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Why Buy The DJI Mini 3 Pro With RC

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Its DJI Mini 3 Pro is an amazing 249-gram prosumer drone. It’s by far the best mini drone foldable DJI has ever made but my top component of the $909 / PS859/ 12,000-dollar package revolutionary DJI RC.

The latest remote control comes with an 5.5-inch high-resolution display that is full-color and has a high-resolution.

Before I explain to you why it is a joy to use this device and so often, it’s important to explain the price you pay for the DJI Remote Control. You can purchase the DJI Mini 3 Pro at $669, PS639 or $989. This means that you’ll receive a drone however, there’s no remote (the drone can be used with DJI’s remote RC-N1, but has no screen). If you’re interested in the drone as well as the RC-N1, the price will be $759 or PS709 or 1,119 dollars. The ideal package I believe is $909 which includes the latest DJI RC.

It’s not the first DJI screened remote. It was the defunct DJI Smart Controller (opens in new tab). From a distance, the two models are very identical (same rectangular shape, the similar 5.5-inch display) however, the lines are more fluid on the lighter gray DJI RC, and there are no antennas to spread.

Why is love so strong?

To comprehend the reason I love this remote we must look back to my earlier time of flying DJI drones. For nearly all of them, there’s been a union between my smartphone and the remote. Through the years DJI has come up with various ways to secure phones of different sizes and connecting cables from remotes to phones’ powerport or data port.

Since they were required to design it in a single-size-fits-all manner and the result is always slightly awkward. In the beginning, DJI drone remotes had the study arms were able to be folded out from the remote’s body, and then press them against the edges of your phone. The result was messy and messy however I have never seen an iPhone fall out of position. Connecting the cable to the phone, however was the worst.

The remote DJI came in the DJI Mini 2 (the the RC-N1) is a significant improvement. The arms had been removed, substituted with a handy spring-loaded clamp at the top on the top of the remote. Simply pull it upwards, then insert the phone, and let the springs’ tension draw it back over the phone. This made the process of running the cable less difficult, too.

With this remote however, there were a myriad of questions: Did I have the most recent DJI software? As the mobile editor and drone novice Tom Bedford recently noted, DJI is known for creating new apps for various drones. It’s just a matter of paying close attention to the drone you’re required to install.

There are batteries too. A majority of DJI’s drones use battery life to a certain extent, but I was always concerned about the battery life of my iPhone. I was worried that should my screen turn dark, I’d be unable to keep track on the drone.

A better approach

It is important and obvious advantage of the DJI Mini 3 Pro With RC – It does not have an iPhone or other smartphone of any sort.

There is no need an internet connection for my remote (unless I’m looking to) or find an application, or even wrestle the phone and cables to put them in the right place. If I lost my iPhone I can still use using the DJI Mini 3 Pro.

This is the freedom.

This is simplicity of use.

This is a lot of fun.

This wouldn’t be the case in the event that DJI had not developed a superior drone remote. Although heavier than the previous remotes (and the light DJI Mini 3 Pro) and lighter than the Mini 3 Pro, it’s a pleasure to hold. DJI RC is a pleasure to grasp. The knurled joysticks (which can be removed from the back and screw onto in the front) are perfectly placed above the screen. This is a smart choice since my fingers were never in contact with the screen.

On the front, there is the controls that are easy to reach to snap a quick photo or launching or stopping recording. Below, there are two dials (one on each side). One lets you adjust the direction of the gimbal camera while the second lets you zoom in on the live video the drone transmits for the remote.

There’s also a set of buttons that provide quick access to features such as shifting the camera’s orientation to the right or left as well as access to additional advanced settings for the camera (there are also settings that can be changed).

Between the joysticks are buttons to the return home button, power, pause, and a slider to change flight mode. It’s a simplebut sensible design.

Even though there aren’t apparent antennas mounted in this DJI RC remote the remote maintained perfect communications with the drone while it flew over 400 feet above me and then flew over 1 mile away.

Its 5.5-inch display is sufficient for direct viewing however, my son was able to tell that he was unable to discern what was happening even though he was sitting in front of me. This isn’t an issue for pilots, however, it’s not intended for viewing in groups,

Its screen is sensitive to touch, doesn’t require users to do anything as the remote is automatically connected directly to DJI Mini 3 Pro. Once it’s done I had to press “Go fly” to enter the controls, and then look through the camera of the drone in 4K.

I can touch the screen to start it, then swipe it to use different options.

You can also when I swiped two times from top to bottom of screen you can see what appears appear to be Android underpinnings. It’s within these settings that I added my DJI account details and then enabled Wi-Fi connectivity so that it could be downloaded the most recent firmware directly to the remote as well as to the drone.

I’d expect that battery life won’t be as long when you have a big screen to accommodate, however it’s beating many 30 minute flights.

If there’s one limitation this is that the absence of a directly connected smartphone restricts your ability to download media. I can play videos and photos videos recorded on the DJI Mini 3 Pro directly via the microSD card in the drone onto the RC display. You can also download images via the DJI RC however, not videos. In the event that I owned a smartphone connected to the RC, I could download everything.

Yes you can, it is true that the DJI Mini 3 Pro is one of the top drones available and one I loved flying. However, I must say that it could be less enjoyable sans having the DJI RC.