The DJI Mavic 2 Pro with Controller is the one RC helicopter model that many people are interested in buying this year. With new drones coming out daily, it can be hard to differentiate between RC helicopter models that are excellent and poor. It is necessary to research drones before buying them to ensure that purchased drones are the best quality possible. Before investing in this RC helicopter, proper due diligence must is necessary.

Like the other DJI Mavics that came before this particular model, it is small and foldable, allowing for easy transport. However, the image sensor is more superior to that of other previous models. It is the largest that exists in the DJI Mavic drone family. People who do not mind spending an extra $250 will be happy with the improved image quality.

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro with Controller design

People who liked the design of previous Mavic models will not be disappointed with the Mavic 2. Based on the Mavic Pro, it measures 3.3 x 3.6 x 8.4 when in its folded position and 3.3 x 9.5 x 12.7 when not folded. Also, it is not difficult to unfold the drone. All that is necessary is to pull out the front arms first and the bottom ones after. With this helicopter drone weight two pounds, it is necessary to seek FAA registration for recreational flying.

How portable is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro with Controller is larger than the preceding Mavic models, but it does not lack in portability. People who like to use camera bags to carry drones can use the one they have to transport the Mavic 2. The only extra things necessary to carry along with the drone are the remote control, the charger, and extra batteries that may be needed. However, a large backpack is not needed to transport the drone.

The remote control

There are similarities between the Mavic 2 controller and the Controller of previous models. The color is gray, and a cable connects the bottom of the Controller to smartphones. The Controller also has two bulky tips that are there to support smartphone models. It is even possible to mount a smartphone with a slim phone case on the Controller. However, mounting a smartphone with a thick case will prove to be complicated. It will be necessary to remove a thick case before fitting a smartphone in between the Controller clips. Because of the Controller's cutouts, it is possible to access the smartphone home button without much trouble.

The Controller display is a solid color, displaying the battery life, telemetry information, and other info. Although it is necessary to mount a smartphone into the Controller clips to activate it, it is not required to keep the smartphone attached to pilot the drone. However, those wanting camera functionality will have to keep their smartphone attached to the clip for the piloting session duration.

The Controller has two removable sticks, making storage easier. There are also two wheels and buttons on the shoulder areas for extra drone control. The wheel positioned on the left side controls the camera, tilting it up and down. The right wheel controls the light, brightening, or darkening the view. A button exists to turn on the fly-to-home feature(for example, for people who lose sight of the drone). It is also possible to freeze the drone's position with the pause button on the Controller. There is also a button to control the drone flight mode, giving flexibility to piloting. If someone wanted to take a photo or create a video, there are buttons for those too. There is a mini four-way Controller that lets drone pilots point the camera up and down for camera control. Finally, in the rear, two buttons are programmable for customized features.

The Battery life of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro

With a battery fully charged, the Mavic 2 can fly in place for up the 31 minutes. With aerial movement, the battery life decreases by a few minutes. On average, a drone that does not remain in place will last for approximately 27 minutes. Compared with the 23 minutes of previous Mavic pro models, the battery life of the Mavic 2 is superior, netting pilots four more minutes of flying time.

Is there a system in place to prevent obstacle collision?

Fortunately, there is a system in place to prevent the drone from hitting obstacles. The drone has sensors in all directions, detecting movement in a 3-D environment. The moment an obstacle is detected, the drone stops in place. The sensors on the drone side are activated when the pilot decides to switch to ActivTrak mode. ActivTrak mode tracks moving objects(For example, other drones) and prevents the drone from hitting them.

Final Thoughts

The DJI Mavic Pro 2 is a good investment for drone pilots. It is superior to the previous models, and for $1,500, it is worth the costly price tag.