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- Flight Mode
- The following flight modes are available for the Mavic Pro:
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 enables in this mode.
When the Forward Vision System is enabled and lighting conditions are sufficient, the maximum flight altitude angle is 16 degrees with a maximum flight speed of 22mph (36kph). When forward obstacle sensing are disabled, the maximum flight speed is 36mph (58kph).
When the GPS signal is weak and lighting conditions are too dark for the Forward and Downward Vision Systems, the aircraft will only use is barometer for positioning to control altitude.
Note: P-mode requires larger stick movements to achieve high speeds.
The aircraft is using GPS for positioning. As Forward and Downward Vision Systems are disables, 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 optimizes for agility and speed making it more responsive to stick movements.
- The Forward Vision System is disabled in S-mode (Sport), which means the aircraft will not be able to automatically avoid obstacles on its route.
- The aircraft’s maximum speed and braking distance are significantly increased in S-mode (Sport). A minimum braking distance of 30 meters is required in windless conditions.
- Descending speed is significantly increased in S-mode (Sport), which means a small stick movement on the remote controller will translate into a large travel distance of the aircraft.
- Be vigilant and maintain adequate maneuvering space during flight.
⇒ Use the Flight Mode switch to change the flight mode of the aircraft.
- Flight Status Indicator
- The Mavic Pro has Front LEDs and Aircraft Status Indicator. The positions of these LEDs are shown in the figure below:
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
- Return-To-Home (RTH)
Return-to-Home (RTH) function brings the aircraft back to the last recorded Home Point. There are three types of RTH: Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH. This section describes these three scenarios in detail.
- Aircraft can sense and avoid obstacles when Forward Vision System is enabled and the lighting conditions are sufficient. The aircraft will automatically climb to avoid an obstacle and fly to the Home Point at the new altitude. To ensure the aircraft returns home forwards, it cannot rotate or fly left and right during RTH while the Forward Vision System is enabled.
- Forward Vision System can be enabled during flight or RTH only.
If the Home Point was successfully recorded and the compass is functioning normally, Failsafe RTH will be automatically activated if the remote controller signal is lost for a specified amount of time (3 seconds when using the remote controller and 20 seconds when using Wi-Fi). Return-to-Home can be cancelled by the pilot, allowing them to regain control when the remote controller signal connection is reestablished.
- Aircraft cannot return to the Home Point when the GPS signal is weak or unavailable.
- The aircraft cannot avoid obstruction during Failsafe RTH if Forward Vision System is disabled.
It is important to set a suitable Failsafe altitude before each flight. Launch the DJI GO 4 app,
enter “Camera” and tap to set the Failsafe Altitude.
- User cannot control the aircraft while it is ascending to its failsafe altitude. However, user can
press RTH button to exit the ascent and regain control.
Use the RTH button on the remote controller or tap the RTH button in the DJI GO 4 app and follow the onscreen 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:
- When the Critical low battery level warning is triggered and the aircraft begins to land automatically, push the left stick upward to make the aircraft hover at its current altitude, giving you an opportunity to navigate to a more appropriate landing location.
- The colored zones and markers on the battery level indicator bar reflect the estimated remaining flight time. They are automatically adjusted according to the aircraft’s current location and status.
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.
- Precision Landing performance is subject to the following conditions:
a. Home point is recorded upon take off, and cannot not be refreshed during flight.
b. Aircraft must take off vertically. Take off altitude must be greater than 10 meters.
c. Home point terrain features remain largely unchanged.
d. Home point terrain with no distinctive features will affect the performance.
e. Lighting conditions cannot be too light nor too dark.
- The following actions are available during landing:
a. Pull throttle down to accelerate landing.
b. Moving the control sticks in any other direction will stop Precision Landing. The Mavic Pro
will descend vertically and Landing Protection will remain active.
RTH Safety Notices
The aircraft cannot avoid obstructions during RTH when the Forward Vision System is disabled. Therefore, it is important to set a suitable Failsafe altitude before each flight. Launch the DJI GO 4 app and enter “Camera” and tap to set the Failsafe altitude.
