P4 Firmware To update or not...

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After 18 months flying with my P4P, i've never updated the bird itself. Never had any problems flying it. So should i update or not through DJI assit 2 ?? Could the drone benefit of more functionalities if i do or will it start doing crazy things up in the air ?
 
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I would suggest that you review what you will gain (if anything that you think is important and of value to you) from updating and make your decision from that!
 
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Yip this thread is never ending but good read what comes out,I say this yesterday and say again I never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never used to update on p4 till this happen,,this pretty rear now but does happen,,,,yes it's optional to update or not,,Iif it go good,leave it,if got some strange issue going on a update might help,,no new features lately anyway,,updates do give you extra settings here and there but mostly spam for device,,.only time you WILL get made to do firmware is if you want to use goggles,,,thankfully mine won't have updates for a while,it fell out the sky on my own roof,,,just add if you are going to update read it slowly so you know what is being added or not
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After 18 months flying with my P4P, i've never updated the bird itself. Never had any problems flying it. So should i update or not through DJI assit 2 ?? Could the drone benefit of more functionalities if i do or will it start doing crazy things up in the air ?
If it ain't broke.....
 
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I NEVER update and won’t unless forced to do so! With increasing restrictions and Dji Fencing DJI is imposing you could be grounded!
Good luck
Jim
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If it ain't broke.....
I used to think like you guys and I for one I agree with your point of view. What changed my mind is the following. Lets say I'm flying in X area. Said area is a known NFZ that requires authorization. You were flying in the area adjacent to the NFZ area, but entered the NFZ during your flight, unknowingly. You didn't know because Geofencing wasn't installed. Then an accident happens. During the investigation, all this will come to light. To me it's better to have it all and learn to jump the proper hoops to get that flight, than to regret anything.
 
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I used to think like you guys and I for one I agree with your point of view. What changed my mind is the following. Lets say I'm flying in X area. Said area is a known NFZ that requires authorization. You were flying in the area adjacent to the NFZ area, but entered the NFZ during your flight, unknowingly. You didn't know because Geofencing wasn't installed. Then an accident happens. During the investigation, all this will come to light. To me it's better to have it all and learn to jump the proper hoops to get that flight, than to regret anything.
You should know the adjacent area was a NFZ and stayed way clear. No need for DJI to force you to.
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Jim
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I always update as soon as available. I like the new features and updates often add to stability. Have never had a fly off or fall out of the sky. I also never fly in NFZ's and appreciate that the controller tells me if I'm close. Flying in a NFZ, police called, crashing causing damage, being held liable because you shouldn't be there anyway would be my worst nightmare. I'm a 107 and won't jeopardize that with doing things you shouldn't anyway.
 
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You should know the adjacent area was a NFZ and stayed way clear. No need for DJI to force you to.
Thanks
Jim
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But that's the thing. I know how to look them up and understand them, but not everyone has studied for Part 107 or even glanced at what NFZ means. To them is, open sky, Lets fly!. It was implemented against those people. We are just collateral damage.
 
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