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Product Profile & Features Highlights
The DJI Mavic Pro is DJI’s smallest flying camera, featuring a fully stabilized camera, Intelligent Flight Modes and Obstacle Avoidance inside a revolutionary folding design. It captures 4K videos and 12 megapixel photos, and is capable of both ActiveTrack and TapFly making complex shots effortless.
Mavic Pro boasts a maximum flight speed of 40 mph (65 kph) and a maximum flight time of 27 minutes*.
* Maximum flight time was tested in 0 wind at a consistent 15.5 mph (25 kph). This value should be taken
for reference only.
The Mavic Pro is an ultra-portable aircraft thanks to its revolutionary folding design.
Camera and Gimbal: With the Mavic Pro, you are shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capturing 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever, all stabilized by the compact onboard gimbal.
Flight Controller: The next-generation flight controller has been updated to provide a safer, more reliable flight experience. The aircraft is able to automatically return to its home point when transmission signal is lost or battery level is low. Apart from being able to hover in door at low altitudes, the aircraft is also able to sense and avoid obstacles on its route, enhancing safety.
HD Video Downlink: Built into the Remote Controller is DJI’s latest long-range transmission technology OCUSYNC, offering a maximum transmission range of 4.3 mi (7 km) and making it possible to control
your aircraft up and stream video to your mobile device at 1080p.
Preparing the Mavic Pro
All arms of the aircraft are folded on delivery. Follow the instructions below to unfold all the arms.
Preparing the Aircraft
Remove the gimbal cover and gimbal clamp from the camera.
- The gimbal cover is used to protect the gimbal. Remove it when necessary.
- Use the Gimbal Clamp and Gimbal Cover to protect the gimbal when the Mavic Pro is not in use.
Attaching the Propellers
Attach the white ringed propellers to the mounting base with white marks. Press the propeller down onto the mounting plate and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured. Attach the other propellers to the mounting base without marks.
Unfold the Arms
1. Unfold the front arms, followed by the rear arms of the aircraft as shown.
2. Unfold all propeller blades.
- Unfold the front arms and the propellers before the rear ones. All arms and propellers must be unfolded before powering on the aircraft, or it may affect Self Diagnostic Testing.
Preparing the Remote Controller
1. Unfold the mobile device clamps and the antennas.
2. Choose an appropriate RC cable based on the type of mobile device used. An RC cable with a Lightning Connector has been connected and the Standard Micro USB connector cable and the USB Type-C connector cable are included. An optional Reverse Micro USB connector cable is available. Insert the mobile device and secure it.
Remote Controller Diagram
The following flight modes are available for Mavic Pro:
P-mode (Positioning): P-mode works best when the GPS signal is strong. The aircraft utilizes the GPS and Forward and Downward Vision Systems to locate itself, automatically stabilize, and navigate between obstacles. Advanced features such as TapFly and ActiveTrack are enabled in this mode. When the Forward Vision System is enabled and lighting conditions are sufficient, the maximum flight attitude angle is 16° with a maximum flight speed of 22 mph (36 kph). When forward obstacle sensing are disabled, the maximum flight attitude angle is 25° and the maximum flight speed is 36 mph (58 kph). When the GPS signal is weak and lighting conditions are too dark for the Forward and Downward Vision Systems, the aircraft will only use its barometer for positioning to control altitude.
Note: P-mode requires larger stick movements to achieve high speeds.
S-mode (Sport): The aircraft is using GPS for positioning. As Forward and Downward Vision Systems are disabled, the aircraft will not be able to sense and avoid obstacles when in Sport Mode. Ground Station and the Intelligent Flight functions are also not available in Sport Mode.
Note: Aircraft responses are optimized for agility and speed making it more responsive to stick movements.
Flight Status Indicator
The Mavic Pro has Front LEDs and Aircraft Status Indicator. The positions of these LEDs are shown in the
The Front LEDs show the orientation of the aircraft. The Front LEDs glow solid red when the aircraft is turned on to indicate the front (or nose) of the aircraft (the Front LED can be turned off in the DJI GO 4 app). The Aircraft Status Indicator communicates the system status of the flight controller. Refer to the table below for more information about the Aircraft Status Indicator.
