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MM Pilot
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Hi guys,
i didn't read anything about the brand new Dji Mini SE. I think some experience reports could help much people to decide if this drone is the perfect for themself. Now it's your time. Let's tell all your experience, pictures, problems and anything else. Mayby some of you have questions, feel free to ask, i am sure there is someone with the answer.

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2021-8-1
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ABeardedItalian
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Seems like everything the mini 1 should of been :/


2021-8-1
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Hello there MM Pilot. Good day and thank you for reaching out. For additional reference on the DJI Mini SE kindly please refer to this link to see the specifications and frequently asked questions for the DJI Mini SE. Thank you.

https://www.dji.com/sg/mini-se?site=brandsite&from=nav
2021-8-1
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DJI Stephen Posted at 8-1 17:35
Hello there MM Pilot. Good day and thank you for reaching out. For additional reference on the DJI Mini SE kindly please refer to this link to see the specifications and frequently asked questions for the DJI Mini SE. Thank you.

https://www.dji.com/sg/mini-se?site=brandsite&from=nav

Hi Stephen, thank you very much for the link. This thread should be a help for anyone, which isn't sure about to buy. Mayby some owners of the dji mini se will writing their experience reports here.
2021-8-1
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DAFlys
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I think ocusync is worth spending a little extra to get the Mini2.
2021-8-1
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DAFlys Posted at 8-1 23:29
I think ocusync is worth spending a little extra to get the Mini2.

yeah i also think so.
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MM Pilot Posted at 8-2 02:00
yeah i also think so.

2021-8-2
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DAFlys Posted at 8-1 23:29
I think ocusync is worth spending a little extra to get the Mini2.

100% agree DA.  Mini 2 has so much more to offer than the original Mini and the Mini SE.  I just wish they would make Mini 2 compatible with all the functions of DJI Assistant 2 and also release the SDK.

2021-8-2
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-2 04:28
100% agree DA.  Mini 2 has so much more to offer than the original Mini and the Mini SE.  I just wish they would make Mini 2 compatible with all the functions of DJI Assistant 2 and also release the SDK.

Over on the SDK GitHub page they have committed to supporting it with the SDK version 5.  But no timing yet for that.

https://github.com/dji-sdk/Mobile-SDK-iOS/issues/478
2021-8-2
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DAFlys Posted at 8-2 23:21
Over on the SDK GitHub page they have committed to supporting it with the SDK version 5.  But no timing yet for that.

https://github.com/dji-sdk/Mobile-SDK-iOS/issues/478

Great to see they finally plan to support Mini 2 with SDK.  
2021-8-3
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-3 02:48
Great to see they finally plan to support Mini 2 with SDK.

Dont get too excited,   there's no word on a date yet.
2021-8-3
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Does anyone know if the Litchi app is working with the SE? If not the combination Mini 1 & Litchi does still give the most bang for the bucks! Waypoints and tracking, pano and follow me! Even better than the Mini 2 despite only 2.7K. But in reality you can hardly see the difference between 2.7K and 4K with the naked eye on an average TV screen.
2021-8-3
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MM Pilot Posted at 8-1 23:08
Hi Stephen, thank you very much for the link. This thread should be a help for anyone, which isn't sure about to buy. Mayby some owners of the dji mini se will writing their experience reports here.

Hi there MM Pilot. You are very much welcome and thank you for the reply. Again, thank you for your support and have a nice day. .
2021-8-3
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DAFlys Posted at 8-3 07:53
Dont get too excited,   there's no word on a date yet.

I get it.  I'm sure SDK V5 will be a major rewrite so I have no expectations as to when it will be released.  
2021-8-4
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-4 04:44
I get it.  I'm sure SDK V5 will be a major rewrite so I have no expectations as to when it will be released.

