DJI Mini 3 Pro Beginners Guide | Getting Ready For First Flight
Pro ive made beginners guides for all the mini series, and now, with the mini 3 pro, it is drastically different, theres. Quite a few new features, so i thought id make an updated guide now. This beginners guide is geared to those who have never flown a drone before and what were going to do is go over all the hardware. The software get you familiarized and comfortable with the equipment, so youre ready to take your first flight. Now these beginner guides can get a little bit long, so you may want to watch it in different segments or even bookmark it, and that way you can always come back and reference it later. So with all that, out of the way lets just jump right in and get started now this year, dji has done things a little bit differently when it came to the release of the mini 3.. What theyve done is theyve set up three different packages that you can purchase. You can see. The box here i have in front of me is the one that comes with the dj rc thats this controller here and, as you can see, it does have a built in screen. Now they also sell another version that comes with the dji rc and one controller. This is one where you have to mount your smartphone in order to get the fpv display, and with this controller the package is a little bit cheaper and, as we go along in this beginners guide, well talk about, maybe which controller is best for you now.
They also sell a version of the mini 3 pro that comes with no controller, because you might be upgrading from something like the mini 2. You already have the rcn1 controller. That way you dont have to repurchase it over. You can just bind the aircraft to the controller and away you go now for this beginners guide, im going to be bouncing back and forth between the dji rc and the rcn1 and ill make sure we cover all aspects to both and, lastly, the other thing that Theyve done different this year is when you purchase the aircraft base kit, you cant get it as a fly more combo like they have done in the past with other drones. The fly more kit is something that you do purchase separately, which is kind of a good idea, because you may want to start with a base kit and then add the fly more kit later on that way, you still get the discounted bundle. Now, when you open up your drone, this is basically everything thats going to be inside the box were going to have the aircraft were going to have a controller depending on what package you get will be different, as mentioned this. One here is the dji rc, but you may have the rcn one. We get two spare propellers as you can see, they are in halves and inside there theres also new screws to attach it to the drone. On top of that, we do get a little tiny screwdriver.
This is how we change the propellers, and then we get also a usbc to usbc. This is a charging and data transfer cable. Now, if youre coming from something like the original mavic mini or the mini 2, one thing youre going to notice right away, thats missing from the box is a charger, so that is something you will have to purchase separately or most likely. Many of us already have some laying around dji recommends a 30 watt charger, but you can use a charger thats higher wattage or lower wattage. I dont really recommend going lower because it will take longer to charge the batteries, but if you have a 20 watt charger kicking around from something like an ipad or an iphone that will definitely work myself. Ive been using a 65 watt charger. This is the one that actually comes with the mavic 3, although this is 65 watts, it will not damage the drone when youre charging it, because these devices have a lot of safety features. The battery will only take a maximum charge of what its rated for. So if you have a 60 watt charger kicking around, you can use it as well. Dji also sells chargers on their website. If you go to the mini 3 page, you can purchase them directly from there. So before we get too far into things, lets take a closer look at the hardware that comes inside the box, so this is the dji rc and basically with it, we have a built in screen, which is a really good thing, because some people have problems with Compatibility with their phones or getting software to run on their phones.
So when you purchase this kit, you dont have to worry about any of that. You know its just going to work on top of that. It has a decently bright screen of 700 nits. Now thats important, when youre flying out on bright days, the higher the knit value of the screen, the easier it will be able to see out in direct sunlight. Something like an iphone has a high knit value as well. But what happens on bright, sunny days as the iphone gets warm? It starts to get very dim and it can be very difficult to see what youre filming. So this is a nice all in one solution and you never have to worry about any of those aspects. When you take it out of the box, as you can see, theres no sticks installed on it, thats for travel purposes. If youre going to be throwing this in a backpack or something, and that way you dont end up damaging the gimbals inside the sticks are stored. At the back here, you can see theyre pressed down into that rubber holder. All you have to do is pull them out, and then they just screw in now. One thing you may have noticed this year is that they didnt give us any spare sticks, and these things can actually be fairly easy to lose. So it is something you may want to do at some point is order a spare set just to keep in your drone bag.