If Return to Home (RTH), including Smart RTH and Low Battery RTH, is triggered and the aircraft is further than 20 m from the home point: 1. It will return to home at the current altitude if flying at or above the RTH altitude. 2. It will ascend to the RTH altitude if flying below it.If RTH, including Smart RTH and Low Battery RTH, is triggered between 16 ft and 66 ft (5 m and 20 m) from the home point, and Forward Vision System is activated:
1. If aircraft’s current altitude is greater than 32 ft (10 m), the aircraft will return to the home point at the current altitude.
2. If aircraft’s current altitude is lower than 32 ft (10 m), the aircraft will first automatically ascend to 32 ft (10 m), from the current altitude.
The flight speed will be adjusted to 9 mph (14 kph). The aircraft will start landing immediately if the Forward Vision System is deactivated. When entering Failsafe RTH, the Forward Vision System status is evaluated and RTH will adapt accordingly.
Aircraft automatically descends and lands if RTH is triggered when the aircraft is within a 16 ft (5 m) radius of the Home Point.Aircraft cannot return to the Home Point when the GPS signal is weak or is unavailable.
Press the Flight Pause button to exit from RTH. The aircraft will stop ascending and hover.
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.
- To ensure the aircraft returns home forwards, it cannot rotate during RTH while the Forward Vision System is enabled.
- The aircraft cannot avoid obstacles above, beside, or behind the aircraft.
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:
1. Take off and ensure the aircraft is flying at least 6ft (2m) above the ground.
2. Launch the DJI GO 4 app and tap , then tap , read and understand the prompts.
3. Tap once on the target direction and wait for the icon to appear. Tap again to confirm the selection
and the aircraft will fly in that direction.
- DO NOT guide the aircraft to fly towards people, animals, small and fine objects (e.g. tree
branches and power lines) or transparent objects (e.g. glass or water).
- Watch for the obstacles in the flight path and stay clear of them.
- There may be deviations between the expected and the actual flight path of TapFly selection.
- The selectable range for the target direction is limited. You cannot make a TapFly selection close to the upper or lower edge of the screen.
- TapFly Mode may not work properly when the aircraft is flying over water or snow covered areas.
- Be extra cautious when flying in dark (< 300 lux ) or bright (>10,000 lux) environments.
After confirming the TapFly selection, the aircraft will fly in the direction marked by the icon Note: You can still use the control stick to control the movement of the aircraft during the flight.
The aircraft will automatically adjust its speed when it senses an obstacle in front or if it is flying too close to the ground. However, this feature should not be relied upon for navigation between obstacles. Failsafe procedures will override TapFly. If the GPS signal weakens, the aircraft will exit autonomous flight and return to home.
Use the following methods to exit TapFly:
1. Press the Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
2. Pull back the pitch stick on the remote controller.
3. Tap “STOP” button on the screen.
Aircraft will stop and hover after exiting from TapFly. Tap a new target direction to continue flying or begin manual flight.
- DO NOT guide the aircraft to fly towards people, animals, small and fine objects (e.g. tree
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:
1. Take off and hover at least 6ft (2m) above the ground,
2. In the DJI GO 4 app, tap and tap to bring up the flight modes and then select ActiveTrack.
3. Tap on the subject you want to track then tap to confirm selection. If the subject is not automatically recognized, drag a box around it. The box will turn green when tracking is in progress. If the box turns red, the object could not be identified and you should try again.
ActiveTrack includes following functions:
The aircraft tracks the subject at a constant distance. Use the roll stick on the remote controller or the slider in DJI GO 4 to circle the subject.
Aircraft will not trace a subject automatically, but it keeps the camera pointing at the subject during flight. The remote controller can be used to maneuver the aircraft, but yaw is disabled. Using the left stick and gimbal dial will adjust subject framing.
The aircraft tracks the subject at constant angle and distance from the side. Use the roll stick on the remote control to circle the subject.
- DO NOT select an area containing people, animals, small, fine objects (e.g. tree branches and power lines) or transparent objects (e.g. glass or water).
- Stay clear of obstacles near the flight path, particularly when the aircraft is flying backward.