Aircraft Status Indicator Description
Use the RTH button on the remote controller or tap the RTH button in the DJI GO 4 app and follow the on-screen instructions when GPS is available to initiate Smart RTH. The aircraft status indicator will blink to display the current status. The aircraft will sense and avoid obstacles on its flight path during Smart RTH. The aircraft may choose to navigate or hover in place to avoid collision. User can manually navigate the aircraft to avoid obstacles if the Forward Vision System is disabled or if light levels are low. The pilot can also immediately exit Smart RTH using the Flight Pause Button on the remote controller or by pressing the Stop icon in the DJI GO 4 app. Landing Protection will activate during Smart RTH, Precision Landing and when using Auto Landing in the DJI GO 4 app:
1. When Landing Protection determines that the ground is suitable for landing, the Mavic Pro will land gently.
2. If Landing Protection determines that the ground is not suitable for landing, the Mavic Pro will hover and wait for pilot confirmation.
3. If Landing Protection is not operational, the DJI GO 4 app will display a landing prompt when the Mavic Pro descends below 0.5 meters. Pull down on the throttle or use the auto landing slider to land.
Low Battery RTH
The low battery level failsafe is triggered when the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery is depleted to a point that may affect the safe return of the aircraft. Users are advised to return home or land the aircraft immediately when prompted. The DJI GO 4 app will display a notice when a low battery warning is triggered. The aircraft will automatically return to the Home Point if no action is taken after a ten-second countdown. The user can cancel the RTH procedure by pressing the RTH button on the remote controller. The thresholds for these warnings are automatically determined based on the aircraft’s current altitude and distance from the Home Point.
The aircraft will land automatically if the current battery level can only support the aircraft long enough to descend from its current altitude. The user can still use the remote controller to alter the aircraft’s orientation during the landing process.
The Battery Level Indicator is displayed in the DJI GO 4 app, and is described below:
The Mavic Pro automatically scans and attempts to match the terrain features underneath during Return to Home. When current terrain matches home point terrain, the Mavic will start landing immediately to achieve precision landing. The DJI GO 4 app will show a terrain feature mismatch prompt if matching fails.
Obstacle Avoidance During RTH
Aircraft can now sense and actively attempt to avoid obstacles during RTH, provided that the lighting conditions are adequate for the Forward Vision System. Upon detecting an obstacle, the aircraft will act as follows:
1. Aircraft decelerates when an obstacle is sensed at 49 ft (15 m) ahead.
2. Aircraft stops and hovers then starts ascending vertically to avoid the obstacle. The aircraft will stop climbing when it is at least 16 ft (5 m) above the detected obstacle.
3. RTH procedures resume. The aircraft will continue flying to the Home Point at the current altitude.
With the TapFly feature, users can now tap on the mobile device screen to fly in the designated direction without using the remote controller. The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles it sees or brake and hover provided that the lighting is appropriate (< 300 lux) nor too bright (> 10,000 lux).
Ensure the battery level is more than 50% for the Intelligent Flight Battery, and the aircraft is in P-mode. Then follow the steps below to use TapFly:
ActiveTrack allows you to mark and track a moving object on your mobile device screen. The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles in its flight path. No external tracking device is required. The Mavic Pro can automatically identify and trace bikes and other vehicles, people and animals, and use different tracking strategies for each.
Ensure the Intelligent Flight Battery has more than 50% power and the aircraft is in P-mode. Then follow the steps below to use ActiveTrack:
Tap the icon in the DJI GO 4 app to enable Tripod Mode. In Tripod Mode, the maximum flight speed is limited to 2.2 mph (3.6 kph). Responsiveness to stick movements is also reduced for smoother more controlled movements.
- Only use Tripod Mode where the GPS signal is strong or light conditions are ideal for the vision system. If GPS signal is lost and if the vision system cannot function, it will automatically switch to Atti mode. In this case, flight speed will increase and the aircraft cannot hover in place. Use Tripod Mode carefully.
Terrain Follow Mode
The Downward Vision System is utilized in Terrain Follow Mode to maintain a height above ground between 1 and 13 meters. This mode is designed for use on grassland sloped at no more than 20°.
Enable the Terrain Follow Mode by tapping the Intelligent Flight Mode icon in the DJI GO 4 app. When this mode is enabled, the aircraft’s current height will be recorded. The aircraft will maintain the recorded height during flight and ascend when the slope rises. However, the aircraft will not descend in downward slopes.
