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MAVIC MINI CE URBAN RANGE TEST | 2.4GHZ - 5.8GHZ
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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This is my second range test because some people said that 2.4ghz should be better. So here is my test.

Enjoy!

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2019-11-16
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JodyB
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Nice!! Thanks for the share!!
2019-11-16
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good day Reinis (SkyHighFilms). Thank you for sharing this range test video you have created for the DJI Mavic Mini. You did an amazing review. Two thumbs up. Have a safe and a happy flying always. .
2019-11-16
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Montfrooij
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Nice to see.
2019-11-16
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Juliflash
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So basically the EU version not amazing lol, thankfully I don´t live in a big capital but there are mobile phone antenas around for sure, good thing to consider flying nerby any of those.
Once I feel very confident I will carry out some range tests myself in small towns and nature.

Wouldn´t be possible to build some sort of "range extender" for the controller? since it´s wifi, I have seen plenty of those videos related to other things.
I may have to google that a bit.

EDIT:
I answer myself, it seems this guy did it to his Phantom 3:


Thanks for the video and test results!
2019-11-16
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Juliflash
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Second part of the video I posted above, now the test, with quite impressive results. first try aded 300 meters, second more than one kilometer...
I mean maybe not for every flight, but in case you experience a place with interferences or shadows from objects/buildings, if they work on the MIVI is worth the try.
I will probably be 3D printing mine to fit perfectly but one can try easy with stuff every house has.
Hope it sparks some tinkering!

2019-11-16
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KREMi
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thanks for tests really a lot of interference on 2.4 :/ I had hope that it will get good over 500m
about range extenders - they do work quite nice - with 3d printed ones and copper (or aluminium, don't remember) reflectors I had boost around 30-40% in range, but when flying close range they are v. directonal - so it's best then to aim at drone
2019-11-16
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Juliflash
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KREMi Posted at 11-16 13:29
thanks for tests  really a lot of interference on 2.4 :/ I had hope that it will get good over 500m
about range extenders - they do work quite nice - with 3d printed ones and copper (or aluminium, don't remember) reflectors I had boost around 30-40% in range, but when flying close range they are v. directonal - so it's best then to aim at drone

You are welcome, the video is not mine by the way I found it doing research.
I see it makes sense that they will be more directional, at close range, but safer since the signal is stronger. A 30 to 40% boost sounds good to me!

I dont want to fly that far really but at least fly confortable a bit over 500m, the 300-400m tests ive seen are glitchy and very risky.

By the way I did a new Thread to ask more info about the range extenders:

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... p;page=1#pid2006996
2019-11-16
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Woe
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Thanks for sharing
2019-11-17
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Droneflier
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Why would you spend $600 on a drone and fly it away from you out of site risking loosing the drone? I bought mine to take pics and make some useless videos.
2019-11-17
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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Droneflier Posted at 11-17 08:38
Why would you spend $600 on a drone and fly it away from you out of site risking loosing the drone? I bought mine to take pics and make some useless videos.

Useless? HA!
Is this useless?

2019-11-17
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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DJI Stephen Posted at 11-16 09:22
Hello and good day Reinis (SkyHighFilms). Thank you for sharing this range test video you have created for the DJI Mavic Mini. You did an amazing review. Two thumbs up. Have a safe and a happy flying always.  .

Thank you!
2019-11-17
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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Thank you all for the good words!
2019-11-17
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KREMi
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Juliflash Posted at 11-16 13:38
You are welcome, the video is not mine by the way I found it doing research.
I see it makes sense that they will be more directional, at close range, but safer since the signal is stronger. A 30 to 40% boost sounds good to me!

I was saying it to Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
as he was author of 1st post and I was suprised how dense was 2.4 on his location
2019-11-17
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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KREMi Posted at 11-17 11:24
I was saying it to Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
as he was author of 1st post and I was suprised how dense was 2.4 on his location

Yeah, the 2.4 is super dense...
2019-11-18
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You are very much welcome Reinis (SkyHighFilms). We really do value all the contributions you have shared and provided here at DJI Forum. Please stay safe always and keep on flying. .
2019-11-18
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms)
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DJI Stephen Posted at 11-18 13:41
You are very much welcome Reinis (SkyHighFilms). We really do value all the contributions you have shared and provided here at DJI Forum. Please stay safe always and keep on flying.  .

That is very uplifting to hear!
Thank you! And of course
2019-11-19
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms) Posted at 11-19 09:53
That is very uplifting to hear!  
Thank you! And of course

It is always our pleasure Reinis (SkyHighFilms). Please stay safe always and keep on flying. .
2019-11-19
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Droneflier
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Reinis (SkyHighFilms) Posted at 11-17 08:44
Useless? HA!
Is this useless?

LOL great video !!!!
2019-11-20
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Juliflash Posted at 11-16 12:11
So basically the EU version not amazing lol, thankfully I don´t live in a big capital but there are mobile phone antenas around for sure, good thing to consider flying nerby any of those.
Once I feel very confident I will carry out some range tests myself in small towns and nature.

I agree. I have this drone just for 4 days, but my impression is not too good. I live in a village in Hungary and wanted to take some photos.  I raised it to 32m and only 5 metere ahead and signal lost. I tried different locations without any success. I see other videos that in a meadow I can fly even 800m but cmon in a city I'm limited to 40meters?  I'm thinkingto sell it.
2019-12-10
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djiuser_7Wz18U7Bi3Jp
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maybe dji will conclude about RF limitations
2019-12-20
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gadgetized
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I intend to buy this drone after seeing from some well-known drone reviews saying that the dji mavic mini drone is very good.
2019-12-20
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Wiki79
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Great review, I had similar range results with Mavic Mini CE and then I discovered this!  -> First turn on your drone and RC, and when they connect, wait for map to load, and then turn on AIRPLANE MODE and disable WIFI. Now I have more than double range now!  
2019-12-20
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djiuser_RL0fmj8VVKpt
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I live in London zone 2 which has a lot of wifi interference - in the parks I can get at least 300m fine, I got 500m in a big park (Hackney marshes) and 700m with range extenders.  However with the range extenders it was rock solid and then suddenly completely lost signal, it went into return to home and was fine.  I think it was because I lost sight of where it was and wasnt pointing directly at the drone. I think the reception is fine if you are flying sensibly.
2019-12-20
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Droneflier
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We humans are a strange species why do we fly our drones beyond the limits and recommendations LOL because we can
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