The ultra-light drones of the Mavic Mini series are the absolute leaders in the market. As a first quadcopter or for advanced users, many want this device in their collection.
Most recently, DJI introduced the third in the DJI Mini 3 Pro series, which is expected to appear market soon. And although the device is already available for purchase online, the quadcopter is expected to appear in official stores at the end of July. Today, the DJI Mini 2 is an affordable option and the most preferred in a series of portable drones. There is no doubt that this model is better than its younger representatives, offering advanced shooting and flight capabilities.
Recall that the DJI Mini 2 was equipped with a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor with shooting in 4K mode at a frequency of 30 fps and 12 megapixels for photos. A nice update for users is a 2x zoom for shooting in 4K resolution, a triple zoom for shooting at 2.7K. Quadruple zoom is only available for Full HD format. The quadcopter supports the familiar QuickShots modes and panoramic shooting.
The maximum flight speed of the drone is 57.6 km/h compared to 46.8 km/h for its predecessors, wind resistance up to 10 m/s. The Mini 2 also features OcuSync 2.0, a first for a handheld series, to provide anti-jamming capability and stream video up to 10km in Full HD.
Now we think we have refreshed your memory of the device, and it’s time to get to the point. In the material, we will talk about some things that some users do not know. A sort of secret stuff from the DJI Guide.
1. Real weight
Did you know that… or rather, how much does the DJI Mini 2 actually weigh? The listed weight of the device, according to the product description documents, is 242 grams, including the battery, propellers and microSD memory card.
“The standard weight of the drone (including battery, propellers and microSD card) is 242 grams. Actual product weight may vary. In some countries and regions, drone registration is not required. Check local regulations and laws before use. These characteristics were determined during tests carried out with the latest firmware version. Updating the firmware can increase performance, so it is highly recommended to update the firmware to the latest version,” the official description of the drone reads.
In fact, the copter weighs 238 grams fully loaded. And it does not depend on the region where the device is purchased. Unless you decide to attach homemade add-ons to it that will add takeoff weight.
2. Support for DJI Mini 2 controller
Surprisingly, not all pilots of flying drones know this fact. This is especially common among new users who pick up a drone for the first time. But even among confident users, there are those who do not know that the DJI Smart Controller – remote control is compatible with many models.
The DJI Mini 2 comes standard with an updated controller that has a mobile phone mount on the top. The Mavic Mini and DJI Mini SE drones are equipped with the same controllers with mounts at the bottom using two levers that slide out to the side. The DJI Mini 2 remote can be used with other drones, and is also interchangeable with remotes:
- DJI Mini 2 + DJI Mavic Air 2 controller and vice versa
- DJI Mini 2 + DJI Air 2S controller, and vice versa
*The controller for DJI Mavic Air 2 also fits DJI Air 2S.
Controlling the Mini 2 is also possible with the DJI Smart Controller, the best all-in-one control hardware available today. The controller is suitable for DJI Mini 2, DJI Air 2S, Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Enterprise series drones.
3. Operation of EU-US GPS systems
This section is more likely for those who purchase drones abroad, or rather in the USA. Although we still recommend not to do this, but to buy devices from official distributors in USA.
So, if you bought or donated a drone from abroad, it can be used without problems in other regions: Europe or USA. As you know, the GPS signal is divided according to standards into European and American. In our country, drones fly using 2.4 GHz frequencies. 5.8 GHz frequencies are supported in the USA. If a drone is imported to USA from America, it will automatically use the frequencies available to it. There is no need to specially configure or change the firmware of the drone.
4. Compatible with charging hub
Also an interesting fact about device compatibility. Now we are talking about the charging hub, which is available in the extended version of the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo. And in conjunction with the previous section, if the kits are purchased abroad, then you can charge different types of batteries from one hub.
Suitable batteries for charging:
- DJI Mini 2 US/EU (2400mAh)
- DJI Mini 2 Japanese type (1100mAh)
And for those who didn’t know, the DJI Mini 2 Charging Hub charges four batteries at the same time 30 minutes faster than three Mavic Mini batteries in the old Charging Hub.
5. What does the aircraft status indicator do and how can I determine the position of the aircraft in the air?
The DJI Mini 2 is equipped with two (front and rear) LED status indicators for the drone. On the front, you can always navigate the location, the indicator flashes when the drone is turned on. While in the Mavic series, pilots are guided by the rear two indicators, determining the front and back of the drone, in the Mini series, they are guided by the front one indicator.
The indicators also inform the pilot about the state of the drone at the current moment, about the state of the flight control system. For example, when the indicator starts flashing red, it means the battery is low. Rapid flashing red – Critical low battery. Rapid blinking green light is activated when braking mid-flight. Fast blinking amber – Disable GPS and Downward Obstacle Detection (transition to manual control).
Press and hold the QuickTransfer button to switch between QuickTransfer mode (Wi-Fi connection) and Airplane mode (OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system connection). If the software (SW) is not updated to version 184.108.40.206 or higher, press the QuickTransfer button twice, follow from the user manual.
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