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KREMi
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breaking is different, as it's different value (100vs130). After yesterday downgrade ( went back; I'll wait till  .300 get fixed) - today flight again hit normal flight times.. 17min + 15% battery left
2018-3-24
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There is no issue with .300 as far as I can see. I got 16mins in normal flight down to 19%. 18mins till 7%. Range is also good. At 900m distance and 9m high in CE mode range was still good. I had to stand and point the antennes correctly but no lag or errors Forward decend in P mode is nice now. Braking is soft, but better for video.

In sport mode I got 12:30 flight time to 20% but that was a lot of full throttle

Motors feel cooler after the update? Could be the lack of sun today also...
2018-3-24
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Anyone having this problem; Smart capture doesn’t work after I update to the new firmware.
2018-3-24
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djiuser_bEYa61zZq2Jz Posted at 2018-3-24 14:56
Anyone having this problem; Smart capture doesn’t work after I update to the new firmware.

I will try tomorrow when the sun is back.
2018-3-24
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Needs update where it says, Fixed the issue with Mavic Air is not compatible with GSPro App.
2018-3-24
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AM0
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Hmm. Looks like there is some kind of confusion with Android version.
App store said it was updated 23th of March, but the version number is still 4.2.6, not 4.2.8 like DJI announced at the top of this thread:

2018-3-25
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Tadango
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The update is available in the play store now.
2018-3-25
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Tadango Posted at 2018-3-25 03:27
The update is available in the play store now.

It's there, but it doesn't act like an update.  It doesn't give you the "Update" button -- it only gives you the "Open" button option, as it would if the app didn't need an update.

An iPhone user here reported the exact same experience in the Apple Store.

The popular work-around I've seen here in the forums, is to delete DJI Go 4 (.26) and reinstall the updated app (.28) -- but I'm not sure if there is a data loss involved with that process?

I've flown 2 or 3 batteries-worth with the newest firmware update but not the app update and everything seemed normal but I do not know if I am putting myself in peril?  I'd like to fly again today but I cannot get an answer on this issue despite having asked 4 different times now.

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2018-3-25
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djiuser_bEYa61zZq2Jz Posted at 2018-3-24 14:56
Anyone having this problem; Smart capture doesn’t work after I update to the new firmware.

Works just fine. I played with it for an entire battery and see no differences with this update.
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 04:53
It's there, but it doesn't act like an update.  It doesn't give you the "Update" button -- it only gives you the "Open" button option, as it would if the app didn't need an update.

An iPhone user here reported the exact same experience in the Apple Store.

I see them

There was an update in the play store for me. It updated like normal (about 80mb total). Maybe yours did an auto update?
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Tadango Posted at 2018-3-25 05:09
I see them

There was an update in the play store for me. It updated like normal (about 80mb total). Maybe yours did an auto update?

It did not -- but that was yesterday, I'll try it again, thanks!!

EDIT: tried again, no luck.  Just the "Open" button for the app in Google Play.

What could happen if I fly without this update?

Anyone?
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 05:30
It did not -- but that was yesterday, I'll try it again, thanks!!

EDIT: tried again, no luck.  Just the "Open" button for the app in Google Play.

Nothing
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"Nothing" as in, there is no downside to flying without the update for DJI Go 4 app?
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Face-AcheNZ Posted at 2018-3-22 12:57
Fair enough - when it wouldn't work, i just fired up the phone app, but it didn't say there was any firmware update for the controller - said it was up-to-date (might have updated the previous day?).

I'm pretty sure that this FW update is only for the AC and batteries, not the controller.  Check the release notes, the controller version hasn't changed.
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 07:51
"Nothing" as in, there is no downside to flying without the update for DJI Go 4 app?

Yes. The old app worked great for me with the new firmware.
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 07:51
"Nothing" as in, there is no downside to flying without the update for DJI Go 4 app?

I figure if you fly with the old version of the app, you won't have all the benefits of the update for the air.  The app was upgraded to take the new updates in to effect.  On apple phones you have the option to offload an app without fully deleting it.  When you load it again, the latest version appears.  I'm not sure if this is an option.  You can always sync your records to GO4 and then delete the app, reinstall and then resync...
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-3-25 08:34
I figure if you fly with the old version of the app, you won't have all the benefits of the update for the air.  The app was upgraded to take the new updates in to effect.  On apple phones you have the option to offload an app without fully deleting it.  When you load it again, the latest version appears.  I'm not sure if this is an option.  You can always sync your records to GO4 and then delete the app, reinstall and then resync...

Thanks!  That's what I'll do.

I'm assuming synch feature is in the app on the phone and is done with the AC on and connected?

Correct?

EDIT - NM, found it, thanks again!
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-3-25 08:34
I figure if you fly with the old version of the app, you won't have all the benefits of the update for the air.  The app was upgraded to take the new updates in to effect.  On apple phones you have the option to offload an app without fully deleting it.  When you load it again, the latest version appears.  I'm not sure if this is an option.  You can always sync your records to GO4 and then delete the app, reinstall and then resync...

Fuuuuuuudge!!!!

This is driving me nuts!!

The "NEW" version of DJI GO 4 in the Play Store is titled 2.8 -- but when you install it, it's 2.6 -- I uninstalled and installed 3 fudging times!!  Noticed also that it's listed in the detailed description section of it's page on Play as 2.6

WTF DJI???

Anyone have a solution?
2018-3-25
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 10:56
Fuuuuuuudge!!!!

