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DJI continues to launch shopper drones at a complicated tempo, and the Mini 4 Professional isn’t any exception.

Launched in September of 2023, the DJI Mini 4 Professional is a succesful replace to the modern one-and-a-half-year-old DJI Mini 3 Professional.

One of many principal areas during which the Mini 4 Professional has been upgraded is the impediment avoidance sensors.

As an alternative of a three-way impediment avoidance system discovered on the Mini 3 Professional, the DJI Mini 4 Professional has omnidirectional impediment avoidance.

This new impediment avoidance system ensures the Mini 4 Professional has 360-degree safety. With this new system additionally comes different updates and additions to the present security choices for the Mini 4 Professional.

This text and the included YouTube video will focus on the varied security options of the DJI Mini 4 Professional and present how one can:

  • Arrange impediment avoidance
  • Set RTH (Return to House) choices
  • Replace the house level
  • Set the Mini 4 Professional’s most altitude
  • Allow augmented actuality (AR) settings and extra

The Security Tab

To entry and modify the protection options of the DJI Mini 4 Professional, you will have to be within the Security tab to make the required changes.

To entry the protection tab, each the Mini 4 Professional and DJI RC 2 or RC-N2 will should be powered on and linked to the DJI Fly app.

Go into the Fly app menu/choices within the Digital camera View display screen by tapping the three dots within the higher right-hand nook.

You’ll need to be within the Security Tab. In case you are in one other tab, merely press the Security tab.

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Flight Help

The primary space we’ll be is the Flight Help choices. These embrace:

  • Impediment Avoidance Actions
  • Bypass Actions
  • Show Radar Map

Impediment Avoidance Motion

The impediment avoidance motion is damaged into three separate choices and determines the habits of the Mini 4 Professional when obstacles are detected.

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Earlier than flying, you’ll need to outline what the Mini 4 Professional will do as soon as it approaches an impediment.

The out there actions are:

  • Bypass – When enabled and controlling the Mini 4 Professional, the Mini 4 Professional will routinely go round detectable obstacles. If there is no such thing as a out there means to take action, the Mini 4 Professional will then hover till motion might be taken by the drone pilot.
  • Brake – When the brake motion is enabled, the Mini 4 Professional will routinely cease and hover when encountering obstacles. You’ll then have the ability to decide the very best plan of action to take.
  • Off – Turns off all impediment avoidance programs. With this motion, the Mini 4 Professional can run into obstacles within the atmosphere. Some drone pilots, like myself, use this feature when flying in tight areas.

» MORE: Impediment Avoidance in DJI Drones (Defined for Learners)

Bypass Actions

Baypass Actions dictates how the Mini 4 Professional behaves when bypassing obstacles.

  • Regular – The Mini 4 Professional will search for objects and obstacles earlier than reaching them, staying a protected distance from the impediment(s).
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  • Nifty – That is form of like Cine mode for the Bypass motion. When enabled, the Mini 4 Professional will keep away from obstacles with extra laid-back and clean actions. Nevertheless, this Bypass choice has a better probability of colliding with obstacles.
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Show Radar Map

The Radar Map (which might be toggled on and off) is an on-screen assist used to rapidly warn you to how shut the Mini 4 Professional is to things.

That is accomplished by means of the usage of the colours orange or pink, relying on how shut the drone is to an object.

When near an object the radar turns orange and steadily turns to pink because the Mini 4 Professional flies dangerously near the article.

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The Radar Map is especially helpful for many who flip off all impediment avoidance and fly shut to things within the atmosphere, or fly by means of tight areas and areas.

On the naked minimal, the Radar Map will give a visible warning of obstacles.

» MORE: DJI Mini 3 / Professional – Map and Radar Defined (Video)

Return to House (RTH)

Return-to-home (RTH) will return the Mini 4 Professional to the recorded dwelling level with none extra enter from you.

On this part, you’ll need to set the choices for Superior RTH.

Superior RTH

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There are two settings out there for Superior RTH. These RTH settings are:

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Optimum Superior RTH

When in Optimum Superior RTH, the Mini 4 Professional plans the very best route for it to get dwelling, no matter any RTH peak choices beforehand enter.

It’s going to regulate its peak to get above, beneath, or round any sort of impediment or interference sign within the space that would disrupt a profitable RTH.