Maybe next year at the rate they release it.
2021-8-4
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 8-1 11:51
Seems like everything the mini 1 should of been :/
https://youtu.be/PuhRgUJxJ0k

Thanks for sharing
2021-8-4
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I just purchased one 3 days ago.  I felt it was a very good value.  My only previous drone was a Parrot AR, so if you are old enough, you'll recognize the mini SE is quite an upgrade!  The two big differences (occusync and 4K) were not important enough to me to warrant the extra money, and so far I have been happy with the choice.
2021-8-10
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4187 Posted at 8-10 12:29
I just purchased one 3 days ago.  I felt it was a very good value.  My only previous drone was a Parrot AR, so if you are old enough, you'll recognize the mini SE is quite an upgrade!  The two big differences (occusync and 4K) were not important enough to me to warrant the extra money, and so far I have been happy with the choice.

sounds very good. Thanks a lot for sharing you experience report to us!
2021-8-11
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How come it's not on the official DJI website?
2021-8-11
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Lucas775 Posted at 8-11 18:20
How come it's not on the official DJI website?

im don't know why, but i also can not see it.
2021-8-13
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I have the SE and love it!  It's my first DJI drone.  It handles great, the controls are tight and responsive, the stabilization is excellent - it can hold a spot better than any other drone I've owned.  Very impressed.  Takes great photos and vieos.  It has a few minor drawbacks, perhaps the biggest (but not it's fault) is its light weight; a gusty day will challenge it.  Overall I've been having a lot of fun with it.

Thought hard about the Mini 2, but the price bump wasn't worth it for me.  For others it may be, but for my needs and circumstances the SE is perfect and an awesome value!  I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again.  

Honestly, while I would love to have a Mini 2, I wouldn't spend the money on it (and not because it's not good - it is).  If I were to spend that much, I'd just bump up to an Air 2.  If I'm spending more on the Mini 2 then I can probably stretch my budget and go for something WAY better like an Air 2.  Difference between SE and Mini 2 is minor.  Diff between Mini 2 and Air 2 is HUGE.




2021-8-23
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The SE was my first Drone and I'm so happy with it's performance.

Like others, I didn't see the benefit of the ocusync, so the SE was my choice.

The DJI Fly App is pretty cool, but I really would like to get waypoints and follow me ability.

I tried the Litchi, but it's not compatible with the SE
I paid for the Litchi App, only to find it doesn't work with the SE

Having the ability to have waypoints and follow me would increase the SE's desirability (for me) another 100%
Without it, I feel a little let down.

My preference would be for it to be in DJI Fly App, but if that isn't on their radar, release the info so 3rd parties, like Litchi can do it
2021-8-23
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puzzigully Posted at 8-23 20:17
The SE was my first Drone and I'm so happy with it's performance.

Like others, I didn't see the benefit of the ocusync, so the SE was my choice.

Thanks a lot for you experience report!
I am sorry for heraring that you have paid for litchi but it doesn't works.
But i think dji won't adding these both functions.
2021-8-25
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Cliff_Allister Posted at 8-3 13:10
Does anyone know if the Litchi app is working with the SE? If not the combination Mini 1 & Litchi does still give the most bang for the bucks! Waypoints and tracking, pano and follow me! Even better than the Mini 2 despite only 2.7K. But in reality you can hardly see the difference between 2.7K and 4K with the naked eye on an average TV screen.

Nope.  I downloaded the latest Litchi version and have tried to connect to my Mini SE but with no luck.  It works fine with my Mini 1 though.
2021-9-27
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The SE and the Mini 2 are two in the same, once the mini 2 get's SDK support the SE will follow.

As a Litchi mini 1 owner, it can do some stuff but it's a poor band aid attempt at best. Not to mention I hardly fly with it since it voids my warranty on use, god forbid it flew away or something happened that would be it for most, not all have drone insurance to cover accidents all because they wanted something that wasn't 1st party supported. I'll wait for a drone that supports it natively then to keep risking the biscuit on Litchi.
2021-9-27
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 9-27 06:51
The SE and the Mini 2 are two in the same, once the mini 2 get's SDK support the SE will follow.