- t is important that you only fly in conditions where the Vision Position System can function correctly; otherwise the Terrain Follow Mode will not work.
The aircraft will fly forward automatically at a certain speed after entering Fixed-Wing Mode. Push the left stick up to ascend and down to descend. Push either stick left or right to rotate the aircraft. Pushing the right stick up will accelerate and pushing down will exit Fixed-Wing Mode.
In the DJI GO 4 app, tap the icon (signal) and enable Fixed-Wing Mode. Push the right stick up until the C1 icon appears, then press the C1 button on the remote controller to enter Fixed-Wing Mode. Push the right stick down for 3 seconds or press the C2 button on the remote controller to exit Fixed-Wing Mode.
- Push the right stick up until flight speed reaches 3m/s or more to enter Fixed-Wing Mode. Do not move the sticks in any other direction.
- Flight speed cannot be reduced while using Fixed-Wing Mode. You can only push the right stick up to accelerate. Pushing the right stick down will exit Fixed-Wing Mode.
- Other Intelligent Flight Modes and Portrait Mode are disabled when using Fixed-Wing Mode
Forward and Downward Vision System
The Mavic Pro is equipped with a Forward and Downward Vision System that constantly scans for obstacles in front of it, allowing it to avoid collisions by going around, over or hovering. The downward Vision System uses ultrasound and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position. With the help of the Downward Vision System, your Mavic Pro can hover in place more precisely and fly indoors or in other environments where a GPS signal is not available. The main components of the Forward and Downward Vision System are located on the nose and the bottom of the aircraft; they include   four monocular sensors and  two ultrasonic sensors.
The detection range of the Forward and Downward Vision System is depicted as follow. Note that the aircraft cannot sense or avoid the obstacles that are not within the detection range.
Forward and Downward Vision Systems cameras installed on the aircraft are calibrated on delivery. However these cameras are vulnerable to excessive impact and will require occasional calibration via DJI Assistant 2 or the DJI GO 4 app. Follow the steps below to calibrate the camera.
Repeat the steps above to calibrate the Downward Vision System cameras.
Use quick calibration when the DJI GO 4 app notify that vision sensor calibration is required. Tap through “Aircraft Status” -> “Vision Sensors” to start quick calibration.
Quick calibration is quick fix to vision sensor issues. Connecting the aircraft to a computer to carry out a full calibration using DJI Assistant 2 is recommended when possible. Only calibrate when lighting conditions are adequate and on textured surfaces i.e. grass.
- Do not calibrate the aircraft on highly reflective surfaces such as Marble or ceramics.
The Downward Vision System is activated automatically when the aircraft is turned on. No further action is required. The Downward Vision System is typically used in indoor environments where GPS is unavailable. Using the Downward Vision System, the aircraft can hover precisely even without GPS.
Follow the steps below to use Downward Vision System:
1. Toggle the flight mode switch to P-mode.
2. Place the aircraft on a flat surface. Note that the Downward Vision System cannot work properly on surfaces without clear pattern variations.
3. Turn on the aircraft. The aircraft status indicator will flash green two times, which indicates the Downward Vision System is ready. Gently push the left stick up to lift off and the aircraft will hover in place.
Assisted Braking from Forward Vision System
Powered by the Forward Vision System, the aircraft is able to actively brake when obstacles are detected in front. Forward and Downward Vision Systems work best when lighting is adequate and the obstacle is clearly marked or textured. The aircraft must fly at no more than 22mph (36kph) to allow sufficient braking distance.
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
Use only DJI approved propellers with your Mavic Pro. White ring and unmarked propellers indicate
where they should be attached and in which direction whey should spin.
Attaching the Propellers
Attach the white ringed propellers to the mounting base with white marks. Press the propeller down onto the mounting plate and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured. Attach the other propellers to the mounting bases without marks. Unfold all the propellers blades.
Detaching the Propellers
Press the propellers down into the motor mount and rotate in the unlock direction.
- Be aware of the sharp edges of the propellers. Handle with care.
- Use only the DJI approved propellers. Do not mix propeller types.
- Stand clear of the motors and DO NOT touch the propellers when they are spinning.
- Check that the propellers and motors are installed correctly and firmly before every flight.
