The Mavic Pro Platinum not only has
a fancy new colour but boasts a large noise reduction from the standard
model, as well as an increased flight time.
The noise from the Mavic Platinum has been reduced by up to 4dB which
is 60% the noise from the standard model. The flight time has now been
increased from a maximum of 27 minutes up to 30 minutes. This is
achieved from the FOC sinusoidal driver ESC's and a new 8331 propeller
High-end portable Quadcopter
The Mavic is a revolutionary, small and compact quadcopter by DJI. As
well as being a completely new design the Mavic has taken a number of
unique features from DJI's other models and combined them to create
this new, impressive and exciting personal drone.
The DJI Mavic Platinum will fly for up to 30 minutes and has a record
breaking 4.3 mile range. A 1080p live view is presented on your
smartphone via the DJI GO App.
New Compact Folding Design
For the Mavic DJI have really concentrated on making the craft and its
accessories as easy to carry and travel with as possible. The new
design means the arms can now be folded inwards making it a lot smaller
and more compact. This gives you the ability to carry it on your person
or in small bags a lot easier and making it a more personal drone. The
small gamepad size controller included with this package can easily be
stored in a space as small as a back pocket.
Folded down the Mavic is 198mm x 83mm x 83mm, similar in size and
weight to a bottle of water..
4K Camera & 3-Axis Gimbal
The Mavic has kept up with the Phantom and Inspire with it's 4K camera
unit. It can record video at up to 4K 30fps and take 12MP still shots.
DJI have designed this camera to be as small and compact as possible to
keep the weight down but without sacrificing image or video quality.
The camera view will be instantly transferred to a live 1080p feed on
your smartphone. A gimbal will use high powered motors to keep all 3
axis steady and counteract any movements. This enables you to capture
extremely smooth and high quality video while flying.
A new tripod mode has been introduced to allow for accurate shots. This
mode slows down the speed of the aircraft as well as decreasing stick
sensitivity. This makes it a lot easier to steady the craft and focus
your camera on a tight and specific area.
Obstacle Avoidance and Return to Home
The obstacle avoidance feature first introduced on the Phantom 4 has
been integrated into the Mavic. The Mavic contains 5 Vision sensors.
Ultrasonic sensors on the bottom of the drone are perfect for indoor
flying as they scan the ground beneath them (effective up to 3 metres)
and keep the drone steady and safe. The sensors on the front of the
craft can detect objects from up to 15 metres away. These sensors are
used for obstacle avoidance and will allow the drone to either avoid or
stop in front of the obstacle (depending on the surrounding area). This
is a perfect feature for flying indoors and outdoors and very useful
for beginners and anyone new to flying.
The Mavic can connect to up to 20 satellites at once giving it extreme
precision while flying and allowing the return to home feature to be
New Activetrack Modes
We first saw the active track feature on the recent Phantom 4
quadcopter. But DJI have made some considerable improvements to it with
these new modes:
Trace Mode - This mode is closest to the
original standard mode on the Phantom 4. The Mavic will directly follow
behind you at a set distance.
Profile Mode - The Mavic will follow
alongside the subject in this mode.
Circle Mode - In this mode the Mavic
will fly in a circle around the tracked subject, even while the subject
Spotlight Mode - The drone will lock on
to the subject. In this mode the Mavic can be controlled but will
continue to keep its lock on the subject no matter how it is flown.
Terrain Follow Mode - This mode will
lock on and follow the subject but use its sensors to keep a certain
distance above the ground directly below.
In additional to these modes the Mavic introduces Gesture controls. You
can now wave your arms to your drone to instruct the drone to track you
without even touching the transmitter. Gesture a framing action with
your fingers to take a picture.
These new modes have certainly opened up a lot opportunities for those
looking to get precise video footage in unique ways. As well as being
extremely fun to play around with.
New Controller Design
DJI have heavily focused on keeping the Mavic small and compact. This
is no different for the controller. This new game pad style controller
is the smallest transmitter unit DJI have made to date. It's extremely
small size make it no hassle to carry around in a small bag or even
your back pocket.
The large phone/tablet holder seen on other DJI models has now been
removed and a small clamping device has been designed into the bottom
of the transmitter. With this your phone can simply clip onto the
The Mavic is the first craft by DJI that can be fully flown/controlled
using just your phone should you not want to use the controller. This
can be achieved through the DJI Go App.
DJI Go App
The DJI GO App is used with almost every DJI model that requires a
smartphone. It can be downloaded on to your smart device for free from
the App store. The GO app is what you will use to see the live HD view
from the camera but it is also used for a range of other features and
Any settings you want to change with your aircraft, controller, photo
and video settings will all be done through the App. Calibrations such
as the compass calibration and IMU calibration will also be done here
as well as updates for your remote controller.
One of the apps many features is Livestreaming. You can now stream your
footage live over Youtube and allow others to watch and comment in near
Also available to you will be a quick video editor. This software will
allow you to quickly choose your best moments with the ability to add
music, text and more.
flying the mavic pro with a smartphone
Folded Dimensions - H83mm x W83mm x
Max Ascent Speed - 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in
Max Speed - 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport
mode without wind
Max Flight Time - 30 minutes (0 wind at
a consistent 15.5 mph)
Average flight time - 21 munites (In
normal flight, 15% remaining battery level)
Battery - LiPo 3S 3830mah
Camera Sensor - 1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective
pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)
Lens - FOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format
equivalent) f/2.2 Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞
Image Max Size - 4000x3000
Video Recording Modes - C4K: 4096×2160
24p - 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p - 2.7K: 2704×1520 24/25/30p - FHD:
1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p - HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate - 60 Mbps
Photo - JPEG, DNG
Video - MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Card Types - Micro SD. Max
capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Gimbal Stabilization - 3-axis (pitch,
Obstacle Sensory Range - Precision
measurement range: 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m) Detectable range: 49 ft
(15 m) to 98 ft (30 m)
In the Box
- DJI Mavic Platinum Aircraft
- 3x Intelligent Flight Batteries
- 1x Battery Car Charger
- 1x Battery Charging Hub
- 5x Pairs of Propellers
- 1x Remote Controller
- 1x Mavic Shoulder Bag
- 1x Mavic battery to Power Bank Adapter
- 1x Gimbal Clamp
- 1x Charger
- 1x Power Cable
- 1x 16GB Micro SD Card
- 1x RC Cable (Lightning Connector)
- 1x RC Cable (Standard Micro USB Connector)
- 1x Micro USB Cable
- 2x RC Cable Slider
Required to Run