- Be extra vigilant when using ActiveTrack in any of the following situations:
a) The tracked subject is not moving on a level plane.
b) The tracked subject changes shape drastically while moving.
c) The tracked subject could be blocked or out of sight for a long time.
d) The tracked subject is moving on a snowy surface.
e) Available light is low (< 300 lux) or high (> 10,000 lux).
f) The tracked subject has a similar color or pattern as its surrounding environment.
- You must follow local privacy laws and regulations when using ActiveTrack.
- Aircraft will not be able to avoid obstacles while in Profile or Spotlight Mode. Use these modes in open areas.
- The aircraft will sense and avoid obstacles on its flight path.
- If the aircraft loses track of the subject, because it is moving too fast or obscured, re-select the subject to resume tracking.
Use the following methods to exit ActiveTrack:
1. Press the Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
2. Tap the “STOP” button on the screen.
After exiting ActiveTrack, the aircraft will hover in place, at which point you may choose to fly manually, track another subject, or return to home.
- Gesture Mode
In Gesture Mode, the Mavic’s Vision System recognizes gestures, allowing it to follow and capture selfies without a phone or a controller. Follow the steps below to use Gesture Mode:
- Gesture Mode can only be used in Photo Mode.
- Fly the aircraft 2 meters or higher above the ground then move in front of the camera to be recognized. Front LED Indicators will blink red rapidly if the Mavic Pro fails to recognize a subject.
- Enabling GPS on your phone will allow the Mavic to follow with more accuracy while flying in Gesture Mode.
- Tripod Mode
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.
- It is important that you only fly in conditions where the Vision Position System can function correctly; otherwise the Terrain Follow Mode will not work.
- Cinematic Mode
Tap the Intelligent Flight Mode icon in the DJI GO 4 app to enable Cinematic Mode. In Cinematic mode, the braking distance for the aircraft is extended. The aircraft will slow down gently until it stops, keeping footage smooth and stable even if control inputs are choppy.
- 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.
Using the Downward Vision System
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.
The performance of the Forward and Downward Vision Systems are affected by the surface being flown over. Ultrasonic sensors may not be able to accurately measure distances when operating above sound absorbing materials and the camera may not function correctly in suboptimal environments. The aircraft will switch from P-mode to Atti mode automatically if neither GPS nor Forward and Downward Vision Systems are available. Operate the aircraft with great caution in the following situations:
- Flying over monochrome surfaces (e.g. pure black, pure white, pure red, pure green).
- Flying over a highly reflective surfaces.
- Flying at high speeds of over 22mph (36kph) at 2 meters or over 11mph (18kph) 1 meter.
- Flying over water or transparent surfaces.
- Flying over moving surfaces or objects.
- Flying in an area where the lighting changes frequently or drastically.
- Flying over extremely dark (lux < 10) or bright (lux > 100,000) surfaces.
- Flying over surfaces that can absorb sound waves (e.g. thick carpet).
- Flying over surfaces without clear patterns or texture.
- Flying over surfaces with identical repeating patterns or textures (e.g. tiling).
- Flying over inclined surfaces that will deflect sound waves away from the aircraft.
- Keep sensors clean at all times. Dirt or other debris may adversely affect their effectiveness.
- The Downward Vision System is only effective when the aircraft is at altitudes of 0.3 to 13 meters.
- Forward and Downward Vision Systems may not function properly when the aircraft is flying over water.
- The Forward and Downward Vision System may not be able to recognize patterns on the ground in low light (less than 100lux).
- Do not use other ultrasonic devices with a frequency of 40KHz when Forward and Downward Vision Systems are in operation.
- Keep animals away from the aircraft when the Downward Vision System is activated. The sonar sensor emits high frequency sounds that are audible to some animals.
- Flight Recorder
Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. This includes flight telemetry, aircraft status information, and other parameters. To access this data, connect the aircraft to the PC through the Micro USB port.
- 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.
The Battery Level Indicators will also show the current battery level during charging and
discharging. The indicators are defined below:
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).
- Always turn off the battery before inserting it or removing it from the Mavic Pro. Never insert or remove a battery when it is turned on.
Battery Protection LED Display
The table below shows battery protection mechanisms and corresponding LED patterns.
