Ultimate DJI MAVIC 2 PRO Drone Beginners Start up guide WATCH BEFORE YOU FLY!!

hi how you doing this is Dylan and today we're gonna do something that a lot of people be not asking me to do who've gone out and got their brand-new DJI Mavic – whether it's the pro or the zoom so I thought I'd go through a quick walkthrough if you are new to drones you never flown a drone before or this is the first sort of brand new one that you've bought all the other ones have been secondhand from eBay or something about that then this is quick walkthrough of what you need to be doing when you buy a new DJI maverick – pro that's right my flying friends on your road to becoming a drone flying cinematic God having the right tool does help do the job now this is a couple of things you need to do with the maverick 2 Pro before you get too far into it make some horrible mistake that is gonna cost you your 1500 pound drone so here's a couple of things you should be doing now number one as soon as you get the Box check over it make sure everything is in place make sure the original stickers are still in that's normally a good giveaway make sure this thick is are in place make sure all the bits of pieces in there your battery your cables your charging leads the next thing you're gonna do before you even open the box it's download the DJI Go 4 at once you can get from the app store or from the google play store it's Android and you need to download that onto your phone and set yourself up with an account the next thing you're going to need to do is before you get too far into the drone at all is you're going to need to charge the batteries up I know batteries do take a little bit of a while certainly longer than the original Pro to charge now before you do anything else with the craft or even trying to power it on always remember this gimbal guard as sexy as it looks on the drone is not designed for flying it should not be attached when you first power up your drone at all get into the habit of taking it off in fact it's a good idea to practice actually getting the gimbal guard on because it is a bit fiddly with this big hassle bad one-inch camera on there but you basically slide in the top section you locate the front holes like so and basically use that as a pivot slap it down and that is it place that is designed to protect the gimbal in transit only not for flying so don't even think about flying it and don't have it in place when you pair up because it does hold the gimbal which then stops it doing the self check which then puts strains on the motor which is why a lot of people are losing their gimbals off because they kept that in place when they first start it up and go stuck on with glue stronger than glue but it's not designed to be on when you start up so we've got our pro whip out the batteries up we're all ready to go but we're not because we have to check to make sure that the firmware is up-to-date on the craft now the easiest and best way to do this is to do it inside your house or your place at work with a good solid internet connection look on the side of the craft you will see a port where you can plug in your micro USB into your computer now whether you're using Windows or Apple what you need to do is hop onto DJI comm and then go to the spec and you want to go down to downloads and in downloads we want to download something called DJI assistant – I never saw the GI system one on that you can plug that in follow the instructions you start program up on your machine first plug in your craft without the controller on which will bring you up onto the screen where you can go through and check to make sure that you've got the most current up-to-date firmware there is for your DJI craft then once that's been updated and in the mix you then do the same for the controller so if you're still with me we've updated our firmware we've charged the batteries we make sure our gimbal guard is off we checked over our kit to make sure everything's ready to go the next thing is if you haven't already is take a good look at yourself is this your first rodeo is this the first time you've owned a drone is this is the first time you've been flying a drone this is 1,500 quid is about now if you haven't already to think about I'm not suggesting you do but think about whether you want to have DJI refresh now refresh is extension to whatever consumer warranty you have whether you bought by credit card or the country you live in where there's a standard 12 month warranty on most of the parts but this is a bit extra with DJI refresh I did do a video about it it hasn't really changed too much you over there but what it enables you to do is protecting you against those little choice a pilot errors those things where we don't check where we crash or goes into water or does things unexpectedly might be down to user error might not but it just gives you that extra level of cover is for you to make that decision whether it's something you'd go for but as I say if it is your first time flying maybe something to think about you need to do that before you activate the craft which is what we're going to do next Oh for djao refresh if you've already activated your craft after 48 hours you then need to do what they call a verification video now with the verification video you need to go and prove on camera that it still flies the app still connects things happen the gimbal still works you need to do a little fly video and everything else takes up time so if you are in two minds I would suggest you get the DJI refresh