I just got my first DJI drone, the Mavic Pro. Coming from the miniquad scene, the features on the Mavic are amazing. This article will walk through the unboxing and setup. I hope that an absolute beginner can use this as an easy walk through to get everything needed to setup and get flying.

## Unboxing

Once you get it unboxed, go out and capture some awesome footage!

## What's Included

I bought just the Mavic Pro, not the "Fly More" combo which costs a cool \$299 extra. In the box with my Mavic Pro, I got:

I also ordered an extra battery and an extra set of props.

## First Flight

Coming from the world of DIY and open source quadcopters, I was expecting a bit of work to get things working. I was pleasantly surprised when all that I needed to do to get flying was attach the front propellers, turn on the drone and controller, connect my phone and click, "Take Off." The hardest part was installing the DJI Go 4 app on my phone (which is not hard at all).

## Protips

Some things that are not apparent without reading the manual

### Takeoff and Landing

You can use the app to takeoff and land or you can use stick commands to manually start the props. Arm with either:

(LEFT STICK)   (RIGHT STICK)
[DOWN + RIGHT]  [DOWN + LEFT]


OR you can arm the motors with:

(LEFT STICK)   (RIGHT STICK)
[DOWN + LEFT]  [DOWN + RIGHT]


When you come in to land just pull the throttle down until the quad is on the ground, then use the same stick command you used to arm and the quad will disarm.