FLY MORE COMBO INCLUDES:
(1) DJI Mavic Pro, w/Battery
(1) DJI Mavic Pro RC
(1) DJI Mavic Shoulder Bag
(1) DJI Mavic Battery Charging Hub
(1) DJI Mavic Battery to Power Bank Adapter
(1) DJI Mavic Car Charger
(2) DJI Mavic 8330 Quick-Release Folding Propellers, Pair
(2) DJI Mavic Intelligent Flight Battery, Additional
The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. 24 high performance computing cores, a newly redesigned transmission system with a 4.3mi (7km) range*, five vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal are at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger.
The Mavic uses DJI’s newly developed OcuSync transmission system. Part of the Lightbridge family, OcuSync performs far better than Wi-Fi transmission at all transmission speeds. OcuSync also uses more effective digital compression and channel transmission technologies, allowing it to transmit HD video reliably even in environments with strong radio interference. Compared to traditional analog transmission, OcuSync can transmit video at 720p and 1080p – equivalent to a 4-10 times better quality, without a color cast, static interference, flickering or other problems associated with analog transmission. Even when using the same amount of radio transmission power, OcuSync transmits farther than analog at 4.1mi (7km)*.
OcuSync goes even further than optimizing the communication mechanism and parameters of aerial imaging. There are several video transmission systems on the market claiming to offer video transmission with zero latency. However, it should be noted that the physical layer of those transmission systems is too simple to adapt to changes in the environment. When affected by signal interference, the image quality of the video being transmitted will fall sharply. This means these systems are not suitable for far field transmissions and transmissions in interference-heavy environments. Also, because these video transmission systems are not integrated into the whole system, latency will immediately start to rise up from 0 when working with devices including cameras and displays. OcuSync is able to strike a perfect balance between latency and receptivity, reducing latency to 5ms for remote controller transmission commands, 10ms for video data and 130ms for videos. More than low enough to ensure that Mavic is able to fly reliably despite interference. OcuSync’s integration with video processing, coding, and signal transmission systems also make it more cost effective.
Before taking off, OcuSync will automatically scan the environment and choose the frequency band with the lowest interference, ensuring more stable video transmission. During a flight, it sends key flight parameters back for viewing in the DJI GO app and supports a maximum download speed of 40Mb/s for photos and videos.
There are many Wi-Fi based transmission systems available on market. However, the experience of using OcuSync is completely different. As Wi-Fi was primarily designed to connect electronic devices locally, it works best when connecting to nearby devices. As it was designed for short range, Wi-Fi systems use low cost transmitters that suffer from weak data links. This means that a Wi-Fi cannot detect weak signals or signals with interference. OcuSync however, uses many cutting-edge communication industry technologies to outperform Wi-Fi in terms of sensitivity, anti-interference, and anti-fading, as well as when flying at high speed. It also supports simultaneous connection to multiple devices.
In use, this is the difference between smooth or interrupted transmission, short or long flight range, and short or long recovery times after interference or GPS signal loss. Additionally, since Wi-Fi uses a traditional protocol stack, it takes longer - from several seconds to tens of seconds – to get connected and to re-connect after signal loss But OcuSync uses Cross-Layer Protocol Design, it can establish or re-establish links within one second.
As well as point-to-point video transmission, OcuSync also supports wireless connections to multiple devices. For example, you can connect the DJI Goggles, remote controller, and Mavic wirelessly to OcuSync all at the same time. You can also add an additional remote so that you can control the Mavic with two remotes or share First Person View (FPV) videos.
STAY FLYING LONGER
When designing the Mavic, we wanted to reduce its size without sacrificing flight time. Since the Mavic has a brand new 4.1mi (7km) Full High Definition (FHD) video transmission system*, we knew customers would want increased flight time and speed to enjoy their flying more. This is why the Mavic can fly for up to 27 minutes** and reach speeds of 40mph (64kph). Because the Mavic is much smaller than the Phantom 4, it requires an even more efficient propulsion system. The efficiency of the Mavic’s propulsion system allows it to fly more than twice the 10 minutes that other folding or pocket-sized drones on the market are capable of. Its propulsion system is also more stable than smaller drones that do not have the power to fly in strong winds. The flight time of a drone is heavily dependent on its propulsion system and its overall power consumption. Since Mavic is smaller, the expectation is that it is less stable than a Phantom 4 when flying against the wind, but the Mavic’s airframe and propulsion system have been optimized to allow it to rival the Phantom 4 in the following ways:
- An aerodynamic design in the front and rear of the Mavic and its polished surfaces reduce air resistance as it flies forwards.
- Mavic has two pairs of 8.3-inch foldable propellers, each covering nearly half its length, compared to most foldable drones on the market whose propellers are only one quarter their length. This is possible through elegant engineering that allows rear arms to fold below forearms, saving overall space while allowing room for larger props.
