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themich0r
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Hi, I was flying with my Mini yesterday when suddenly my phone shut down. I could land my Mini safely with the RC because it was in line of sight. What happens if I reboot the device and connect to the drone while it's still flying? Whats recommended in that case?
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Freerange
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You should be able to use the RTH button on the RC. Correct me if this is incorrect.
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Ingo Sundowner
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Just because your mobile shuts down doesn't mean that your RC has lost signal. You can still press RTH.
I used to have that problem until I got the "screen off" app. Now it doesn't occur anymore. What's your screen out time setting on your "handy"? By the way, in England nobody knows what a Handy is, I believe only German speaking tribes use that term
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lifeisfun
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Even if your controller powers down (and never connects again, due to bad hardware or dead battery) the RTH is initiated and executed.
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JJB*
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If you know that the craft is safe flying, stop RC input (craft will hover in place), restart mobile device, start app and continue the flight.

Or, if you know that the direct line craft > homepoint is free of obstacles > choice RTH by press btn on RC.

Or, if craft is visible just fly it back without the mobile device.

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Dirty Bird
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As long as your RC remains connected to the drone you can reboot your device & run the app when it finishes rebooting.  If you are way out, or unsure of how much battery it has remaining,  you may want to press the RTH button on the remote to start the bird heading home while the device reboots.  If you know you have plenty of battery you can wait & the drone will patiently hover.
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themich0r
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JJB* Posted at 1-3 01:49
If you know that the craft is safe flying, stop RC input (craft will hover in place), restart mobile device, start app and continue the flight.

Or, if you know that the direct line craft > homepoint is free of obstacles > choice RTH by press btn on RC.

Next time I try to restart the my phone and reconnect to the drone. I'm not a big fan of RTH button. But good to know my options. Thank you
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InspektorGadjet
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JJB* Posted at 1-3 01:49
If you know that the craft is safe flying, stop RC input (craft will hover in place), restart mobile device, start app and continue the flight.

Or, if you know that the direct line craft > homepoint is free of obstacles > choice RTH by press btn on RC.

Very informative thanks.
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DJI Paladin
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Hi. Thank you for reaching out to DJI Forum. Regarding this query. When the phone shuts down during flight as long as the remote controller stays connected, when you reboot the phone or restart the application it will try to reconnect to the drone. Hope this helps. Thank you for your valued support.
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