Now lets go ahead and take a look at the buttons here. The first thing here in the middle, we have our flight mode selector. We can go from syn smooth to normal to sport mode on the right hand, side here we have a power button on the left hand side here we have a return to home and pause button. On top of that, we have our leds, and that signifies how much power is left in the controller down here at the bottom. We have a usbc port, and this can be used for a couple different things. First of all, its how we charge the controller, but it can also be used for updating firmware by plugging it directly into a computer beside that we have a door and if we open it up here, you can see on the right hand, side. We have a memory card slot, so you can put a memory card in there. The only time you really need to do. That is, if youre going to be doing a lot of screen. Recording screen captures then its a good idea to put a memory card in it beside that we have another usbc port and mainly thats, going to be used for accessories down the road. If we flip it over here, you can see we have two customizable buttons by default, the c1 button will turn the gimbal up and down. It will point it straight ahead or straight down, depending what position its in and the c2 button is programmed to turn the camera into vertical mode.
If you want to capture vertical style, photos and videos, if we take a look at the very top of the controller here, you can see we have a couple buttons and a couple scroll wheels when youre holding it the one thatll be on your left hand, side Is to angle the gimbal, either up or down and depending on how far you move it over will dictate the speed at which it moves the one on the right hand, side or right hand when youre holding it is for your zoom feature above that we have A record button for recording video and on the other side, we have a shutter button for taking photos. Now, when the controller is powered off, you can press that power button, just a quick press and that will show you how much power is left in the battery to power. The controller on it uses a double press like a lot of dji products. Basically youre going to do a short press and then a long press, so short press and then long press and hold. As you can hear, there youre going to get those beeps and then the controller is going to start to power up when it powers on its going to launch the fly app thats, the app in which we use to fly the drone and then its going to Wait for connection to be made with the drone theres a lot of different settings within the controller that we can adjust im not really going to get into that into this video.
I might make a separate video going over all the functions just of the dj rc, but just a few quick tips here for you. If we swipe down you can see, we get this bar along the top, giving us some basic information. But if we do another swipe down, you can see we get some other tools here. This is where we can do a screen, recording or screenshot its also how we can connect to our wi fi, adjust the volume and the brightness and then just to swipe up. Well, get rid of that screen as well, so to power. The controller off again were going to do a quick press and then a long press, and then it will go ahead and power off now when it comes to charging the controller, you can use the cable that comes with the kit, just plug it into the same Charger that youre going to be using to charge the drone, as mentioned you plug it into that usbc port on the very right hand, side and the led lights are now flashing, signifying that its charging. Now, if you purchase the kit with the dji, rcn1, well kind of do a quick overview of it as well on this one, the sticks are stored at the bottom and they just screw in the exact same way. The only difference is here with this one. You are going to mount your own phone instead of using the built in screen by default.
There is a cable for a lightning connector installed, but if youre using something like an android, it does have other cables that do come in the box. So you can switch them out. You just mount your phone in there like that. That has a spring tension in it to hold it in there firmly, and then you just attach the cable. If youre using the rcn1, you will have to download the dji fly app yourself manually for iphones, you go to the app store and just do a search for dji fly if youre using an android device. I do believe you have to go directly to the dji website, go to the mini 3 pro page and at the top theres an option for downloads and from there youll be able to download the fly app. The button configuration on it its very similar. We have our flight mode selector. We have our return to home and pause button. Our leds are located below that at the bottom. We have a usbc port for charging, the controller and again for updating firmware. If you decide you want to update it via computer and at the back here at the top, as you can see, we only have one scroll wheel and that controls the gimbal movement up and down and then over. Here we have a record and shutter button built into one now. This button can also be used for zoom, but you do that by pressing in this function, button at the side and then using the scroll wheel and that will zoom the camera in and out charging.
