DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
battery life: 30 min
max speed: 40 mph
onboard camera: yes
controller type: remote
Drone Key Specs
The Platinum is the upgraded version of DJI Mavic Pro. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum has a new FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs technology and dedicated 8331 noise reduction propellers, which make the flight not so noisy as it was with DJI Mavic Pro (its previous version). Its noise power is 60% lower than the Mavic Pro drone has.
When DJI Mavic Pro is folded (198x83x83mm) it is smaller than a bottle of water. It allows you to carry it everywhere. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum video transmission system – OcuSync allows you to transfer video at a distance of up to 7km and offers a real-time 1080p preview, making your flight funnier. It allows you to shot amazing full HD 1080p/720p videos up to 7 km distance. Thanks to the new propulsion system, the time of flight is up to 30 min (at a constant speed of 25 km/h).
It has FlightAutonomy function, which consists of 7 components: 5 cameras (2 of them are front, 2 are the bottom optical sensors and the main camera), GPS and GLONASS, 2 ultrasonic rangefinders, spare sensors and a group of 24 powerful computing cores. The vision sensors of the Mavic are attached to the aluminum brackets. It allows the drone to see where it is going. It also helps your device to land and hovers accurately. Precision Landing can tell if the landing site is uneven. With the help of these 4 vision sensors, ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors and 24 CPU power, Mavic Pro is able to avoid obstacles in the flight of 15m ahead. If the drone is too close to the object, it will stop and hover, waiting for your command.
Smart Return Home technology offers the Mavic Pro drone to go back to you in case of lost connection or low level of the battery. Sports mode (for speeds up to 65kph) provides the drone with the smooth flight, using the high speed indoors or outdoors. You can use this function for flying in the most attractive place for you.
With the help of your mobile device, you can use the TapFly function. It means that with one tap of the screen you may choose the direction for Mavic Pro. It will accept your command and automatically fly to the chosen direction.
ActiveTrack provides the drone with tracking possibility. It means that the drone can make automatic follow recording of reality. Just chose the subject and let the drone follow it. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is able to recognize cyclists, cars, animals, and boats. Mavic Pro will follow behind or fly in front of the subject or even circle around it. You can even use hand gestures to take selfie shots. The drone may be a great choice for those who like traveling, who prefer to take outdoor photos and shoot sports events (sports amateurs). It will be a good choice even for those, who would like to buy a good compact drone with fine features.
Active Track includes three flying modes:
SkyAutonomy technology allows Mavic Pro Platinum to pass over the obstacles or stop, avoiding a collision even being outside the pilot’s visibility zone.
GPS-positioning allows the drones to hang in an open, free of obstacles area. In the case of communication loss with the satellite, visual positioning sensors will allow Mavic Pro Platinum to hang over the rooms.
With the help of new Spotlight, Trace and Profile modes you can easily take great images. All you need is to mark a subject. Even in automatic modes, you can control what is happening.
The OcuSync technology provides HD streaming over a long distance is still highly impressive and remains one of the best Mavic features. It is also compatible with the excellent DJI Go.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is a stylish, compact, foldable camera drone equipped with the most advanced DJI technology. It is a very compact size drone. It has a protective bubble, which covers the camera and protects it from damage. It has improved foldable arms, which help the drone to fly faster and longer. This is a drone which was designed to be compact and portable. It allows you to take it with yourself and take amazing photos or shot breathtaking videos.
Mavic Pro Platinum has the same design as its predecessor DJI Mavic Pro has. It hasn’t had a color change. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum combines all the important features of the DJI Mavic Pro, adding some more improved options. As, for example, it has a smaller frame, which allows transporting this drone easily. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is called “Platinum” because it comes in platinum color. It has a compact and wonderful design which looks alluring.
It has rounded corners and smooth surfaces, which allow you easier move or store the drone.
The gimbal of the drone is protected by a clear plastic cover. It protects the delicate mechanism and camera from the crash. Moreover, if you like to take photos or shot videos in a snowy or rainy weather, it is also recommended to use this plastic cover. But if you want more bright photos or videos, the cover should be removed.
