The DJI Mini 2 SE can be controlled from a distance of 10km (but the law does not allow it).
DJI has equipped the Mini 2 SE with OcuSync 2.0 technology: the drone can now effectively fly more than twice the distance of the original DJI Mini.
DJI is about to launch the new DJI Mini 2 SE drone which features some upgrades over the company’s entry-level drone. Notably, DJI has equipped the Mini 2 SE with its internal OcuSync 2.0 transmission system , which means the drone can now effectively fly more than twice the distance of the original Mini SE. In other words: it can be controlled from a distance of about 10km.
The “Enhanced WiFi” system of the previous model limited its range to a maximum of 4 km. The new system should also maintain a more stable video stream at greater distances. That said, the addition of OcuSync 2.0 may not be as good as the numbers suggest.
The specialized site Engadget, for example, points out that most national laws require you to maintain line of sight with your drone. As its name suggests, the Mini 2 SE is an extremely compact drone and it is very likely that the user will end up losing sight of it long before the drone can reach a distance of 10km. Regardless, it’s still an extraordinary milestone for a device that will start at a price of $369 in the United States.
DJI claims the Mini 2 SE can fly for 31 minutes on a single battery charge, a moderate upgrade from the previous model’s 30-minute maximum flight time. Aside from these changes, the Mini 2 SE is nearly identical to the model it’s about to replace. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like its predecessor, the Mini 2 SE weighs less than 249 grams , meaning you don’t need a license to fly it. The new drone also keeps the Mini SE’s old but decent camera system. It comes with a three-axis gimbal and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 2.7K video and 12-megapixel photos.
It comes with a three-axis gimbal and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 2.7K video and 12-megapixel photos.
The DJI Mini 2 SE will cost $369 when it arrives next month. In addition to selling the drone on its own, DJI will offer the Mini 2 SE as part of a “Fly More Combo” package that includes extra batteries, spare propellers and a carrying case for $519.