now certainly within the first 48 hours of firing this up now we're into the nuts and bolts and this is about going through the app so your apps up to date firmware is up to date everything should be good to go remember get that gimbal guard off you don't need it going through the app there's a couple of things you need to do so you've gone through you set up your DJI account now what that helps is it keeps it up in the cloud this fly trip flight records so will record every single flight that you have when you take off with this craft you can sync it between devices whether using an iPhone iPad Android it doesn't matter who can sink back centrally there's a couple of other good things that you probably want to be aware of the top there you've got the flight Academy so you can take a training flight before we start follow the instruction it's really easy to follow it gets you used to your stick control and your setup and maybe what the crops gonna do or not is a bit cartoony but what do you expect next on a deal thing there is a little tab there called find my drone now when you tick through that you can see there it gives you a opportunity to report your drone as missing it will tell you roughly where it was if it can pick up a GPS it can tell you where it is it will put out a tone if you get close to it it will show you what it can see as well so if it's hanging in a tree and you're walking around like at gormless what's it trying to find your drone which is stuck up in a tree you might be able to see yourself now we're into the startup now you'll have this this precise fly safe database well this is updates what ideally what's locally happening whether there's flight restrictions and flight zones it's okay I would recommend you get something a bit more local to your environment so if you're in the States you would need to get the before you fly app from the FAA gives you regular updates about no-fly zones and temporary no-fly zones in the UK then that's one is the best to get drone assist it will tell you what local no-fly zones are up to date first thing you want to do is hit the DJI button that brings up this this data screen here there's a couple of things you can do in that which attention to first off is the overall status it will tell you if there's any urgent firmware updates for which you to go through it all also give you a link sometimes occasionally to be prepared for it DJ I do give these firmware updates they're very serious and give you a time to do it by without telling you what it actually does so bear that in mind it tell you what your present flight mode is so GPS it says that we've got GPS if it comes up with a T it means it's not got any GPS signal and it will be flying in what they call a T mode or attitude mode where it will drift with the wind so if you are and that sort of environment be where you can set your maximum flight height now this is the position from where the craft takes off not necessarily what the true altitude is compared to sea level or where you are as a pilot you can see in there we can go and adjust that so it is set the moment it's under the maximum which is 120 meters 400 feet you can go through and you can adjust that set your maximum flight distance now again this depends where you are in the world a lot of people believe and as a guide in the UK is 500 metres from where you are saying is pilot to where your craft is as a visual line of sight that's just a guide you have to prove if something goes horribly wrong that you had to craft within visual line of sight anything past 500 meters they're assuming you don't but with something as small as this and as gray as this with the sky anything past 300 meters you could be struggling set a guide there set it up to a maximum up just in case someone comes along and has a look what if my app compass calibration now sometimes the craft will ask you to calibrate your compass and this is how you do it you hit calibrate it asks you if you want to stop calibrate first thing you need to do is rotate it 360 degrees now this involves a what they call the DJI dance it's not really a dance but this is what you need to do you need to hold the craft horizontal keep it centered over a point and you walk around the craft the craft turns at 360 degrees I've seen some people do it before where they rotate the craft around them 360 degrees keep it on a center point and rotate 360 degrees around the craft not the craft around you and that will calibrate your compass I would only suggest you calibrate your compass when it asks you to do so I am you ESC only calibrate those if they ever ask them to you can customize your C 1 and C 2 buttons those are the ones at the bottom of the controller also on this front page you'll give you information about your aircraft batteries gimbal status as well as you can format your SD cards at this point as well so we then we're on to the main screen and when you go into the main screen of the app one thing you can do that is you can have finger control over your gimbal which will take it left and right as well as up and down diagonal wherever you want to put it on the screen if you press your finger and hold it onto the screen you get a blue circle appear you can then with your finger still on the screen you can move it all around and that will move your camera okay when you go to the top right hand corner of the screen you'll see three little dots right at the top right hand corner gonna press that and it brings up with your general settings general settings were