New flyer/buyer - P3 standard firmware still an issue ?

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Hey guys - I see a great price on p3s refurb at the DJI store online. I've flown crappy toy drones for about a year (indoors and outdoors) so I'm ready to take the plunge -

but I've been reading nothing but hell on the new 1.6 firmware and "no signal" issues - is that still a thing ? Or has it been resolved ?
 
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I've been reading nothing but hell on the new 1.6 firmware and "no signal" issues - is that still a thing
Hey JuniorNA - welcome to the forum - you picked the right spot for getting answers - tons of info here. I personally don't have the P3s but pretty sure you will find your answer at this site DJI Phantom Accessories & Tips - Phantom Help

The guy who owns the site is a member here "msinger" and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Phantoms - worth a shot.

EDIT: initially the wrong link - the one posted above now is the correct one and will take you to his P3s help.
 
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Hey JuniorNA - welcome to the forum - you picked the right spot for getting answers - tons of info here. I personally don't have the P3s but pretty sure you will find your answer at this site DJI Phantom Accessories & Tips - Phantom Help

The guy who owns the site is a member here "msinger" and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Phantoms - worth a shot.

EDIT: initially the wrong link - the one posted above now is the correct one and will take you to his P3s help.

Thank you very much !!! I will reach out to him and see what he says !!
Thanks for the link also !
 
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Thank you very much !!!
FYI also - even if you have issues with that version, you can always downgrade to the previous version that had no issues - here is a good video on how to do it
 
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FYI also - even if you have issues with that version, you can always downgrade to the previous version that had no issues - here is a good video on how to do it
Thanks !! I've been researching like crazy and the video you posted seems to be for advanced and prof - not standard - but there is a way to preload the FW on the sd card and do a manual rollback

My worry is a few people seem to think the firmware did some hardware damage or maybe it made some perminant hardware modification - and think going back to 1.5.7 will still carry over the issue .

The refurb will probably come with 1.6 but you never know - was hoping it would come with 1.5.7 but no way to tell and DJi support isn't much help
 
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I have both of the Standard and the Advanced .I had to send the Standard back offer a 1.6 FW upgrade reduced the range to 10m Downgrading didn't change any thing .It came back with 1.2.4FW ??? It works now so I will leave it for the time being .
The Advance is a better machine by far it came with older FW so I'm leaving it alone as well
If you can stretch the budget to by an Advanced thats what I would do .I get 530m range with the P3 S with a DBS booster on a good day 1.5 km with the P3A all the time and I haven't pushed it right out yet .
The biggest thing is the signal is solid and doesn't keep dropping out all the time on the P3A
Just my thoughts
 
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Mine must have been older stock since it came with v1.5 which was a bad version apparently so I upgraded to 1.6 or 1.7 can't remember I'll have to have a look again .I might upgrade further but it's all working at the moment so I will get a few more hours in before I do I was worried about moving off the FW it came with but had heard such bad things about it 1.5 After all the trouble I had with the Standard Indidnt want to go to the latest FW
It's all a bit of a lottery
 
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Hey junior welcome to the threads. I purchased a p3s a couple of weeks ago and have had absolutly zero issues. I've flown it using 3 different devices trying to get a feel for which I like the most lol bird is 1.6 devices all use dji go 3.0.something thinks it's 2 off the top of my head. But firmware is definitely the 1.6 version and I have had no issues with it the controller battery or any of the devices. Hope this helps and is informative. Fly safe :)
 
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I've kept my P3S on the latest firmware and never had a problem with it, and have gotten over a mile flight distance with no mods. Very happy with it.
 

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