DJI Mavic Mini FAQs – All Questions Answered & Myths Debunked

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Ever since the lightweight beast from DJI came out, there have been a lot of incorrect information and rumours around it. This article aims to answer all dilemmas and bust all myths around Mavic Mini.

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Can I use the DJI Go app to fly the Mavic Mini?

No, DJI Go is not compatible with Mavic Mini. To fly this small drone, you need to use different DJI app called DJI Fly.

Can I fly a Mavic Mini in the rain?

DJI doesn’t recommend it. It also says to avoid snow and winds stronger than 8 m/s.

Can Mavic Mini follow you?

No. Being lightweight as it is, Mavic Mini couldn’t be equipped with the active track mode which is needed for the Follow Me feature.

Are Mavic Mini motors brushless?

Yes, Mavic Mini features tiny brushless motors that have fourteen sets of windings and sit on metal mounts.

Does Mavic Mini have Tripod mode?

No. Mavic Mini has no Tripod mode in its feature package which is pity as this mode limits the speed of a drone and enables great shots, especially indoors.

How high can Mavic Mini fly?

The max flight height for Mavic Mini is 120 m by default. But that limit can be increased to 500 m by changing the settings in the DJI Fly app. The max takeoff altitude is 3000 m.

Can Mavic Mini fly at night?

Yes, but DJI doesn’t recommend it. The image quality at night is not so good, the videos are too dark, and there is no way to improve that. For the images there is both EV compensation and manual control, but of course it doesn’t help if there is not enough light, the results are too noisy.

Does Mavic Mini have Sport mode?

Yes, Mavic Mini has a Sport mode!

The DJI Mavic Mini has three different modes. The Standard mode is indicated by the letter P, a Sport mode (S) and a Cinesmooth mode (C) for smoother movements of the aircraft.

Does Mavic Mini have collision avoidance?

No, Mavic Mini has no obstacle avoidance system, even though that is something that has become a standard feature for DJI enterprise and consumer drones. The Mavic Mini features only downward-facing sensors in combination with its GPS to keep position in the air.

Does the Mavic Mini have GPS?

The Mavic Mini has a GPS receiver to make sure that you can fly a smooth and stable flight.

Does Mavic Mini record sound?

It is not possible to record with sound, using your mobile device as a mic when flying your DJI Mavic Mini. To record audio you need to edit the said video and add audio to the finished product.

Is Mavic Mini 4k?

No, Mavic Mini can film in 2.7k.

Can you fly Mavic Mini without GPS?

Yes, you can fly Mavic Mini without GPS. You can use the Fly app to override the warning about lack of satellites and fly without the GPS in ATTI mode with limitations on altitude.

Does Mavic Mini need WiFi?

Yes, but only to activate the Mavic Mini. You can completely work offline and you should turn off the Wi-Fi in the devices you use.

Is Mavic Mini waterproof?

No, Mavic Mini isn’t waterproof. There are waterproof drones on the market but the DJI Mavic Mini is not waterproof.

Can Mavic Mini shoot RAW?

No, Mavic Mini has no RAW support. It shoots 12 MP JPGs.

Can Mavic Mini do flips?

Nope, it can‘t roll and flip.

How fast is a Mavic Mini?

28.4 km/h. Under warranty, the Mavic Mini can handle wind speeds of up to 28.4 km/h.

How to fly Mavic mini without phone?

You can fly Mavic Mini without your phone. You can do so by using only the remote controller of the DJI Mavic Mini when flying the drone but you will not have the intelligent flying modes that you otherwise can access through the DJI Fly app.

What to do when Mavic Mini loses signal?

You will need to locate it physically automatically land once it loses signal.

Why is Mavic Mini controller beeping?

When the remote controller beeps continuously with the battery LEDs blinking in sequence, it means the remote controller is ready to link.

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