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bgreenstone
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I went from an old Mavic Pro to a Mini 3, and my biggest disappointment is that the Mini 3 and the DJI Fly app doesn’t support waypoint missions.  Those are critical for setting up reproducible flight paths for filming complex maneuvers.  Now, the only way to film a complex path is to manually fly it and hope you get it right.  This is a crippling loss not to have that feature.  Oddly, it’s there in Hyperlapse mode, but not regular flight mode.
8-2 22:01
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jefish
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Agree. Ditto. Same. Thumbs up. Hat tip.
8-2 22:55
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DAFlys
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Its not really a loss,  none of the Mini drones have waypoints and it was never advertised to have them.
8-2 23:12
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DocSavage
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+1 .............
8-2 23:15
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AVsupport
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+1 from me too. thnks for posting this
8-3 00:00
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+1 from me!
8-3 00:13
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+1 from me
8-3 00:26
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lionelrik
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+1 here also. How hard can it be to implement?  Would love to have it so I can concentrate on the camera rather than the flying. I think I've mentioned this in an earlier post, that it would help you plan shots.  Its almost like having a virtual two man drone operation (1 to fly, the other too shoot).  I'm wondering if the android device in the RC is limiting the things we could potentially do with this drone?
8-3 01:01
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MS
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+1 from me, myself and I.
8-3 01:06
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+1 Its labelled "Pro" in my opinion it should have waypoints.
8-3 01:28
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Sadly, no DJI drone since the Mavic 2 P/Z has included true Waypoint support.  I suspect this is DJI limiting their legal liability.  You can add quasi-Waypoint support by purchasing the Litchi app.  Instead of uploading the Waypoint mission to the bird where it is flown autonomously, Litchi flies the mission in real-time via the RC connection.  This means you can't fly missions beyond RC range, or where a mission passes behind an object where the connection is temporarily lost.  On signal loss the bird will RTH.
8-3 01:39
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Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com. Thank you for your valued support.
8-3 01:42
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The thing is that the feature is 100% there already, but you can only use it if you’re doing Hyperlapses.  To make it work in regular flight mode all they have to do is add the option to access it.  Frustrating!
8-3 04:42
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+1 for waypoints
8-3 05:12
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lionelrik
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bgreenstone Posted at 8-3 04:42
The thing is that the feature is 100% there already, but you can only use it if you’re doing Hyperlapses.  To make it work in regular flight mode all they have to do is add the option to access it.  Frustrating!

I just think it would be a killer app addition. The options could be endless.  Cmon DJI.
8-3 10:31
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lionelrik Posted at 8-3 10:31
I just think it would be a killer app addition. The options could be endless.  Cmon DJI.

You are correct on the endless options.  The omission of true Waypoint support is a huge loss.



8-3 12:44
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-3 01:39
Sadly, no DJI drone since the Mavic 2 P/Z has included true Waypoint support.  I suspect this is DJI limiting their legal liability.  You can add quasi-Waypoint support by purchasing the Litchi app.  Instead of uploading the Waypoint mission to the bird where it is flown autonomously, Litchi flies the mission in real-time via the RC connection.  This means you can't fly missions beyond RC range, or where a mission passes behind an object where the connection is temporarily lost.  On signal loss the bird will RTH.

Its going to be quite some time before the Mini 3 Pro will be supported in Litchi.
8-3 20:10
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+1 here to
8-15 16:23
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Dirty Bird
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+1000 from this drone wrangler...
8-15 18:23
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Blue Sky
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DJI Paladin Posted at 8-3 01:42
Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com. Thank you for your valued support.

Paladin.  Waypoint is absolutely essential for various scenarios.  For example, when on vacation at the beach with a Phantom 3 years ago and Litchi, I was able to sit down at a table while eating lunch and pre plan a 10 minute mission that traveled at roughly 2 m.p.h. with a total radius of roughly 200 feet.  It was my personal video crew that was able to film while walking and swimming along the beach.  I could give 100 other examples but you get the point.  Having access to ground elevation and altitudes etc.  Its absolutely necessary.  I unfortunately will not buy any DJI.product until waypoint (specifically the ability to PRE PLAN on computer or phone etc.).
Extremely disappointed DJI will not include this.  For many people Im sure they could care less but Im positive there are thousands of people not purchasing for this reason.  It mist be installed, period.
8-30 14:36
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+1 for Waypoints
8-30 14:56
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Blue Sky
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DJI Paladin Posted at 8-3 01:42
Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com. Thank you for your valued support.

Paladin.  Now that Im my soap box, WHY are goggles not available with all models or exclusive to some.
I dont want and Avanta snd I dont an FPV, but I DO want a mini 3 Pro that works with goggles AND HAS WAYPOINT!!!  Maybe I wwnt to plan a waypoiny mission through the mountains and sit back and enjoy thriugh goggles  or maybe I want to fly through new terrain with goggles and experience an immersive scenario.

