DJI Mini 3 Pro – 10 Biggest DRONE MISTAKES NEW PILOTS MAKE
I love this drone, but i dont want to crash it. So follow these tips today and hopefully you wont either crashes flyaways accidents. They happen all the time. I always recommend getting dji refresh, but hopefully by following these tips, you wont have to use it its not going to be an extra expense for you, and then you dont have the inconvenience of waiting to get the drone back number one lets go so the dji Mini 3 pro now has obstacle avoidance sensors, something we wanted for ages. On small drones like this and weve now got it. We have front backwards and downward sensors. We dont have side sensors. So if youre going to be flying the drone on a sideways angle, it will crash into an obstacle. It wont stop. So if youre going to be doing pans, orbits tracking in focus track quick shots where its going to be on a sideways motion. Youve got to be careful in the settings, it will actually ask you. Do you want to disable sideways flight? You can turn that on then you wont be able to fly sideways all together problem solved. I turn it off. I like flying sideways. I like the angles. I like the orbit shots so because of that im more cautious when doing those flights, so i wont use sports mode really in those situations, id use, cine or normal, so just be careful whenever youre going to be flying sideways. That increases the risk of crashing.
This drone now drones are cool arent. They people are interested in these. So when you fly this, this attracts attention, and that therefore, is then a distraction to you other people, members of the public, maybe friends, people you with massive distraction which can crash your drone. So how do we avoid this? So when youre flying dji mini 3 compared to say the mavic 3, this is a lot smaller and its also quieter. This is a super quiet drone, whereas this when youre flying this, you will hear this in another country. This is really loud in comparison, so its a massive advantage to this, but because its a drone as soon as you go to take off or youre in the air or people can see that youve got a controller youll be like hes flying a drone. Oh, my god, so im not saying this is a bad point. Im not saying be rude at all be polite, but you need to be understanding that youre in control of this drone youre the drone operator, the pilot of that drone right now. So not only have you got the aspects and safety of everybody else, but you also want to protect your drone, whereas, if youre going to be having a conversation with somebody whilst youre flying it youre increasing that risk so say, youre, quite a distance away and youre Doing an orbit around a statue and youre trying to get this really nice cinematic shot and as youre doing it, some person comes over and goes hi mate, youre right uh.
What what drone is that? How far can you fly that? Can you fly it high? How high can that fly and you youre having a conversation back with him going? Oh yeah, its a mini three pro that yeah yeah yeah. It can go 120 meters, yeah and then all of a sudden you look go. Oh ive crashed my drone into the statue and youve then got to go and recover it just because youre having this conversation, try and not be distracted. So normally a simple: are you right or something or hi ill speak to in a minute and then concentrate fixate on that controller or the drone? They will get the message and hopefully go away, so you can speak to him afterwards. You could speak to him once the drones as they landed. Never let them have a go themselves because you dont know if theyve got any experience or not, would you really let someone else just hold 8 900 pounds of your money in the hand, probably not no. So dont let them have a go of your pride and joy either so its all about having those distractions and attention that could be on you and trying to plot them out. So you can concentrate on the actual job at hand and distractions with your phone as well youre, probably going to have your phone on you. If someones calling or texting you and you answer it – you are now not concentrating flying so youre having a conversation with somebody.
Whilst flying the drone youre not putting the full attention into that flight before you know it, youve crashed it and running off to recover it again and then youve got to then ring dji refresh and say: ive crashed. Ive crashed my drone because i was on a call to my partner who asked me what i want for dinner tonight. Sorry, good luck with that now being a maverick with your drone is a really fast way of crashing it, but it also brings a lot of reward as well so its about the risk to reward basis when youre flying. So if youre a beginner, i wouldnt advise doing any of this, but once youve got some experience under your belt youre going to want to go and fly in more riskier environments, im doing a full video on this coming soon, but in general, if youre going to Be flying say under bridges, through small gaps under things through things indoors, etc. These are all massive risks, but they bring a lot of reward in those shots. I love doing these, but ill also calculate the risk as well. So what i mean by that is, if im flying through things theyll say a cave recently in there im going to have no gps signal so that drone isnt going to be as stable as normal. So i will do quite a few test runs maybe 20 or 30 test flights. Doing that run to make sure it actually goes well checking the angles make sure it looks decent and then, after all, that, after all the fails, you will see the final version, which is this perfect looking shot? Did it do that first time no way? So if youre going to be having a go at this dont, we put it into sports mode and doing some massive fly past doing this as youre going to crash youve got to practice plan ahead.
