DJI Mavic Mini FAQ

ByNiki Jones 2019-11-09 1625

DJI Mavic Mini is a very good drone, its main feature is the smaller body, and only 249 grams weight. In addition, the DJI new drone is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor design and a 3-axis anti-shake system for video capture in 4K 30P, 2.7K 60P and FHD 120P formats. This post summed up a lot of frequently asked questions about DJI Mavic Mini. If you buy a DJI Mavic Mini and meet some problems that you can’t deal with, then please look at this post, maybe help you a lot.

DJI Mavic Mini

Mavic Mini - drone below 250 grams

Weight 249 grams puts the Mavic Mini in the lowest and safest weight class of drones, which in many countries may exempt it from some regulations. For example, in the United States and Canada, you can fly the Mavic Mini without registering your drone. 
When the drone is in S (sport) mode, the maximum flight speed is 13m / s.  
To ensure transport safety, Mavic Mini batteries are put into sleep mode before shipment. Just connect the drone to the charger to activate the battery and start using. 
Connect your mobile device with the remote control, then connect to the Mavic Mini using the DJI Fly app. Follow the application instructions to activate Mavic Mini.
Yes. The Mavic Mini is equipped with a dedicated remote control, and the control rods can even be detached for convenient transportation and storage.
Currently, light gray is the only color option for Mavic Mini . However, a DIY creative kit is available that includes blank stickers and colored markers that can be used to personalize and decorate the Mavic Mini. The DIY kit comes with the Mavic Mini Fly More Combokit  and can also be purchased separately.
Always unfold the front arms first and then the rear arms.
No. A microSD card is required to store photos and materials. 

16 GB: SanDisk Extreme, Lexar 633x 
32 GB: SamSung Pro Endurance, SamSung Evo Plus, SanDisk Industrial, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x 
64 GB: SamSung Pro Endurance, SamSung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 
128 GB: SamSung Pro Plus, SamSung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x , Lexar 1000x, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 
256 GB: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1 

 
No. Mavic Mini with microSD card is strongly recommended.  
No. Use the Mavic Mini with 360 ° propeller guard to fully protect the propellers and improve flight safety.  
Yes. Always observe the surroundings carefully and set the right height to avoid obstacles when using the Return to Home function.   
Yes. QuickShot modes in the DJI Fly app include Dronie, Circle, Helix and Rocket. When locking an object during QuickShots, the application must have an algorithm that takes up a lot of memory on the mobile device. Therefore, the type of mobile device may affect application performance. It is also recommended that you close any idle applications or programs running in the background on your mobile device before using QuickShots.  
The Mavic Mini can only be used with the DJI Fly app, which has been designed to provide users with intuitive controls that make flight easier than ever. Users can even use the in-flight tutorials to increase flight safety.
It is not recommended to use these accessories together. 
You can find the DJI Fly app in the app store or scan the QR code on the DJI website.

a. In beginner mode, flight altitude and distance are limited to 30 meters.

b. Flight altitude and distance restrictions can be set manually in the DJI Fly app.

c. When the GPS signal is weak, the flight altitude will be limited.

d. When an aircraft is flying near a restricted flight zone or in a GEO with height restrictions

Mavic Mini - Updates

No. If you do this, the update will fail. You will need to download the firmware and update it again on your PC. 
Connect the Mavic Mini with the DJI Fly app. The application will automatically check the software compatibility. You can update according to the instructions.

a. Low battery. Make sure the battery level exceeds 50% before installing the update.

b. Turning off the Mavic Mini or remote control during the upgrade. If this happens, restart the Mavic Mini and remote control and start the update again.

c. The internet was disconnected while downloading the software.

d. If the update error persists or the pilot does not connect to the aircraft, there may be firmware inconsistencies between devices. In this case, use DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic on your computer to update the drone and remote control separately to the latest versions. During the upgrade, the drone will be restarted many times and will automatically turn off after the upgrade.

Mavic Mini - Battery

You can directly connect the plane to the charger via a micro USB cable or use Two-Way Charging Hub to charge up to three batteries in sequence.

a. Charges up to three batteries in sequence.

b. Automatically charges the connected external device when all batteries are fully charged.

c. Checks the battery level.

d. When it is not charging, you can use it as a power bank to charge mobile devices.

Battery charging:

The batteries with the highest battery level are charged first and then in order according to the battery level. Any newly inserted battery will be read and the charging sequence will be reassessed and adapted accordingly.