This is driving me nuts!!

I wouldn't worry to much, it looks like the only thing you might be missing out on is some 'added messages'.

What’s New?  
  • Increased the descent speed to 3 m/s when flying forward.
  • Added support for operating at 5.8 GHz in Thailand.
  • Fixed an issue where the gimbal would drift when the aircraft’s heading changes.
  • Fixed an issue where the aircraft would shake when using ActiveTrack.
  • Added message if failure to take panoramas or an Asteroid QuickShot occurs (requires DJI GO 4 v4.2.8 and higher).
  • Fixed an issue where the remote controller was unable to link with the aircraft when operating in some regions.
  • Fixed an issue where the aircraft would fail to take a panorama in Sport mode or when APAS is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where Intelligent Flight Battery firmware would not be updated when functioning abnormally.
  • Fixed an issue of video lag when the aircraft’s heading changes.
  • Fixed an issue of ghosting in photos.
  • Fixed an issue where the aircraft would fail to decelerate automatically when landing.


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Maybe they forgot to change the version in the app itself. It really did an update here.
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Nope, mine says 4.2.8 in the app....
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Tomcatuk Posted at 2018-3-24 06:30
That's not strictly true as I just checked my controller and it showed up ok in the latest Assistant 2, though I did have awful problems before so just wondering if they fixed it in the latest update.
Windows 10

Oh, then I have to correct myself to "_almost_ nobody is able to get the assistant software on Wiindows 10 to connect with the remote"

From the posts both here and in other threads, it's obvious that this is a general problem though.
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First install dji assistand 1.0.7
Then install the latest dji assistent 2 and all is working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Install as administrator have fun
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And put iT on a USB 2.0 port sc and remote works fine
Upgrading and douwngrading is both possible greatings David
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Ac and rc .......
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Bluehook Posted at 2018-3-25 10:56
Fuuuuuuudge!!!!

This is driving me nuts!!

Ahem. Are you sure you're looking at the right label?  The version number you're expecting is 4.2.8 not 2.8.  I see a label 2.8....

The app is rated 2.8 stars on the app store... cough cough.

When I press "read more" under "what's new" and scroll down the google play store shows me version 4.2.6.
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Philip Couling Posted at 2018-3-25 17:20
Ahem. Are you sure you're looking at the right label?  The version number you're expecting is 4.2.8 not 2.8.  I see a label 2.8....

The app is rated 2.8 stars on the app store... cough cough.

Yep and yep.

Installed/uninstalled 3 times.  The version installed was 2.6, not 2.8

Er, I mean, its V4.2.6 -- not V4.2.8
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Same here. It gets even more confusing. If I checked over the web from Play store it is said  there "updated 23th of March, ver 4.2.6" (I posted a screenshot erlier)
If I check from my phone i get different information: "updated 6th of February, ver 4.2.6"


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AM0 Posted at 2018-3-26 01:15
Same here. It gets even more confusing. If I checked over the web from Play store it is said  there "updated 23th of March, ver 4.2.6" (I posted a screenshot erlier)
If I check from my phone i get different information: "updated 6th of February, ver 4.2.6"

I had the same, today, it says 4.2.8 again.

DJI messed up the versioning numbers, no biggie.
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Tadango Posted at 2018-3-24 13:14
There is no issue with .300 as far as I can see. I got 16mins in normal flight down to 19%. 18mins till 7%. Range is also good. At 900m distance and 9m high in CE mode range was still good. I had to stand and point the antennes correctly but no lag or errors  Forward decend in P mode is nice now. Braking is soft, but better for video.

In sport mode I got 12:30 flight time to 20% but that was a lot of full throttle

Nice!  Thanks for re-verifying all of this.  I had my Mavic Air out this weekend and didn't experience any issues with the newest firmware release.  But I didn't track the battery times so glad you got this information for the rest of us.

Saturday (in NJ) was such a nice day (lots of sun and warm).  Just wanted to get out they're and fly.   
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I see the big improvement specially on the live feed and video quality no color shifting.
2018-3-26
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Thanks to all for sharing their experience. Could we please get clear statement that this new firmware is 100% downgradeable to previous version? Is I can see multiple posts in this thread from persons going to downgrade but not confirmation from anybody if it was successful. Thanks.
2018-3-26
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Battery life tested. 10 minutes from 100% down to 50% so assume 20 minutes max.
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Today I finally I got the DJI Go updated on Android.
Now its version 4.2.8,  23 Mar 2018 in store and on my phone :-)
2018-3-26
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Hello!

i have windows 10 and my notebook recognize the RC of my Mavic Air...   the only thing you have to do is to download the 1.2.2.845 version of the DJI Assistant...   it will install the correct driver.... then just upgrade to the newest assistant and you can swap between the MA and the RC without any problem....
2018-3-26
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Thanks for the update!
2018-3-26
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can anyone check if these updates finally show the battery capacity in mAh on the battery status screen?
2018-3-26
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J'ai beaucoup de coupure de signal .. Même quand le drone n'est pas loin :/
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The DJI.COM/MAVIC Web Page still points to v4.2.6...

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DH_Pilot Posted at 2018-3-26 07:23
Thanks to all for sharing their experience. Could we please get clear statement that this new firmware is 100% downgradeable to previous version? Is I can see multiple posts in this thread from persons going to downgrade but not confirmation from anybody if it was successful. Thanks.

I downgraded to .200 with no issues.
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