I Purchased a FAULTY DJI Drone from eBay! Can I FIX It?

I Purchased a FAULTY DJI Drone from eBay! Can I FIX It?

Who buy’s a faulty drone on PURPOSE? Well I did! and the best thing is that due to a strange eBay listing – I don’t even know what it is! watch me unbox the drone, figure out the fault and see if I can fix it or if its good for nothing except for the bin.

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  1. Alex Alex on July 8, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    maaaan, this drone in ce is awful, i had it and then i sold it, was flying it in fcc coz ce is impossible to fly at times. now i have mavic 2, mavic pro platinum and mini2 , those have muuuuch better signal

  2. First Trade on July 8, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    You bought a faulty DJI drone from ebay? Why? These things come faulty from the manufacturer….no need to go to ebay! Absolute scam garbage these things are! Riddled with issues 😑

  3. Hazam on July 8, 2022 at 7:22 pm


  4. pril250 on July 8, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Looking forward to the maiden flight just for fun…..

  5. Glen Smith on July 8, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Wow! lucky you Gavin. What i don’t understand is why the original owner never sent it back. I remember i wanted to buy that Air 2 when it was released, but it was a bit pricey for me. If one had to lose a DJI drone for whatever reason, can somebody who finds it buy a controller and start using it. Thanks for interesting video. πŸ‘

  6. Graham Niven on July 8, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Of course we want to see it fly!
    If you’re not going to fly it I’ll give you a hundred notes for it 😁

  7. The Tesla Fanboy on July 8, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Hey Gavin! πŸ‘‹ I really like your videos; especially this one, so much so that I want to try what you did in this video! πŸ™‚ What was your experience with DJI like? Was the age of the drone a problem?

  8. Jim Thorley on July 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Go fly it gav you know you want to

  9. UK BUBBLERS on July 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Cant wait to see you fly it what a bargain definitely fly it be great πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  10. David Hunter on July 8, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Well done Gavin! its not often that these bargains come on the market! πŸ‘ finish the video with a flight over the Humber!

  11. Jims tingz on July 8, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    cause we would id be happy to crash it into my ex wife and or her family

  12. Alex Barnes on July 8, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Love this!!

  13. funni stuff on July 8, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Sounds like the seller wanted to get that thing out of their household pretty quickly…

  14. Martin's UAV on July 8, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    A little time to sort out but what a bargain….πŸ‘

  15. MAXv77 on July 8, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Great result πŸ‘

  16. Daniel Ken on July 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Still a great drone! Would love to see it fly!

  17. Rick Killian on July 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I think I’d like to see the drone in the air doin some video footage

  18. hmfernandes1 on July 8, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    The original Mavic Air was the last product from the refined age of DJI.
    They simply don’t do it like that anymore.

  19. VAGASILVIO on July 8, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    The Mavic Air is a great drone with so many important features. Very performing. It was my first drone with which I learned to fly, but above all, to practice to master film shooting. I still use it! The only big problem, like almost all DJI drones, is that after 3-4 years it is difficult to find the batteries. They are not in production, and in a few years there is the risk of not being able to fly anymore. Of the three batteries in the Combo kit, only one is still active, but I think it will leave me in a while…πŸ™ˆπŸ˜­

  20. Nick H on July 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Go on Gav, get it in the air

  21. Can Fly WA on July 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Fly it, show us.. then you could do a wild comparison for sh*ts and giggles Mavic Air vs Mavic 3

  22. Airlessmean on July 8, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Oh man thats pretty sick! Now to do it again 🀣🀣 see if u can get a air 2 or sumit… what ya gonna do with it?

  23. Kevin on July 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Yeah definitely do videos on this Drone dude.. Would love to see it perform. It’s a nice looking Drone.

  24. Steve Kratz on July 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    You obviously didn’t deal with them through their "Official" Fakebook page!

  25. Bob E on July 8, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    What a great video. Love your creativity Gavin. Congrats on your new drone

  26. Keith Bown on July 8, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Brilliant Gavin I have just returned my Mavic Air 2 because of a camera fault under the refresh scheme so I am hoping everything runs smoothly I think think the refresh scheme is a excellent choice.
    I would be very interested to see you fly the old bird I used to own one.

  27. 1flyjc on July 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    ebay, good grief ebay. Trying to sell my mavic-air and air 2 on eBay, running into a lot of scammers. Glad you got somewhat of a deal.