If youre going to be doing these more riskier shots, the return to home on this drone and all of the dji drones is a fantastic, fail, safe feature we all take for granted, but it needs to be done correctly or you will crash your drone, while its In use, so what i mean by that is in the settings, youll have your return to home altitude. This needs to be higher than that tallest object, building tree in the area that youre flying. If youre in a forest, it needs to be higher than that. Tallest tree, if youre in a city higher than the tallest building im, not asking you to get a measuring tape out going is that 20 meters 30 from just set it higher, be on the safe side? So in the uk we can go up to 120 meters. So i would have that set around about that if i was flying an area where theres a load of trees, tall buildings etc, so its going to clear them if its actually going to be 200 meter high this building, i need to be super careful around that Area because i cant go higher than that so thats something you need to really consider and maybe not fly in that area. Now there is one more thing about this drone which i havent checked and i wont be checking, and that is if, if you forget to set your return to home altitude, this now has sensors on it.
So its indestructible, this will just fly and avoid all these things you see, but i dont think it will so and i really wouldnt advise proving me wrong so say: youre flying and youve set your drone at 30 meters youve just forgot to set it, and this Drone has disconnected and its coming back to you, but its got to clear this 50 meter high building. Will it fly towards it in return to home mode and then see? Oh theres, a building here im going to increase altitude and then fly back to you and clear it, or will it actually see the building and then go around and come back to you? I dont think it will work as smoothly as that at all. I think thats going to be another massive element to crashing into the building, all the people, all the buildings, massive risk so as part of your pre flight checks, go through and check your return to home altitude and then just slide that up to the right hand, Side be on the safe side of this, and this will its a great feature. We want this feature to be on here forever, but make sure you set it correctly its down to you, whilst were talking about return to home, that dreaded return to home message will come on your low battery warning now, dont do what ive done multiple times and Ignore this, because, when i have ignored this most of them times, ive then had to then trek into some field to recover the drone, so that what this does is this calculates the distance away from the drone to you and then its going to say right.
Ive got enough battery life now to get back to you safely. It doesnt calculate 100. The wind speeds the environment, so i would always be on the air of caution with that as well. But when it comes on, dont ignore it and click cancel. Go, oh hibbery ill just get another five minutes of flying, because then you will probably have to trek to get your drone. The drone probably wont make it back to you. Its gon na have to be a crash landing somewhere all risks to crashing your new shiny drone, bring it back to you. If youve got a fly, more kit, just change the battery and put it back in up in the air and away you go or just charge it and let the drone live for another day. This drone, the mavic 3, the air 2s, every single drone, hates twigs and branches, so the obstacle avoidance on here is fantastic. It works brilliantly its not as aggressive as the mavic 3. It avoids objects smoothly and done in a really nice way. But that said its not perfect, it wont really pick up really fine objects like twigs little branches wires. It might see them at the last very last second and then itll start, but twigs and branches and wires are a number. One reason why this is going to crash and the obstacle avoidance isnt going to work. So if youre going to be flying through things or in an area where theres a lot of trees and branches just be careful its, not indestructible, this drone, if it crashes the drone its not made of really hard plastic its going to come off pretty badly.
Also, if you just look at the gimbal on the camera here, this gimbal now protrudes outwards. So this gimbal on the camera is going to take majority of the impact whenever it falls to the ground. So if this falls especially from a distance, i dont think its going to be good for another day. So when youre going to be flying in those areas, be super careful, no sports mode make sure your sensors are on put it into cine mode and just try and avoid them as much as you can. How fast can that drone go? How fast is it whats? Its top speed, those are questions that that persons just asked you as well, but its a question youre going to ask yourself and everyone loves sports mode. I do i love it. Sports mode on here is on a lot, but its a massive risk. So when you first get this drone youre going to put it into sports mode and youre going to be flying, i know you are no matter what i say. So if you want to go and test how fast this drone can go, go into a really open space about 30 to 50 meters in height away from loads of different obstacles and go and give it a blast. Then, once youve done that we can then concentrate on the rest of this video, because i know youre going to do it, but dont be using sports mode low to the ground or near things near objects near people near yourself, its a massive risk, because it turns All of the sensors on the drone off it has no protection now on here.
