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DJI Mavic Mini: 2.7K aerial video mini drone weighing 249g
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Check drone flight rulesBecause the DJI Mavic Mini weighs less than 250g/200g, drone flight rules are greatly relaxed, but you can't fly anywhere. Make sure to check the drone flight rules in advance to avoid violating the law.
DJI Fly app installation and initial settingsFirst, let's install the (DJI Fly) app on the smartphone / tablet used for control. See below for details.
Charging the battery and controller
With the battery in the Mavic Mini body, connect it to the USB charger with a cable. Or if you have a Two Way Charging Hub, set the battery and connect it to the USB charger with a cable.
See the DJI Mavic Mini specifications page for the four LED lighting patterns and their meanings.
Note: Mavic Mini cannot be turned on while charging. Also, charging is not possible when Mavic Mini is ON. Also, charging is not possible when the battery is hot, such as immediately after flight.
DJI Mavic Mini specifications
Three batteries can be set at the same time on the Two Way Charging Hub, but charging is done one by one. It takes about 150 minutes to fully charge all three batteries (1100mAh batteries).
You can use the charged battery attached to the Two Way Charging Hub to charge other devices. You can charge the controller using the USB Type-A connector of the Two Way Charging Hub.
|Charging time||Usable time|
|Controller||120 min.||6 hours(iOS device)
2 hours(Android device)
|Battery(2400 mAh)||90 min.||30 min.
(When flying at 14 km / h in no wind)
|Battery(1100 mAh)||50 min.||18 min.
(When flying at 12 km / h in no wind)
Battery cannot discharge automatically. If the battery will not be used for more than 10 days, it is recommended to discharge the battery manually (let it fly) until the battery level between 39% to 75%.
Gimbal movement check
Note: Do not move the gimbal by hand when the power is on.
Arm deployment and SD card setting
UHS Class 3 (U3), Video Class 30 (V30), UHS-I or higher performance is required to record 2.7K video. Prepare a microSD card with the (U3) logo.
Note: Do not insert or remove the microSD card when the Mavic Mini is turned on.
Buy 128GB U3-compatible microSD card(Amazon.com)
Buy 128GB U3-compatible microSD card(Amazon.co.uk)
Prepar the controller
Accessories for DJI mini 2 / Mavic Mini
Power on and connect
Next, turn on controller. You can check battery level by clicking power button.
Similarly, to turn off the power, click the power button once, release your finger, and press and hold it immediately.
Similarly, when turning off the power of drone, click power button once, release it, and press and hold it immediately.
ActivationThe first time you launch an unused product, a process called "activation" takes place. This is done only once at the beginning. Once activated, it will not be activated even if you use DJI Fly app logged in with another DJI account (another user).
Once you fly, the drone will be linked to another DJI account. You can share one drone with multiple DJI accounts.
Firmware updateWhen you start up for the first time, let's update the built-in firmware to the latest.
When you connect the aircraft and remote controller to DJI Fly app, you will be notified if a new firmware update is available. See below for detailed instructions.
DJI Mavic Mini knowledge
IMU and compass calibrationIf the DJI Fly app tells you to calibrate the IMU (navigation device) or compass, do this. It is better to calibrate the compass, especially when flying outdoors for the first time. See below for detailed instructions.
DJI Mavic Mini knowledge