Scrolling through your Instagram feed and seeing amazing traveling photos just makes you think, “How do they capture such gorgeous photos that makes you want to travel there?” That’s when the word drone comes to mind and since JR already has experience from his past real estate job flying the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum he has been saving up to buy one for our traveling adventures.
It was his birthday this past week and thought this was the perfect opportunity to treat himself and get the best drone he could find on the market. He was even more motivated to buy one because of our upcoming trip to Iceland this October. Once he researched that drones were allowed in Iceland we knew that be the best first trip to try it out on with the hundreds of waterfalls we are going to see we have to capture them the best way possible.
About DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
We decided to test out the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum for a week before writing a review on it and it’s been fun! When I first saw it fly it reminded me of the movie ‘Batteries Not Included’ which I used to watch a lot as a child. Our drone does not have a disc space ship look but it has a 60% noise reduction sound that has a similar sound to the tiny space ships in the 1980’s classic.
The DJI Mavic Pro looks like a mini helicopter that can go 10 miles away from you, goes 40 miles per hour and as high as 400 feet in the air! Growing up as a millennial, we have seen technology change a lot but this one takes the cake, and never expected to own one anytime soon.
Having these great cell phones now-a-days give us great cameras so why buy an expensive camera when you have one on you all times. But buying this drone which takes 12 megapixel photos, captures 4k videos and can take those photos and videos that you cannot reach yourself is like having gold at our fingertips!
The maximum flight time of most models has been 27 minutes but the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum extends to 30 minutes flight time. If you have an IPhone or an Android you can easily hook up either one to the remote controller to fly the drone. Install the DJI GO 4 app on your phone and start recording videos or taking pictures all while you can see right through your phone screen!
Highlights of the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
Some highlights and specifications on the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum are:
- Maximum weight is 1.64 lbs
- Maximum speed (when in sport mode) is 40mph without wind
- Maximum Flight time is 30 mintures
- Maximum Hovering time is 27 minutes
- Maximum Flight distance is 9.3 miles
- Operating temperatures are 32-104 degrees Farienheit
- Has GPS satellite positioning systems
- 2.4 GHz transmitter power
- 12.35 Megapixels on camera
- 28mm lens
- 8s Electronic shutter speed
- 4000×3000 Maximum image size
- Single shot still photography modes
- 4k video recording mode
- 16 GB micro SD card
- 2970 mAh battery
- Chargers are 13.05 voltage
- 11.4 Voltage for the Intelligent Flight Battery
Fly More Accessories
You can just buy a drone but there are a lot of deals that offer double the accessories within the same price for triple the amount of accessories for the ultimate Fly More experience! One battery allows you the 30 minutes fly time but when you have 3 batteries that’s 90 minutes of more fly time!
- Remote Controller
- 3x Intelligent Flight Batteries
- 16 GB MicroSD Card
- AC Power Cable for Charger
- Micro USB Cable
- RC Cable with Micro USB Connector
- RC Cable with USB Type-C Connector
- RC Cable with Lightning Connector
- 2x Pairs Gold Tip Propellers
- 2x Pairs Platinum Tip Propellers
- Gimbal Cover
- Gimbal Clamp
- 2x RC Cable Slider (Large)
- 2x RC Cable Slider (Small)
- Battery Charging Hub
- Car Charger
- Battery to Power Bank Adapter
- DJI Shoulder Bag
What I am most excited about is how we can always have something else take our picture instead of always doing selfies or just having one of us in a picture with a fantastic view. All we have to do is make a picture motion with our hands and the drone will automatically take a picture of us without holding anything and pressing a button. No more tripods, no more asking someone else to take a photo, just pull out the drone and click!
With the follow me option we can get in the RV and go up to 40mph while the drone follows us capturing 4k video of our off-roading adventures. We could even do a hiking trip and have the drone follow us while we reach the peaks of amazing views!
If you have a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum and want to share your experiences please comment below so we can gather other’s adventures with this valued piece of equipment!