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Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro Support

Tudor -

Better Late Than Never

 

We have gotten A TON of questions about using the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro aircraft with Map Pilot Pro so we figured we would try to capture all of it here. It has been hard supporting all of the issues the Mini 3 Pro users have been having because of the way DJI released support for this aircraft. 

Since DJI stopped adding support for new aircraft to the iOS DJI SDK in March of 2022, iOS support for the Mini 3 series is not possible. 

We have gotten a lot of bad reviews in the Play Store because of these issues (which we hate). We may have to discontinue support for the Mini 3 series altogether if that continues. Please consider leaving a good review in the Play Store if you appreciate having Mini 3 support to offset the people that blame us for trying to offer support for who we can. 

 


 

Current Mini 3 series support

  • DJI RC Pro remote 
  • DJI N1 remote

If you don't care about the what and why the support for the Mini 3 series is strange/limited you can just get the APK at the following link. Be sure to download the 'e' variant of the APK file. The 'b' variant will not connect.

https://support.dronesmadeeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/8160429529876-Installation

 

Required Firmware Versions

See the list in the Installations article linked above to ensure you have the correct firmware versions for the aircraft and the remote. 

 


 

Reason for being on the Enterprise SDK version

Initially DJI said they were not going to add support for these aircraft. Starting in 2022 DJI committed to only adding support for Enterprise aircraft moving forward. This apparently caught a lot of users by surprise. In response to very public pressure DJI added limited support (Virtual Stick only) for the new Mini 3 series. 

Since they have essentially moved on from the previous version of their SDK (software used to talk to the aircraft) this Mini 3 series support was added to their new version 5 of the SDK which was previously only for Enterprise aircraft. This new SDK cannot be released in the same variant of the app that we release in the Google Play Store so it is listed on our support site as an APK file. That is the only way to install the Enterprise version of Map Pilot Pro. 

 

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Comments

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    Tomislav Filipcic

    Hi, tested with mini 3 pro and Samsung tab s7 fe android 13 One UI 5.1, 5 flights everything works great and stable (just imagine benefits with such large screen in workflow). :-)

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    Antoine

    https://support.dronesmadeeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/16460429175188/comments/18008084333716

    @Tomislav. Thanks for the interesting comment. When processing your data into maps. Do you use the Classic Workflow or the DJI Specific Workflow ?
    Also, how do you take the reference image at ground level with he tablet interface ?

    Edited by Antoine
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    Tomislav Filipcic

    I use DJi Specific Workflow and it gives me good resolts for my needs (I use only orthographic images), . Reference image is taken on takeoff by drone.

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    Antoine

    Thanks, Interesting, I'm Using DJI RC Pro controller with Mnin3Pro Drone and latest version of MapPilotPro.

    Capturing Nadir images works fine when processing Classic workflows using Safari.

    However, I really just need Flat maps, but I cannot get the DJI specific workflow or the Flat Map workflow to work at all on the latest version of Google Chrome Version 115.0.5790.170 (Official Build) (arm64) or even on the latest version of Safari Version 16.4 (18615.1.26.110.1).

    Maps Made Easy File upload interface doesn't show in Chrome.
    In Safari I keep getting Failed on upload.

    What browser / version are you using ?

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    Tomislav Filipcic

    HI, I think there is no problem in Maps made easy workflow, maybe you had update to OS. You can try to use chrome or safari in incognito mode. I have newest chrome on the pc and tablet, and even uploaded photos to a webpage from the tablet and everything works great. By default you have 5* degree tilt in Map pilot pro.

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    Zane

    Tomislav: Thanks for jumping in here. It sounds like Antoine's problem is not Map Pilot Pro or Mini 3 related and he should probably write us at mapping@dronesmadeeasy.com for specific Maps Made Easy support.

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    Antoine

    Thanks Zane, Thanks Tomislav.
    Zane, I've sent an email to mapping@dronesmadeeasy.com
    I'm on the job site right now and really need a flat map asap. Look forward to hearing from you via email.
    Thanks

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    Faruk Colak

    Thanks you for your request and responses everyone !

    Do we need to use an android tablet with 5g + GPS or does an normal tablet with WI-Fi is enough ? (I will share 4G with my phone). I would like to purchase the Lenovo Tab M10. Do you think that it is a good choice Zane ? I'm currently mapping with the mini 2 and the Ipad mini 6 (Wi fi + cellular + GPS).

    Thanks for your help !

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    Zane

    Using a hotspot while flying doesn’t work too well. Too much interference. It is better to prepare to go fully offline.

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    Faruk Colak

    Thanks you for you response !

    I don't understand. What do you mean by "Using a hotspot" ? What if I put a Sim card in the tablet ? So it is better to prepare my mission and then disconnect from wifi/4g before flying ? 

    I'm sorry for this misunderstanding.

    Edited by Faruk Colak
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    Zane

    "(I will share 4G with my phone)" <- this is using your phone as a hot spot. In general you don't want WiFi stuff going on near your aircraft or the remote.

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    Giorgos Adikimenakis

    Hello everybody. I bought a mini 3 pro and made my first mission. I noticed that photos weren’t 48MP. Is there any way to take photos 48MP?

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    黃則智

    I tested Mini 3 Pro today, working fine, Thank you !!

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    Giorgos Adikimenakis

    Hello again. I noticed that it's not allowed grid flight with overlap more than 75% in last version 2.0.1.e. Why this limit?

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    Giorgos Adikimenakis

    Another issue was that after using Maps Pilot I couldn't take single shots with DJI Fly, it was stuck after first shot. I had to reset all setting on drone so as be able to take photos again. My drone is Mavic mini 3 Pro with controller RC-N1, both updated on last firmware.

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    Zane

    Not a Mini 3 related topic but the Full Grid mission essentially doubles your overlap. 75% overlap is equivalent to saying you want 16 look at everything in the scene. Full Grid doubles that to 32 looks which is more than enough for photogrammetry. More looks that that is wasteful. Too many people were not following the warnings and uploading 100+ views of things and it takes forever to process. We are not out here to help people create bad data.

    I don't know why DJI Fly wouldn't be able to take images after Map Pilot Pro use. Especially with the Mini 3 the single imaging mode is used so we aren't even changing that. Maybe close all drone related apps and restart the remote and aircraft and see what happens then.

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