This up is exactly the same, just plug in the usb c cable that comes with it and it will charge the controller so now that weve looked at the controllers, lets go ahead here and well. Take a look at the aircraft, just like all dji drones. It is foldable, and that makes it super convenient for travel. Now this one folds out a little bit differently if youre coming from something like the mini 2, those front arms they fold down and out and again the other side does the exact same thing and these back ones just fold straight out now, when you take your Drone out, for the very first time, theres going to be a series of stickers kind of protective stickers on it, that you will need to go ahead and remove. They have a newly designed gimbal cover here and to take it off were just going to press up from the back here. As you can see, it comes right off. Getting it back on can be a little bit fidgety. You just want to make sure your cameras, pointing straight and just line it up inside there. As you can see, there is a little tab there at the top, so you just want to put it under the front lip there by the obstacle avoidance and again, you just want to make sure your camera remains straight, because otherwise i can prevent it from clicking In and then theres two little holes there and it just clips right in so lets, go ahead and well take a look around the drone here, as you can see, theres our camera at the front, djis newly designed gimbal, and that allows the camera to turn completely Vertical, so if you want to shoot vertical video for social media, tick, tock things like that theres also this cover here that can be removed and thats for putting on accessories like the wide angle, lens or nd filters.
We have a power button here at the top right, above that we have some leds, and a single press will show us how much power is in the drone. Now, when you take your drone out for the very first time and you press that power button to see how much power is in the battery, you wont get any lights lighting up on your unit and thats, because the battery inside is in a hibernated state. They do that for shipping purposes, it will need to be activated first to activate the battery its as simple as just plugging it in to charge it that will activate the battery and then it will just continue to charge. So one of the new features on the mini 3 pro this year is the obstacle avoidance. As you can see, we have two here thats for the rear facing obstacle avoidance. Of course, on the front. We have these two big ones and then at the bottom we have two more at the back here. We have our memory card slot and well talk about memory here in a minute, and then we have a usbc port again thats for charging the battery internally while its in the drone, but it can also be used for updating firmware now. The battery design is quite a bit different this year, with the mini 2, the original mavic mini and the mini sc. We actually had a door that we had to lift up first and then we could remove the battery, but with the mini 3 pro the batterys kind of built right into the back.
We have two buttons on either side here so to remove the battery. All we have to do is press on them and then pull it out and to reinstall it same thing just slide it in and youre going to hear a nice click now to charge. The mini 3 again were going to use the data cable charging cable. That came in the package now, like i said you may have to purchase a charger, a charging block and what were going to do is just plug it into the back there and thats going to charge the battery while its installed in the drone. If you end up purchasing one of the fly more kits, it actually has a charging hub in it that can charge three batteries. So then, what you would do is just take all three of your batteries put them in the charging hub, plug it into the charger, and they will charge that way as well. So ill just show you that here quickly well take the usbc cable well plug it into the back there, and, as you can see, the led lights will light up thats now, signifying that its charging now its a really good idea to make sure you fully charge Your batteries and fully charge the controller before you power it on the first time and thats just because when we power it on, there is going to be some things we need to do some setup. We have to update the firmware, so you want to make sure you have a full battery charge before you do that.
So lets go ahead here and well talk about memory. You will have to purchase your own memory card theres, not one that is included theres. All different types of memory cards that will work – the one i like to use is the sandisk extreme pro. I use these in all my drones. You can also use just the regular sandisk extreme as long as its not an older model. You want to get one thats fairly new and capable of high speed 4k video. If you do have one that you want to use theres a full list on the dji website going over which cards are compatible and will work so to insert it were going to put the graphic logo facing down just slide it into the back there and then Push it in until it clicks, you do have to be a little bit careful theres, actually a pretty strong spring inside of there. Sometimes, when youre pushing it in, if your fingernail slips, the car can actually eject out and go flying across the room. So just be careful of that now, if you decide you do want to put some memory in the controller it doesnt have to be as fast of a card here. I just have a regular sandisk extreme and again with this youre, just going to slide it in this time, youre going to have the graphic facing up and just push it in until it clicks and as mentioned again, you dont really need to put a memory card Into the controller, unless you plan on doing some screenshots or screen recordings, because youre making youtube videos all the high definition, 4k footage is going to be stored on this card here in the back of the drone.
