Want a Free DJI Mavic Mini? Enter Our Raffle Now (Limited Time Entry Period)
BY Zacc Dukowitz19 February 2020
Want to win a free DJI Mavic Mini (worth $399)?
DJI has offered UAV Coach a free Mavic Mini to raffle off to our community members.
Here’s how to enter the raffle:
- Go to this thread about the giveaway on the UAV Coach community forum
- Write a comment there sharing what you plan to do with the DJI Mavic Mini if you win
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Write a comment any time from now until Thursday, February 27 at 12 P.M. noon Eastern Standard Time to enter to win.
How will winners be picked?
Everyone who comments on the post in our community forum from now until Thursday, February 27 at noon EST will be given one entry in the raffle. After the window for commenting closes, we’ll do a drawing and randomly select a winner.
The winner will be announced in our weekly newsletter on Saturday, February 29.
Note: The raffle is open only to those who reside in the U.S. or Canada. Each individual gets one entry in the raffle. Multiple comments will not equal multiple entries. Secure your entry in the raffle now.
About DJI’s Mavic Mini
The Mini can fit in the palm of your hand and is almost as light as a smartphone.
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In fact, it’s so small that you can fly it recreationally without having to register it, since it weighs 249 grams (about half a pound)—just under the FAA’s minimum weight requirement for registering a drone, which is 250 grams (.55 lbs).
[Looking for the top cheap drones on the market? Check out our guide here.]
The Mini’s camera can’t compete with the ones found on more expensive prosumer drones from DJI, like the Mavic 2 Pro. But it can still be used for some pretty impressive shots, especially given the relatively low price.
Another attractive feature in the Mini are the different pre-programmed flight maneuvers you can do using QuickShots, which allow those new to flying a drone the ability to capture interesting aerial videos right out of the gate.
Mavic Mini Specs & Details
- Weight: 249 grams
- Flight time: 30 minutes
- Camera: 12 MP photos, 2.7 K Video
- Video transmission: 4 km HD
- Gimbal: 3-axis
- QuickShots: Rocket (drone flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing down); Circle (drone circles a subject at a constant altitude and distance); Dronie (drone flies backward and upward while tracking your subject); Helix (drone flies upward and away, spiraling around your subject)
Watch the Mavic Mini in action to see how QuickShots can help you capture high-quality footage without a lot of flying experience:
DIY Creative Kit
Want to use the Mini in the classroom, or just to get your child excited about technology?
The Mavic Mini can be purchased with a DIY Creative Kit, which includes shell stickers and colorful markers to customize the drone’s exterior appearance.
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A Focus on Safety
The Mavic Mini comes with several safety-related features, which might be reassuring for parents out there considering the Mini for their child, or for new pilots.
Some of those features include:
- Built-in altitude limits
- Automatic return to the launch point if the drone loses connection to the controller or reaches critically low battery level
- 360° propeller guard to protect those nearby, and the drone, in case of a collision
- AeroScope remote identification to help protect sensitive locations
- Geofencing to help drone pilots avoid restricted areas
[Want to unlock geofencing on your DJI drone? Follow this step-by-step guide.]
The Mini also comes with downward visual sensors, which allows it to detect the ground below and enable precise hovering, stable flying, and accurate landing (both outdoors and indoors).
Want a chance to win your own DJI Mavic Mini? Enter the raffle now.