After these issues are resolved, press the Power Button to turn off the Battery Level Indicator. Unplug the Intelligent Flight Battery from the charger and plug it back in to resume charging. You do not need to unplug and plug in the charger in the event of a room temperature error; the charger will resume charging when the temperature is within the allowable range.
- DJI does not take any responsibility for damage caused by third-party chargers.
How to discharge the Intelligent Flight Battery before transporting for long trip:
Fly the Mavic Pro outdoors until there is less than 20% of power left, or until the battery can no longer be turned on.
- Remote Controller
The Mavic Pro remote controller is a multi-function wireless communication device that integrates the video downlink system and aircraft remote control system. The video downlink and aircraft remote control system operate at 2.4 GHz. The remote controller features a number of camera control functions, such as taking and previewing photos and videos, as well as controlling gimbal motion. The battery level is displayed via the LCD Screen of the remote controller.
Compliance Version: The remote controller is compliant with local compliance and regulations.
Operating Mode: Control can be set to Mode 1 or Mode 2, or to a custom mode.
Mode 1: The right stick serves as the throttle.
Mode 2: The left stick serves as the throttle.
⇒ To prevent transmission interference, do not operate more than three aircraft in the same area.
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
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
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.
4. Gimbal Dial
Control the tilt of the gimbal.
- Controlling the Aircraft
Controlling the Aircraft
This section explains how to control the orientation of the aircraft through the remote controller. The Remote Control is set to Mode 2 by default.
Stick Neutral/Mid-Point: Control sticks are in the center position.
Moving the Control Stick: The control stick is pushed away from the center position.
- Keep the remote controller away from magnetic materials to avoid it being affected by magnetic
- Ensure the control sticks are in the center position and not being squeezed by external force
during transportation or storage.
- Keep the remote controller away from magnetic materials to avoid it being affected by magnetic
- Flight Mode Switch
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.
Note: P-mode requires larger stick movements to achieve high speeds.
S-mode (Sport): The handling of the aircraft is adjusted in to enhance maneuverability and speed. Maximum speed is increased to 40mph (65kph). Forward Vision System is disabled in this mode.
The Flight Mode is locked in P Mode by default, regardless of switch position. To switch flight modes, go to Camera view in the DJI GO 4 app, tap and enable “Multiple Flight Modes”. After enabling multiple flight modes, toggle the switch to P and then to S to fly in Sport Mode. The Mavic Pro is fly in P-mode by default every time after powering on. Toggle the Flight Mode Switch to
P and then to S every time before you use S mode.
Press and hold the RTH button to start the Return-to-Home (RTH) procedure. The aircraft will then return to
the last recorded Home Point. Press this button again to cancel the RTH procedure and regain control of
Optimal Transmission Range
The transmission signal between the aircraft and the remote controller is most reliable within the area that
Ensure that the aircraft is flying within the optimal transmission zone. To achieve the best transmission
performance, maintain the appropriate relationship between the operator and the aircraft.
- LCD Screen
The LCD Screen displays various system statuses including flight telemetry and battery level in real time.
Refer to the figure below for the meaning of each icon on the LCD Screen.
Linking the Remote Controller
The remote controller is linked to your aircraft before delivery. Linking is only required when using a new remote controller for the first time. Follow these steps to link a new remote controller:
1. Turn on the remote controller and connect to the mobile device, and turn on the aircraft. Launch the DJI GO 4 app.
2. Enter “Camera” and tap on and then tap “Linking RC” button.
- Toggle the Control Mode switch to RC mode before linking.
3. The remote controller is ready to link.
4. Locate the linking button on the side of the aircraft, as shown in the figure below. Press the link button to start linking. The Linking Status Indicator will display a solid green once the remote controller is successfully linked to the aircraft, and the LCD screen on the remote controller will display the aircraft’s information.
- The remote controller will un-link itself from an aircraft if a new remote controller is linked to the
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:
- DJI GO 4 App
Enter Camera View by tapping “Camera” on the DJI GO 4 welcome screen.
1. System Status
: This icon indicates aircraft flight status and various warning messages.
