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What is new "Propeller Cage" option in DGI GO 4?
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WolfgangStiller
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I did a search but couldn't get a clear indication of what this is for. I'm also looking for more details on exactly how the new "Cinematic mode" is supposed to work. I see there are some settings that influence this. Thanks!

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I gave a brief overview and according to scoobydude (thanks) "changing to cinematic mode will slow down the speed of any actions and the mavic will not pitch so much when accelerating and stopping, the yaw speed will be slowed down to get those killer pans as well. "
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I believe it's for prop guards that may be in the works.
I've inquired to see exactly what it's for.
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I tested it out and it caused my mavic to shake after take off .  have you tried it?
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jdukes Posted at 2016-12-27 22:31
I tested it out and it caused my mavic to shake after take off .  have you tried it?

Seems obvious to me that you would select this option if you have prop guards installed and leave it off if you don't.
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jdukes Posted at 2016-12-27 15:31
I tested it out and it caused my mavic to shake after take off .  have you tried it?

No, I never just try undocumented options like this.  According to a post over on the mavicpilots forum, this option is present in the GUI but doesn't do anything yet.  However, based on what you are telling us, it seems to do something after all (maybe it's not quite ready yet though :-) )
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Just Drone It
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In my opinion they should not put options in the setting unless they do something. It just confuses everyone!
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Just Drone It Posted at 2017-2-1 16:32
In my opinion they should not put options in the setting unless they do something. It just confuses everyone!

Agreed.   It's even worse if the option isn't fully implemented.
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as far as I know it has to be selected when you're using prop guards.
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-2-2 08:11
Agreed.   It's even worse if the option isn't fully implemented.

Yep.  It's weird to think that there are developers working on features based on a requirement set and they somehow get fully (or partially) released to the general public without the sales, marketing, or customer care elements of the business knowing about them.  I'm not aware of a parallel for that.
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BuzzCut Posted at 2017-2-2 09:29
Yep.  It's weird to think that there are developers working on features based on a requirement set and they somehow get fully (or partially) released to the general public without the sales, marketing, or customer care elements of the business knowing about them.  I'm not aware of a parallel for that.

Perhaps if the intent is to let us know this option will be coming, it would be best show it but have it disabled (not selectable) until it is ready to go and documented.  There's no way anyone should be trying undocumented settings.
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Has anyone tried it with the prop guards that are already on the market? Or is it somehow specific to DJI's not-yet-released version?
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DroneFlying Posted at 2017-2-3 10:15
Has anyone tried it with the prop guards that are already on the market? Or is it somehow specific to DJI's not-yet-released version?

I finally got the chance to test it out today with my Ebay prop guards. When the prop guard option was enabled, it still produced the bad vibration that others have seen when the option is enabled with no prop guards.

I really can't think of what the purpose of enabling that option could be... My Mavic flies perfectly fine with the prop guards on without enabling that setting.
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The prop-guards available are third-party guards to protect the props (e.g. at indoor-flights) but have no influence on the aerodynamics of the prop-wash. So selecting this option of course will cause the known bad vibrations ..................

This would be different when the prop-guards are designed as "ducted fans" ( thrust-vectoring nacelles ) since stabilizing the MP by prop-rpm would behave completely different.

Maybe DJI has something like "ducted fan prop-guards" in the works (would enhance speed and agility) .........................
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Angelo26 Posted at 2017-2-4 01:49
The prop-guards available are third-party guards to protect the props (e.g. at indoor-flights) but have no influence on the aerodynamics of the prop-wash. So selecting this option of course will cause the known bad vibrations ..................

This would be different when the prop-guards are designed as "ducted fans" ( thrust-vectoring nacelles ) since stabilizing the MP by prop-rpm would behave completely different.

I like the way you think Angelo26, a Mavic with thrust vectoring nacelles... worked for the Osprey (eventually) or a ducted fan like the F-35.  All excellent ideas, I am interested to see what is released.
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Jason Lane Posted at 2017-2-4 01:33
I finally got the chance to test it out today with my Ebay prop guards. When the prop guard option was enabled, it still produced the bad vibration that others have seen when the option is enabled with no prop guards.

I really can't think of what the purpose of enabling that option could be... My Mavic flies perfectly fine with the prop guards on without enabling that setting.

Interesting. That strongly implies that -- as Angelo speculated -- the DJI prop guards will be significantly different from the ones already available.
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DroneFlying Posted at 2017-2-4 12:13
Interesting. That strongly implies that -- as Angelo speculated -- the DJI prop guards will be significantly different from the ones already available.

Either that or the code behind the option is just not ready to be used yet...
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-27 09:30
I believe it's for prop guards that may be in the works.
I've inquired to see exactly what it's for.

These prop guards might fold up and the shaking may be to expand them. Just a guess idk
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UtopianCrew Posted at 2017-2-4 16:22
These prop guards might fold up and the shaking may be to expand them. Just a guess idk

What shaking are you referring to?
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2017-2-6 06:54
What shaking are you referring to?

prop guard switch enabled in DJI GO
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Angelo26 Posted at 2017-2-6 07:27
prop guard switch enabled in DJI GO

In the MC Settings, then Advanced Settings is the Prop cage enable/disable, Make sure it's disabled.
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