I usually fly with Litchi and of course have altitude indication but never noticed roll angle. Also thinking gusts but I always head home after the warning so my flight has been spoilt.
@Yorkshire_Pud said attitude... not altitude indicator.I usually fly with Litchi and of course have altitude indication but never noticed roll angle...
I have seen the icon but am usually too focused on the drone to pay it much attention. I will take more notice of it next time. Thanks.@Yorkshire_Pud said attitude... not altitude indicator.
In the DJI Fly app you have it in the lower left corner with markers how the craft is leaning & how it's pitched relative to the horizon ... here you can judge if winds are affecting the craft in a severe way (no angle figures though, just a graphical representation).
In Litchi you find a similar icon in the lower left... unfortunately that only give info about the horizontal position of the craft relative the HP. So Litchi doesn't give you anything in order to judge the wind there... you need instead judge wind direction & wind speed out from flying in different directions & monitor the crafts achieved ground speed, if it achieve speeds lower than spec you can get a feeling of it ... like: flying north gives the lowest ground speed, just 3m/s in normal mode... the spec says 10m/s, meaning that the craft have a headwind of 7m/s.
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With that in mind, might braking (automatic or manually enhanced) be triggering it?
Yep, if you tap on that Wind box, UAV Forecast lets you set an altitude for checking wind speed, so you should set it for the highest altitude that you intend to fly.
Would be very easy to check through the logs... the message is time stamped & around there what roll & pitch angles had the craft and what ground speed did it achieve relative stick command & compare those to the specified tilt angles & speeds allowed for the Mini 2.
DJI's wording is quite wrong and unnecessarily scary.The 1st time I got the no RTH you are on your own! Winds too high I thought the bird was gone
Happy ending got it back! Scary stuff
Been using windy for some time, did not know about uav forecast app, actually like the simplicity of the uav forecast presentation better. I try to always fly my mission up wind. Then RTH is helped with the tail wind, the horizon box is a good indication as to how hard the drone is working because of the wind. I use an Ipad mini for my flights and the first thing I do is start the screen record function on the pad. This gives me a recording of the screen during the flight, take off to landing. I find it really helpful for reviewing the flight data and control functions especially if problems are encountered.
Salient advice Meta4, learn to fly the wind. I got caught one day and couldn’t come straight back against the wind, so I came off the line about 45 degrees, and tacked into the wind like a sailboat, shedding altitude along the way. Back and forth, I finally got home with some battery left, all the while looking for a place to ditch. Startled me a bit so I try and make a backup plan or two before taking off. Forecasted winds aloft are rarely what’s actually up there, and a mini2 doesn’t fly very fast. Lessons learned the hard way stick with me.DJI's wording is quite wrong and unnecessarily scary.
In RTH, your drone will attempt to return home whatever the wind is.
The warning comes on when the drone detects a wind of 7 metres/sec, regardless of how that might affect your flight.
It comes on if you are just hovering nearby or if you are upwind and would have a tailwind for the return flight.
Ignore the warning and learn to manage flying in windy situations for yourself.
Tacking a drone won't help you to fight a strong headwind (and is nothing like what a sailboat does.I got caught one day and couldn’t come straight back against the wind, so I came off the line about 45 degrees, and tacked into the wind like a sailboat, shedding altitude along the way. Back and forth, I finally got home with some battery left, all the while looking for a place to ditch.
Lowering altitude is always the first thing to do if fighting a strong headwind.Hmmm. It simply wouldn’t go against the wind at around 400. Maybe less wind down lower let me get back. The swimming analogy fits. If tacking doesn’t work, then it’s not worth the extra mileage. I’ll try and find the flight for someone to analyze. Thanks.