2. Obstacles Detection Status
: Red bars are displayed when obstacles are close to the aircraft. Orange bars are
displayed when obstacles are in detec
3. Battery Level Indicator
: The battery level indicator provides a dynamic display of the battery level. The colored
zones on the battery level indicator represent the power levels needed to carry out different functions.
4. Flight Mode
: The text next to this icon indicates the current flight mode.
Tap to configure the MC (Main Controller) Settings. These settings allow you to modify flight limits and
set gain values.
5. Camera Parameters
Displays camera settings parameters and capacity of the Micro SD card.
6. GPS Signal Strength
: Shows the current GPS signal strength. White bars indicate adequate GPS strength.
7. Forward Vision System Status
: Tap into this button to enable or disable features provided by the Forward Vision System.
8. Remote Controller Signal
: This icon shows the strength of the remote controller signal.
9. HD Video Link Signal Strength
: This icon shows the strength of the HD video downlink connection between the aircraft and the
10. Battery Level
: This icon shows the current battery level.
Tap to view the battery information menu, set the various battery warning thresholds, and view the
battery warning history.
11. Focus/Metering Button
: Tap to switch between focus and metering mode. Tap to select object for focusing or
metering. Auto Focus-Continuous will be triggered automatically according to the status of the aircraft
and camera after enabling Auto Focus.
12. General Settings
: Tap to enter general setting menu for setting metrics, enabling livestream, display flight routes
and so on.
13. Auto Exposure Lock
: Tap to lock the exposure value.
14. Gimbal Slider
: Displays the pitch of the gimbal.
15. Photo/Video Button
: Tap to switch between photo and video recording modes.
16. Shoot / Record Button
: Tap to start shooting photos or recording video.
17. Camera Settings
: Tap to set ISO, shutter and auto exposure values of the camera.
: Tap to enter the playback page and preview photos and videos as soon as they are captured.
19. Flight Telemetry
: Distance between the aircraft and the Home Point.
: Height from the ground.
: Aircraft horizontal speed.
: Aircraft vertical speed.
Tap to view map.
21. Intelligent Flight Mode
: Tap to select Intelligent Flight Mode.
22. Smart RTH
: Initiate RTH home procedure. Tap to have the aircraft return to the last recorded home point.
23. Auto Takeoff/Landing
: Tap to initiate auto takeoff or landing.
: Tap this icon to return to the main menu.
Slide left in the Camera view to enter the menu shown below:
Switch to Portrait mode by tapping the icon.
Tap the icon to point the camera downward or forward.
Use aircraft location or remote controller location as the home point.
Using Mobile Device to Control Aircraft
Apart from using the included remote controller, you may use the Wi-Fi connection on the mobile device to control the aircraft. Follow the instructions below to learn how to control the aircraft over Wi-Fi.
1. Power off the aircraft, then toggle the Control Mode Switch to the “Wi-Fi” position.
2. Power on the aircraft.
3. Turn on your mobile device’s Wi-Fi and enter the Wi-Fi password shown on the front arm to
connect to the Mavic network.
4. Tap icon to take off the aircraft automatically. Tap on the screen and use the Virtual Joysticks
to navigate the aircraft.
- Launch the DJI GO 4 app and tap the icon on the top right of your screen, then scan the Wi-Fi QR Code on the front arm to start connection. Note that this feature is available on Android devices.
- When using Wi-Fi in a wide open area with no Electromagnetic Interference, transmission distance is approximately 262ft (80m) at an altitude of 164ft (50m). The maximum flight speed is 9mph (14kph), maximum ascent speed is 2m/s and maximum descent speed is 1m/s.
- The Wi-Fi frequency of your mobile device can be set to 2.4GHz (default) or 5GHz. On supported devices, set Wi-Fi to 5GHz for less interference.
- Press and hold the linking button for 5 seconds or more to set Wi-Fi password and SSID. Press and release to rest the transmission frequency to 2.4 GHz.
- Using Wi-Fi mode in a wide open area with less Electromagnetic Interference. If the Wi-Fi is severely affected by the Electromagnetic Interference, use the remote controller to fly your aircraft instead.
