On Thursday (July 13th, 2017) I had this brilliant idea to get a drone, more specifically a DJI Mavic Pro. I didn't "need" one, however Iâ€™ve been toying with the idea for a while now and decided to go against my better judgement. My first attempt was at a Best Buy. I ended up leaving without the drone because the customer service was horrible. Iâ€™m not really sure why I even bother going to Best Buy, I need to permanently remove it from my list of places to shop. Yes, itâ€™s that bad.
I ended up purchasing the DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo at Fryâ€™s Electronics. While not ideal, at least they had the drone in stock ready for me to walk out the door with. The issue at Fryâ€™s is their return policy. Regarding drones there is none as all sales are final except for â€œmanufacturerâ€™s defectsâ€. Below is the fine print.
Proving that would be an uphill battle Iâ€™m sure. Regardless, I purchased the drone fully expecting to keep it. I took my chances knowing Iâ€™d get DJI Care Refresh for any issues I would have after the fact.
As soon as I got home I unboxed my new drone and began charging everything. Once things were set up and good to go I went to the DJI website to purchase DJI Care Refresh. Easy enough, everything was good to go, I was now insured.
DJI Care Refresh
While the batteries and remote were charging, I began to look through the manual. Nothing seems out of the ordinary. For the most part things were straight forward and actual hands on experience would solve the rest of the mystery. I was excited to get the drone up in the air and see if it was as good as the internet would lead one to believe. Below is a link to the documentation and software.
DJI Mavic Pro Downloads
The fit and finish of the DJI Mavic Pro is excellent. All the parts fit together nicely, the construction appears well thought out, and the unit is sturdy and solid feeling. I really like the bag included with the fly more combo. Itâ€™s small, and while it doesnâ€™t hold everything the drone came with, it fits what I need to go fly the damn thing. I backpack and less is more in my world.
Iâ€™m pleased to see that it comes with a car charger. Not sure how often Iâ€™ll use it but itâ€™s nice to have. Not really sure if Iâ€™ll ever use the battery to power bank adapter, I guess time will tell. I am slightly annoyed that it didnâ€™t come with the â€œadvancedâ€ charging hub, instead it came with the regular charging hub. Extra propellers are always welcome, however I hope I never have to use them. Below is what comes in the "Fly More Combo".
Iâ€™ll post more as things evolve.