  28. EnglishTurbines on July 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Great video, well done…Be interested to see what you think to this "old" DJI drone….Bargain Boy…πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  29. PD Tech on July 8, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Brilliant find and what a bargain!!πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  30. charles potts on July 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    I actually consider this Drone way better than the DJI Mini, because you get the full obstacle avoidance, way points, all the quick shots, shoots at 4k 30, i have one as well as the Mavic Air 2, you ended up getting a brand new drone, so for what you paid i consider you came way over top, KUDOS!!

  31. BwayneAnnaLee on July 8, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Great purchase sir! Absolutely fly that bird, just because she’s a little dated doesn’t mean she isn’t worthy! We still have our Mavic Air, they’re actually great little birds, so yes please post one of your awesome flights of this great find! πŸ‘

  32. Graham Walkingshaw on July 8, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Done the exact same thing a few times gavin and sold them on

  33. skip McLeod on July 8, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    You still got a great dealπŸ‘I would be proud to win that lottery. Definitely follow up with a flight I’m still rocking the mini it’s a blast. I followed your instructions on getting 1.4.8 on mine with assistant 2 works great on my android nowπŸ‘Š

  34. DB_1344 on July 8, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Don’t you dare not follow up with a flight 🀣 You’ve told a great story there Gavin the only true way to finish is to put it up in the air. Far better than any Mavic 3 review great idea for a video, Well executed and a really enjoyable watch – Now get that bird in the air!! – Thanks for your content

  35. Dom M on July 8, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats you made a very good deal! 180 pounds for a new Mavic Air! It is a very decent drone, with FCC hack and some antenna amplifiers you have a nice transmission signal. In urban environment I reach 2km. Good advise, verify you wifi environment to have the least signal interference. Disable the wifi from your phone as well as bluetooth (bluetooth use same frequency as Wifi) to push the signal to its limits. It has sensors, d-cine profile etc… Sports mode is a lot of fun and you reach 68.4 km/h max speed. The wind will not push this drone like the mini 2 but stays very stable and you have similar compact size. It was my first drone, it’s like the first love you always have the best memories. So sad I had broken it, it was below a tree and started to ascend to return home, it was a disaster. It broke in many pieces 😭

  36. Steve Kratz on July 8, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    So they still have a stockpile of Airs? Christmas release of Air SE? LOL

  37. Andrew Skowronski on July 8, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    That eBay address states the North Pole, i believe that you have been naughty in 2021, and Santa decided to send you a mixed bag of nuts, an incomplete fly-more combo, the wrong drone stated, and a return to DJI required. Santa knows whose been naughty and nice, so best give away that drone to one of your drone fans and make good before Christmas Gavin. You might just get a lump of coal if you dont. Cheers!! and believe.βœ‚

  38. lynch on July 8, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Check out the new flysafe down load on dji 2 s new sound and sensor lines p.s. nice to see you got a new drone πŸ‘

  39. TheBrookmeister on July 8, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Bargain that gav well done , be nice to see a video of it flying now it’s all sorted

  40. Sparky on July 8, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Was my first drone the Air. Realy enjoyable, capable bit of kit.

  41. Jimbo in Thailand on July 8, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Well Gavin, it certainly made for an interesting video. But considering it’s an old model, and you already have the much newer, more capable MA2 [or is it the MA2S?], what will you do with this antique now?

  42. Garry M on July 8, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I wonder if you could have paid extra and got an air 2?

  43. Rie M.S. on July 8, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    This video title is very misleading! Sending it to DJI for replacement DOESN’T mean you fixing it! Pls be more honest in the title next time yeah.

  44. Rick Killian on July 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I learned the hard way to NEVER order off EBAY. Their customer service absolutely SUCKS

  45. TSC UAV on July 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Maybe you could start a giveaway for itπŸ˜‚πŸ‘€

  46. I Am Brent Lopez on July 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Small risk big reward

  47. Peter's Reviews on July 8, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Well at first I thought you where on a looser but as ever you came out on top. It disney matter what you touch Gav it turns to gold, well done mate πŸ‘ πŸ‘

  48. Jay Freeman on July 8, 2022 at 8:18 pm


  49. Steve Kratz on July 8, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    You know what you do with it? Transplant those motors from the Air to a Mini 2…

  50. Muhammad Qadr on July 8, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Ima say something mate your mic is laggy

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