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KlooGee
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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.



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Great video! Every drone pilot (at least new ones) would benefit from your explanation of RTH.
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Excellent video with easy to understand information about RTH.  Thanks for sharing KlooGee.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Very clear and informative!
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Great video with great info - a good reminder to new and experienced pilots - thanks for sharing
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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.
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virtual Posted at 1-31 09:25
Very clear and informative!

Thanks, glad you found it useful!
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Thanks for this video.
Perhaps you could have detailed the RTH where de remote is (radio symbol on the RTH update point map).
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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



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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!
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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!
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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.  
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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.
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Great tips, thanks for sharing.
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A really useful and clear video. Many thanks.
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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.
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Interesting video!
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Thank you for making this tutorial video.
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Great Video, thanks for sharing.
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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!
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Great video. You cover some important points like RTH speed vs wind speed. I see that causing a lot of flyaways.

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

Happy to share!
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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.
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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.

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Thank you very much for this information!
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Thanks ! this video answer for some of mine questions.
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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!).
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Thanks for the video!
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Excellent Video.  that clears up a big mystery about return to home.   you da man!
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Unbelievably great video. I'm newb and you really answered a lot of questions I have. This is more useful than DJI's own videos
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Great video! But there is one important point. If the home point was updated at the start (pay attention to the announcement), RTH works perfectly. However, if I stop the landing after RTH and fly away from the home point, the saved GPS / compass value is lost! The drone will land where it is when you press RTH! Abort RTH immediately after orientation on the smartphone, fly back and land manually!
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