This question came to mind recently as I came from flying the DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ which had a much more accessible intelligent flight mode, Tripod Mode. It’s helpful for whenever you need the upmost precision and/or stillness with your unmanned aerial vehicle.
It was also available on the DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Advanced and now the Mavic 2 Pro! Here is how you get it activated:
Android: In order to enable Tripod Mode you must have your device connected to your controller and your Mavic 2 Pro on as well. You basically need to be ready to takeoff.
IOS: It appears you can enable the extra modes without the controller OR drone turned on.
- First off, you need to enable “Enable Intelligent Flight Modes” (on Android) OR “Multiple Flight Modes” (on IOS) on before trying to toggle on this feature with the controller. You can find this setting within the “Main Controller Settings” section within the DJI Go App, which is at the top and looks like a drone
- Then, you will want to slide the switch on the right side of the drone controller to the “T” option.
- Now, your drone will now slow down to around 1 meter per second (or 2.2 MPH) and will attempt to keep the camera very still. This worked well for me when I created a YouTube video recently where I encountered a roundabout that did not like Tesla Autopilot!
Turning off Tripod Mode
If you you need to get your done somewhere in a jiffy, go ahead and switch it back to Program “P” or Sport “S” mode. I believe using return-to-home may override the tripod slowness.
Setup on iOS (with photos)
Setup on Android (with photos)
As of this writing, the Mavic Mini doesn’t offer this handy feature. It seems to be an option that DJI Global is reserving for their mid and high-end tier aerial crafts.
As of software updates: Android V4.3.32 | iOS V 4.3.32 | Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.05
Compatible with Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S7, Samsung S7 Edge, Samsung S6, Samsung S6 Edge, Samsung Note 8, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei P10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 8, Honor 10, Honor 9, Vivo X20, Vivo X9, OPPO Find X, OPPO R15, OPPO R11, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 2, Mi 8, Mi 6, Redmi Note 5, Google Pixel 2XL, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T.
Compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4.
Optimized for iPhone X.