Using Virtual Joysticks
Ensure the mobile device has been connected to the aircraft before using the Virtual Joysticks. The
illustrations below are based on Mode 2 (left stick as throttle).
Move the aircraft upwards, downwards or rotate to the left or right by pressing on the left half of the screen. Move the aircraft forwards, backwards or rotate to the left or right by pressing on the right half of the screen.
Tap on the “” button to enable or disable Virtual Joysticks.
- The area beyond the white circle is also responsive to control commands.
An intelligent video editor is built into the DJI GO 4 app. After recording several video clips and downloading them to your mobile device, go to Editor on the home screen. You can then select a template and a specified number of clips which are automatically combined to create a short film that can be shared immediately.
View and share the photos and videos in the SkyPixel page.
If you already have a DJI account, you will be able to participate in forum discussions, and share your creation with the community.
Flight Environment Requirements
1. Do not use the aircraft in severe weather conditions. These include wind speeds exceeding 10 m/s, snow, rain and fog.
2. Fly in open areas. Tall structures and large metal structures may affect the accuracy of the on-board compass and GPS system.
3. Avoid obstacles, crowds, high voltage power lines, trees, and bodies of water.
4. Minimize interference by avoiding areas with high levels of electromagnetism, including base stations and radio transmission towers.
5. Aircraft and battery performance is subject to environmental factors such as air density and temperature.
Be very careful when flying at altitudes greater than 16404 feet (5000 meters) above sea level, as the performance of the battery and aircraft may be affected.
6. The Mavic Pro cannot use P-mode within the polar areas.
Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones
All unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators should abide by all regulations set forth by government and regulatory agencies including the ICAO and the FAA. For safety reasons, flights are limited by default, which helps users operate this product safely and legally. Flight limitations include height limits, distance limits, and No-Fly Zones.
When operating in P-mode, height limits, distance limits, and No-Fly Zones function concurrently to manage flight safety.
Maximum flight altitude & Radius Limits
Maximum flight altitude and radius limits may be changed in the DJI GO 4 app. Be aware that the maximum flight altitude cannot exceed 1640 feet (500 meters). In accordance with these settings, your Mavic Pro will fly in a restricted cylinder, as shown below:
- If the aircraft flies out of the limit, you can still control the aircraft, but you cannot fly it any farther.
- If the aircraft flies out of the max radius, it will fly back within range automatically when GPS signal is strong.
- For safety reasons, please do not fly close to airports, highways, railway stations, railway lines, city centers, or other sensitive areas. Fly the aircraft only within your line of sight.
All No-Fly Zones are listed on the DJI official website at http://www.dji.com/flysafe/no-fly. No-Fly
Zones are divided into Airports and Restricted Areas. Airports include major airports and flying
fields where manned aircraft operate at low altitudes. Restricted Areas include border lines between
countries or sensitive institute.
- Preflight Checklist
1. Remote controller, Intelligent Flight Battery, and mobile device are fully charged.
2. Propellers are mounted correctly and firmly.
3. Micro SD card has been inserted, if necessary.
4. Gimbal is functioning normally.
5. Motors can start and are functioning normally.
6. The DJI GO 4 app is successfully connected to the aircraft.
7. Ensure that the sensors for the Forward and Downward Vision System are clean.
- Calibrating the Compass
Only calibrate the compass when the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator prompt you to do so. Observe the following rules when calibrating your compass:
- DO NOT calibrate your compass where there is a chance of strong magnetic interference, such as magnetite, parking structures, and steel reinforcements underground.
- DO NOT carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as cellular phones.
- The DJI GO 4 app will prompt you to resolve the compass issue if the compass is affected by strong interference after calibration is complete. Follow the prompted instructions to resolve the compass issue.
Choose an open area to carry out the following procedures.
1. Tap the Aircraft Status Bar in the app and select “Calibrate”, then follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Hold the aircraft horizontally and rotate 360 degrees. The Aircraft Status Indicators will display a solid green light.
3. Hold the aircraft vertically, with nose pointing downward, and rotate it 360 degrees around the center axis.
4. Re-calibrate the aircraft if the aircraft status indicators blink red.
- If the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks red and yellow after the calibration procedure, move your aircraft to a different location and try again.