Below, there are two front-facing low-resolution cameras above and either side of the gimbal which are used for obstacle avoidance.
The Mavic propellers and arms are foldable, so you can easily remove them.
The DJI Mavic Pro can be used on its own (using gestures) or has fold-out arms which hold a Smartphone. The controller helps to run the device and shows its stats such as altitude, distance, and battery charge. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum has a switch for quickly flipping to Sports mode. This switch is situated on the right-hand side of the quadrocopter.
So, what are the other benefits of this drone?
Make sure that all the necessary components are ready to use The DJI Mavic Pro is available in 2 purchasing options: you can get it as it is or gets it with the Fly More combo. What is the difference?
DJI Mavic Pro base package includes the drone itself, the remote control, three remote connection cables, a power cable for the remote, the charger for the removable drone battery and an extra pair of propellers. It has everything you need for flight. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum best bundle combo kit includes extra batteries and extra tools, providing your device with bigger flight possibilities.
The drone has already installed propellers to give you a chance to learn how to do it on your own (how to set up them).
It is very easy to set up the drone. Firstly, you need to match the small white circle on one of the propellers with the white ring around one of the motors, align the pins on the underside, push the propeller down into the engine and twist it a little.
DJI Mavic Pro is a collapsible drone. To start using it you need to unfold the drone’s arms. Start with the front arms. Unfold them. Go to the rear arms. They are folded underneath the drone. Be careful, because the rear arms have already installed propellers. Unfold the front and rear arms, but be careful with it, do not press too much, it can damage the device.
Make sure the battery is fully charged, if it is not, so, charge it. You can use the charging cable or the charging hub. The charging hub is connected to the battery charging cable with the same connector you need to use in order to charge individual batteries.
Battery installation is very simple. If you want to line the battery up, pinch two buttons together (they are on either side of the battery) and pull up to remove the battery.
Charge the controller too. Attach it via the USB to the charging cable’s power pack. When the controller is charged, check which connection cable is attached. If everything fine, you can connect the remote controller to your mobile device. Open up the handles of your remote controller and insert your mobile device between them. Then, connect the cable to the appropriate port on your device.
Now, everything is ready to start using your new device. Firstly, power on your Mavic Pro. Tap the power and then tap once more, holding it for some seconds. You’ll notice green LEDs working on the top of your drone surface.
Then, power on your remote controller. Open the DJI GO 4 app on your mobile device and follow the instruction (steps) provided by the app.
That’s all. Now you can fly!
The DJI said that the improved Mavic Pro Platinum will fly an 11 % long time than its previous version, designed the last year. It sounds amazing, but in fact, these 11 percents mean 3 minutes of flight. While the previous DJI Mavic Pro drone could fly 27 minutes, this improved version of drone flies 30 minutes. Your drone will be not able to fly for hours with one charged battery. But 30 minutes time is still enough to take some nice photos.
This DJI Mavic Pro Premium has an Intelligent fly battery, which provides the device with more valuable, stable and reliable features. Maximum drone speed is 0 mph (65 kph) in Sports mode without wind. The flight time of the drone is 30 minutes. It is one of the best drones which have a good (3830 mAh) battery life. The battery voltage is 11,4V. The battery type is LiPo 3S. It has an operating temperature of 41° to 104°F (5°C to 40°C). The approximate battery weight is 240 grams.
If the battery is law, you need to charge it. For this, you are able to use charging cable or the charging hub (which is connected to the same connector which you use for a single battery charge). If the battery is low, the drone backs to the home point.
The battery charger can charge 4 batteries sequentially. It takes about 60-80 minutes per each battery charge.
The camera includes a number of smart technologies which allow you to take good footage without the use of dedicated camera operator. The DJI Mzvic Pro Platinum camera has very similar specs to the DJI Mavic Pro version. The quality of DJI Mavic Pro Platinum camera is very high. Its camera has 12Mp and is able to record 4K video UHD (3840×2160), which can be captured to 30 frames per second. The camera can also record 4K DCI video at (4096×2160) at 24fps. It means that it is very sensitive to colors and features two times more pixels than 1080p Full HD. So, your videos will be colorful, bright and detailed.