So, if its going to be flying towards something it will just continue and crash into it, also because its moving faster, it takes longer to stop so the braking distance needs to be increased massively as well. Sports mode is a lot of fun, its great for getting to places its good for helping you back getting back into strong winds, its not for doing flybys over the beach at low altitudes. A feature ive been wanting for drones and i hope they come soon. Is water resistance or some kind of water resistance on here a bit like phones? We didnt have water resistance on phones a few years ago, and now we have theyre a lot better on drones. Not at the moment, none of the dji drones are water resistant. I have flown them in some rain and snow and its been fine ive got it back, wipe it off with a cloth and it lives to tell another tail. However, ive also had it in some areas where theres been lots of really bad weather and ive. Just not got it back in time and its died, its not good to mix water, and this itll fall out the sky and its dead or youll get it back. Go, oh its actually all right this, and then it wont turn on. So if its raining get it back to you as quick as you can, until we have water resistant drones, then thats going to be a fantastic day, but at the moment we just dont so get it back to you.
The wind resistance on here is fantastic. Im. Still speechless at how good it is, ive done quite a few wind tests with this and its its brilliant, but its not perfect its better than the mini 2 and its on par with the bigger drones like mavic 3. But its not going to be all and everything is it. You still need to be so careful in strong winds so use an app like. I do uav weather app im, not sponsored by them in the slightest. I just use them all the time and that will tell you the wind speeds and the wind directions. So when youre flying your drone, if its windy and its not that bad – and you want to risk it, i would fly always into the wind. So that way, once you start off and youre flying to say all the wind is coming here, you wanted to fly it so youre, actually there so its not far away, probably about 20 meters away from you and just let it hover lets see what it does And is it stable, so is the drone now just here and it might move around a little bit, but if its starting to drift backwards without you pressing anything on the sticks, that means that that drone, the gps signal on it isnt strong enough to keep that Drone in position and the wind is actually blowing it backwards. I would then put it down on the ground pack up and go home its not worth it.
That means, and its just too windy to fly its not worth the risks, but what about? If youre in the air that all of a sudden the wind changes direction – or it really becomes really strong winds and youre struggling to get it back, so this has happened to me quite a few times, luckily not on this drone, but on other manufacturers drones where The wind resistance or performance the speed of the drone isnt very good. The first thing is dont panic, so the higher up, you are the stronger the winds so main thing to do. There is lower the altitude, but before you lower the altitude put it into sports mode. What we just said before a great advantage of sports mode is: it increases the speed of the drone so its going to enable you to get through those stronger winds and get back to you so low the altitude in sports mode to around about 20 or 30 Meters be careful of any buildings because no sensors and then come back to you and you might have to change the flight path. You might have to change the direction to avoid flying directly into the wind to get back to you, but by lowering it and continuing to get back to you one way or another in sports mode. It will happen, just be careful now flying indoors. I know this is super tempting, especially for beginners youve got your drone youve got it unboxed youve charged it.
You want to have a go. You dont want to go out in the garden or somewhere because youre, just too afraid its going to crash or youre not going to be all right, thats, exactly what you should do. You want to go to a big open space. Dont fly it indoors indoors. Therell be no gps signal. Youve got loads of different places that you can crash into so youve got you youve got the big tv. Youve got the kids youve got the dogs, everything you could crash into dont fly indoors, so much more risk and people have done this and they do this daily and they crash the drone its a number. One reason why your drone will crash and its flying indoors. So, unless youre, a really good, fpv pilot or youve got loads of skill, if youre really that bored in the house go and get a drone simulator, i use an fpv simulator called liftoff thats, really cool ill fly that if its really bad weather, just if or And do something else, but dont fly your drone indoors, especially if youre a beginner landing. This tiny drone, this cant be a problem. Can it but youd be surprised at the amount of people who screw this up? Theyve done a really good shot, a good video and they come back and they crash it on the landing dont be that guy. So you need to have a landing area thats going to be smooth flat, quite a big open space, so it could be like even like a pavement could be part of a road.
It could be something where you can land it really easily. You can land it in your hand. So if youre going to be doing this as the drone is landing and its coming down, have your hand really smooth and flat and dont move it until the motors turn off. But if youre not youre gon na be landing, it on the ground make sure its not sand or gravel its gon na blow up into the motors you dont need to be landing it on tall grass. You need to think about where youre landing. This also ive seen people as well, who have messaged me saying that they crash a drone because they landed it on like a wall or something higher up onto like a like a tower or an arch or something and it lands on that and then youve messed Up the landing part and it actually falls and then crashes to the ground and again look look. This is going to take all the impact, so if thats going to hit, the camera is going to take all of that impact. First of all, dont do that landings. Theyre easy but make sure you actually plan ahead again, its all on you dont mess it up. So i hope you enjoyed that guys. I know problems happen. I know accidents happen. Ive crashed drones before, but i dont want you crashing your mini 3 pro. This is expensive im not asking you to be super super super, strict and cautious, because these things happen, but hopefully those points will maybe just remind you, give you a bit of a refresh about what not to do have fun with this drone.
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