RTH doesn't always work (MINI 2)

RTH doesn’t always work.
I took several short flights and used RTH to return. After a few perfect returns, on subsequent flights RTH no longer works and a time out message appears.
It is necessary to turn off everything, including the drone, and start from scratch.
After a few flights the problem returns as above.
The DJI software doesn’t give me any problems.

Please check this thread Known Issues with current release
Also for Mini 2, the drone must be further than 20m away from home point for RTH to work, regardless of the method of RTH


Yes, I know the 20m minimum distance. It was more. Tomorrow I will check RTH button on the remote controller as you have suggest me.
Thank you!

I was thinking the same as i got a pop-up message “command execution timeout” 'till i remembered that the waypoint from where i wanted to start RTH was within the 20m range, but i do not remember the error number.

Today I did more tests.
If you activate RTH from the app with a distance greater than 20m, everything works.
If you activate RTH from the app with a distance of less than 20m, error time out but RTH from a physical key remote control works.
Attention: if in the previous flight there was an error time out because you activated RTH <20m, RTH in the next flights no longer works even for distances> 20m. It is necessary to reset for everything to work again.
RTH from physical button remote control always works.

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Even the RTH button didn’t work after timeout <20m for me.

This is weird. The RTH button on the controller should work even without any app, it directly controls the drone, as far as I understand. If that doesn’t even work that’s a firmware issue more than anything/

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For the Mini 2 it is not the case within the <20m range.
It has the same behavior with the FlyApp or even without.

Why does this problem exist in the Litchi app and when will you solve it?

RTH also does not work in payload mode, might have been an issue?

Can anyone please tell me if this issue has been fixed. I am experiencing the same issue, flying a DJI Air 2S and using a DJI RC Pro Version 2. Litchi app on the controller is version 4.26.2a. Please Help As I am relatively a newbie.

Read the ‘What’s New’ section:

And read the at least the RTH-section in the User Manual of your drone.

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Recently lost my mini 2 in the sea in Malta thanks to Litchi. Drone stopped responding completely, RTH stopped working completely and drone suddenly transferred to forced landing, straight into the sea. All parameters were normal at the start.
With this I have completely lost my confidence in Litchi.

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The loss of your Mini 2 wouldnt have been caused by Litchi.
There could have been multiple causes of the loss.

It could have been caused by the “Finish Action” that is user controlled if you were flying a programmed mission.
Finish Action : Choose an action that the aircraft will perform at the end of the mission. Available choices are “None”, “Go Home” (“RTH” on iOS), “Land”, “Back to First Waypoint” (“Back to 1st” on iOS) and “Reverse”.

It could have been caused by the “Signal Lost Behavior”
Signal Lost Behavior : This defines the behavior of the aircraft if signal is lost; choose between “Hover”, “Landing” or “Return To Home”.

The distance between the aircraft and the Home Point also affects the SMART RTH behavior. That behavior is in the User Manual for your drone.

More info about your mission or flying scenario and your posted flight log would provide more certain answers.


To add to the above, it could also have been caused by aircraft failure, or flying to close to the surface of the sea, flying to low over water can confuse the landing sensors and cause the aircraft to land

None of that is true. I was flying freehand in an open area, 86 meters above the sea (homepoint was on a cliff, 82 meters above sea level) and the drone was only 40 meters away from me, virtually no wind and I will never, ever setting my drone to land on a lost connection but always RTH. You certainly shouldn’t blame me, I’m not from yesterday.

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Nobody is blaming you, Patrick.
There were just a lot of unanswered questions. Now that we know more details about the flight, home point, etc … the flightlog would be helpful. The log can provide much more detail about the signal strength, battery condition, GPS info, etc.

If you were offended by my post, I apologize. That was not my intention.


I certainly haven’t had my toe stepped on, but I don’t like to be pushed on as if I don’t know what I’m doing when that isn’t or wasn’t the case. The only thing that can be accused of me is that I am not a seasoned drone pilot.
Below is a link to all flight details.
I don’t think I can deduce anything from this as to what went wrong. Except that the misery started with the report of a forced landing. The drone initiated the landing and there was nothing more I could do.