How to use DJI Assistant 2: Log collection / SimulatorHere, we introduce how to use DJI Assistant 2, how to collect log, how to use simulator. Click here for more information on DJI Mavic Mini.
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What is DJI Assistant 2DJI Assistant 2 is free maintenance software for Mavic series provided by DJI. Works with Windows PC or Mac. What you can do with this software depends on the model of the drone you are connecting. In the case of DJI Mavic Mini, three functions can be used: firmware update, retrieval of a log file for investigation (.DAT file), and a simple flight simulator.
Install DJI Assistant 2
There is nothing special to note about the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
Connect DJI drone to computer
Update firmware using DJI Assistant 2Note: DJI Assistant 2 can only update the drone itself. To update the controller and battery firmware, you need to update using the DJI Fly app. See the DJI Mavic Mini knowledge page for how to update firmware using DJI Fly app.
When you are ready, click “Start Upgrade”.
Retrieve logs using DJI Assistant 2With DJI Assistant 2, you can retrieve flight logs (.DAT files) stored in drones. This can be used to send a DJI for investigation when a drone malfunction, or to review your flight using various tools.
For details on the log analysis tool, see the Check flight log of DJI drone: View flight path and How to use AIRDATA: Managing drone flight logs in the cloud pages.
Using a tool called DatCon , you can convert .DAT files to .CSV files.
Use Mavic simulator with DJI Assistant 2DJI Assistant 2 has a built-in drone simulator. When you connect a DJI drone to a computer, you can fly it on the computer screen.
Next, connect the controller and the smartphone, and start the (DJI Fly) app. Insert a USB cable into the drone to connect to a computer.
DJI instructs you to remove all drone propellers in case something goes wrong, but if the simulator starts up correctly, the motor will not spin during the simulation.
Turn on the controller and drone, and connect the drone to the computer with the USB cable.
When connected to a computer correctly, “Connecting to DJI Assistant 2” is displayed on the (DJI Fly) app screen.
Click “Start Simulating” to start the simulation.
Click on this screen and move the mouse on the computer to move the viewpoint.
If you check the “show trace”, the flight path will be displayed on the simulation screen.
If you check “save trace to file”, the log file that records the flight trajectory will be saved in text format. A folder named [TRACE_FILES]-[(Date and time of execution)] is created under the folder indicated by “save path”, and the log is saved under the name “trace.txt”.
DJI has released a DJI flight simulator that allows more realistic simulations for business users.