What is the Mavic 2 Dual?
The new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual comes with both a standard RGB sensor and an integrated, FLIR branded radiometric thermal sensor.
This makes it the most powerful, flexible Mavic that DJI have ever produced.
The Mavic 2 Dual provides commercial drone pilots with the ability to see both standard RGB images and radiometric thermal data.
Pilots can measure temperatures and immediately store thermal data. This gives you the ability to make decisions more quickly and ensure the safety of the public and their property.
The range of data the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual can capture makes it useful in a wide range of commercial, industrial and emergency scenarios.
All of this is available at a price point that makes the Dual a "must have" for commercial drone operators and emergency services.
"With the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, we are enabling safer operations in more diverse environments so operators can focus on accomplishing their missions"
What Thermal features does the Mavic 2 Dual Offer?
Combine thermal imagery and normal images in real-time to help identify temperatures in the real world.
This function of the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual allows you to measure temperatures at specific points.
This function allows you to take the minimum, maximum and average temperatures in a given area.
Isotherms on Mavic 2 Dual
There are a number of Isotherm profiles available on the Dual Mavic 2.
This allows you to isolate certain heat signatures with ease.
For example, if you set the Isotherm to the temperature of a human body, any people in the area will be much more visible on the feed from the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual as they will be much higher contrast.
Whether you're searching for people, fire or a custom temperature range, Isotherms can help.
Of course - all of the imagery captured by the Mavic 2 Dual is stabilised using a three-axis gimbal - giving you smooth live feeds, video capture and impressive stills.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is also compatible with the standard payloads that the Mavic 2 Enterprise offers.
This means you'll be able to use the dual Thermal / RGB cameras in conjunction with the following accessories:
- Mavic 2 Enterprise Spotlight
- Mavic 2 Enterprise Loudspeaker
- Mavic 2 Enterprise Beacon
In addition, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual will come with the same great features of the standard Mavic 2 Enterprise, including password protected data, GPS timestamping, advanced obstacle avoidance and more.
Drone Laws, Licences and Training Requirements
Do I need UK drone registration?
Yes, you will need to register. Visit the CAA’s DMARES website. If you have already registered and have an Operator ID, ensure this is attached to your Mavic 2 Enterprise Series drone(s).
Where Can I Fly?
Without taking a drone training course, you will have to fly by the rules of the Open Category’s A3 subcategory (fly far from people). This says:
- No uninvolved people present within the area of flight;
- No flight within 150m horizontally of residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational areas.
Want more freedom? Take a drone training course.
An A2 CofC allows operations in the A2 subcategory (fly near to people) of the Open Category. This permits flights up to 50m horizontally from uninvolved people. This is allowed during the Transitional Period, which runs in the UK until December 31, 2022.
For operations which pose a greater risk than the Open Category or fall outside the Open Category perimetres, a GVC is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation to fly in the Specific Category.
How Do I Get an A2 CofC or GVC?
Complete an A2 CofC or GVC with heliguy™ - a UK CAA-approved Recognised Assessment Entity - through our online training portal.
The A2 CofC involves a syllabus, followed by a multiple choice examination (sat remotely with Heliguy) and a period of practical flight training.
The GVC involves a syllabus, followed by a multiple-choice examination (sat remotely with Heliguy). Candidates are also required to produce an Operations Manual, and will undergo a practical flight assessment with a flight examiner.
Can I Fly Commercially With An A2 CofC or GVC?
Yes. Having an A2 CofC allows you to operate commercially. But the A2 CofC is not specifically a commercial permission; it is a competency which permits flights in the A2 subcategory, regardless of recreational or commercial flying.
You can fly commercially in the Open Category without an A2 CofC, but your operations will be restricted to the conditions of the A3 subcategory.
The GVC allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation, which has replaced the Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO), to fly in the Specific Category - geared towards enterprise drone pilots and for operations outside the remit of the Open Category.
Permission For Flight Association Members
Members of Flight Associations can fly under an Article 16 authorisation, which enables flights up to 30m of uninvolved people and 30m horizontal distance from an assembly of people in certain locations - without having to do an A2 CofC or GVC. Article 16 cannot be used for commercial reasons, though.
What Happens If I Had A Valid PfCO?
Holders of a Standard Permission valid beyond December 31, 2020, will have their permissions brought into line with the new Operational Authorisation (which has replaced the PfCO) to enable operations in the Specific Category. On renewal, this permission will become an Operational Authorisation. This means that you will not need to sit a GVC course yet, but will be required to complete a PfCO to GVC conversion course before January 1, 2024.
From January 2023 (End of Transitional Period)
The rules will change for DJI aircraft in their current form. Updated information released nearer the time.
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Specifications
Here is a full set of specifications for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with RGB and Thermal Cameras
|Folded: 214×91×84 mm;
Unfolded: 322×242×84 mm
Max Flight Time
|Sensor: FLIR Thermal Sensor
Format Equivalent: N/A
Auto focus at: N/A
|Sensor: 1/2.3" CMOS, 12 Megapixels
FOV: approx 85°
Format Equivalent: 24mm
Auto focus at: 0.5 m - ∞