going to get into the aircraft symbol which is looks like looking down on a quadcopter in here you can do a number of things first one is remote identification this is your unique UAV ID which you can either put on or not we can put your identification your name details with your flight this is looking forward when we have to register and maybe use some sort of app to decide and let other air users know what we're doing in the air I wouldn't use it until you absolutely need to but it also tells other people in the area what you're doing those using things like arrow scope which will sniff out and see if there are any drones in the air which a lot of law enforcement are using on apps such as if you fly on the M 200 or 210 that will also give other drone information of those flying near you next thing you do need to go is every flight you need to go into this setting to change your home point I would always use the home point based on where the craft is because that's where you're taking off you know that it's safe rather than man signal which is where the controller is but then your based on whether there's a signal to your device or not the next one is enabled dynamic home point now this is used if you are on the move and using some sort of tracking app it will try and reassess the home point again it's a good idea but the reality of using it is it's very hit and miss it depends whether there's a strong enough GPS signal I wouldn't rely on it and I would always make sure that you know where this craft is going to come home to here you can select whether you return to home or not at current altitude now this is what you want to do is again it's about understanding where you're flying when you're setting your return to home height now with it set what happens is if it's within a 20 meter radius of where the home point is it will return to home at that current height if it's not set and it's within 20 metres of the return to home point it could just land it but with it set this is where it gets a bit confusing and this is why you need to know your environment if you hit the return to home button and it's within five meters of the actual home point it will just land next one is multiple flight modes now if you wanted to use sport mode tripod mode you want to use some of the quick shots and preset programs you need to make sure that this button is activated we want multiple flight modes on next thing is return to home altitude now wherever you're flying the first thing you want to do is assess your area see if there are any big trees get an idea roughly and meter each what they were are now we want to set a return to home altitude and what will happen is if you hit return to home as long as we're not within 20 meters of it it will raise up to that set height and fly back hopefully avoiding any obstacles now the minimum height you can put in is 20 meters if you try and put anything below that it will just default to 20 or or won't set the maximum is 500 meters now you want to change this depending where you're flying because sometimes you might be in a flat area with no trees no obstacles so there's no need to climb up to a ridiculous height because it will then take away from your battery for flight time if you are in near and wooded area or there's some undulating ground I always set my until about 30 meters that seems to be the maximum required wherever I fly locally beginner mode now if this is your first rodeo this is your first row and then maybe beginner mode is a good thing to check you hit that you will be limited to a 30 meter altitude and distance so you you're gonna be in a 30 meter bubble so hopefully you shouldn't do any damage if it starts doing something a little bit unpredictable but don't be afraid of beginner mode don't be too proud to use it use it for as long as you need to to you have the confidence that you're not gonna stick it into a tree here as well as on the front page we can also set on maximum flight altitude be careful and I would suggest you say there are 120 meters just in case someone comes along and collars you thinking that you're going to be doing more the first thing they're going to do is to look at your app and if your app says that is 500 meters hard for you to argue that you're keeping under 400 feet or 120 meters enable max distance again really for your own protection as an inexperienced flier set it at 500 meters again if something if you get yourself into a bit of a jam they look at the app they can see you set it at 500 meters at least it helps going towards saying oh look I was trying my best you're going to advanced settings on the craft there's a number of things you can change again I would suggest you be doing this just yet it's about the throttles up throttle down right rudder is the individual motors on the craft you can adjust their angles of attack how they work you can adjust for funny drifting and everything else your your your braking distances keep them set to what they come out the factory with it's a lot safer until you are a drone flying cinematic God then you can adjust it to your heart's content next one is your vision sensors it'll tell you there's a quick guide overview to say what the very vision sensors status is it's always good to understand what the difference is between the green and the red you can enable vision obstacle avoidance now it can be your best friend or it can be a worst enemy you will find that after you've been flying for a bit but start with them on you can see what the braking distance is you