4K ULTRA HD VIDEO
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is a shake reduction technology based on image cropping. It is particularly popular among compact and small drones since they can be made more simply by replacing a 3-axis gimbal stabilized camera with a fixed camera and EIS. EIS works by cropping edges from a 4K image, and can theoretically create a smooth full HD 1080p video from an original 4K video. However, EIS is unable to completely eliminate shaking and introduces ripples in both photos and videos. In drones, EIS has three main problems:
- EIS systems cannot shoot 4K or high frame rate video because cropping is necessary to reduce shake, and the amount of cropping will vary depending on the amount of movement. As 4K is currently the highest definition available for most cameras, 4K (or even 2.7K video) cannot be shot while using EIS. Additionally, as it takes time to process the cropping, recording video at high framerates is not possible, resulting in only 1080p video at 30fps.
- Shooting perspectives cannot be controlled precisely. Without a gimbal, drones are forced to use a fisheye lens to allow shooting angle changes, but changing the angle only uses part of the camera view, negatively affecting the shooting experience.
- Black edges may be introduced in the video in flight during a severe maneuver. This occurs because EIS technology clips beyond the edge of the video in an effort to keep the image stable.
To provide true 4K aerial video and a smooth live feed, the Mavic Pro is equipped with the smallest high-precision 3-axis gimbal that DJI has ever made. With brushless motors on all three axes, the gimbal can control the camera with precision, adjusting it to eliminate shake caused by movement from the Mavic. This 4K camera uses core technologies found in all DJI cameras. It is equipped with a 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor, commonly found in professional sports cameras, and an aerial imaging optimized integrated lens with an equivalent focal length of 28mm. It shoots smooth 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 96fps and 12-megapixel photos.
FINELY TUNED CONTROL
Tripod Mode drops the Mavic’s maximum speed to just 2.2mph (3.6kph), and the control stick sensitivity of the remote controller is dulled to give you the precision you need for accurate framing. It is also great for flying indoors in small spaces where the Mavic’s normal speed may make it more challenging to fly.
Sometimes a phone is all you have when the need to fly presents itself. Not only does the Mavic support flying on your phone with virtual joysticks, but you also have full access to all of its Intelligent Flight Modes — TapFly, Trace, Spotlight, and Profile. Using just your phone, you can capture photos and video so incredible, that no one will believe you did it just by tapping a screen.
DOUBLE THE SENSORS, TWICE AS RELIABLE
Flight Control systems are critical to stable flight and they need data from different sensors on the Mavic to function. The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the compass are the most important ones, yet they are also the most vulnerable to interference. The IMU acquires the angle, speed, and acceleration of the Mavic, so if it functions abnormally, it could negatively affect flight. The compass is used to know where the drone is heading, ensuring it flies in the right direction, and allowing it to return to home automatically. Without the compass, the Mavic would lose its ability to navigate. This is why the Mavic has dual IMUs and dual compasses.
Stability is key to a safe flight:
- Stability of the propulsion system. The Mavic will only fly when its motors and propellers are normal and intact, and the battery is sufficiently charged.
- Stability of flight attitude. Flight attitude is controlled by the Flight Controller. Any errors in attitude could have serious consequences, including crashes.
- Stability of sensors. Flight attitude is calculated from the data of an array of sensors. Any errors from the sensors could have serious consequences, including crashes.
Through DJI’s years of experience in drone development, and from extensive reliability tests DJI has found that propulsion systems and batteries are highly reliable while sensors, especially the IMU and the compass, are slightly more susceptible to errors. This is why we have made these sensors redundant with two sets of sensors working simultaneously on the Mavic Pro. Whenever the system detects an inconsistency in one, it switches to the other, keeping your flight steady and reliable.
SAFER, SMARTER BATTERIES
Electric vehicles use Battery Management Systems (BMS) to ensure battery performance, and LiPo batteries used in drones need BMS to function at their best. Most drones on the market today do not use intelligent batteries. Instead, they calculate battery level and even battery status, through monitoring current and voltage. The problem is that the remaining power in a LiPo battery is also reliant on battery temperature, and the number of times the battery has been charged and discharged and because of this, it cannot be accurately gauged with just current and voltage data like other battery manufacturers do.
DJI first began using Intelligent Flight Batteries in the Phantom 2. BMS was applied to LiPo batteries to accurately calculate battery level, working status and also to send battery status information to the Flight Controller. The DJI Intelligent Flight Battery in the Mavic adopts the latest technologies to ensure that the flight control system is able to obtain accurate battery level. This allows it to calculate remaining flight times more accurately. It also gives pilots a full understanding of the overall battery status, including real-time battery cell status, circle number, temperature and more, and all in the DJI GO app. As well as monitoring the battery status during flight, the BMS also has overcharge and over discharge protection, reducing the likelihood of battery damage. When not in use for extended periods of time, DJI Intelligent Flight Battery automatically discharges to 50% charge, keeping it at an optimum charge level for extended battery life. When flying in cold temperatures, the BMS will activate low-temperature protection and will control power output according to the temperature. This ensures the battery can provide adequate propulsion without damage from the cold.
*Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC-compliant.
**Battery duration is recorded in an ideal flight situation, subject to real flying environments and conditions.