If you have been wondering what the f… the ActiveTrack Nifty Mode is on the DJI Mavic 3, you’ve come to the right place. Watch DC Rainmaker’s video below to get all the details.
“Nifty bypassing allows for a smoother flight and more subtle aircraft attitude change when avoiding obstacles, but is of increased collision risks. You will be liable for any adverse consequences arising from use of this feature. Use with caution,” warns DJI.
The Nifty mode is designed for high-speed stuff but avoids obstacles in a new, nifty way. Whatever that may mean. Ray explains it as follows:
“At this point, I’m realizing that Nifty mode means that it’s going to ignore you and just do whatever the hell it wants to do. And that was the pattern I saw over and over again. I would set it somewhere and it will be like, nah I’m going to go somewhere else. What are you gonna do about it? And off it went.”
Ray had set the DJI Mavic 3 to follow him at his right side, but as you can see in the video below, the drone is all over the place. And while ‘accidentally’ creating quite some interesting shots, just not the shots he asked for.
Nifty mode on the Mavic 3 is essentially a drunk version of ActiveTrack
Ray concludes that:
“Nifty mode is essentially a drunk version of ActiveTrack that every once in a while might get the shot. Like it might get a better shot. It might do something better, but it also might kill your drone.”
He checked in with DJI and they responded with the following information:
“So this mode is (not?) really to be used within an ActiveTrack flight, but rather with an operator at the controls. If dynamic footage is a priority, the new Nifty option for allows Mavic 3 to fly faster and bypass obstacles more closely during an APAS-directed flight. Please note:
– Nifty is meant for N and C mode flight.
– The user needs to be mindful of smaller obstacles like power lines and branches.
– When avoiding obstacles, do not make large, quick turns while passing by.”
What is the Nifty Mode on the DJI Mavic 3?
The new Nifty Mode allows the DJI Mavic 3 to fly faster and bypass obstacles more closely during an APAS-directed (piloted) flight.
Have you tried the new nifty mode on the DJ Mavic 3? If so, let us know what your experience has been in the comments below. We are curious to hear what you think.
DC Rainmaker still prefers the DJI Mini 3 Pro when it comes to obstacle avoidance!
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