Gesture control isn't magic, of course. You can't do a special wave and expect it to go all Michael Bay, but there are some pre-planned flight modes baked in that can be accessed through the DJI app. Some of them are familiar—like the ones that make the drone circle or follow a specific object—but there are new ones, too. Rocket mode, for instance, shoots the drone straight up into the air for a dramatic shot, while the Helix mode moves the drone in an expanding spiral around a subject. You could learn to do all this manually, but pressing a button in an app is a lot simpler, even if it is less flexible.