DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Model: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Controller: DJI Smart Controller
Drone Battery life: ~30 minutes Charge time: It takes around 90 minutes to fully charge 1 battery.
DJI Go 4
This is the main app for operating and flying the Mavic 2.
Use this app to check airspace and local advisories before taking flight.
Even when you're cleared to fly legally, you should check the weather conditions to safe if it's safe to fly. Use this app to get weather conditions for your flight.
Some airspaces may require you to file for authorization to fly where you're at. Use this app to complete the quick and easy digital authorization required to fly recreationally.
Drone Flying 101
Prior to flying the big drones, there's a bit of training that needs to be done. Contact your regional tech liaison to get properly trained on how to fly the drone. You also need someone at your site to take and complete The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before you can legally operate the drone with or without students. This free, online course would be great to be completed together with the students prior to flying the drone solo.
In order to fly the drone legally, these two things must be present at the time of flying:
1. The IMEP FAA registration written or tagged on the outside of the drone. (If this is missing, please contact your regional tech liaison)
2. The pilot should have their TRUST certificate.
We operate our drones for educational purposes which falls under the recreational use of UAS flight. You can learn more about the recreational exception from the FAA here.