Please select Into the mobile phone version | Continue to access the computer ver.
Mavic Mini Return to Home Tutorial
1795 35 1-31 06:22
Uploading and Loding Picture ...(0/1)
o(^-^)o
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

I've seen a lot of discussion about the Return to Home (RTH) feature of the Mavic Mini, so I decided to put together a tutorial about it.  There are some important safety tips I discuss that I haven't seen discussed in any other videos.

Let me know if you think I've missed anything important.



Thanks,
David


1-31 06:22
Use props
pnwflier
lvl.3
United States
Offline

Great video! Every drone pilot (at least new ones) would benefit from your explanation of RTH.
1-31 06:49
Use props
DowntownRDB
Captain
Flight distance : 525 ft
United States
Offline

Excellent video with easy to understand information about RTH.  Thanks for sharing KlooGee.
1-31 07:07
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

pnwflier Posted at 1-31 06:49
Great video! Every drone pilot (at least new ones) would benefit from your explanation of RTH.

Thanks pnwflier!  I'm glad you found it useful!  Feel free to share with anyone you feel may also find it useful.
1-31 07:44
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

DowntownRDB Posted at 1-31 07:07
Excellent video with easy to understand information about RTH.  Thanks for sharing KlooGee.

Thanks for the kind words!  Feel free to share with anyone you think may find it useful!
1-31 07:45
Use props
hallmark007
Captain
Flight distance : 5467513 ft
  • >>>
Ireland
Online

Good job this was badly needed, there are only 4 variations of RTH, but if your around here long enough you’d swear there was 20.
The different variations are really important to be aware of and I’m certain this will be a great help to all.
1-31 08:29
Use props
virtual
First Officer
Flight distance : 1172812 ft
Czechia
Online

Very clear and informative!
1-31 09:25
Use props
Gelert
Captain
Flight distance : 140912 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

Great video with great info - a good reminder to new and experienced pilots - thanks for sharing
1-31 10:06
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

hallmark007 Posted at 1-31 08:29
Good job this was badly needed, there are only 4 variations of RTH, but if your around here long enough you’d swear there was 20.
The different variations are really important to be aware of and I’m certain this will be a great help to all.

It seems like such a simple feature, but there really is a lot to understand in order to use it most effectively and to help make sure you get your drone back safely.
1-31 10:36
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

virtual Posted at 1-31 09:25
Very clear and informative!

Thanks, glad you found it useful!
1-31 10:37
Use props
Francoisd
Second Officer
Flight distance : 35804 ft
France
Offline

Thanks for this video.
Perhaps you could have detailed the RTH where de remote is (radio symbol on the RTH update point map).
1-31 10:51
Use props
Newbie Europe
lvl.2
Germany
Offline

Every Mavic MM owner has to see this RTH video. Thank you so much!!!

Maybe you can mention two points concerning RTH seen in this videos.

First one updating RTH without using the included map function:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EnbU0Z4kM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odig-eQCjGM



1-31 11:24
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Francoisd Posted at 1-31 10:51
Thanks for this video.
Perhaps you could have detailed the RTH where de remote is (radio symbol on the RTH update point map).

Yeah, not sure how I missed including that in the video.  Thanks for watching!
1-31 11:50
Use props
Tervist
Captain
Flight distance : 20830 ft
United States
Offline

Thank you for this video. I want to make sure I understood you correctly on something: you indicated that after you initiate RTH, you can use the right stick to increase the default speed, if you need to. You didn't make any mention of switching to Sport Mode. I just want to verify that this is something you can do while still in P mode. Thanks!
1-31 12:44
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Tervist Posted at 1-31 12:44
Thank you for this video. I want to make sure I understood you correctly on something: you indicated that after you initiate RTH, you can use the right stick to increase the default speed, if you need to. You didn't make any mention of switching to Sport Mode. I just want to verify that this is something you can do while still in P mode. Thanks!

Correct, while in RTH, if you have a good connection between the remote and drone, you can use the sticks to increase/decrease the speed or increase/decrease the altitude.  
1-31 18:56
Use props
hallmark007
Captain
Flight distance : 5467513 ft
  • >>>
Ireland
Online

KlooGee Posted at 1-31 18:56
Correct, while in RTH, if you have a good connection between the remote and drone, you can use the sticks to increase/decrease the speed or increase/decrease the altitude.

And also orientation.
1-31 19:44
Use props
DAFlys
Captain
Flight distance : 960052 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

Great tips, thanks for sharing.
2-1 02:13
Use props
O Ynot
Second Officer
Flight distance : 84229 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

A really useful and clear video. Many thanks.
2-1 02:19
Use props
Tervist
Captain
Flight distance : 20830 ft
United States
Offline

KlooGee Posted at 1-31 18:56
Correct, while in RTH, if you have a good connection between the remote and drone, you can use the sticks to increase/decrease the speed or increase/decrease the altitude.