can see how close they'll get to something before the obstacle avoidance kicks in and puts the brakes off with it off you will go into a tree you will go into a wall so make sure you know how to fly it first before you take the avoidance system off but you will find as you improve as you want to get those shots as you your flying skills improve you will need to switch those obstacle avoidance off sometimes now there's a radar chart love it hate it it keeps beeping at you and it gives you this visual display at the bottom of your screen on the app shows you in red where the obstacle is in relation to the front back side of the drone sometimes it's good sometimes it's not again it's what you come to you but if you want to switch that off you can switch that chart off there by switching the radar chart off and it just gives a cleaner view next thing is the bottom auxilary like this is a new thing for the DJI maverick 2 where you can have the landing light on it can be on auto so as soon as it knows it's dark it will switch on you can have it on so on all the time and see what it's doing or you can have it off if it's not something that you want to have okay enable vision positioning now this is important if you're thinking of flying indoors it's flying indoors is not something I would recommend at all really but if you feel you need to you then you need to enable vision positioning which doesn't rely on GPS it takes a snapshot of what's happening on the ground below and then holds that position without it inside you'll be drifting all over the shop and it will go for a GPS lock and probably end up in the ceiling landing how I juggle between this having on and off if I'm on a flight area and it comes down basically as you're pulling down on the stick it will get to about half a meter from the ground it will stop and do a self check to make sure there's no other obstacles they can see in the way there is it will ask you if it's safe to land you hit a button and say yes it is and it will land without it just pulling the stick it will keep coming and coming and coming and coming so early days is handy because when you're pulling down on the stick you could be coming down too hard and if a landing protection is not on you can just slam it into the ground I'm still avoidance to check it's checking to see what obstacles are and see if it can find a way around it again obstacle avoidance is a great technological leap sometimes though it will be more hindrance it is especially if you're trying to get a CERN shot don't rely on your obstacle avoidance it relies on having the light and if the light isn't very good or is going or there's too much reflection and dancing it will fail you next thing is remote control calibration so if you want to calibrate your sticks on your remote control which it's a good idea to do when you first start you need to do it with the craft off but the remote control on it will allow you to go and do that you can change your stick mode depending on how you fly always go for mode two which means my left stick is always doing me up and down and returning left turning right there's a good overview that lets you know what the essential information is on the display of your controller get to know that and understand that so you can have that information without struggling to see what it is there's a charging mode which is handy you can switch that on or off that means the remote controller will be charging your phone or your iPad sometimes good sometimes not again I don't like that because I want all the battery in my controller next is you can customize your buttons and this is really handy and when you've got a hand of flying I would suggest you go through and and do this where you can put the lighting on or off and you can change the settings for your C 1 and C 2 there are so many different options with this new Mavic – it's a joy it is a joy there's some nice shortcuts you can put on there I like having one that will do advanced camera settings and the other one an AE lock automatic exposure lock very handy as well if you're flying at night maybe the on and off of your undercarriage light wanna call it something else then we've got the 5d button which is on the front of the controller at this point again going left right up down you can change those you can use it to increase decrease the aperture if you've got the maverick 2 Pro so with the aperture control you can do it with your little 5 d p– button on the top there without worrying about trying to find the option in the DJI Go app that is a very nice feature next we're off to this HD button and this talks about the channel using now with the maverick 2 Pro we've got this dual band so it's using the 5.8 and a 2.4 gig and shuttling between the two to find the best setting which is amazing it's great you can then dictate depending where you are in the world between two point four or five point eight and what is local it will give you the display on your band and you can see how weak or strong it is go into Auto and custom which you can do in the States with the FCC model you can go through and put a custom channel if you are struggling to get a strong enough channel tells you about the band width there's only button really to talk about at the bottom here is this image transmission mode you've got you've got normal mode and you've got HD mode next one is your battery now this is the main thing you need to be going through and changing you can see here we've got a critical load battery warning which will goes