Now, just like the controller to power on the aircraft, it uses a double press sequence, a short press and then a long press, so short press and then long press youre going to hear it make some noise its going to do some beeping and then power on During the startup procedure, youre going to see your gimbal move around a bit its just doing an auto calibration, so thats, nothing to be alarmed about so now what were going to do is power on our controller now right out of the factory, your controller will be Bound to the aircraft, so you dont have to do any kind of binding, but there is going to be some things we need to do before we can fly for the very first time, and one of the most important things were going to need to do is Activate the aircraft and were also going to need to update the firmware, so you want to make sure when youre doing this, you want to do it at a place where you have a good internet connection. You dont want to buy this kit and take it out on holidays where you dont have internet, because then, unfortunately, you wont be able to do anything. The other thing youre going to need to do is possibly create a dji account. You may already have one. If so, then you can skip that step. But if you dont have one during the setup procedure, it will give you the option to create an account now.
Ive already got my setup already activated and updated so im just going to show you some footage here of me doing that. Basically, what you want to do is just power on your controller, make sure your drone is powered on as well and youre just going to wait for everything to fully boot up now i dont know if you notice there youll know that the controller is connected to The drone, when this light over here on the very left hand, side turns from red to green when its red. That means its disconnected once it turns green. That means its connected and same with these lights here at the front of the drone. They were flashing fast once it connected. They started flashing slower now. At this point, youre going to come up to a few different screens, one of the screens will ask you to create an account or log in with your existing dji account. It will then ask you to activate the aircraft. Both the aircraft and the controller will need to be activated once its activated. You will get a confirmation that it was activated successfully, the next step its going to prompt you that there is a firmware update again. This is a forced firmware update, so you will need to go ahead and update that firmware before you can fly for the very first time. So what im going to do now is just kind of give you a basic overview of the fly app.
Some of the more important things you need to know im not going to go through everything, because we could be here for a long time if we did and it doesnt matter whether youre using the dji rc or the rcn1 with a phone attached. The fly app works basically the same. Another important thing to note is: i will have to move quickly because the mini 3 doesnt have an internal fan, so it can get quite warm and overheat if its just sitting on a desk like this but thats, nothing to be concerned about, because, when youre flying In the air, the movement of the air and the propellers keeps everything cool and functioning normally. So lets start up here in the top right hand, side we have three dots that goes into our advanced settings and we will take a quick look at that here. At the end, beside that, we have our satellites how many satellites were connected to and right now you can see mine says zero because i am indoors and it cant really connect to satellites when you are indoors as soon as youre outdoors, it will start to acquire Satellites and its a good idea not to take off until you have 12 satellites. Satellite acquisition is important because that will keep the drone stable up in the air. Keep it from drifting, but its also needed to set an accurate home point. In case something happens and the drone needs to come home, it knows exactly where it took off from beside that.
We have our obstacle avoidance right now, its red, when its red, that means its disabled and the reason its disabled right now is because we are not flying as soon as we put it up in the air that will turn white and that signifies. We have obstacle. Avoidance enabled now, since were talking about obstacle avoidance right now. You can see im in c mode, thats, the syn, smooth mode. If we were to put it over to sport mode that will automatically disable obstacle avoidance. You only have obstacle avoidance when youre in c mode or n mode, not in sport mode. Beside that, we have the rc strength, thats the signal, strength between the rc and the drone and all those icons at the top can be clicked on, and it will give us more information. There gives us some information about our satellite connections, our signal strength, so you can just click on them to bring up more detailed information. Now the next set of icons there are to do with our battery the one right in the middle. There says: zero: zero, zero, zero and thats. Basically how much flight time you have left it kind of estimates, how much flight time you have when youre up in the air right now because were not flying its just saying: zero zero! Beside that we have a circular graph and inside there it says 52. That means we have 52 left in the battery and again we can click on that and thats going to bring up more detailed battery information about flight time.
