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DJI spark firmware to be updated before 1st of September
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dims85
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Hello,

Has anybody received communication from DJI about this firmware upgrade to be done "by 1st September" otherwise the drone will be grounded? I did not received anything and if I would have not read this BBC news I would be completely unaware of it. See original news from BBC at bbc article

Any explanation DJI?


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Montfrooij
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I did read a post here from a user about it
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STech - Hathder
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If you update DJI Go software, there will be a communication on APP.

I think DJI fix a very dengerous bug on spark ( fall of sky?) and want to make sure everyone will update.


After 1st september, Spark will just take off if software are updated.

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fans5d9349b7
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DJI announced this yesterday.. on this very forum. http://forum.dji.com/thread-109740-1-1.html
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dims85
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Well understood they announced on their forum and app but I dont fly every day and I definitely dont check their forum every day. It could have been highly likely that I would have not opened the app/nor forum before 1st of September if I would have not seen the BBC article. They should have sent emails out to all SPRAK owners at least!
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dims85 Posted at 2017-8-22 05:21
Well understood they announced on their forum and app but I dont fly every day and I definitely dont check their forum every day. It could have been highly likely that I would have not opened the app/nor forum before 1st of September if I would have not seen the BBC article. They should have sent emails out to all SPRAK owners at least!

Why? You would have just received a message to update after the 1st of September and updated as normal. In the DJI Go app.
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S-e-ven
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You start spark and phone: Voila, the info shows up!
And in case you are not flighing for a month:
Update the devices and : Voila, take off and fly the drone!
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Montfrooij
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Same thoughts here. The app will tell you to.
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dims85
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Ah, I see...I thought I wouldnt be able to upgrade after 1st of September. My apologies then, misunderstood. Thanks for the clarification.
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hallmark007
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It is as you said a must to update if you haven't by 1/09 then your aircraft will not take off without updating battery and AC firmware. As to why they are taking us down this road well the answers are very sketchy...
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Matioupi
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I bought mine on DJI store and did not received the info by that channel. I think it could be a good idea to do so...
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Fractures
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-8-22 07:25
It is as you said a must to update if you haven't by 1/09 then your aircraft will not take off without updating battery and AC firmware. As to why they are taking us down this road well the answers are very sketchy...

I would agree, this is pretty much unheard of in "DJI History" is it not? It seems these mandatory updates are becoming more frequent and more mandatory.

"The new firmware update enhances Spark’s battery management system to optimize power supply during flight . In addition, the new firmware has added support to fully integrate Spark with the DJI Goggles, optimized the PalmLaunch function for better stability after takeoff, improved the accuracy of controls under the QuickShot Dronie mode and enhanced the compatibility of the remote controller when syncing up with new firmware updates. "

Ive got a few weeks before I can order my spark but hopefully when I get it everything is ironed out!


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Fractures Posted at 2017-8-22 07:36
I would agree, this is pretty much unheard of in "DJI History" is it not? It seems these mandatory updates are becoming more frequent and more mandatory. It would be nice to have some communication on why this update is mandatory as Im sure there is a good reason.

Ive got a few weeks before I can order my spark but hopefully when I get it everything is ironed out!

It is strange, but I actually think this has something to do with a defect that may cause AC to fall out of sky. Although they will never admit to it.
New firmware for Mavic  was introduced today but that firmware is not compulsory . It's all a bit strange.
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S-e-ven
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"New firmware for Mavic  was introduced today but that firmware is not compulsory . It's all a bit strange."

Mavic isnt a "real" wifi only drone!
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Montfrooij
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Only time will tell (and the number of upgraded Sparks that fall out of the sky)
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