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Mavic Mini Frozen, what happend?
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German DroneTV
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Hi, I flight trough clouds @ -5° celsius on the way up my Mini reports a engine error, what could be happend?
Any suggestions?



1-10 03:09
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stubbietubbie
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Got too hot.
1-10 03:40
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urbanweb
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Post your flight logs, the experts will give their opinion
1-10 03:41
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urbanweb
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Post your flight logs, the experts will give their opinion
1-10 03:41
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G-a-n-t-z
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there was probably an icing of the blades which caused a loss of lift
1-10 03:42
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German DroneTV
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too hot? I think 1 engine became wet & frozen maybe
1-10 03:43
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Niflheim
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One possible problem is that the engine is not designed to work in the -5 degrees temperature (according to specs)
https://www.dji.com/mavic-mini/specs
Operating Temperature Range
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
1-10 03:51
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Eka
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What's the point of asking a question, making even a nice video to illuastrate what happened without flight logs? Please, when you have any sort of a problem, question.. post your flight logs. That's the only way to get a proper answer and also to help all of us understand what might happen in certain sitiations. To me this looks like many times reported uncommanded altitude loss and possible firmware bug. Please share your log through airdata or even better phantomhelp.
1-10 04:15
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G-a-n-t-z
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Niflheim Posted at 1-10 03:51
One possible problem is that the engine is not designed to work in the -5 degrees temperature (according to specs)
https://www.dji.com/mavic-mini/specs
Operating Temperature Range

the engines work fine even at -7, but the fact that the propellers are icing up is a fact
1-10 04:17
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Ice_2k
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G-a-n-t-z Posted at 1-10 04:17
the engines work fine even at -7, but the fact that the propellers are icing up is a fact

-7 on itself doesn't say much. Humidity plays a huge role.
1-10 04:28
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stubbietubbie
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German DroneTV Posted at 1-10 03:43
too hot? I think 1 engine became wet & frozen maybe

Dumb question got a dumb reply, and then the dumb reply got a dumb reply.

It's a vicious circle!
1-10 04:39
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Dirty Bird
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Prime culprit would be ice buildup on the props.
1-10 05:15
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MARTINEZX
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In fact strange idea to run amateur drone in this weather condition... But hope its easy to repair
1-10 05:55
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German DroneTV
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I‘ll post the logs tomorrow
1-10 09:51
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InspektorGadjet
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That was close.
1-10 11:04
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German DroneTV
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MARTINEZX Posted at 1-10 05:55
In fact strange idea to run amateur drone in this weather condition... But hope its easy to repair

no repair needed, after a warm tee for the mini she feels good again
1-10 11:49
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Savage3006
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Ok just one thing you’re battery percentage is in black mine is white did they update this feature I have been in touch with them about this problem waiting for a reply from them.
1-10 12:34
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German DroneTV
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Savage3006 Posted at 1-10 12:34
Ok just one thing you’re battery percentage is in black mine is white did they update this feature I have been in touch with them about this problem waiting for a reply from them.

mine is white too, only in the recorded flights it is black
1-10 12:38
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Sigmo
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I'll add my vote for icing conditions causing ice build up on the props.  Flying through a cloud at any temperature is a bad idea.  Flying through one at a temperature below freezing is very likely to cause icing.

But with condensation forming on circuit boards, all sorts of problems are likely, too.  These drones are not sealed, and they are electrical devices.  There are waterproof drones available, but the Mini isn't one of them, unfortunately.
1-10 12:48
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German DroneTV Posted at 1-10 12:38
mine is white too, only in the recorded flights it is black

Doesn’t make sense should have been the other way around.
1-10 12:59
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Hello and good day German DroneTV. I am sorry for the trouble and thank you for reaching out.  Just a friendly reminder that the DJI Mavic Mini's Operating Temperature Range is from 0° to 40°C ( 32° to 104°F ). In addition I will post an official DJI tutorial video on how to fly in cold and hot weather. Thank you.

1-11 11:16
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