Mavic Mini, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Pro – How much can they lift?

Mavic Mini, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Pro – How much can they lift?

The DJI Mavic series is not really meant to haul payloads, but if you want to know how much each of these 3 drones can carry, watch this video. Also, I calculate the power index, to demonstrate which of them can lift the most amount of weight for it’s size. Sorry, I did not include the Mavic Pro, as mine is not functioning properly right now.

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  1. Craig Fisher on June 28, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I used sport mode on my Mavic Pro 2 and lifted 27 ounces. I managed to fly it 1200 yards and dropped the load without any problems.

  2. Bill Callahan on June 28, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Watch Flag Flight 2 on the Tube. 5 aircraft towable banners held aloft by Q500.

  3. Fly Zone on June 28, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I used a magnet attached from Mini 2 to rescue Mavic Mini and lift it
    away (video)

  4. Matija Levanic on June 28, 2021 at 11:06 pm


  5. Janalyn Calitina on June 28, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    This man sucks

  6. Sυиѕнуи· ·Яƒƒ on June 28, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, didn’t realize this is almost a year old, thought it just came out, well still great video. I did this about 5yrs ago and below are the numbers I got. Before you read them though, they’re gonna seem high. I’m recently retired from 25yrs as a firefighter, we were doing this test when me and another guy were just starting a drone program at our dept, and didn’t even have a dept. drone yet, so we were using my personal Mavic Pro 1. Now is the motor speed warning you mentioned, same as the ESC warning? We tested a little different, we used after market low noise props, but that form factor is standard on later models. Mavic Pro’s props are a tad smaller at 8331 compared to 8743 on the Pro 2. We also didn’t quite do the hover test, more if it started to drop naturally we would give it a little throttle and if it would stay with under 20% throttle we’d keep going. But if ESC warning came on we landed immediately because I didn’t want fry one. We used water in a small plastic bag for weight, since we did medic calls too we had some expired non-needle 20cc syringes, and a gram is 1/100th shy of being one cc exactly so we could add down to 1 gram technically, but we usually did it at 10-20 grams at a time. Anyway here was our results…

    Mavic Pro, March 2016, wind out of the East, at 12mph, Temp 52F 11C.
    No warnings, no visible stress to the Mavic hovering on own – 810g/1.78lb/28.5oz
    No warnings, sporadic little wobble, no longer could sustain hover more than 5sec. – 865g/1.90lbs/30.5oz
    ESC warning 12sec after launch, wobble but still sporadic, no sustained hover – 902g/1.98lb/31.8oz

    Landed almost immediately on last one and motors were hot to the touch. This was all done for an estimate of how many, if any, flotation devices and what kinds it could carry. We have a lot of water rescues due to river and many lakes in our area we cover. Dept ended up getting a Matrice 600 the next year, but until then we set our SOG (standard operating guideline) at a load weight during rescue ops, at 750g/1.65lb to be safe, with a max of 908g/2.00bs in a IDLH (Immediate Danger to Life or Health) situation at the pilots and safety officer on the scene’s discretion. We did that last part because out cheaper plain flotation device that could be dropped to a person not in too much distress and could wait for water rescue team, weighed right at 1.5lbs. similar flotation device but with 100ft of super light weight Prusik cord that would stay attached to quad, so we could pull someone back to shore was exactly 2lbs.

    Like he says, don’t try this at home, even though this was pre 107 for me, we were on fire dept property in open field away from roads and people, several other experienced drone pilots were there and as per our training SOG, everyone wore eye protection and a helmet.

  7. Reading Bach on June 28, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Actually, you can get a one year unlock. I am near a stadium that is never used. And I got a custom unlock (using their web site) and I requested 3 years, and I got 1 year….

  8. Janalyn Calitina on June 28, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    This man sucks

  9. CoolAsFreya on June 28, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    So the Mavic 2 pro can carry two Mavic Minis, this information is useless but interesting

  10. Elwyn Jones on June 28, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    You could do that test in a far simpler fashion. Tie the weight of 1kg anchor, place on a scale and then lift , the drone would reduce the 1kg to give you the mass that the drone could lift, you’d need to include the string, hook etc as before, the benefit would be not having to put weights in and out of the box. Just simply read of and subtract from 1kg. If the reading was 755 grams, that would be 1,000 – 755 = 245 gram lift.

  11. NovaLand on June 28, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Does anyone have the numbers for thje DJI FPV? Would be cool to know if it can carry a keychain? a cellphone? a spare battery?

  12. TriviumArts on June 28, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    In comment pls?

  13. Let's Drone It Out!!!! on June 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Check out this amazing pictures and videos that was done by my Mini 2, Thank you!

