There is a lot going on when you go to fly the drone for fun or work. Even a veteran pilot can forget a micro SD card every once in a while. Having a complete list is helpful to keep track of everything with a helpful guide.
- Check your flying in a safe flight zone.
- Check Weather Conditions, Wind, Temperature, etc.
- Check for Firmware Updates
- Check for DJI GO 4 app updates
- Plan Flight Route
- Make sure area is free of obstacles above
Make sure items are present
- Mavic Pro Drone
- Remote Controller (RC)
- (2) Foldable Propellers
- Micro SD card
- Phone or Tablet with DJI GO 4 (link to page with compatible devices)
- Cable to connect RC to Phone
- Inspect overall aircraft/battery for damage
- Check Mavic Pro Battery level
- Check RC battery level
- Check Phone or Tablet battery level
Prepare the aircraft
- Unfold arms of Mavic
- Extend propellers
- Remove gimbal cover
- Attach ND filters( if needed)
- Insert Micro SD Card
- Unfold the antennas
- On the side of the RC, make sure “Sport" is off
- On the Mavic Pro, make sure the mode switch is set to “RC"
- Set Mavic Pro on a flat, level surface
- If using a phone, attach to bottom of the RC
- If using a tablet, attach the tablet and tablet adapter to the RC
- Turn on phone and enter the DJI GO 4 app
- Turn on the Remote Controller
- Turn on the Mavic Pro
- Lights will flash on the bottom of the Mavic Pro
- The Mavic Pro will make the “DJI chime” (for lack of a better term)
- The gimbal will move
- Connect Mavic Pro to DJI GO 4
- Adjust camera settings
- Wait for GPS & Compass
- Set a good return to home point
- Hold both of the sticks to the middle-center
- Let Mavic Pro idle and inspect for irregular vibrations or movements
- To launch the Mavic Pro, press the left stick up and the Mavic will take off.
- To stop the Mavic Pro, press the left stick down and the propellers will stop.
- Press Record
- Hover to check for irregular vibrations or movements