- Ensure that all propellers are in good condition before each flight. DO NOT use aged, chipped, or broken propellers.
- To avoid injury, STAND CLEAR of and DO NOT touch propellers or motors when they are spinning.
- ONLY use original DJI propellers for a better and safer flight experience.
Intelligent Flight Battery
The DJI Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity of 3830 mAh, a voltage of 11.4 V, and a smart charge / discharge functionality. It should only be charged using an appropriate DJI approved charger.
- The Intelligent Flight Battery must be fully charged before using it for the first time.
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions
1. Battery Level Display: The LED indicators display the current battery level.
2. Auto-Discharging Function: To prevent swelling, the battery automatically discharges to below 65% of total power when it is idle for more than ten days. It takes around two days to discharge the battery to 65%. It is normal to feel moderate heat being emitted from the battery during the discharge process. Discharge thresholds can be set in the DJI GO 4 app.
3. Balanced Charging: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
4. Overcharge Protection: Charging automatically stops when the battery is fully charged.
5. Temperature Detection: The battery will only charge when the temperature is between 5°C (41°F) and 40°C (104°F).
6. Over Current Protection: The battery stops charging when a high amperage (more than 8.5A) is detected.
7. Over Discharge Protection: To prevent over-discharge damage, discharging automatically stops.
8. Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
9. Battery Cell Damage Protection: The DJI GO 4 app displays a warning message when a damaged battery cell is detected.
10. Sleep Mode: To save power, the battery will cut off power supply and enter sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity.
11. Communication: Information pertaining to the battery’s voltage, capacity, current, etc. is transmitted to the aircraft’s main controller.
- Refer to Mavic Pro Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines before use. Users take full responsibility for all operations and usage.
Using the Battery
Turning On: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn on. The remote
controller system status screen will display the current battery level.
Turning Off: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn off.
Low Temperature Notice:
1. Battery capacity is significantly reduced when flying in low temperature (-10°C and 5°C) environments.
2. Batteries cannot be used in extremely low temperature (< -10°C) environments. It is recommended to fully charged the battery when taking off in temperature between -10°C and 5°C.
3. End the flight as soon as the DJI GO 4 app displays the “Low Battery Level Warning” in low temperature environments.
4. Keep the battery indoors to warm it before flying in low temperature environments.
5. To ensure optimal performance of the battery, keep the battery temperature above 20°C.
- In cold environments, insert the battery into the battery compartment and turn on the aircraft for approximately 1-2 minutes to warm up before taking off.
Checking the Battery Level
The Battery Level Indicators display how much power remains. When the battery is turned off, press the Power Button once, the Battery Level Indicators will light up to display the current battery level. See below for details.
Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery
1. Connect the Battery Charger to a power source (100-240V, 50/60Hz).
2. Connect the Battery to the Charger to start charging.
3. The Battery Level Indicator will display the current battery level as it is charging.
4. The Intelligent Flight Battery is fully charged when the Battery Level Indicators are all off. Detach the battery from the Charger.
5. Allow battery temperature to drop to room temperature before storing for an extended period.
6. The charger will stop charging the battery if the battery cell’s temperature is not within the operating range (5°C to 40°C).
Remote Controller Profile
Using the Remote Controller
Turning the Remote Controller On and Off
The Mavic Pro remote controller is powered by a 2S rechargeable battery that has a capacity of 2970 mAh. Follow the steps below to turn on your remote controller:
1. When the remote controller is turned off, press the Power Button once. The LCD Screen will display the current battery level.
2. Press once, then again and hold the Power Button to turn on the remote controller.
3. The remote controller will beep when it is turned on.
4. Repeat Step 2 to turn off the remote controller.
Charging the Remote Controller
Charge the remote controller using the included charger. Refer to the figure below for more details.
Controlling the Camera
Shoot videos/photos, and adjust camera settings via the Shutter Button, Record Button, and Camera Settings Dial on the remote controller.
1.Camera Settings Dial
Turn the dial to adjust camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, without letting go of the remote controller.
2. Shutter Button
Press to take a photo. If burst mode is activated, multiple photos will be taken with a single press.
3. Record Button
Press once to start recording video, then press again to stop recording.
Control the tilt of the gimbal.