What is the deal with these marketing ploys... To try and sell more drones?  Make it open ended.  Any drone I buy works with any set of goggles PERIOD.  Easy.
8-30 15:03
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Blue Sky Posted at 8-30 15:03
Paladin.  Now that Im my soap box, WHY are goggles not available with all models or exclusive to some.
I dont want and Avanta snd I dont an FPV, but I DO want a mini 3 Pro that works with goggles AND HAS WAYPOINT!!!  Maybe I wwnt to plan a waypoiny mission through the mountains and sit back and enjoy thriugh goggles  or maybe I want to fly through new terrain with goggles and experience an immersive scenario.

hi blue sky, unfortunately you'll have to work for the firm in order to get the things that you ask for.  i understand the phrase "customers know best" but i actually think you might be taking it a bit too far.  what you are asking for is not unreasonable but it's not likely for the particular product you are asking about.  if you want these things, go out and get them....where they are available....with another product.  it's not as if you can demand these things in the model of your choice....the firm creates the product with the feature set and the offerings within the scope of their own choosing.  it's their choice and as a customer you vote with your dollars.  don't get me wrong, it's ok to ask but try not to make it sounds like demands or pretend like someone is working against you or holding out on you only looking towards profits.  the mini 3 pro is not a cadillac it's a mercedes and it's not meant to cruise around on autopilot as you are immersed in a pair of dreamy goggles.  that costs more money and frankly the target market shouldnt have to pay more for something only a few people want.  anyway if they made a mini 3.5 fpv and tried to sell it for $1500 as you described, hell you prob wouldnt even buy it and dji would be left holding the bag.  i know i might get a couple of tds for this but the truth hurts i guess.
8-30 19:29
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Blue Sky Posted at 8-30 14:36
Paladin.  Waypoint is absolutely essential for various scenarios.  For example, when on vacation at the beach with a Phantom 3 years ago and Litchi, I was able to sit down at a table while eating lunch and pre plan a 10 minute mission that traveled at roughly 2 m.p.h. with a total radius of roughly 200 feet.  It was my personal video crew that was able to film while walking and swimming along the beach.  I could give 100 other examples but you get the point.  Having access to ground elevation and altitudes etc.  Its absolutely necessary.  I unfortunately will not buy any DJI.product until waypoint (specifically the ability to PRE PLAN on computer or phone etc.).
Extremely disappointed DJI will not include this.  For many people Im sure they could care less but Im positive there are thousands of people not purchasing for this reason.  It mist be installed, period.

Thank you for your response. This request is already been forwarded to our designated team. We will keep you posted once we receive some information. Thank you for your kind and understanding.
9-1 21:33
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pele2020
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Hey,

if you want to implement the M3P into film production then Videowaypoints are very important.

I am a little disappointed.

Can someone from the admins tell us why this isn't unlocked?

The drone is perfect for production but without the most useful feature.

I am sad.

kind regards
9-2 09:43
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The Saint
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ok i get it now.

it's kinda like buying a 2wd vw rabbit and then demanding that vw unlock the block they have that only allowed 2 wheels to drive the car and let all 4 wheels spin (4wd) so you can cross the appalachian mountains during using the gravel trail instead of the paved highway.  and on top of that, why don't vw let you swap out the 12" wheels for the rugged knobby tires that are only offered in 16" or greater so please vw fix your car computer so it doesn't screw up when you blow up the wheel size and rub the fenders when it rotates.  and you want vw to do all of this for you....for free; nevermind a business called tennessee backcountry outfitters who offers this service (not for free) for all cars if you pay them and they can get the specs from vw.  or you can go ahead and buy the vw outback xlt model which is suitable for off-road experiences in the first place.

i don't work for dji so i can say this:  if the dji mini 3 pro doesn't do what you want it do, buy a different drone that does.  if a different drone doesn't do everything you need it to do, buy a drone that comes the closest.  it's 2022, not 2122...don't expect miracles.
9-2 10:21
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Let's see it this way ... the name PRO implies, that this drone can also be used by professionals. But those pros so far are pretty disappointed, because waypoints and third party app support are missing so far.

And it has a reason, that some pros, especially part-time pros, are interested in such a light drone.
9-2 13:18
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gnirtS
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Not even the Mavic 3 Cine has waypoint.  Looks like DJI are going to only implement it on expensive enterprise drones.
9-2 14:07
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Mobilehomer
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Since you can set waypoints in Hyperlapse and save the mission, there is absolutely zero mechanical, electronic or digital reason to not include waypoints for video or photo.
9-2 14:14
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Koldtoft
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What Mobilehomer said
9-10 05:05
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fairoaksdave
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+1 bought this assuming that waypoints would extend beyond hyperlapse
9-17 08:02
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Will Litchi ever support the Mini 3 Pro?
11-26 19:35
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