DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum – This is not the Mavic Pro 2 but yesterday DJI announced an upgraded Mavic Pro version. The Mavic Pro Platinum has been rumored for a while, but now it’s a reality. I was wondering if the pushed it now to be able to announce on IFA 2017, the big European electronic fair hearing right now in Berlin.



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So what do we know how to know the difference between the traditional Mavic Pro and the Mavic Platinum. There are supposed to 4 things that set them apart as the basic airframe is the same in terms of size and weight.

Different prop design that should lower the noise with up 60%. I did think about this in the past, but who could complain about this initiative and I guess flying around people it’s an advantage. They way they obtained this is by altering the tip of the prop, with a different design that does not make as much noise a the traditional one.

More important the new prop design and prolonged the flight time to stunning 30 min. We all impressed with the original 27 min, can we squeeze an extra 3 min out of the same battery this will simply be fantastic. Another nice touch is you can use the new props on your old Mavic, and you should get some of the advantages in terms of noise reduction, but not the full extra flight time. I guess they have modified the motor controls or ESC’s as well to gain the 3 extra min.

3. They changed the color of Mavic Pro to a more platinum look, that I guess is pretty nice, but not really a deal maker for me. It’s nice but not a big deal. Rumors say there is a matching remote that this platinum, but I have not been able to find pictures of it so far.

4. Last is Is the price it seems these new benefits add’s another 100USd to the original price tag of the Mavic Pro, so the Mavic Pro Platinum comes in around 1099, and the combo is 1399.

You can use your old batteries in the new Mavic Pro Platinum, but of course, the color will not match, but really nice they kept the backward compatibility

The Mavic Pro Platinum shares the same Forward Vision System and Downward Vision System as the Mavic Pro.

I want to add that all of this until now based on rumors picked up on the internet, and it will be interesting to see the new specs in action. I know many of you had expected the Mavic Pro 2, but this is not likely to happen before the first half of 2018.

Hope you liked this short video about DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. What do you think about the new drone from DJI, leave a comment in the comment section below?

Have a nice one and see you on the next one.


Taco-RC ND filter – Back To School – GIVEAWAY

We love giving stuff back to you guys here on Drones & Electric Unicycles. With every body back to school or work, it’s time for another Back To School GIVEAWAY. This time we are upping the stakes with something that many drone flyers really want. We are giving away a 5-pack ND filter set from Taco-RC to value of around 75 USD



You have the chance to win 5 Pack ND filter set wrapped in a nice protective case.

This is a really nice kit that I have been using my self for a long time, so I can definitely vogue for the quality. Don’t worry you will not get my used ones as a brand new set will be shipped to the winner.

This giveaway is brought to you in collaboration with Taco-RC, a well-known supplier of ND snap on filter solutions for DJI drones. Taco-RC has a lot of other cool accessories, that might be interesting to you guys so I encourage you to check their shop as well.

This giveaway will run for the next 2 weeks, until sunday the 10th of september. The winner will be draw randomly and announced on Twitter and Instagram. You can participate through this link:


Remember you can increase your chance of winning by completing multiple tasks

– The giveaway runs from Aug 28th to 10th of September 2017
– Giveaway will be executed through Gleam to make it fair and square.
– The winner will be drawn randomly at 10th of July 2017 and he/she will be notified directly.
– A brand new unit will be shipped directly to the winner.
– To participate click the link above GIVEAWAY PARTICIPATION LINK and follow the instructions.
– It’s a requirement the winner lives in a location where Taco-RC ships their products. If your location is not supported, we will select the next in line.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Good luck and hope for your participation.

If you don’t know why you should use ND filters or don’t know how to pick the right filter for a given scene, you should watch the tutorial I have made to cover this topic.


Make gimbal motion SMOOTH – Mavic Pro SOFT Gimbal Settings

The secret behind great looking footage is to make the gimbal motion smooth and avoid rapid movements. Today I will show you the best gimbal settings DJI Mavic for controlling the tilt of your gimbal to generate that cinematic look and feel with soft gimbal settings.


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The gimbal tilt is a great way to set the scene in your drone footage where you can use this motion to an unveiling scene or the opposite way around. Key to making this look good is to smoothen out the motion of the gimbal by reducing the speed and manipulate the start and stop of the movement so it starts and stops soft.

DJI has provided some easy options to do this in the DJI GO4 App. You need to go under 3 dots in the corner and then under the Gimbal point where you select advanced. in this menu, you should see 4 options.

Gimbal menu

  • Gimbal Pitch Speed
  • Gimbal Tilt Limit
  • Gimbal Start/Stop Buffer
  • Gimbal Pan Synchronized Follow

I will explain the settings and how the link with the wheel that controls the tilt of the gimbal.

With Gimbal Pitch Speed you set the speed of the gimbal. Higher value means faster tilt and a lower value means slower. The default speed is too fast and I would recommend to set it around 10 or 15. The speed will then be at the right level to produce a great look to your footage.

We want to disable the Gimbal Tilt Limit as we tilting the gimbal above the horizon might reveal the propellers in the shoot. We don’t want that. I can see how this can be helpful with low flying shots, but if the propellers are in the picture the footage is useless in my opinion.

Gimbal start/stop buffer sets how soft the gimbal starts and stops. Default the gimbal stops very fast when stop moving the wheel. If we set the value higher you can see the gimbal movement smoothens out. We want to keep this value high and I will recommend a value of 20. With a value of 20, the gimbal stop smoothly when you move your fingers from the wheel

Gimbal Pan Synchronized Follow, we will keep that option for now as this is not linked to the tilt motion.

The procedure is pretty simple and straightforward and now you should be able to go and test it out your self with soft gimbal motion to create Mavic cinematic footage



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