With the optimum setting chosen, the Mini 4 Professional will use the straightest and most direct path to RTH to save lots of on battery energy, rising the period of time the Mini 4 Professional can fly.

This will presumably even save the Mini 4 Professional if the batteries are low.

Whether it is too darkish for the Mini 4 Professional’s imaginative and prescient sensors, the Mini 4 Professional will default to a variation of Preset mode, with preset altitude choices, which we’ll have a look at.

Preset Superior RTH

On this mode, the Mini 4 Professional will return dwelling on the preset peak.

As a rule of thumb, I set my Auto RTH Altitude to 30 ft or so above the very best impediment wherever I could be flying for the day.

If the Mini 4 Professional is in Optimum Superior RTH when the lighting situations are too poor for the Mini 4 Professional’s imaginative and prescient system to see its means dwelling, the Auto RTH Top might be used.

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Auto RTH Altitude

The Auto RTH Altitude is a vital choice to set.

The reason being that within the occasion of an emergency (we’ll contact on this shortly), you’ll need the Mini 4 Professional to have ample peak when returning dwelling.

As a rule of thumb, setting your return-to-home peak a good bit greater than the tallest obstruction in your space is at all times good.

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Some merely set their RTH altitude to the most flight ceiling in the USA (400 ft) and simply go.

This may be harmful if the Mini 4 Professional is returning dwelling and there are low-flying plane within the neighborhood.

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Replace House Level

Updating the house level lets you change your private home level from the place it was routinely set within the DJI Fly app upon buying a GPS sign and set it the place you need it.

That is particularly helpful if you end up shifting from one location to a different quickly whereas flying, maybe when on a ship or one other shifting object.

The house level can solely be moved as soon as the drone is within the air and has a full GPS lock.

To replace the house level:

STEP 1: Whereas within the air, press the arrow to the correct of Replace House Level.

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STEP 2: A map of your speedy location will populate the middle of the display screen. Drag the display screen till the yellow H strikes to your new desired dwelling level location. When accomplished, merely press OK, and the brand new dwelling level might be up to date.

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In the event you’d prefer to set the house level again to the place it was, merely do the above steps in reverse.

You may as well set the house level to be the place the Distant Controller is at the moment situated. One situation for this may be when masking areas quickly whereas in a car or on a ship.

To replace the house level to the distant controller, whereas within the “Replace House Level Map”:

Faucet the Distant Controller icon. The House Level will then be set to the precise location the place the RC is at the moment.

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AR Settings

The Mini 4 Professional advantages from the inclusion of AR (augmented actuality), displaying on-screen overlays to help with dwelling level identification and return-to-home capabilities.

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With Present AR House Level choices on, you will note a digital H on the Stay View display screen representing the Mini 4 Professional dwelling level, which might be seen in all the map views.

With the Present AR Return-to-House route choice enabled, there’s a inexperienced path exhibiting what route the Mini 4 Professional will take to RTH.

Lastly, when touchdown, there’s additionally a digital “Mini 4 Professional” shadow on-screen exhibiting the place the Mini 4 Professional will precisely land. That is referred to as Present AR Plane Shadow.

Flight Safety

This part is used to outline how far and excessive the Mini 4 Professional will fly at any given time. Though our intention could also be to remain inside the confines of the regulation when in flight, this could be troublesome to take care of.

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Max Altitude

In case you are in the USA, as a result of it’s unlawful to fly above 400 ft, chances are you’ll select to set the most altitude to something underneath 400 ft.

In case you are in a rustic that regulates the utmost altitude that you could fly, likewise, you’ll need to set that quantity right here.

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Max Distance

Moreover, you may also set the most distance.

In case you are involved about flying too far out, you possibly can set the worth to any quantity you’d like. If distance isn’t a priority, this may be set to No Restrict.

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Superior Security Settings

Superior security settings decide how the Mini 4 Professional behaves when the Mini 4 Professional disconnects from the distant controller.

Disconnects can happen attributable to variants within the atmosphere, akin to tall timber, mountains, canyons, and even sign interference and loss attributable to buildings.

Sign Misplaced

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Sign loss choices are as follows:

  • Hover – The Mini 4 Professional will keep in a single place till it receives enter from you. You will have to go to the placement of the Mini 4 Professional to regain a connection.
  • Descend – The Mini 4 Professional will descend and land, even when the sign was misplaced over water.
  • RTH – The Mini 4 Professional will return to the house level, whatever the environment.

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