Now, when i started my channel when there is a much less drone police around and before visual line of sight was so much of a contentious issue, i used to do a lot of range testing with the dji mavic mini and for those that on that drone, You would know that the range, especially in a ce country, it was absolutely shocking, but using range extenders and played around with channels and frequencies. I managed to get this original og uh drone to a grand distance of 5000 meters. Okay, so i certainly know a thing or two about extending range on a dji drone, which is really what makes me best place to be able to establish and look into and investigate exactly what could be going on with the mini 3 pro. So we need to talk a little bit about the whole technology. Then, if we show the transmission tab on the dji drum you will see, we have got two sets of frequencies 2.4 and 5.8. Now the theory goes that 2.4 gigahertz is designed for longer range in less interference. Areas and 5.8 will give you a stronger signal in high interference areas, but of course it wont go as fast, basically meaning that 2.4 is ideal for rural environments, whereas 5.8 is ideal for a city. Now, on a drone such as the dji mavic mini uh, where, as ive just explained regarding the 2.4 and 5.8 gigahertz frequencies, when i was doing my robot range test, i would simply click on a manual 2.

4 gigahertz channel and then what that would do is that Would ensure that i had a strong connection. All i needed to do was pick the lowest green bar, and once i took off that was completely and utterly locked. In now when dji launched the mini 2 with his occasion 2.0 connection, it completely changed things up. The drone now had the ability to dynamically change its frequency and channel in flight to ensure it always had the strongest connection possible. This was so much more user friendly than, of course, the old mavic mini, which locked in as soon as we took it off and, of course, and with a stronger connection and higher output. The dji mini 2 really did completely change the game now fast forward to modern day and, of course, were talking about the dji mini 3 pro now there was a massive suggestion that the dji rc and one controller give a better range than the new dji rc. Now this is something i tested out on my channel and when i did my test anyway, i found no difference between the two, but one feature of that test. I did do which some of you would disagreed with was the fact that i selected a manual 5.8 gigahertz frequency, and that was based on all of my experience. But some of you said that that was wrong and i should have chosen 2.4 because of course, 2.4 gives the longer range, and you are absolutely right, but not in this area with which i did my test.

So allow me to demonstrate exactly why that is the case. So, on the first flight i actually used the dji rc and i fixed this controller on a 2.4 gigahertz frequency. As you can see, only 150 meters out, we are already dropping a bar. If we fast forward that on a little bit flying over this high interference, uh urban area, you can see it doesnt, take too long before were getting orange bars now, obviously thats, because, as ive already explained, 2.4 gigahertz is not ideal for this area. However, if we landed run, take back off again and you can see ive now selected a manual 5.8, you will see if we perform the exact same flight. Look at the map down in the bottom corner were following the exact same path: okay, the same altitude. We have got no such problems. We keep a full and strong connection, the entire way, much surpassing the signal we got on the 2.4 gigahertz flight, so now weve seen that 5.8 is the way to go on this drone in this environment. What i want to do is show you exactly what i found and what i noticed as to why some people might be getting poor signal when using this controller. Specifically now, when i did this test, you can see for some bizarre reason, comparing the two that this controller picked a 2.4 gigahertz frequency to start with, whereas the dji rc n1 picked 5.8. Now, obviously, as ive just mentioned 5.

8 has proven, is the way to go in this area. Now i found it strange that, given that situation, why this decided to set off in 2.4 and dont get me wrong. I do appreciate that the whole point of ocusync is that it can dynamically switch in flight. However, obviously, if we replay that flight again, you can see it actually doesnt switch to 5.8. It stays in 2.4. That could actually explain why some people are getting slightly better range with the dji rc n1. It could be that that controller and drone combination is actually correctly picking the frequency that you should be flying on, whereas for some reason i dont know whether its algorithm related or anything to do with this controller and this drone combination. But it could well be that this controller is picking the wrong connection for your flying environment and, of course, this works both ways as well. So it could well be that this controller is putting you on a 2.4 frequency in a built up area which of course, wouldnt be as good, but in a rural area it could be running on 5.8 when it should be on 2.4. All of these things will actually affect your signal, so what i would suggest is next time you are out and about – and you are flying youre, possibly getting poorer connection from this combination here, flick into the settings and the transmission tab and just see and make sure That you are running on the right frequency for the environment with which you are flying in this is possibly something dji couldnt fix in a firmware update, but certainly something ive observed, which of course, will answer pretty much most of the queries and the discrepancies as to.

Why some people have got range problems and some people havent so that wraps up this video? Thank you very much for watching. If you did find it useful, give it a thumbs up and, of course, subscribe. If youre awesome, ive done a whole playlist on the dji mini 3 pro so ill leave a link on that side of my head for you to check out all of those videos.

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