How to Use the Remote Control for a DJI Mavic Pro

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What each button on the remote does
  • How to charge the remote with the included USB charger
  • How to link the remote to the Mavic Pro drone
  • How to link your mobile device to the remote
  • The flight controls

? What would you like to learn about?

  1. Understanding the remote control layout
  2. Charging the remote control
  3. Linking the remote control with the drone
  4. Connecting a mobile device to the remote control
  5. Flying the drone

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What each button on the remote does
  • How to charge the remote with the included USB charger
  • How to link the remote to the Mavic Pro drone
  • How to link your mobile device to the remote
  • The flight controls

Components annotated on Mavic Pro remote control.

  1. Return-to-Home (RTH) button
  2. Power button
  3. LCD screen
  4. Flight Pause button
  5. 5D button
  6. USB assistant video link port
  7. Control sticks
  8. Mobile device clamps
  9. Antennas

Side components annotated on Mavic Pro remote control.

  1. Shutter button
  2. Record button
  3. Camera Settings dial
  4. Gimbal dial
  5. Flight Mode switch
  6. Micro USB charging port
  7. Customizable buttons
Please select an option to proceed.
  1. Plug the bigger end of the provided USB cable into the charger and the smaller end into the remote control.
    USB cable plugged into drone battery charger and remote control.
  2. Connect the charger to a power outlet to start charging.
  3. You will see the charging percentage on the remote control's screen.
    Remote control screen showing the battery is charging.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your remote control and drone handy.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the rubber and plastic gimbal covers and gimbal clamp are removed, and the drone is unfolded so the gimbal and propellers can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal rubber and plastic covers, gimbal clamp removed from drone.
  2. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on top of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your drone and remote control handy.

Ensure the drone and remote control are close to each other.

On the Drone

  1. Locate the Control Mode switch on the right side of the drone and ensure it's on the RC position.
    Control Mode switch highlighted on right side of drone.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and hold the customizable C1 and C2 buttons and the Record button simultaneously until the remote control starts beeping.
    Linking buttons highlighted on remote control.
  2. While the remote control is still beeping, keep holding the buttons and press the Shutter button as well.
    Shutter button highlighted on remote control.
  3. The remote control screen will show the Binding message until it is linked with the drone.
    Binding message showing in remote control screen.

On the Drone

  1. Press the Link button on the right side of the drone next to the Control Mode switch.
    Link button being pressed on right side of drone.
  2. The indicator light will turn from green into red when the button is pressed and the drone will be linked to the remote control.

Depending on the size of your mobile device and where the connection port is located on it, there are two ways to connect it to the remote control:

Using the Clamp Connector

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Align the side connector on the left clamp with the port on the mobile device.
    Side connector on RC highlighted and slide direction pointed out.
  3. If your mobile device has a home button in the middle, make sure it's positioned between the bigger teeth of the clamp.
    Clamp teeth pointed out, to properly position mobile device.
  4. Insert the mobile device into the left clamp first, then into the right clamp to secure it.
    Arrows pointing how to fold the clamps.

Using the Extension Cable

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Push the side connector into the outward position on the left clamp.
    Side connector positions on left clamp of RC.
  3. Disconnect side cable from the remote controller.
    Side cable disconnected from the remote controller.
  4. Connect the provided USB cable into the bottom port of the remote controller.
    USB cable plugged into bottom of remote controller.
  5. Insert the mobile device into one of the clamps first, then into the other one to secure it.
    Mobile device being inserted into remote controller clamps.
  6. Connect the Micro USB end of the cable into the side port of the mobile device.
    Micro USB connector being plugged into side mobile device.

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

To Fly Your Drone Using the Remote Control:

  • Turn the motors on or off using both sticks. Pull them downwards and towards each other, or downwards and away from each other.
    Turning the engine on and off with the remote control.
  • Use the left stick to change altitude going up or down as if on a vertical axis or rotate left or right as if around a vertical axis.
    Drone movement using left stick of remote control.

    When taking off or landing, slowly push the left stick up or pull it down, respectively.

  • Use the right stick to fly forward, backward, left or right as if in a horizontal plane.
    Drone movement using right stick of remote control.
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