DJI Mavic 2 Pro Calibration and Troubleshooting

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the most powerful drone by DJI to date amongst its civilian and professional drones. You can buy this high-end drone at 1599$. The professional camera on the drone can take high-resolution 4K UHD videos and photos. The battery comes with 3850mAh power and 31 minutes of advertised flight time. All in all, it is one of the most advanced and professional drones in the market today.

This article is all about the calibration and troubleshooting of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. We shall look at how to calibrate the drone’s compass and how to calibrate the sensors. We shall also look at some of the issues like calibrating Gimbal, fixing the Gimbal overload, and calibrating the IMU settings of the drone.

In this article, we have discussed the calibration and troubleshooting of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro entirely. We have seen how to calibrate all the sensors of the drone using DJI Assistant software. You must plug the drone onto a computer and follow the instructions given in the calibration application. We have also seen how to calibrate sensors and Gimbal on DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Also, we have learned about different reasons for Gimbal overload like loose Gimbal mount, miscalibrated Gimbal, and out-of-date firmware version. You can solve the first problem by adding some rubber or foam to the mount and preventing the Gimbal from brushing the drone’s belly. You can solve the other two issues with the help of DJI Assistant 2 software. We also discuss learned calibrating the IMU of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro automatically using the inbuilt settings.

When should the DJI Mavic 2 Pro be recalibrated?

  1. It would be best to recalibrate the compass when you find compass interference in the DJI Go 4 App.
  2. You must also recalibrate the drone if you have not flown it in a long time.
  3. If the drone crashes accidentally


How to calibrate the compass of DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

It would be best if you calibrated your drone compass before the flight. It is an easy process, and you can finish the entire process in 5-10 minutes.

To calibrate the compass of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, you need to follow these simple steps.

  1. The first thing you need to do is find MC settings in the settings options and click on it. This option will redirect you to another menu.
  2. You need to select the advanced settings options from this menu, select sensors, and then choose compass.
  3. You can see the calibrate option at the bottom of the screen; click on that button to proceed with the compass calibration.
  4. The next step is to hold the drone horizontally when prompted by the app and turn it 360 degrees. The status indicator lights should turn green.
  5. Hold the drone vertically with the nose pointing down. Rotate the drone 360 degrees, and the status indicator should show green lights. If at any point the indicator turns red, then you have to do the entire process again.
  6. If both the indicators show green lights, then the drone’s compass is calibrated, and you can take the skies in no time.


How do I calibrate Mavic 2 Pro sensors?

  1. You can find the vision sensors on the top, bottom, right, and left of your drone.
  2. You need to have DJI Assistant 2 for calibrating the vision sensors of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Download the DJI assistant software onto your computer and finish installing the software.
  3. The next step is to power your drone and connect it to the computer with a USB cable. Open the DJI Assistant you just installed on your computer and then select Mavic 2 Pro option.
  4. You can find the calibration option on the left side menu.
  5. This option shows you the tutorial on how to calibrate your drone.
  6. Click on the Next button and then calibrate now.
  7. You can adjust the distance of the drone to the small box on the screen and then follow the boxes that move across the screen.
  8. Follow the same process for all the vision sensors of the drone. By doing so, you can calibrate the sensors precisely for the next flight.
  9. You must receive a “calibration successful” message after the completion of the process.

When Should you calibrate the Gimbal on your drone?

If the horizon appears to be slightly tilted while hovering your drone, the gimbal of the drone needs to be calibrated. 

 How to calibrate Gimbal on DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

  1. For calibrating Gimbal on Mavic 2 Pro, you need first to place the drone on a level surface and see that nothing is obstructing the movement of Gimbal.
  2. Now tap on the menu button on your phone in DJI Go 4 app.
  3. Now select the Gimbal option on the menu and then choose auto-calibration Gimbal.
  4. The calibration will immediately start after choosing the option, and it must take roughly around 5-10 minutes for calibrating the Gimbal.
  5. Please be sure that the drone must not be disturbed while the calibration is done.


How to manually calibrate Gimbal on DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

You can calibrate the Gimbal manually too.  

  1. The first thing you have to do is enable the grid lines in the camera settings under the grid option. This will ensure that horizontal gridlines appear on the camera, making it easy for you to adjust the tilt.
  2. Now, after that, you need to go to Gimbal settings and press adjust gimbal roll.
  3. Now press the corresponding arrow in which way you want the Gimbal to rotate.
  4. Rotate the Gimbal until the grid lines align perfectly with the horizon.

This is the simplest and easiest solution to correct the horizontal alignment on DJI drones.


How to fix the Gimbal overload issue in Drones?

After a crash or not using the drone for months, you may find a Gimbal overload message on your screen.  To fix this problem, you need to know what exactly is causing the Gimbal overload. 

The first reason why your controller is showing the error message is because of the loose Gimbal mount. Often time Mavic users find a loose connection between Gimbal and the drone itself. Loose support will cause the Gimbal motor to overload, and also, the Gimbal will brush against the belly of the drone. As soon as you get the error message, you need to check the mount properly and adjust it with more rubber and foam wherever necessary. This will solve the problem of Gimbal overload.

The second reason why this problem occurs is the miscalibration of the Gimbal. This problem can be solved by recalibrating the Gimbal camera with the help of DJI Assistant 2 software. You can see in the above section how to recalibrate the Gimbal both manually and automatically.

The third reason is the out-of-date firmware. You need to update your drone to the latest possible software version. Updating the firmware is a very simple and straightforward process. You can connect the drone to a computer with DJI Assistant software on it. You can check for the latest available firmware versions on the firmware update option. Update your drone to the newest version of the software, and this must solve your problem.


How do I calibrate Mavic 2 pro IMU?

  1. Find the advanced settings option in the flight control settings, and under that, select sensors and then select IMU.
  2. Now follow the instructions shown on the DJI Go 4 app to calibrate the IMU of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.
  3. Be careful not to disturb the drone while it is calibrated.
  4. You must receive a “calibration successful” message after the process is completed.







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