  14. A J C Sr on June 28, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Truck disappeared at 2:40 ?
    Beam me up Scottie ! 💥

  15. Kevin Patel on June 28, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for the practical demo of weight lifting. I need this information for my college project and your video helped me.

  16. A Dee on June 28, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    A Dee
    Hello there,

    I recently purchased a Mavic Mini. Before flying i watched your’s & few other videos for guidance.
    You have given lots of your time on these tutorial & on your experimental videos.

    I noticed there are few Apps which supports Mini, like ‘Litchi’, & ‘DroneLink’ etc., but I could not see any video by experienced person like you,

    I need to know which App is better. There are lots of videos by Dronelink but most of them are by developer & the reviews on Play-Store are not encouraging.

    If you have uploaded any video on Litchi or Dronelink, please send me links.


    A. Durrani

  17. aakksshhaayy on June 28, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    lol this guy insanely optimistic regarding their payload abilities

  18. hadi prasojo on June 28, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    may i buy the second one

  19. Caleb Guffey on June 28, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Got my mini 2 to carry 297 grams

  20. Drew Gifford on June 28, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    good to watch though not complete at all.. all drones/ sport/normal mode?

  21. Kieran F on June 28, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    You should try this with the mini 2

  22. Emalo on June 28, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Just the video i was looking for, thanks!!

  23. d Rodriguez on June 28, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    This brings a new meaning to bag up nickels and dimes

  24. Nigel K Thomas on June 28, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    This will shorten battery life and wear the motors out on the props very quickly! I know this is only test, but I wouldn’t do it too often.

  25. Moto Adventures on June 28, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Was payload mode enabled during the tests?

  26. Oculus_pilot124 on June 28, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I remember watching this vid when I always wanted a magic mini or a DJI product. Almost a year later I’m watching this vid and I have All 3 of those drones.

  27. Jasper Seven on June 28, 2021 at 11:40 pm
  28. Jesse Yuan on June 28, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Make the mavic 2 carry the mavic mini or mavic air to see what happens

  29. Ruzzel Beejay Buen Ocampo on June 28, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Nice comparison

  30. nestor segura on June 28, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Cual es la finalidad si estos drone no están diseñado para ese propósito… hay otros con mayor fuerza y capacidad, que si se podrían comparar…..

  31. Mule Crusher on June 28, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Can you re make this video using the new much better mavic mini 2 please ?

  32. Gary Cormack on June 28, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I suppose that’s 1 way to reduce the life of you esc’s lol

  33. Ari Heiskanen on June 28, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Very interesting video! Thank you for saving my own motors 💪🏼❤️

  34. BradleyBuchanan on June 28, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Did you turn sensors off? And was this sport? Wonder if the Mavic was seeing the box below it?

  35. Richard Hykes on June 28, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I need some information to help with video lag or the zlrc sg 906pro 2 help

  36. Krzysztof Jarzyna on June 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    25 grams should be more than enough for cocaine dealers.

  37. Brent Jessop on June 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    How did you rig it on the mavic pro

  38. FV Drone on June 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Very good test !!! Like 🇧🇷

  39. I JUST WANNA FLY DJI DRONES on June 28, 2021 at 11:47 pm


  40. SPOOKYFAST 1 on June 28, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Next time trim your paracord a few inches to get down to 100 grams. Will make for a little simpler "QUICK" math lol.

  41. Rodi Mousa on June 28, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    I don’t think its great idea lol it gives stress to the motore of the drone

  42. Aariz Raza on June 28, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    approx for how long you think the Mavic Air 2 will be able to fly with 500grams of weight? on full battery

  43. Roxxzzo on June 28, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    youved made a drug dealer very happy today

  44. Billy Bob on June 28, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    How did you tie the string to the drone?

  45. prime edits on June 28, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    U could have measured it exactly if u put a 1kg mass on weight machine . Tie one end of thread to the mass and other to drone. Lift the drone, as it flies , it reduces the weight of that mass on machine. So the machine shows reduced mass which in turn, a weight lift by drone…👍

  46. Gary Rendano on June 28, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    only adding 25 grams at a time.. what will you deliver with it? marajiuana?

  47. Dr. Lex Winter on June 28, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    The DJI Mini 2 can carry almost twice it’s own weight, but I would suggest not carrying more than it’s own weight. It carries as much as the Air does in this video. I routinely use it to distribute my dogs turds across my friends house a suburb over. And my dog drops whoppers. But I keep it to about 280 grams per delivery. Seems to be the sweet spot for battery life, speed, and lift speed.

  48. Daniel Stevenson on June 28, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I carry a small bag of horse feed on mine and my horses follow the drone back to the barn,all while I’m sitting in my backyard.

  49. Jaren Bracken on June 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Excellent video! How about an update with the Mini 2?

  50. King Leonidas 52 on June 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Some one introduce kilograms to this man haha

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