How much time we have until it goes into a return to home again its not going to list anything there because were not up in the air over beside that. It gives us our flight status right now. Its saying gps signal week because were indoors and you can actually click on that to go through all your safety settings. Itll, give you any errors. If its detected any problems, we can adjust our return to home altitude. We can set our max altitude and our max distance beside that. It gives us a little indication of what mode were in and, as you can see, as we switch to normal mode, that will change to an end if we put it in sport mode that changes to an s. Basically, the different modes c mode is called syn. Smooth mode and thats, when the drone will fly the slowest and people use that, if theyre trying to get nice slow, cinematic shots and mode is normal mode, thats, just your normal flying mode and sport mode is what it sounds like its sport mode. The drone flies a lot faster and it can be a little bit more agile, as mentioned, though you do have to be careful, because you have no obstacle avoidance when youre flying in sport mode over on the very left hand side. Here we have our take off button if we press on that it brings up another dialog box and we just have to press and hold on that and that will allow the drone to take off once were up in the air.
That button actually changes to a landing button, and we will take a look at that when we are out doing a test. Flight bottom left hand side, we have our map, and that can be very important if we click on it, you can see it brings up a map and thatll show us where our home point is where we have flown, where the drone is and that we can Click on that to make it bigger to go back to our regular live view, just click on the picture there, and if you want to make that smaller, to get it out of your way, just click that little arrow in the bottom left hand side. Next. To that we have all our telemetry data thats our speed, basically how high we are, how far we are now over here at the very right hand, side down at the bottom. We have all our camera settings and we have two different modes right now, its in auto mode and if we click on that it goes into pro mode. Pro mode basically gives us access to some more in depth. Camera settings like shutter speed, white balance iso, but for the most part i wouldnt worry too much about it. Wait till youve learned to fly the drone, and then you can go in and get a little bit creative there, but in auto mode it gives us our basic settings. For example, we can click there in the middle thats our resolution we can set whatever resolution or frames per second, that we want right now its set to 4k 30, but we can adjust that to 4k 60 or if you want to film in 2.
7 k, you Can as well, however, it is important to note that some of the features you must be in 4k 30 in order to make use of them. For example, if youre going to be zooming and then beside that another important one is your storage, we can click on it and its going to show us how much storage we have. We do have a little bit of internal storage with the mini 3, but its not very much so. I would never really count on that for recording video now over here. On the right hand, side we have a play button if we click on that thats going to give us a preview of everything. We have filmed now its important to know that, if youre previewing any of this footage, this is just a low res preview. All the original 4k footage will be stored on the memory card in the drone, above that that big red circle thats our shutter button or record button, depending on what mode were in over to the left of that, we have a few buttons there. First, we have automatic focus or manual focus again as a beginner. I would leave it in automatic focus and above that we have our zoom. You can see right now. It says one times, but we can click on that to zoom in two times. If we click on it again, itll go back to one times and theres a couple different ways we can zoom on this.
We can pinch, you can see there, we can zoom in by pinching. We can press and hold there. That gives us more precision zooming. So if you just want to zoom in slow, you can do so, but, as mentioned, you can also use that wheel at the back and that will zoom in as well right above that thats how we switch to vertical mode. So if you want to film for social media, you can put it into vertical mode and, as mentioned, you can also use your c2 button at the back here. That will do the exact same thing and above that, thats how we change our different filming modes. Right now, its a little film strip, so thats signifying its in video mode, but we can switch it over to photo mode master shots, quick shots, hyper lapses or pano again, im not going to get into all that for this, video were going to make some other Videos and tutorials down the road where we dive in a little bit deeper to some of those features but thats how you switch to the different filming modes now lets go back to those three dots, because this is where we can dive in and change things. A little bit more advanced, the first is some of the safety features. Now this is where we can set the behavior of our obstacle avoidance. We can turn it right off if you want, you can set it to break.
So if it detects a tree in front of you, the drone will just come to a complete stop. It wont go forward or backward or depending on where its detected it or we can have it to bypass with bypass its going to use. Whats called a pass and its going to try and find a safe route around the obstacle, its not always perfect, but can come in handy now below that we have a couple other options: we have our max altitude. So if you dont want to fly say higher than 50 meters, you can set the maximum altitude. You can set your maximum distance again. If you dont want to go out more than 500 meters, you can set that if we slide it all the way to the end, it says no limit now. The other really important one here is your auto return to home. Now this is one you should always check its always a good idea to set it higher than the tallest obstacle. So if youre flying around trees and theyre all about say 30 meters, then you might want to set that to 40 or 50 meters. For the most part, i leave mine at about 100 meters, and that way i know its going to be pretty well higher than any obstacle im flying around now quickly before we go out for a test flight im just going to show you the sticks here and Their movements because this could be the very first time youre flying a drone.