Controlling the Aircraft
This section explains how to control the orientation of the aircraft through the remote controller. Control can be set to Mode 1 , Mode 2 or Mode 3, or to a custom mode.
Dual Remote Controller Mode
Mavic Pro supports Dual Remote Controller Mode, Mavic Pro firmware version 01.03.0400, DJI GO 4 app iOS v4.0.5 or DJI GO 4 app Android v4.0.5 are required. Two remote controllers can connect to the same aircraft in Dual Remote Controller Mode.
Both the Primary remote controller and the Secondary remote controller are able to control the orientation of the aircraft and the movement of the gimbal and camera operation after the remote controllers have been linked to the aircraft.
Please pay attention to the below operation differences of the Primary and Secondary remote controller.
1. Gimbal Dial
Both Primary remote controller and Secondary remote controller are able to control the gimbal dial but the Primary remote controller has priority. For example, the Secondary remote controller is unable to control the gimbal dial when the Primary remote controller is using the gimbal dial. However, after stopping control of the gimbal dial for two seconds, the Secondary remote controller is able to control the gimbal dial.
2. Control Stick
Both the Primary remote controller and Secondary remote controller are able to control the orientation of the aircraft using control sticks. The Primary remote controller has priority. The Secondary remote controller is unable to control the aircraft’s orientation when the Primary remote controller is operating the control sticks. When the control sticks are idle for two seconds, the Secondary remote controller is able to control the aircraft’s orientation. To ensure flight safety, when pulling down the throttle stick on the Secondary remote controller, push both sticks down and inwards. When the Primary remote controller is controlling the aircraft, the aircraft will not respond to that command, even if the Primary remote controller has been idle for more than two seconds. The Secondary remote controller sticks need to be released so that the Secondary remote controller is able to control the aircraft.
3. Flight Mode Switch
Only use the Primary remote controller to switch the flight mode. The Flight Mode Switch is disabled on the Secondary remote controller.
4. DJI GO 4 App Settings
The display and parameter settings for the Primary and Secondary remote controllers in DJI GO 4 are the same. Everything except the fight controller, vision system, video transmission, Intelligent Flight Battery and gimbal parameters cannot be set up when using the Secondary remote controller. Display and parameter settings in the DJI GO 4 for Primary and Secondary remote controllers are the same.
Linking the Remote Controller
Camera and Gimbal
The on-board camera uses the 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor to capture video up to 4K at 30 fps with the Mavic Pro and 12 megapixel stills. You may choose to record video in either MOV or MP4 formats. Available picture shooting modes include burst, continuous, and interval mode. A live preview of what the camera sees can be monitored on the connected mobile device via the DJI GO 4 app.
Camera Micro SD Card Slot
To store your photos and videos, insert the Micro SD card into the slot, as shown below, before turning on the Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro comes with a 16 GB Micro SD card and supports Micro SD cards up to 64 GB. A UHS-1 Micro SD card is recommended due to their fast read and write speeds allowing you to save high-resolution video data.
- Do not remove the Micro SD card from the Mavic Pro when it is turned on.
- To ensure the stability of the camera system, single video recordings are capped at 30 minutes.
Camera Data Port
Turn on the Mavic Pro and connect a USB cable to the Micro USB Port to download photos and videos to your computer.
- The aircraft must be turned on before attempting to access the files on the Micro SD card.
The 3-axis gimbal provides a steady platform for the attached camera, allowing you to capture clear, stable images and video. The gimbal can tilt the camera within a 120 ̊ range.
Use the gimbal dial on the remote controller to control camera tilt, or go to Camera View in the DJI GO 4 app, tap and hold on the screen until a blue circle appears, then drag the circle to control the camera’s tilt.
The controllable range of the gimbal roll axis is 0° to 90°, enabling you to shoot in Landscape Mode and Portrait Mode. The roll axis will rotate 90° when Portrait Mode is enabled.
- It is recommended to use the Portrait Mode for taking photos instead of recording video. When the aircraft is flown in ways that taxes the system, for example emergency braking or flying in Sport Mode, the gimbal roll axis will reach its endpoint and cause the gimbal to vibrate.
Gimbal Operation Modes
Two gimbal operation modes are available. Switch between the different operation modes on the camera settings page of the DJI GO 4 app. Note that your mobile device must be connected to the remote controller for changes to take effect. Refer to the table below for details: