The DJI Mavic Pro comes with a whole bunch of modes you can fly in. But one of the major ones is Sport Mode.
If you own a Mavic it is worth your while understanding what exactly this means.
So, let’s take a look.
Seriously, What Is Sports Mode?
Sports Mode enables you to fly your Mavic Pro about twice as fast and maneuver a lot more quickly. So, this is NOT for the faint of heart!
Sports Mode comes with a few changes to the way the Mavic behaves, all of which you need to be aware of.
When in Sports Mode be careful:
- The forward & downward sensors are disabled so you won’t have crash avoidance
- The gain on the controller is increased – which means it reacts faster and more to your movements
Other things to know in Sports Mode:
- The Mavic still uses GPS for positioning
- All other Flight Modes are NOT available
You can read more in the manual. Just search for “Sport Mode”.
How To Get Into Sports Mode
Getting into Sports Mode is quite simple.
- Open the Main Controller Settings
- Under Basic Settings enable Multiple Flight Modes
- Now you can switch between Position (P) mode and Sports mode (S)
* TIP: Be aware that if you are just starting out and using Beginner Mode, you need to switch that OFF first.
How Fast Can You Fly The Mavic Pro In Sports Mode?
A lot of people are wondering what the top speed of the Mavic Pro is?
Well, in Sports Mode it can get up to about 40mph or 65mph. And that is the official spec from DJI as well.
There have also been a lot of videos on Youtube with “speed test for the Mavic Pro” but most of them are using the controller as the reference, which is not always accurate.
The guy in the video below actually used a radar gun on the ground and measured the maximum speed of the Mavic Pro in Sports Mode as 39mph. So pretty close to the specified maximum!