Now when it comes to the stick, configuration theres, different things called modes theres mode, two mode, one, you can set some custom modes by default. Most controllers come shipped with mode two, so thats just the standard that most people fly with, basically in mode two, if we take a look at the right joystick, if we push forward the drone is going to move forward. If we pull back, the drone is going to move back. If we push from side to side again, the drone is going to go side to side on the left, control. Stick that controls our altitude and our yaw. If we push forward the drone is going to raise an altitude if we pull it down, the drone is going to get lower. If we push from side to side. Basically, the drone is going to spin from side to side. So it is a combination of the stick movements that allows you to fly in different directions in different configurations now getting comfortable on the sticks, its just going to come with time. The first couple of flights youre going to probably have to really think about what each stick does now at this point, lets just go out for a quick test, flight and ill. Just show you a few things that you may need to know as a first time pilot. So now, at this point, im gon na go for a quick test flight with the mini and go over a few things that you may need to know.
As a first time pilot now, if youre going to be going for your very first flight, i highly recommend picking an open area, something that doesnt have a lot of obstacles or people. That way, you can fly the drone around get to know how it moves and how it behaves without worrying about colliding with something its also, a good idea before you go for your first flight. Make sure you check all your local laws for your country regulations, because every country is a little bit different and you dont want to run into any problems now down there in front of me, you can see, i have a landing pad. That is something you may want to invest in, because these drones are so small, the mini 3, the mini 2, the clearance of the motors and the camera is not very high, so its always good to take off from a flat surface. Ideally, you can take off from like concrete or asphalt or as mentioned, get something like a landing pad and that way, if youre taking off from grass or sand you dont have to worry about it. You can also do a hand launch and hand catch, but as a beginner thats, not something. I really recommend so im going to go ahead here and im going to power on the drone and the controller and then theres a few things. We need to check before we take flight, so ive powered on the aircraft and, as mentioned theres a few things here.
We want to check before we put the drone up in the air. The first thing is our satellites. You can see there that im now connected to 14 satellites, its a good idea not to take off until youve acquired at least 12 satellites. The other thing you want to double check to make sure your home point is set as mentioned. We can bring up our map there, and that shows us that we have home point, because we have that big h. You just want to make sure its in the general location of where youre flying and, lastly, its a good idea to check some of your safety settings, and we can do so by clicking at the top there where it says altitude zone if theres any issues with The compass or the imu thatll appear there. It may tell you that you need to calibrate your compass and im going to go over that in a separate video. So if thats something you need to learn how to do just keep an eye on my channel once it is available, i will link it down in the description of this video. The other thing we need to check, as mentioned is set our return to home altitude. I have mine, set there to 108 meters, so thats what im going to leave it at? We have our satellites. We have our home point so were ready to go up for a flight now when it comes to taking off theres two ways of doing it and ill show you both methods here.
The first method is by using a series of stick commands. What we can do is pull down on both sticks push them in, as you can see there, the propellers on the drone started, but its not taking off yet to take off. All we do is press up on the left. Control stick as you can see there. The drone went up and its going to hover about a half a meter meter off the ground when youre back and you want to land it. You can land it using. These sticks as well. Just by pulling down on the left control stick its going to check the ground to make sure its suitable and then its going to go down and land. The other way is by using the take off button on the screen, its on the very left hand, side in the middle. We can press on that. You can see we get this dialog box that says take off. What we have to do is press and hold that the drones motors will start up and then it will just go up and hover now: youll notice that button changes its now the landing button. So if we press on it, you can see it says land. Now, if we were out say 100 meters, there would actually be an extra option there for returning the drone back to where it took off from, but ill just show you that here were going to click on land.
