Everything about the Mavic 2 Pro is pretty great, but the $1,499+ price tag still stings.
Good news to get your weekend started though — you could get a free Mavic 2 Pro from my friends at Drone Launch Academy!
You have about a week to enter the Drone Launch Academy Mavic 2 Pro giveaway. The entry period closes at midnight ET on on Thursday, June 27, and a winner will be selected and announced on Friday, June 28. A winner will be randomly selected from all their entrants.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which launched in August 2018, is considered to be one of the most powerful drones on the market at its price point. It has a three-axis gimbal with a Hasselblad camera and 1-inch CMOS sensor and F\2.8 EQV 28mm lens, capable of capturing 4K video and 12MP images. It also includes the DJI OcuSync transmission system with a transmission of 1080p and a maximum range of up to five miles.
Drone Launch Academy is an online drone training website, that primarily offers courses to help you study for and pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aeronautical Knowledge test (aka the Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate test), but also offers a variety of other drone-related courses.
As part of Drone Launch Academy’s contest, not only will you win the drone, but you’ll also get a Drone Launch Academy Shirt (I have one myself, and can confirm it’s VERY comfy!) and complimentary access to three of Drone Launch Academy’s drone online courses:
- Part 107 Prep Course (retail value: $199)
- Aerial Video A to Z (retail value: $397)
- Aerial Photo Pro (retail value: $247)
If you really want to increase your odds of winning, you can share it out to your own fans and friends. After you enter, you will be given a unique share link. Every time someone enters the contest via your link, you’ll receive ten bonus entries.
Other ways to get free/cheap drone stuff:
DJI’s educators, students, non-profit and developer discounts: DJI offers a variety of discount programs for people with a “.edu” email address, non-profit groups through its Better With Drones discount program and to some developers working on drone-related projects through its DJI Research Program. You could get anywhere from 10%-40% off select products.
Rent a drone: If you fly infrequently, it may make more financial sense to rent a drone rather than buy one outright. Companies like Up Sonder offer drone rental services, which typically have daily rates of around $50. It’s a similar model to Airbnb, where owners can post their drone up for rent, meet the customer, and the customer gets to use the drone for a certain amount of hours.
Look for scholarships: Another online drone training program, Drone Pilot Ground School, has a scholarship program for students. The top scholarship recipients can win cash outright, but other winners can also walk away with value including free Part 107 online training courses and waived Part 107 test fees.
Enter the Drone Launch Academy Mavic 2 Pro giveaway here to win a total of $2,300 in value worth of drone stuff, including a free Mavic 2 Pro!