Discharge:

When discharging, first discharge the battery with the lowest level of charge. Any newly inserted battery will be read and the discharge sequence will be reassessed and adapted accordingly.

a. Short press + press and hold: turn the aircraft on / off.

b. Short press: display battery level.

c. Press and hold for three seconds: Connect to remote control.

Supports 18W Quick Charge 2.0.  
Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight Battery is a 2S lithium-ion battery (version 1100 mAh is a LiPo 2S battery).
First insert the battery into the drone and turn it on. Then connect the DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 application (on a PC). If the battery version and aircraft version are inconsistent, an update message will appear.
It takes 90 minutes (50 minutes for a 1100 mAh battery) to fully charge the battery with the 18W USB Quick Charge 2.0 charger.
It is recommended to perform this process once every three months. It is recommended to charge the battery to about 60% before storage.
The operating temperature for both is 0 ° to 40 ° C. The charging temperature of the Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight battery is between 0 ° and 40 ° C and the charging temperature of the remote control battery is between 0 ° and 45 ° C. When using the drone in cold environment, pay attention to any screen messages related to the start status.
The Mavic Mini remote control has a battery capacity of 2600 mAh. Charging with a 18 W DJI USB charger takes about 120 minutes, about two hours of use when connected to an Android device and about six hours when connected to an IOS device

Mavic Mini - Video transmission

Model MR1SS5

5,8 GHz

FCC: 4000 m (America)

SRRC: 2500 m (Europe)

Model MR1SD25

2,4 GHz

MIC: 2000 m

CE: 2000 m

5,8 GHz

CE: 500 m

 
170-240 ms (depending on the ambient conditions and the mobile device).

a. It is recommended to fly in an open environment free of interference from wireless signals.

b. Close other running programs in the background of the mobile device being used.

c. Keep an eye on the orientation of the antennas and make sure they are facing the aircraft during the flight.

Mavic Mini - drive

With a fully charged battery, the Mavic Mini offers up to 30 minutes of flight.
Before each flight, check the propellers for cracks, wear, warping, corrosion and loose bolts. If any of these conditions exist, the propellers should be replaced. Follow the instructions in the manual to replace the propellers.
Use the included screwdriver to change the propellers. Follow the instructions. Unscrew two blades and screws of the same engine and replace the propellers in the same package with new screws. Attach propellers with marks to marked engines, and unmarked propellers to unmarked engines (propellers A and B). Make sure propellers and engines are securely installed before each flight. 

a. After attaching the 360 ​​° propeller guard, the maximum distance is reduced to 1500 m, because there are some safety concerns when flying with this accessory at high altitudes.

b. To ensure flight safety, after installing the 360 ​​° propeller guard, the maximum speed is limited to 8 m / s, the flight height is limited to 120 meters, and the flight distance is limited to 100 meters. Remember to always fly carefully and in sight.

c. After putting on the 360 ​​° propeller cover, start and hang, and the drone will go into charge mode in six seconds and will notify the user. If the system does not detect the accessory, you can manually enable the charge mode in the DJI Fly app.

d. After attaching the 360 ​​° propeller guard, the drone weighs over 250 grams. This means that in some countries and regions, you may need to obtain the appropriate license when flying with an accessory attached. Always remember local laws and regulations before flight.

Mavic Mini can float stably at wind speeds up to 8 m / s. 
3000 m. 1500 meters in Europe.

Mavic Mini - Equipment

The MR1SD25 model supports dual-frequency 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands, while the MR1SS5 only supports 5.8 GHz.
Cell phones with a thickness of 6.5-8.5 mm and a length of not more than 160 mm will conveniently fit into the terminals of the remote control. We strongly recommend that you remove the protective cover before connecting a mobile phone. Devices outside this measuring range are not supported.
No. A Micro USB OTG cable is required, which can be purchased at the Megadron online store.
Yes, but the attached cable may not be long enough to connect. You can use the Micro USB OTG cable, which you can buy in the Megadron online store.
No. You can operate the Mavic Mini only with the remote control.
Mavic Mini, remote control and Two-Way Charging Hub support Micro USB interface.

Mavic Mini- Gimbal and camera

The Mavic Mini is equipped with a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 12 Mpix.

Photo resolution

· 4:3 4000 × 3000

· 16:9 4000 × 2250

Video resolution

· 2,7 K: 2720 × 1530 25/30p

· FHD: 1920 × 1080 25/30/50/60p

The gimbal provides mechanical three-axis stabilization.

 


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