- DO NOT calibrate the compass near metal objects such as a metal bridge, cars, scaffolding.
- If the aircraft status indicator is blinking red and yellow alternately after placing the aircraft on the ground, the compass has detected magnetic interference. Change your location.
- Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
Use auto takeoff only if the Aircraft Status Indicators are blinking green. Follow the steps below to use the auto takeoff feature:
1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app, and enter “Camera” page.
2. Complete all steps on the pre-flight checklist.
3. Tap “”, and confirm that conditions are safe for flight. Slide the icon to confirm and takeoff.
4. Aircraft takes off and hovers at 1.2 meters above ground.
Aircraft Status Indicator blinks rapidly when it is using the Downward Vision System for stabilization. The aircraft will automatically hover below 13 meters. It is recommended to wait until there is sufficient GPS before using the Auto Take-off feature.
Use auto-landing only if the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking green. Follow the steps below to use the auto-landing feature:
1. Tap on , to ensure the landing condition is ideal. Slide to confirm.
2. Abort landing process immediately by using the button on the screen.
3. a. When Landing Protection determines that the ground is suitable for landing, the Mavic Pro will land gently.
b. If Landing Protection determines that the ground is not suitable for landing, the Mavic Pro will hover and wait for pilot confirmation.
c. 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.
4. Aircraft will land and turn off automatically.
- Starting/Stopping the Motors
Starting the Motors
A Combination Stick Command (CSC) is used to start the motors. Push both sticks to the bottom inner or outer corners to start the motors. Once the motors have started spinning, release both sticks simultaneously.
Stopping the Motors
There are two methods to stop the motors.
Method 1: When Mavic Pro has landed, push the left stick down , then conduct the same CSC that was used to start the motors, as described above . Motors will stop immediately. Release both sticks once motors stop.
Method 2: When the aircraft has landed, push and hold the left stick down. The motors will stop after three seconds.
Stop Motors Mid-flight
Stop motors mid-flight will cause the aircraft to crash. The motors can only be stopped mid-flight when the flight controller detects a critical error. (This setting can be changed in the DJI GO 4 app)
- Flight Test
1. Place the aircraft in an open, flat area with the battery level indicators facing towards you.
2. Turn on the remote controller and your mobile device, then turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
3. Launch the DJI GO 4 app and enter the Camera page.
4. Wait until the Aircraft Indicator blinks green. This means the Home Point is recorded and it is now safe to fly. If they flash yellow, the Home Point has not been recorded.
5. Push the left stick up slowly to take off or use Auto Takeoff.
6. Shoot photos and videos using the DJI GO 4 app.
7. Pull down the left stick to descend, the aircraft will hover at 1.5 ft (0.5 m) above the ground for about 1 second, then hold the left stick at its lowest position until you touch the ground and the motors stop.
8. Turn off the Intelligent Flight Battery first, then the Remote Controller.
- When the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks yellow rapidly during flight, the aircraft has entered Failsafe mode.
- A low battery level warning is indicated by the Aircraft Status Indicators blinking red slowly or rapidly during flight.
- Video Suggestions and Tips
1. Go through the full pre-flight checklist before each flight.
2. Select the desired gimbal operation mode in the DJI GO 4 app.
3. Only shoot video when flying in P-mode.
4. Always fly in good weather and avoid flying in rain or heavy wind.
5. Choose the camera settings that suit your needs. Settings include photo format and exposure compensation.
6. Perform flight tests to establish flight routes and preview scenes.
7. Push the control sticks gently to keep the aircraft’s movement smooth and stable.
- Intelligent Flight Mode
Intelligent Flight mode includes Course Lock, Home Lock, Point of Interest (POI), Follow Me and Waypoints features to assist users to create professional shoots during the flight. Course Lock and Home Point lock helps to lock the orientation of aircraft so that the user can focus more on other operations. Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints mode enable aircraft to fly automatically according to the pre-set flight maneuvers.
Enable Multiple Flight Mode by launching the DJI GO 4 app > Camera View > > Multiple Flight Mode before using the Intelligent Flight Mode for the first time.
- Remote Controller LCD Screen Menu Information
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