This mount allows you to easily attach a Survey3 camera securely to a DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom/Enterprise drone while keeping the original drone camera installed (and unobstructed). Its simple four screw installation makes it easy to remove and transport.
While the original RGB camera can be used with this mount, during flying where the camera is looking forward you will see the Survey3 camera in part of the image. You can still fly as needed, but this mount has been designed for use when surveying and the RGB camera is pointed towards the ground.
Please make sure to turn off the drone's front obstacle avoidance setting in the applications prior to using, as the mount covers the front cameras and may result in abnormal flight characteristics if left enabled. When setting up your survey mission you should try and set a fixed flight speed to allow the drone to tilt forward and keep the camera nadir with the ground. Certain flight planning software should allow you to do this.
*Please note that we only recommend using the Advanced V2 GPS receiver with this mount due to the close proximity of the GPS plug on the camera to the front propeller. The Standard GPS receiver may still work, but it is not as ideal as the Advanced V2 GPS.
*Please note that the DJI clear plastic protective cover for the Mavic 2 Pro camera is not compatible with our Mavic 2 mount.
(1) Durable & lightweight plastic camera holder
(1) Black plastic bolt to attach camera to mount
(2) Extended Mavic2 Front drone screws (replaces existing DJI screws) (recommend purchasing extras)
(2) Extended Mavic2 Rear drone screws (replaces existing DJI screws) (recommend purchasing extras)
(1) GPS cable tie
Weight (Camera+GPS+Mount): 125.5g
MAPIR, Inc is in no way liable for any damage caused to or by your drone. We have thoroughly tested this mount and when installed properly will not interfere with the normal operation of the drone. The sport speed settings of the DJI Mavic2 are not recommended when mount is in use.
Step 1: Make sure the camera is in the default Interval timer capture mode. Install the camera (with battery) by sliding it into the mount. Use the included black plastic camera bolt in the camera's tripod mounting hole to secure camera to mount.
Step 2: Unscrew the original DJI screws in the 4 locations marked below with a (not included) 1.5mm hex tool:
Step 3: Place the mount as shown and tighten the four screws included with the mount. The black screws go in the back (blue locations marked above) and the silver screws go in the front (red locations marked above). The screw holes have pegs that will snap slightly into place.
Step 3: Peel off the red adhesive backing on the bottom of the GPS receiver and attach to the top of the mount (corn logo pointing forward), such that the GPS is centered with the drone as much as possible. The adhesive is very strong and typically one time use. If you need to replace it you should use 3M VHB clear or similar tape if possible. The cables exiting out the back of the GPS should be bent 90 degrees straight upward and against the mount.
Step 4: Plug the GPS USB plug into the GPS port on the camera, located closest to the SD card slot. Loop the GPS wires twice around as shown:
Step 5: Use the included cable tie (zip-tie) to loosely secure the coiled GPS cables to the green plastic cable loop on the top corner of the mount. DO NOT TIGHTEN FULLY JUST YET.
Step 6: Push the GPS wires under the top of the mount. Expand the loop as needed such that the wires will not come out from under the mount. Guide the wires through the clip on the side of the mount. Tighten the cable tie when the wires are located properly. Cut off the end of the cable tie.
Step 7: Your camera, GPS and mount are now installed. Happy flying.