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vindibona1

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Seen a few posts of Mini2's wandering when flown indoors so thought I'd try it.
Hovers nice. Now drive it down a hallway and/or from room to room and see if you can keep it down the center and in control. It gets a whole lot different when you start flying through different non-open spaces, even if the vision sensors are working. Use prop guards.
 
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Hovers nice. Now drive it down a hallway and/or from room to room and see if you can keep it down the center and in control. It gets a whole lot different when you start flying through different non-open spaces, even if the vision sensors are working. Use prop guards.
I did and yes, I should have used the prop guards, but no damage after pinging a door frame but still very stable considering 🤣🤣
 

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I did and yes, I should have used the prop guards, but no damage after pinging a door frame but still very stable considering 🤣🤣
What happens in small spaces is that the wind it generates bounces off walls and floors and pushes it around. It takes another level of skill to keep it centered and not drifting into doors and hallway walls (or other stuff). What's really fun is when it loses both vision and GPS and it goes into Atti mode. Just keeping it away from stuff in the Atti mode is a real challenge and a bit scary.

And btw... I had one incident when launching inside that when I applied a bit of left stick it sort of wanted to lift off but didn't, and adding just a bit more sent it rocket-like into the ceiling, then crashing to the floor. Cracked the hull and popped the plastic protective window out of the camera lens. It had a lens hood on at the time which I think protected the gimbal. The hull is *very* fragile as I learned when it simply fell three feet from a table and while it still functioned perfectly the (new) hull was again cracked. As it is very light it is not very robust.
 

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As an old RC aircraft/helicopter pilot for some 60+years, I guess I've flown more ATTI than any other mode. Having GPS and VPS is pure luxury but then I never flew the aircraft indoors!!
As a matter of interest. can one select ATTI mode on the Mini2, just to keep the hand in (outdoors)? The selector only gives N, S and C.