DJI Mavic Pro
Preassembled and ready to go out of the box, all you have to do to
get the DJI Mavic Pro into the air is charge the battery and controller,
download the app, and you’re ready to go. It is constructed well; when
the arms are snap into place, they feel very solid. The Mavic Pro’s clever
design keeps it small with all four arms folding up underneath and to the
sides. The compact size makes it easy to transport in nothing more than
a large jacket pocket, but the big advantage is the ability to keep the
props on all the time.
The unit, ready to fly, with battery has an all-up weight of only 1.62 pounds.
The remote is one of the smallest ones we’ve used and is just a little bit
bigger than a smartphone, with a small screen in the center to relay all of
the essential telemetry information for flying and navigating. To maximize
the full functions of this bird, you just connect your smartphone to the
transmitter and download the DJI GO app. The bottom of the remote
unfolds and allows the phone to fit into the housing of the transmitter.
The phone provides a live video feed and access to the more complex
autonomous modes along with a wide array of camera functions.
Model: Mavic Pro
Manufacturer: DJI ( dji.com)
Type: Sport/camera drone
Assembly time: 5 minutes
Flight duration: 27 minutes
Camera quality: 12MP photos
and 4K video
WHAT WE LIKE
• Three-axis gimbal with
• Long flight times
• Compact size
• Foldable arms for easy
Flying the Mavic Pro is easy, and the automatic takeoff and landing
function makes it simple to get the Mavic into the air. From there,
piloting is straightforward, and the Mavic is quite responsive. The
stabilization works well, and we have flown in some heavy wind conditions
without adverse results. The obstacle-avoidance system works well, but
the Mavic will not avoid small things like tree branches, ropes, or wires,
so be careful around those. When it encounters a solid obstacle, the
Mavic will stop its forward movement and wait for a command to send it
around the obstacle.
Be careful of your takeoff and landing locations as the Mavic Pro’s
camera barely clears the deck. The blades could hit tall grass or cause
loose gravel to be kicked up. The Return to Home function is impressive;
even from great distances, the Mavic Pro will always come back and land
within a foot or two of its original takeoff point.