Ugh, should I really update firmware?

Joined
Nov 25, 2016
Messages
19
Reaction score
4
Age
31
New to flying drones and quickly got the bug...I own a Phantom 3 standard & have been using my old cell (Samsung Note 3) to operate the app. It doesn't have internet access (obviously when it's connected to the controller) and thus I'm still running out of the box firmware.

The drone flies great, no issues with camera...Is there any reason I should update the firmware???? I'm terrified it's going to break *something*

And also, if I were to update, I understand you can load the firmware onto an SD card and update that way. Is that the ideal method? I don't like the idea of using what is essentially WiFi.
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,280
Reaction score
10,435
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
if I were to update, I understand you can load the firmware onto an SD card and update that way. Is that the ideal method?
No. You should update it directly from the firmware update available prompt in DJI GO.
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2016
Messages
19
Reaction score
4
Age
31
No. You should update it directly from the firmware update available prompt in DJI GO.
Are -certain- this is the most reliable method?? If it is, then okay I'll do it asap. Raining here today anyway :(

Also, I calibrate IMU every other flight, and compass every flight. Is this the recommended procedure?
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,280
Reaction score
10,435
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
  • Like
Reactions: Mmm Anarchy
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Age
41
just got my P3S used, love it, but it has v1.6.8 and i am hitting some flight distance issues (basically loses signal at 300ft., in clean air. redundant question here, but should i upgrade to the latest v1.7.9 as prompted in the DJO GO app?
I've been reading some horror stories of folks that upgrade to this version and their drone can only fly 40 ft. away, etc.

thanks! i am new to this stuff, but i do have the bug also.
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2016
Messages
19
Reaction score
4
Age
31
just got my P3S used, love it, but it has v1.6.8 and i am hitting some flight distance issues (basically loses signal at 300ft., in clean air. redundant question here, but should i upgrade to the latest v1.7.9 as prompted in the DJO GO app?
I've been reading some horror stories of folks that upgrade to this version and their drone can only fly 40 ft. away, etc.

thanks! i am new to this stuff, but i do have the bug also.
This is what I'm reading...Forget that, I'm not updating until these threads disappear. I can get much farther than 300ft now...
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2016
Messages
60
Reaction score
13
Age
60
If its flying fine, I would leave it alone!!! I tried to update mine, has issues and had to send it out. Now I'm getting low signal warnings.....have not had a chance to fly it much to trouble shoot but I really wish I left it alone!!
 

RodPad

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
6,083
Reaction score
1,326
Age
58
Location
Pacific,NorthWet, 97031
Hey, its me, The anti firmware guy. ;)
Yes, I will probably add something like that in my signature. :rolleyes:

@DanD2
Welcome to the forum!

If this was a firmware related problem?

What happened?

"has issues and had to send it out" ?
For repair?
and it is still goofed up?

Rod
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2016
Messages
60
Reaction score
13
Age
60
@RodPad , thanx for the welcome. I could not sync the remote with the bird after FW upgrade. I did a quick flight the other night when I got it back and I kept getting low signal warnings. It was only 90' feet up, never had issues before. I need to trouble shoot a bit as soon as the weather turns.
 

RodPad

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
6,083
Reaction score
1,326
Age
58
Location
Pacific,NorthWet, 97031
So, You had to send it out for repair, because you couldn't link the remote to the Phantom after a firmware update?

Then, you got it back, and now your not getting good distances?

Low signal warnings?, Image, telemetry or (remote, it wants to RTH)?

If you did send it in for repair, did you send the remote with it, and did they give a list of what was repaired?

and was it under warranty?

Details man, Give us some details. ;)

Rod
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
139,578
Messages
1,439,948
Members
101,361
Latest member
fly_for_fun