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What Mavic Mini is doing when signal is lost?
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Undzzz
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I have seen there there are few options, like RTH, landing and just waiting. But I do not have anything i my app. What my mavic mini will do when signal will be lost?

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nerkaid
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After 11 seconds of signal loss it will go back to the RTH if the compass work fine and the RTH point is set. If not, it will try to autolanding I think.
2019-11-16
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Montfrooij
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Soon a lot of users that don't pay attention will find out.
Not so much room for errors as with the Pro drones.
2019-11-16
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Ian in London
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Today I flew low over some woods until it lost signal at around 700 metres.  After 20 seconds it reconnected on its way back to me under standard return to home....
2019-11-16
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Mavic Pilots forum users reported a consensus of IOS users only having loss of signal RTH option.
Android devices have RTH, hover, or land, like larger drones with Go4.

It's be good to have this for the mini, as people will fly it in tight places I'm sure.
RTH is not a safe option in many circumstances.

The options have also disappeared for me with IOS and my Spark.
My M1P still has the 3 options.
2019-11-17
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miniger
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....Mavic Pilots forum users reported a consensus of IOS users only having loss of signal RTH option

Here as well. iOS dosn´t offer these options or hides them well.

Since I ve got sometimes good GPS indoors, I wonder what happens in flight, when RTH activates (accidentally) and the Mini tries to reach the 15m :-(
2019-11-17
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fansbf782ebd
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I just lost my drone. I was executing a cineshot (circle) and half way the signal got lost and then the mini crashed into the monument I was filming and then went straight into the water. 2 days of usage and its gone!!!!
2019-12-26
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JodyB
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fansbf782ebd Posted at 12-26 02:21
I just lost my drone. I was executing a cineshot (circle) and half way the signal got lost and then the mini crashed into the monument I was filming and then went straight into the water. 2 days of usage and its gone!!!!

Wow, I really hate to hear that.... Any idea what caused your signal loss experience?
2019-12-26
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chileanbyone
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I am afraid of flying mine now
2019-12-26
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chileanbyone Posted at 12-26 08:45
I am afraid of flying mine now

Well I am flying mine for 2 weeks, don't care too much about it, lost signal around 2000 meters, close to a castle, it got back, lost signal around 600 meters in the city, got back, lost signal behind some trees, got back, the damn thing always gets back even with some windy conditions. I crashed it already 5 times on bushes, a tree, some walls and it still works properly. So all in all and although I can't use it to follow me while hiking (this was the first reason I bought it), this mini is a though guy... Perhaps I never got issues because when it's very windy I only fly around 100 meters maximum distance from me, but all in all it's better than I expected, if only it had an active tracking it would be perfect.
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JodyB Posted at 12-26 05:44
Wow, I really hate to hear that.... Any idea what caused your signal loss experience?

Hi Jody, that’s not WoW! I have no clue why there was a signal loss. The circle cineshot got cancelled, the drone went up, crashed into the momument and is now somewhere in the river
Here are some snapshots from the flight data recorder.
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JodyB
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fansbf782ebd Posted at 12-26 10:17
Hi Jody, that’s not WoW! I have no clue why there was a signal loss. The circle cineshot got cancelled, the drone went up, crashed into the momument and is now somewhere in the river
Here are some snapshots from the flight data recorder.

My apologies, when I said wow, it was a reaction of shock, not excitement. Someone loosing their drone is not anything I like to hear. It makes me sad.

Can you upload the flight log using the phantomhelp viewer? I'm sure someone here can help to understand what happened.
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JodyB Posted at 12-26 10:21
My apologies, when I said wow, it was a reaction of shock, not excitement. Someone loosing their drone is not anything I like to hear. It makes me sad.

Can you upload the flight log using the phantomhelp viewer? I'm sure someone here can help to understand what happened.

I am not sure if the DJI Fly app specific for Mini gives the option of downloading the data log. Anyway, for that I need to get back (currently on vacation) home and use iTunes.
Another which I am not able to understand is how the app calculates the radius to execute the circle cineshot. As per the manual/videos on youtube, the cineshot should be executed with constant radius which is not what happened in my case.
2019-12-26
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JodyB
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fansbf782ebd Posted at 12-26 10:58
I am not sure if the DJI Fly app specific for Mini gives the option of downloading the data log. Anyway, for that I need to get back (currently on vacation) home and use iTunes.
Another which I am not able to understand is how the app calculates the radius to execute the circle cineshot. As per the manual/videos on youtube, the cineshot should be executed with constant radius which is not what happened in my case.

Your flight logs are actually stored on your phone. But you are on vacation and should be enjoying it or trying to anyway en light of what's happened. Upload them when you get the chance and try to enjoy the remainder of your vacation!!
2019-12-26
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fansbf782ebd Posted at 12-26 10:58
I am not sure if the DJI Fly app specific for Mini gives the option of downloading the data log. Anyway, for that I need to get back (currently on vacation) home and use iTunes.
Another which I am not able to understand is how the app calculates the radius to execute the circle cineshot. As per the manual/videos on youtube, the cineshot should be executed with constant radius which is not what happened in my case.

To get your log on an iOS device use the Files app and look here.

under Locations - On my phone/DJI Fly/FlightRecords then hit select and check the record that you want to grab. Next use the box with the up arrow at the bottom of the screen to send the file where you want it to go.
I am sorry for your MM mini mishap.
2019-12-26
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I was flying for 5 meters, and then lost the signal and went in to a lake. My first flight
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Fernando Ponce Posted at 12-27 12:29
I was flying for 5 meters, and then lost the signal and went in to a lake. My first flight

Why would you go to the lake first flight?

Have some common sense folks.
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miniger Posted at 2019-11-17 02:02
....Mavic Pilots forum users reported a consensus of IOS users only having loss of signal RTH option

Here as well. iOS dosn´t offer these options or hides them well.

I'm also curious what will happen indoors when RTH kicks in. Will it first try to go to the minimum of 15 meters and hits the ceiling?

Mayby I will test it if no one now's the answer...
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fans7e8fa8d3 Posted at 1-7 15:57
I'm also curious what will happen indoors when RTH kicks in. Will it first try to go to the minimum of 15 meters and hits the ceiling?

Mayby I will test it if no one now's the answer...

If it’s within 20 metres of homepoint it will just land if you have set a Rth height and it’s outside 20m it will ascend to that height and Rth if no height is set it will go to default height and Rth . If gps is weak it will land .
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fansbf782ebd Posted at 2019-12-26 10:17
Hi Jody, that’s not WoW! I have no clue why there was a signal loss. The circle cineshot got cancelled, the drone went up, crashed into the momument and is now somewhere in the river
Here are some snapshots from the flight data recorder.

What height was your Return-to-Home configured at?  You flew the drone out of sight behind this monument.  That very likely blocked the control signal and triggered a RTH response.


"The Monument to the Discoveries stands 170 Ft (52 m) tall."



Your first image shows the drone coming back in a straight line toward your recorded Home Position and crashing into the monument at a height of 27m.


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