Best DJI Mavic Pro Remote Controller Overview: Beginner’s Guide

The DJI Mavic Pro remote controller is a marvelous piece of technology from the drone manufacturer. It comes with everything you need to start flying the Mavic Pro drone right out of the box. Learn more about the control sticks, buttons, dials and mount holder on the Mavic Pro remote controller and how to use them to pilot the drone.

Are you looking for the new Mavic 2 Pro remote controller? Then you can check out our complete tutorial and overview of the Mavic 2 Pro remote controller.

But if you do not have the time to watch the video, I assembled some quick facts about the Mavic Pro remote controller, including a complete and detailed list of the controls and their functions.

Quick Facts

Here’s some quick facts that you need to know about the DJI Mavic Pro remote controller:

  • Flight Range: 4.3 miles
  • Charge Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Operating Time: 5 hours
  • Comes with cables including:
    • Micro USB for charging
    • Lighting for iPhones
    • USB-C for new Android phones
    • Micro USB for old Android phones

Mavic Pro Remote Controller Overview

Here’s a complete overview of the DJI Mavic Pro remote controller:

DJI Mavic Pro Remote Controller

1. Antennas: Connect with the drone with a maximum range up to 4.3 miles.
2. Power: Press once, then press and hold to turn on the remote controller.
3. Control Sticks: Controls drone’s movement, altitude and rotation.
4. D-Pad / Button: Multifunctional D-Pad and Button
5. Mobile Device Clamp: Used to hold mobile device while running DJI Go App
6. Emergency Stop Button: Press at any time to stop the aircraft and have it hover in place.
7. Return to Home Button: Press once, then press and hold to have the drone return home automatically. Press again to cancel.
8. Display Screen: Displays information while flying the drone.
9. USB Port: Used to connect mobile device running DJI Go App

Mavic Pro Remote Controller

  1. C1 Button: Custom Button 1, it can be customized in DJI Go App. By default it is set to focus the camera or add a waypoint.
  2. C2 Button: Custom Button 2, it can be customized in DJI Go App. By default it is set to playback or delete a waypoint.
  3. Gimbal Dial: Change the tilt of gimbal.
  4. Exposure Dial: Change exposure compensation
  5. Record Button: Start / Stop video recording.
  6. Shutter Button: Take a photo.
  7. Power Port: Used to power remote controllers and connect mobile devices running DJI Go App.
  8. Flight Switch Mode: Toggle between Positioning Mode and Sport Mode

Mavic Pro Remote Controller Display Screen Overview

The DJI Mavic Pro remote controller comes with a built-in display screen that contains valuable information. The information updates in real-time as you fly the drone around. Check out the video below to learn more about icons, numbers and how these information can help you fly the Mavic Pro drone better.

I also assembled a complete list of display screen overviews for those who prefers to read than watching the video.

DJI Mavic Pro Remote Controller Overview

  • Flight Speed: Displays current speed of the drone regardless of direction.
  • Flight Mode: Select from the following flight modes:
    • GPS Mode: Global Positioning System, delivers precise location.
    • ATTI Mode: No GPS connection, the Mavic Pro relies on internal instruments and sensors to keep itself level.
    • OPTI Mode: Actives when the drone is close enough to the ground, using downward facing visual sensors to hold its position and prevent itself from drifting.
  • GPS Signal Strength: Connectivity strength between the drone and number of satellites.
  • Aircraft Battery Level: Battery percentage of the drone.
  • Remote Controller Signal Strength: Connectivity strength between the drone and remote controller.
  • RPM: Revolution per minute of the propellers.
  • System Status: Messages displayed in the middle of screen:
    • Powering on.
    • Powering off.
    • Ready to fly.
    • Returning Home
    • Other Warnings
  • Remote Controller Battery Level: Battery percentage of the remote controller.
  • Vision System Status: Indicates whether the vision system for obstacle avoidance is active.
  • Camera Status: Indicates whether the camera is recording.
  • Exposure Value: Indicates whether the image is properly exposed.
  • Micro Card Indicator: Indicates whether there is a Micro SD card inserted in the drone.
  • Sport Mode: Indicates when the drone is in sport mode.
  • Clearance: Distance from the drone to the ground.
  • Flight Altitude: Vertical distance from the point the drone took off.
  • Ascent / Descent Indicator: Indicates if the drone is climbing or falling in elevation.
  • Flight Distance: Distance from the drone to the home point.

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  1. Hey Bryan – Have you tested the iPhone 12 Pro Max to see if it is compatible and fits the controller, or know of anyone who has tested?

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