Excellent! At first I thought I was misunderstanding something but knowing this is pure gold, especially if you notice that your MM is being hammered by wind gusts. So glad you brought this to everyone's attention.
2-1 06:23
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1859961 ft
Netherlands
Offline

Interesting video!
2-1 13:00
Use props
Traxx119
lvl.4
Canada
Offline

Thank you for making this tutorial video.
2-1 20:29
Use props
Mortensldk
Second Officer
Flight distance : 132592 ft
Denmark
Offline

Great Video, thanks for sharing.
2-2 00:15
Use props
red squirrel
Second Officer
Flight distance : 40413 ft
United States
Offline

Thank you for this video.  Comprehensive and very helpful.  I somehow overlooked the 20 m thing in the instruction manual!  I very much appreciate your insights about this feature and all the other very useful nuggets you presented clearly and concisely.  I feel much better equipped to test out RTH!
2-2 08:08
Use props
Cal Evans
Second Officer
Flight distance : 85673 ft
United States
Offline

Great video. You cover some important points like RTH speed vs wind speed. I see that causing a lot of flyaways.

Cheers!
=C=
2-2 08:16
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad many of you found it helpful.  I've seen so many people lose their drones from not understanding how it works, I think its important to share what we learn to help out the community.  Please feel free to share the video with others if you think it may be useful for them.
2-2 09:57
Use props
Francoisd
Second Officer
Flight distance : 35804 ft
France
Offline

Hi,

As per my previous comment, you didn't explain the RTH update with the radio diagram on the map, could you explain it (if you know how it works) because, I don't really understand.
- Does it take in account the actual location of the remote and if you move, it keep the point where you were when updating
or
- Does it makes the remote the homepoint event if you move ?

In each case, where does it lands ? Exactly where the remote is (or was) or few meters away for safety ?
Thank a lot for helping me to see more clearly
2-2 10:02
Use props
Newbie Europe
lvl.2
Germany
Offline

Francoisd Posted at 2-2 10:02
Hi,

As per my previous comment, you didn't explain the RTH update with the radio diagram on the map, could you explain it (if you know how it works) because, I don't really understand.

Maybe this video will answer your question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EnbU0Z4kM4
2-2 11:46
Use props
Francoisd
Second Officer
Flight distance : 35804 ft
France
Offline

Newbie Europe Posted at 2-2 11:46
Maybe this video will answer your question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EnbU0Z4kM4

Hi,

Thank you, but I have already seen this video twice, but for the remote control homepoint, he doesn't explain this particular behavior.
2-2 11:51
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Francoisd Posted at 2-2 10:02
Hi,

As per my previous comment, you didn't explain the RTH update with the radio diagram on the map, could you explain it (if you know how it works) because, I don't really understand.

It updates the home point to the location of the controller at the time the button is pressed.  It does not continuously update the home point to keep following you.  It is a one-time update.
2-3 20:41
Use props
Francoisd
Second Officer
Flight distance : 35804 ft
France
Offline

KlooGee Posted at 2-3 20:41
It updates the home point to the location of the controller at the time the button is pressed.  It does not continuously update the home point to keep following you.  It is a one-time update.

Thanks a lot for the information
2-4 05:14
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Francoisd Posted at 2-4 05:14
Thanks a lot for the information

Happy to share!
2-4 10:04
Use props
Newbie Europe
lvl.2
Germany
Offline

I am a little bit confused. In the video I mentioned before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EnbU0Z4kM4

you can see, that when you press the home point to update the home point, it takes the location of the Mavic Mini
and not the location of the controller.
2-4 11:30
Use props
KlooGee
Captain
Flight distance : 11321529 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Newbie Europe Posted at 2-4 11:30
I am a little bit confused. In the video I mentioned before:


That is because this user had the button selected to choose the location of the aircraft (red arrow) as the home point instead of choosing the option to choose the location of the controller (blue arrow) as the home point.

As you can see in the screenshot of this user's video, the option that is selected is the one the red arrow is pointing at.  The drone behaved just like it was commanded to do.  The user was just a bit confused on the user interface and didn't choose the right option.

2-4 14:00
Use props
Newbie Europe
lvl.2
Germany
Offline

Thank you very much for this information!
2-4 23:30
Use props
pavel_mostovoy
lvl.1
Flight distance : 79754 ft
Ukraine
Offline

Thanks ! this video answer for some of mine questions.
5-29 11:19
Use props
Daniella3d
Second Officer
Canada
Offline

Thanks a lot! it was very usefull for me and I did not know about the possibility to control it while in return home, that should be very useful (if I can remember it when in total panic!).
5-29 13:38
Use props
Advanced
You need to log in before you can reply Login | Register now

Credit Rules