In the low light, this drone shots great video recording with the help of a fast F/2.2 lens and sensor light sensitivity of 100-3200 ISO in video recording. The lens allows the camera to capture vast scenery, providing the wide field of view.
The videos are stored on the micro SD card (the drone goes with 16GB micro SD card) or MP4 or MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format at a max bitrate of 60Mbps.
The camera can also record at a fast frame rate of 96 frames per second in Full HD or 120fps in HD mode. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum camera has a 12 MP sensor, so it is able to capture photos in DNG raw or JPEG.
It has 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilises Camera features which allow your drone to shot most bright, clear, stable and smooth videos and clear photos. It supports the camera, holding it and corrects undesirable flight movement, so your camera is able to shoot professional shots.
The drone has a gesture recognition function. It means that you can easily control your drone with the help of gestures. You can easily make selfies and take large portrait photos. Just make a frame with your fingers and let Mavic take a photo. Wave your arm and DJI Platinum Mavic Pro will follow you. It means that if you do not want, it is not necessary to hold a remote controller.
In addition to this Pro’s camera is able to capture videos in a flat color profile. Live View video can be transmitted from the DJI Mavic Pro camera to your Smartphone or a tablet. Share your videos with friends, using the Go app.
You need to know, that this drone is not waterproof. That is why you need to use it only in the dry, sunny weather.
A group of vision sensors makes photos of the surrounding space from 4cameras. Vision sensors function only in good light and see obstacles at a distance of up to 15 m in front of them. Mavic can fly both outdoors and indoors, avoiding the obstacles. This function which helps to avoid the obstacles works in all intelligent flight modes, including a set of ActiveTrack and TapFly modes. It can also work during the automatic home return.
If you do not want to use a remote controller, take your phone. You can control Mavic with the help of virtual joysticks on your mobile device. You are able to have access to all the intelligent flight modes: TapFly, Terrain Follow, ActiveTrack, Spotlight, and Profile. When your friends see wonderful photos and videos – they will not believe in the fact that they were made with a single click of a button.
Put on drone FPV Google to get a full feeling of flight. It is equipped with two Full HD screens and gives a viewing angle of 85 °. It allows you to look at the world from above. The built-in wireless connection OcuSync broadcasts the video stream to Full HD with a low signal delay, as the video is transmitted directly from Mavic, passing the console.
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum kit and DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo include the following accessories in the box:
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Kit
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Kit
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo Pack has a longer flight time, because of its extra 2 batteries which go with it. A Shoulder bag is very comfortable, so you can easily use it to hold everything you need for a shot.
Remote controller that comes with Mavic helps to provide more comfortable control over your device. You can control the quadrocopter just using your mobile device or gestures, as it was mentioned above. Using the remote with a phone provides you with more options.
What is the difference between using the remote controller and Smartphone for the drone?
New Mavic Pro Platinum is the previous year upgraded version of the original Mavic Pro. The sense of its upgradability leads in its stylish platinum color, accented by gold on the wings and tips of new propellers. The new propellers allow the drone to fly longer with the flight time of 30 minutes. It doesn’t work as noisy as Mavic Pro. These features improved the drone and made it stronger.
Drone review: Bottom line
The Mavic Pro Platinum has a lot of benefits. Its flight time which can last to 30 minutes proves the impressive design of this quadrocopter. The improved DJI Mavic Pro Platinum adds extra 3 minutes time for the flight. It gives you a lot of possibilities to enjoy wonderful landscape, amazing nature shot and interesting or voluble life moments. The drone’s new propellers reduce the noise, so this aircraft works much more quietly than its previous version. It ensures a 60% reduction in noise, which becomes a great benefit of this drone. Its compact size and multiple other features make Mavic Pro Platinum an excellent drone. Its tiny size allows transporting the drone easily and comfortably.