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How to prevent DJI Mavic Mini fly away?

How to prevent DJI Mavic Mini fly away?

By  Sigismondo Eisenhower 2019-11-18 3378 0

It is unpleasant that your DJI Mavic Mini aircraft leave alone without being able to intervene on it. Especially since the outcome is often fatal for the drone: loss or major breakage due to battery exhaustion or obstacle percussion. In principle, DJI drones are designed to automatically return to their starting point (Home Point), but the study of flight logs of these incident cases shows that the majority of Fly aways are caused by several errors made by pilots.

How to prevent DJI Mavic Mini fly away

Check before taking off that the Home Point is registered

DJI Fly gives the information in the form of an audio message and an on-screen display. With the exception of indoor flights (where GPS does not pass, but where the Fly away does not have the same consequences by nature) do not take off until the GPS coordinates of the starting point (Home Point) are recorded. The quality of the GPS signal must reach 4 bars.

Monitor the interference to the compass

GPS is necessary, but not sufficient. It allows the drone to be positioned, but does not allow it to orient itself to return to its starting point if necessary. It is the compass (the compass) that allows the drone to orient itself. In the event of significant disruptions, DJI FLY displays an error message. It is also possible to see the interference level, in the main menu then Compass. If one or two compasses are red, it is necessary to calibrate the compass or fly in a less disturbed area.

Always keep the drone in its line of sight

By keeping the UAV in sight, not only do we respect the French regulations which require it to always be able to see the UAV directly, but it also allows, much better than driving via the screen and video feedback, to be able to see the lateral and rear environment of the UAV.

Reset your starting point if you move

The home point, which serves as a return point in the event of an interruption of the signal between the remote control and the drone, must be updated if you are moving. This will keep in direct contact with the landing zone of the drone in all circumstances, and if you move quickly, it is also the only solution to avoid that the drone has to make a route too important to return to the home point (and risk a battery failure).

To redefine the Home point, slide your finger on the screen from right to left and click on :

● Home Point Me to relocate the home point to the position of the remote control - which requires a smartphone with GPS function

● Home Point Aircraft to relocate the home point to the current position of the drone

Adjust the height of the RTH

If the Mavic Mini does not find a solution to bypass the obstacle, it will eventually run out of energy to hold in the air... So adapt your RTH altitude according to the environment in which you are, and always anticipate your position to avoid a signal failure.

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