I recently bought a DJI Mavic Mini.

It seems to me, that DJI wants me to fly it with a mobile app, but I currently don't have access to a mobile phone (extremely weak battery only). It looks like I can only fly some 50 meters without the app.

I'd like to override this because I am on a wide field with (almost) no obstacles. I looked into the app, but the distance limits there seem to apply only for the flight with the app.

The instructions given along with the drone are quite minimal and not helpful in this case.

Is there a way to override the distance limit on a DJI Mavic Mini without using the mobile phone app?


Currently no, barring exploiting vulnerabilities on the platform (which DJI are pretty quick at fixing) there is no way around the distance limit. The wide field really won't be your issue here. At 60m you can't see it safely line of sight.

Why not get a cheap phone just for this purpose? Doesn't need to be fully featured, or indeed that current - just check compatibility with DJI first.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the answer. I am able to see it, because I follow it for that purpose, but don't want to land all the time in order to reset the home point (I'm talking about a max distance of 100m) :P But I'll look into getting an other phone. $\endgroup$ – MEE Apr 15 '20 at 13:10

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