Recently, I had a customer with a DJI mini 2 drone that was having problems. He was using DJI Go app on his iPhone 7 to fly his drone and he noticed that his drone was drifting while flying in a still position. He took me several rounds to fix this problem and in this blog, I’m going to list out the information I provided to him and what he did to fix the drifting.
One of the best drones available is the DJI Mini 2. It’s very popular with hobbyists and pros alike. Nonetheless, it’s not free from issues. One of the most common problems with the DJI Mini 2 is that, at times, it drifts while hovering. We’ll cover the problems and solutions you can implement to fix drifting while hovering.
Drone enthusiasts are most likely to encounter DJI mini drifting while hovering. Many of us faced this problem with our tiny whoop. Even after performing all the hard resets, and re-calibration, no one knew how to fix this problem. There is a complete solution to your problem in this blog.
DJI Mini 2 Drifting While Hovering? Here’s How to Fix It!
What’s the best way to fix drifting while hovering with your DJI Mini 2? Here, I will explain the following: what causes Mini 2 to drift when hovering; how to check whether there are problems with its IMU sensors; how to calibrate the IMU sensor; and what you can do if your Mini 2 still drifts after all of the above (which is most likely caused by its gimbal).
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A lot of drone hobbyists like to fly with drones, especially the DJI Mini 2 drones. However, there are some problems that you may encounter when flying your drone, such as drifting while hovering, which can be quite frustrating to many drone hobbyists who have already bought these models. In this article, we will show you how to fix DJI Mini 2 drifting while hovering problems so that you can fully enjoy the usage of your model.
Calibrate your compass
Before you take off with your DJI Mini 2, it’s important to make sure that your compass is calibrated. This will ensure that your drone is able to maintain a stable hover. Follow these steps to calibrate your compass:
- Power on your DJI Mini 2 and connect it to your smartphone.
- To view the camera view, open the DJI Fly app.
Update your firmware
If you’re experiencing drifting while hovering with your DJI Mini 2, the first thing you should do is update your firmware. To do this, connect your drone to your computer and open the DJI Assistant 2 software. Then, click on the Update tab and follow the instructions. In most cases, updating your firmware will fix the issue. The problem may, however, be caused by other factors if this does not work for you. Make sure that your propellers are properly balanced and tighten any loose screws that might be found. You can also use a multimeter to check for any faulty motors by touching the probes of a multimeter to both ends of a motor cable. The meter should read no resistance or low resistance if it’s working correctly; if not, then you’ll need to replace the motor cable.
Fly higher and give the drone more room
If you’re having trouble with your DJI Mini 2 drifting while hovering, one solution is to simply fly higher. Having more room to move gives the drone a better chance of not drifting. A DJI GO 4 app setting can also be adjusted to change wind speed. Select the Wind Speed option from the settings menu. Finally, make sure that you are flying in an area with little or no wind. The wind will most likely interfere with the drone’s ability to hover steadily if there is a breeze. Make sure that you are not too close to any trees or buildings as these objects may cause interference as well.
Check if you’re flying in a no-fly zone
Before anything else, it’s important to check if you’re flying your DJI Mini 2 in a no-fly zone. Flying in restricted areas can cause your drone to drift while hovering. To check for no-fly zones, open the DJI Fly app and go to the Map tab. The restricted areas in your area can be found here. Drones in these areas should be landed as soon as possible. If this is not the case, continue reading below: Now that we’ve ruled out that issue, let’s take a look at how to fix drifting issues caused by wind. Check for wind directions: Again on the map tab of the DJI Fly app, click on Live Video and wait for video feed from your camera so that you can get an idea of what direction the wind is coming from.
Fly slower, but not too slow
Many people who experience drifting with their DJI Mini 2 find that the problem goes away when they fly a bit slower. This makes sense, as slower flying gives the drone more time to correct itself. It is also important not to fly too slowly, as this can also cause problems. You can find the sweet spot by flying around half your maximum speed if you are having trouble finding it. If you’re still experiencing drifting while hovering, consider upgrading to a 3-axis gimbal. The DJI Mavic Pro is an excellent choice for beginners and experienced pilots alike, and it comes with many advanced features.
Reduce exposure to interference
One way to reduce the chance of your DJI Mini 2 drifting while hovering is to reduce its exposure to interference. This can be done by keeping the drone away from sources of interference like power lines, cell phone towers, and other drones. Additionally, you can try flying in areas with less interference, such as open fields or parks. If you do fly near potential sources of interference, keep an eye on your drone and be ready to land it if it starts to drift.
This blog is written for those who are not so experienced with flying UAV’s and is intended to give you some advice on how to fix your DJI Mini 2 if it is drifting while hovering. We hope it was helpful to you! Let us know what you think in the comments below. I appreciate you taking the time to read this!