My major DJI Mini 3 Pro blunder reminded me of the device’s limitation

I only wanted one more flight. I knew my time with the venerable DJI Mini 3 Pro was short, and I hoped to have another look at its simple controls, smooth flying

To be fair, the weather appeared to be ideal for a drone flight. Clear blue skies with puffy clouds in the sky.

The DJI Mini 3 Pro and the new DJI RC remote’s outstanding ease of use further prompted me to go outside and try it out.

I plugged up the remote and drone (they auto-pair) and pushed the on-screen launch button after unfolding the drone and gently placed it on a small glass table in my garden.