertical recording?
Both the wide-angle camera and the medium telephoto camera support vertical recording (9:16). In this case, the maximum resolution is 2.7K/60FPS.
Does the DJI Air 3 medium telephoto lens camera support MasterShots modes?
DJI Air 3 drone supports the mode MasterShots, is an advanced mode that automatically generates professional movie sequences. With this feature, the drone performs a series of complex aerial maneuvers around the selected object, while capturing relevant footage.
Does the DJI Air 3 medium telephoto lens camera support Panorama mode?
Panorama mode is supported in the first DJI Air 3 drone camera.
Does the DJI Air 3 medium telephoto camera support QuickShots modes?
DJI Air 3 supports all modes QuickShots except Asteroid mode.
Does the DJI Air 3 enable D-Log M and HLG video recording?
Both the wide-angle camera and the medium telephoto lens camera support video recording 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG. The 10-bit D-Log M mode allows more flexible color grading during post-production, and the 10-bit HLG mode allows a preview with a higher dynamic range (equipment that supports HDR display is required).
Controls, steering and range of the DJI Air 3 drone
Get information on the Air 3 drone's range and object tracking capabilities. See what pluses the new versions of the cameras have DJI RC-N2 i RC 2.
What are the main improvements of the DJI RC 2 control camera compared to the DJI RC camera?
Processor performance has been improved, resulting in smoother operation. The video transmission system and antenna system have also been upgraded (from 1T2R to 2T4R). Video streaming can also be used O4 (In conjunction with the DJI Air 3 drone). The DJI RC 2 has two built-in antennas and two external antennas, it also allows you to adjust the angle of the external antennas to achieve better transmission results video.
Which control cameras are compatible with DJI Air 3?
DJI Air 3 is compatible with DJI RC-N2 and DJI RC 2 control cameras.
What are the main improvements of the O4 video transmission system compared to the O3 system?
Video transmission system O4 uses a completely new hardware solution. The drone's antenna system has been expanded (from four to six antennas), and a new frequency response has been added.* The communication algorithm has also been improved - video transmission is now possible FHD within 10 km. The new system also provides greater resistance to interference, which translates into improved connection stability in complex environments, such as cities. In addition, the control unit supports live video transmission in resolutions as high as 1080p/60FPS, offering a smoother flight experience.
*It can only be used in countries and regions where it is permitted by local regulations.
**Measured outdoors, in the open, without interference and in compliance with the standard CE. The above figures show the farthest communication range for one-way flights without return. Always pay attention to notifications in the app when flying.
Whether the maximum transmission range of O4 can vary depending on the level of interference in the environment?
Depending on the environment, the level of interference may vary, and the maximum transmission range will vary.
Strong interference: urban landscape, ca. 1.5-4 km;
Medium interference: suburban landscape, approx. 4-10 km;
Weak interference: suburbs / coastal areas, 10-20 km;
An environment with obstacles:
Low interference and building obstructions: ok. 0-0.5 km;
Low interference and tree obstructions: ok. 0.5-3 km;
Tested in compliance with the standard FCC, in an environment with or without obstacles, with typical interference. The information provided is a reference only and does not guarantee actual transmission coverage.
What are the main improvements of the DJI RC-N2 control camera compared to the DJI RC-N1 camera?
The video transmission system and antenna system have been improved (from 1T2R to 2T2R). You can also use video streaming O4 (In conjunction with the DJI Air 3 drone).
Does the DJI Air 3 support omnidirectional obstacle detection?
With advanced sensors and system APAS 5.0 the drone automatically detects obstacles in all directions and smoothly avoids them.
How ActiveTrack 5.0 differs from ActiveTrack 4.0?
ActiveTrack 5.0 allows you to track objects in eight directions, creating more creative possibilities. It is equipped with advanced detection technology and uses multiple vision sensors simultaneously to recognize the target, distinguish it from other objects and keep it in the frame. It also lets you smoothly adjust tracking angles for more natural results. With new algorithms to detect surroundings and objects DJI Air 3 responds in advance to object movements and environmental information, and plans optimal tracking routes to record smooth, stable footage.
Questions about the DJI Air 3 drone application
Find out more about which software uses DJI Air 3 drone.
What app for the DJI Air 3 drone? Where can I download it from?
An app is available for the DJI Air 3 drone DJI Fly. You can find its latest version on the official website DJI.
How to update DJI Air 3 software?
You can update the software either through the app DJI Fly, or using a program on your computer DJI Assistant 2 (Consumer Drone Series). You can find details about each of these methods on the official website.
Questions about accessories for DJI Air 3 drone
Learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions about accessories for the latest DJI Air 3 drone. Learn more about good battery charging practices.
How long does it take to fully charge the DJI Air 3 battery?
About 80 minutes, if you use the USB-C cable and DJI 65W charger, and about 60 minutes, if you are using DJI 100W USB-C power adapter and DJI Air 3 battery charging hub.
What are the main improvements of the DJI Air 3 battery charging hub compared to the previous generation?
New charging hub supports energy storage and external discharge function. It is also distinguished by an improved design that makes it easier to carry. With the power accumulation function, you can simply press and hold the appropriate button to send the remaining power from several batteries to the battery with the highest charge level. This allows you to enjoy a longer flight time. The external discharge function allows you to use the hub as a powerbank - using it to charge, for example, a smartphone, tablet or other device up to 82 watts equipped with a USB-C port.
Can I charge the battery with another charger with a USB-C port?
Yes, you can charge your drone's battery with another charger that has a USB-C port. However, to ensure optimal charging performance, we recommend using the charger DJI 65W, power adapter DJI 100W USB-C or other chargers of 60 watts or more that support the PD standard.
Can I charge the battery through the USB-C port of the DJI Air 3 drone?
Yes, charging the battery of the DJI Air 3 drone is possible through the USB-C port on the drone. You can connect a standard charger with a type-C tip to your drone and charge the battery that way. Recommended fast chargers Ugreen 65W i Ugreen 100W.
DJI Air 3 is the latest drone in the DJI family. We hope you found this information helpful. However, if you have not been able to find answers to the questions that bother you contact us - we will be happy to help you.