down from 10 percent up to 20 percent now this is the final final it's gonna cut up so I set mine at 10 percent it will make that decision whether it can make it home or not then we've got the low battery warning which will go from anywhere from 15 percent up to 50 percent I have mine set just under 30 percent of 29 percent so I can make that decision on whether I'm gonna bring it home whether I'm gonna carry on filming how far away is and everything like that we've got smart return to home with that on the aircraft will return when battery level only enough for return to home you can switch that on or off otherwise it's just gonna dump itself somewhere flight time tells you the flight time currently on that charge with that battery and you can show the main voltage on the front screen which you can do or not do and then you can go into details of batteries now just the thing about batteries it's always you know tempting to go for non manufactured batteries for third party batteries I don't that something with recent experiences with the canon and and non-canon batteries just they seem to be okay it says it's for 50 percent and then suddenly just stops this will tell you if it is a real battery it will give you the serial number give you the production date status how many times has been charged or not charged always a good luck if you are buying a used drone the first thing is to plug into the app and see how many times that battery has been used really next one is the camera we've got gimbal mode you got Follow Me mode which gives a slight little draw on it or you've got first-person view which is very stark very a plain like one thing you can do in the advanced settings is and this is something that will help you on the route to begin with drone fly cinematic god is your gimbal pitch smoothness so the pitch now I have mine under 10 it gives a smooth view you can see that if you have that over 10 and up to 70 it's very fearsome very angry it's okay if that's the look you want for I want smooth and cinematic so I keep that under 10 the other one is the gimbal pitch smoothness now what it does is it gives down and then when you stop it gives it a little bit more of a roll its idea is to take the jerkiness out of your shop and if you are looking for a nice cinematic shot you need to be playing with your gimbal speed and the other setting we can adjust here is the enable upwards gimbal tilt limit to 30 degree you can so this is putting it up and then you've got the danger of having props in shot and shadow which sometimes you want sometimes you get sometimes you don't sometimes you can crop in and crop out depending whether you're shooting 4k or not I have it so they can go high as I like I like that just a little bit above the norm failing that it will limit that to that shot to guarantee you will not get any props in shot that's a good one to play with different live views they can go through Facebook Weibo YouTube QQ zone never heard of it and custom so with the custom one you can link back if you've got some sort proprietary software you can link back to a receiving unit and you can live broadcast your own stuff other things you can do in there you can calibrate map coordinates for mainland China that's probably one to make sure that unless you are in China is definitely switched off next one is unlock license now there's no fly zones which DJI have if you're looking to unlock an orange or a red zone you need to make an application with your boat with your paperwork to back up your right to fly in that area they will then send through an unlock license to your flight controller this is your flight controller you sync that with you app and you can then unlock it and they will be listed there and you just hit that button and unlock that no-fly zone when you are standing physically in it other things you can cache a video into your storage device while shooting depends on your storage device how much space you've got you can have that on or off you can record who uses the microphone in your phone so you can switch that on and off maximum video capacity you can adjust that to 4 8 16 or also again it depends how much storage you have on your device to where you said it I set it to gig I'm not really concerned it's all about the SD storage for me you can clear cachet automatically it'll take the August 1 to make space and dump that device name what are you gonna call your device call it filth and full screen whether you're gonna have a double tap on the screen with two fingers or one in the final three buttons at the bottom there this is about the about it now this is really important you want to check to make sure to see if there are any firmware mismatches because if there are firmware mismatches you could be having trouble flying your new DJI craft so there you go my fly friend site is part one of setting up the DJI maverick 2 pro and just making sure you've got app settings right before you dive in there and start flying it when you're a bit more comfortable flying the drone when you've got it up and about we'll talk about camera settings and how you can manipulate those to get the best results possible of this amazing Hasselblad lens on the DJI I have a 2 pro but don't forget if it is your first time watching this channel to give that notification button over there to let you know the next time there is a video that may or may not help you become a drone flying cinematic godbut so the next time go flying friends please play safe take care I'll see you on a sunny side

