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Insta360 Sphere - Installation Instructions and Safety Guidelines
Insta360 Sphere - Installation Instructions and Safety Guidelines
For DJI Mavic AIR 2 & DJI AIR 2S
Written by Akshay Chaand
Updated over a week ago


The Insta360 Sphere is a set of two cameras positioned at the top and bottom of the drone to make the drone "Invisible" in the parallax of the capture. When the footage from these two cameras are stitched together, they create a seamless 360-degree capture.

The Insta360 Sphere works completely independently from the drone, has its own battery and microSD card slot. The clamp, made of metal and plastic, feels suitably durable and rugged to secure it to the drone.

Note: The Sphere is compatible with DJI Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S

Steps to Use:

Please refer carefully to the local drone laws and regulations before using Sphere.

1) To Use, Open the Battery door and Insert the Battery. Use the included Charge Cable to charge the Insta360 Sphere.

2) Insert the SD Card

3) Open the Lock lever to open the mounting bracket

4) As shown below, lock the mounting bracket's connection buckle onto the bottom of the drone.

5) Lock the Lock Lever well and ensure that the yellow mark of the Lock Lever is not showing.

6) After successful assembly, it should look as -

Sticky Lens Guard” is not recommended with the OpenSpace capture.

Few more Helpful Notes:

  1. Insta360 Sphere is not waterproof. Please do not use the camera in or around water, or on rainy days.

  2. Before use, please check that Sphere and the drone are correctly installed, in particular that Sphere’s lock lever is properly fastened. For further details, please refer to the manual.

  3. Before takeoff, please prepare the included landing pad on the ground and wipe away any dirt or debris on the surface of the pad. This is to protect Sphere’s lenses during takeoff/landing.

  4. Always take off in an open, outdoor area (to minimize signal interference). Keep a safe distance of 5-10 meters between the drone and anyone present in the area.

  5. In order to maintain control of the drone and prevent injury, do not attempt a hand takeoff or landing.

  6. Do not fly at an altitude of more than 1000 meters. High-altitude environments reduce the power redundancy of the aircraft and can easily lead to flight accidents.

  7. Do not fly in harsh weather conditions or environments, such as thunderstorms, strong winds, and extreme cold.

  8. Do not fly when the wind speed is greater than 9m/s (level 5 on the Beaufort scale).

  9. Fly cautiously in low-temperature environments. When the temperature is lower than -5°C, Sphere’s battery performance will be adversely affected. Battery life may be greatly reduced or even shutdown.

  10. Check the GPS signal strength of the drone before taking off and always fly the drone in GPS mode when using Sphere. It is not recommended to fly in altitude mode as this increases the risk of accident during the flight.

  11. If there is a sudden, strong wind during a flight and the drone app gives any warnings related to the motor being overloaded or similar, return the drone to home and land as soon as possible.

  12. Pay attention to the remaining battery life while flying. When the drone provides a battery warning (in the yellow area), immediately return the aircraft to home and land.

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