How To Fly The DJI Mavic Air 2 - Beginner's Guide

How To Fly The DJI Mavic Air 2 - Beginner's Guide

Step by step guide to flying the DJI Mavic Air 2, including how to use the RTH function, how to takeoff and how to take pictures, videos and QuickShots

Last updated: Mar 01, 2021

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We will show you how to prepare for your first flight with the DJI Mavic Air 2, making sure you know the basics before takeoff.

First of all, make sure the remote controller is set to normal mode...

...the battery is secure...

the gimbal protector has been removed...

...and the propellers are properly attached.

TIP: Align the propeller on the motor and then press down and rotate the propeller to mount.

Next, download the DJI Fly app. Access the app store in your smartphone, search for DJI Fly, and then download the app.

Activating the Aircraft

The DJI Mavic Air 2 and the remote controller come already linked, so all you have to do is open the DJI Fly app and follow the instructions to activate the aircraft.

Flying The DJI Mavic Air 2: The Basics

Step One: Once you’ve found a great location for takeoff, place Mavic Air 2 on level ground.

Remember that the aircraft should be facing outward, with the rear closest to you.

Step Two: Open up the DJI Fly app.

Step Three: Make sure the aircraft and remote controller are linked, and then tap Go Fly.

Step Four: Tap Safety and set the RTH height higher than the tallest building or object near you.

Step Five: Set the RC mode to normal before takeoff.

Step Six: Tap the Auto Takeoff icon at the left side of the screen, tap and hold the icon that pops up, and then Mavic Air 2 will automatically takeoff.

After takeoff, the icon will change to Auto Landing for when you decide to land.

Step Seven: When it’s time for Mavic Air 2 to land, tap the Auto Landing icon and hold.

Then, Mavic Air 2 will automatically land.

If you prefer to do things manually, pull both control sticks all the way to the bottom of the controller, and then push inwards or outwards.

When the propellers start to rotate, gently push the left control stick up and Mavic Air 2 will take off.

Keep in mind that the left control stick is used to control your flying altitude and the direction Mavic Air 2 is facing.

The right joystick is used to enable the aircraft to fly forward, backward, and to either side.

If you have powered on the motors, but the aircraft has not taken off, pull down the left control stick and the motors will power off.

If Mavic Air 2 is already in the air, pull down the left control stick and the aircraft will begin to land.

Step Eight: You can also view flight information such as distance flown and speed at the bottom of the screen.

Step Nine: Tap the icon at the right side of the screen to take photos, videos, or QuickShots.

Step 10: Tap the Gallery icon to view or download photos and videos.

The camera parameter menu at the bottom right can be used to adjust parameters.

You can also adjust the gimbal pitch and control camera by using the gimbal dial on the left side of the remote controller...

...and the shutter/record button on the right side.

Step 11: Tap the RTH button on the Screen and hold...

...or press the RTH button on the remote controller and hold to initiate RTH.

TIP: Pay attention to the camera view and aircraft position in real-time during the RTH process to ensure safety. If you notice any worrying obstacles during RTH, you can tap the cancel button on the left side of the screen or press the RTH button on the remote controller to stop the RTH process. Then, the aircraft will stop immediately and hover in place.

Enjoy your first flight with Mavic Air 2!

1 comment

  • LuvsDrone

    Thanks for these tips! Very well done.

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