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26 comments on “Ultimate DJI MAVIC 2 PRO Drone Beginners Start up guide WATCH BEFORE YOU FLY!!

  1. Coddiwomple

    Cant wait to get my Mavic 2 Pro (hopefully next week fingerscrossed : Beside the very helpful video m8te. I wonder whats the story behind the gotillas in your garden. Can`t stop staring at them 😉 Cheers from Austria

  2. john kean

    I bought a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (£1200 around $1500) as a treat for some friends in Cyprus and 6 weeks after Waiting for it to be delivered all the hassle of getting it through customs after sending it to North Cyprus (who take longer to deal with things) etc etc. So the guys waited weeks nearly 2 months for their drone. The day it arrived l was here in Cyprus. We all went to the beach and we were all very excited filming with it. We were on the deck sunbathing. When the drone returned to us it just flipped and landed in the sea for no apparent reason! We got it out after about 2 seconds, dried it in rice, but it didn't work! When I phoned DJI long distance, they said they would repair it free for us so I was relieved. I spent more money about €50, sending it back (which meant travelling through the border, again thru customs, to the South of the Island, I don't drive so taxi costs. Thus was to use a Post Office with tracking so l coukd track the Mavic Pro.)
    Then strangely DJI wouldn't confirm that they received it 4 weeks later (even though tracking showed it arrived) until I could find all my receipts and evidence my end which I had temporarily lost. This took another week and a half, with more long distance phone calls, to different people in their office as no record was kept of my long distance phone calls. I've lost count of the many calls l made. It was a total nightmare. Finally, they decided they were not going to fix it free after all and gave no real reason for this change of heart. They then quoted €890 to repair it which seems steep when you consider they replace a chip or something minor – l could probably do it myself if you could buy electronics gear here (North Cyprus) which you cannot! I just asked them to return it. I cannot explain why they didn't wish to help – I wasn't angry with them on the phone I was polite all the way – so I am at a loss about this. In commercials and YouTube you see the machine flying over water there is no warning that it is NOT even semi-waterproof or splashproof. I explained to Amazon where I bought it who decided they would sort it for me saying if they couldn't get redress from DJI they would pay me. I said l was happy to have half the costs and expenses. I waited and waited for my refund to no avail. Out of the blue, Amazon too decided they weren't going to pay me anything not even a postage stamp! So I am £1500 plus down and all my time and effort (and expenses) and nothing to show for it. Not to mention all the time and trouble travelling to South Cyprus to send it back via tracked mail long distance phone calls etc etc. The worst was watching my two young friends ' unhappy faces. The real reason for this plea is I wanted to asked anyone PLEASE – what do I do with all the batteries and stuff? Can I use them on a different drone (not DJI as I am still sore!) There has to be a clone out there where I can use the batteries, surely China has copied it (improved it!) it just seems so much waste. I thought the 21st C was a sustainable one, it seems not as far as DJI are concerned!!!

  3. Jiří Dvořák

    Hi great tutorial,but would be nice when you go to view on settings,and then in few secs you come back to show your face..and then back..This is very disturbing for eyes and concentration.So please when next time showing menu,keep in and talk 🙂 after you can show your pretty face 🙂

  4. cinesouth

    Calibration notes… first, if you start up drone next to any metal structures, cars, etc… app will say you have interference and to calibrate. Make sure your away from any structures that have metal, even starting drone on concrete slab with metal rebar will effect the compass. Also, try to turn drone on, on a level surface. If offset, this can alter IMU calibration on first startup. If you can start drone away from any metallic objects, on a level surface. You will have an unbelievable steady flight. Especially if you are wanting to do any hyper time laps or long exposures. I had the Mavic Pro, but sold it for the Mavic Pro 2 Hasselblad. Night and day between the two.

  5. TheHtekce

    Mate you show too much of yourself. Show the menus more so people  knows what you are talking about.  You show 1 to 2 seconds of the menus you are talking about

  6. Charles Waller

    Very informative video. I have just received my Mavic 2 Pro and followed your step by step guide to the letter. As this is my first drone (purchased to support my already established photography business) The camera side of things is all familiar, but flying the bugger is something else !. It would be really helpful if you could do a video for the first time flyer. Its the turns that my head is struggling with, not to mention the control sticks. But being a good citizen I have booked lessons with an organization to help me start before getting into bad habits.
    Keep up the good work


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