As a Litchi mini 1 owner, it can do some stuff but it's a poor band aid attempt at best. Not to mention I hardly fly with it since it voids my warranty on use, god forbid it flew away or something happened that would be it for most, not all have drone insurance to cover accidents all because they wanted something that wasn't 1st party supported. I'll wait for a drone that supports it natively then to keep risking the biscuit on Litchi.

Thanks a lot for your experience report!
2021-10-9
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For me the choice was simple, the SE can do what I needed for half the cost of a mini2... come on, would anyone buy the 2 without the FMC... Anyway, my needs were to increase my skills, both in flying and filming, and to document our travels. Most of the time my SE will be under 200' and maybe 1/8 mile away so no need for ocusync, and it's extra expense.  
2021-10-11
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rahtware Posted at 10-11 04:41
For me the choice was simple, the SE can do what I needed for half the cost of a mini2... come on, would anyone buy the 2 without the FMC... Anyway, my needs were to increase my skills, both in flying and filming, and to document our travels. Most of the time my SE will be under 200' and maybe 1/8 mile away so no need for ocusync, and it's extra expense.

Thanks a lot for your experience report!
2021-10-14
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SDK 4.16 which covers the drones being discussed has been released to the developers. Litchi just needs to go to work now.
2021-12-30
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Excellent drone, only after not even 2 times that it was used I got an error Imu ....
2022-2-27
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IMU error happens every now and then.  Unless there's a *problem*, just calibrate the IMU AWAY from anything metal.

My experience has been very positive with the SE.  First "real" drone after years of RC helicopters.  It survived an altercation with a light pole, even though half the blades didn't.
2022-2-27
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Agreed.  It is a fun little drone.  The range is not so great, but more than ample for use within VLOS.   One interesting note, is that when the SE is first starting up and connecting between drone and controller, I noticed that if there is a MIni2 flying in the area that the Mini2 loses contact for a second.  
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in fact I contacted the dji assistance (very fast) and asked me to calibrate the imu and compass. Done now and everything seems to be fine. Greetings to all from Sicily (Etna).
2022-2-28
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After Imu calibration, the problem reoccurred here are the errors:
1) Imu not calibrated code 30055
2) Navigation system error Code 30105.
The nice thing is that the seller does not want to recognize the replacement of the product because it is not available ... absurd, I would like to replace it with a working product. The drone is not even a month old and for sure the problem had it from birth .... We hope that the Dji support will give me the right answer ...

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aairon Posted at 2021-12-30 19:16
SDK 4.16 which covers the drones being discussed has been released to the developers. Litchi just needs to go to work now.

Is litchi working now?
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djiuser_5pqS3Z3eDfZn Posted at 2-27 08:45
Excellent drone, only after not even 2 times that it was used I got an error Imu ....

that sounds bad!
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shizack Posted at 2-27 14:47
IMU error happens every now and then.  Unless there's a *problem*, just calibrate the IMU AWAY from anything metal.

My experience has been very positive with the SE.  First "real" drone after years of RC helicopters.  It survived an altercation with a light pole, even though half the blades didn't.

perfekt! It's very well, that there are no problems after the collision. Have some fun in the future!
2022-3-11
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TonyPHX Posted at 2-27 17:17
Agreed.  It is a fun little drone.  The range is not so great, but more than ample for use within VLOS.   One interesting note, is that when the SE is first starting up and connecting between drone and controller, I noticed that if there is a MIni2 flying in the area that the Mini2 loses contact for a second.

Nice to hear, that you are happy with your drone!

But the problem with with loosing the signal between controller and drone of the mini 2 is very interesting too! Thanks for sharing your experience!
2022-3-11
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djiuser_5pqS3Z3eDfZn Posted at 3-6 05:35
After Imu calibration, the problem reoccurred here are the errors:
1) Imu not calibrated code 30055
2) Navigation system error Code 30105.

Yeah let's hope it!

Did you also tried to downgrade and after that to upgrade the software (so refresh it) with the dji assistant tool? Maby it could help you by this problem.
2022-3-11
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