So the drone is now going to go down and land back on the landing pad. Now before you take your very first flight theres, one tip that i want to give you and uh. You know it could potentially save your drone, and that is let go of the sticks. I know it sounds like a very simple tip, but uh you know it can really save you. These drones are held in place by gps, so if youre ever flying around – and you start to panic or you get too close to an obstacle and youre not quite sure what to do just let go of the sticks and the drone is going to stop in Place – and it will just sit there and hover that allows you time to get your composure. You can figure out the orientation of the drone, and that way you dont make an accidental movement and end up flying into the object, so thats. Something really important to know. Like i said, just dont panic, let go of the sticks and assess the situation so lets go ahead. Here were going to put the drone up, so there we go. We have the drone out in front of us now at this point its a good idea before you go for a long flight or send it too far. Just maybe do some subtle stick movements on the drone. I would maybe recommend putting it in c mode because thats the slowest mode and just go from side to side using the stick commands that we talked about earlier.
You can go forward and back side to side, just kind of get a feel of how the drone is going to react to your stick. Inputs use the left, stick to spin the drone around and push it up and down to raise and lower the altitude. Now one thing you have to be very cautious of especially as a new drone pilot is your orientation and what i mean by that is, for example, i have the drone out in front of us here. If i use the right stick and pull to the right. The drone is going to go to the right. If i push left, the drone is going to go to the left, but when i spin the drone around to face us, if you watch the drone out in front of me, if i push right, you can see the drones actually going to start moving left. So thats something you have to be very cautious of, especially as a new pilot and thats, where you can inadvertently fly into an object if youre too close to a tree and youre, not sure which way the drone is orientated. You could end up inadvertently flying right into the object and thats where i said earlier about dont panic, let go of the sticks, figure out the orientation and then adjust your movements accordingly. Now, im going to put it into normal mode here and im just going to do a quick demonstration of the obstacle avoidance.
As mentioned, this drone has frontward obstacle, avoidance, rear obstacle avoidance and downward obstacle avoidance, but there is no side obstacle avoidance, so you do have to be very careful of that flying sideways. You could go right into an obstacle, so what were going to do here is go into our settings and under safety. Remember we took a look at this briefly earlier. We can set our obstacle avoidance to break bypass or off if we set it to break and it encounters an obstacle, its just going to come to a complete stop. If we turn it off theres going to be no obstacle avoidance, it will end up flying right into the object if we select bypass its going to use the apas technology to try and find a route safely around the obstacle, so im going to demonstrate both here. So right now we have it in brake, so lets go ahead and well try and fly into that tree. So im just going to push forward on the stick and, as you can see there, the drone just came to a stop so lets uh back it up. Here so now, what were going to do is were going to select, bypass and again lets just go back a little bit so again im going to push forward towards the tree and, as you can see there, the drone went up and around it so that obstacle Avoidance will work if youre going forward or in reverse, but it will not work if youre moving side to side.
Now, before i go here, there is a couple things i want to go over quickly when it comes to intelligent flight modes, theres, a ton of things you can do with the mini 3. Of course we can capture videos and photos, but they have things called master shots, quick shots. We can create hyper lapses and take panoramas. Now i have made several videos going more into detail about what those features are, and i will include links down below in the description of this video. Now some of them are for other drones, but they work exactly the same on the mini 3. So theyll still be beneficial to watch, of course, with the mini 3. One of its new features is we can shoot vertical video as well and again we can do so by clicking that button on the screen. As you can see, there were now in vertical mode. Its important to note that not all features are available in vertical mode and again at this point we can return to home. If you lose your orientation up the sky or you just want to come home, we can do so by pressing the button on the controller. Here or the button on the screen so lets go ahead and well do that right now ill select, return to home. The drone is going to spin around there as you can see, and its going to come back to the general location. Usually it will land within a few feet from where you take off from well folks, thats, basically it for this video.
Hopefully you learned something and maybe are a little bit more confident to take your first flight. I know there can be some anxiety associated with flying. After all, these drones cost a lot of money. You dont want to crash it. You dont want to wreck it, but that usually goes away fairly quickly. Once you get comfortable with the equipment, the best thing to do at this point is just practice get out and fly and youll find that these dji drones, because of all the built in safety features and flight controls, theyre quite easy to fly, and it can be Quite a fun little hobby. Hopefully you enjoyed this video and got some value out of it. Give it a thumbs up.