Dji Mavic Mini Dronedeploy

Dji mavic mini is now available for purchase.
It will be one of the best selling drones due to the price and weight that makes it usable by anyone anywhere without too much bureaucracy.
So many people will want to use it for mapping too.
So when will it be possible to use with dronedloy?
When will you support It?
Thank you!

Hi @S_A,

Currently we do not have plans to support the Mavic mini. It seems like a great drone and our team is excited about it from a hobbyist perspective. There are certain limitations (wifi controlled, sdk-wise) that create for barriers in relation to use with our app. I’ll certainly pass this this request on to our product team though!

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Wifi connection. No dice unless all you are going to do is map your house. Let’s hope they don’t cripple the coordinates like they did on the Spark.

If you are in the US it’s not going to reduce bureaucracy much.
You would not have to register to use it recreationally, but would still have to follow the same rules as for a larger drone.
And if you used it commercially, it would still have to be registered anyway.

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Yes, this. Everyone needs to understand this is not a “no rules drone”. The only thing that is different due to the weight is that you don’t need to register the drone (a 5-minute, $5 process) with FAA to use it recreationally. I think DJI is overselling this benefit, and I think they will have many upset customers when they find out that really nothing has changed as far as flight rules.

All flight restrictions still apply, and if you use it for business, then nothing changes.

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This is a game changer in Canada where Transport Canada reduced the regulations to start at 250 grams. I would still need to fly safe but no more red tape. I can use this to 3D map a building without a license or permit as long as I follow the guidelines. Awesome

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I would kindly request support for this. At 4km range it is obviously not WI-FI. This would be HUGE for me mapping in Canada. Thanks!

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Yes, it is a boosted 25-30dbm 5.8ghz (wifi) signal and 4km is the absolute range in completely perfect conditions that you will never obtain. Considering the US still has VLOS regulations I’m not so concerned with the range and think that it would be best suited for real estate mapping and inspections. I was one of the people that wanted support for the Spark so I definitely want support for this, but it remains to be seen whether or not the geotagging system is capable of supporting mapping. If I get a couple extra dollars I’ll definitely buy one and let everyone know. Hopefully you would.
Just so you know. The reported 249g weight is with the lighter battery.