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Finally a statement from DJI about the April 2019 GPS Week Rollover
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patiam
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There have been dozens of sky-is-falling posts regarding how GPS is going to stop working on April 6th, 2019 and all our aircraft are going to fall out of the sky or become unusable (all of which are BS).

Here's DJI's formal statement on the issue (finally). Hopefully this sets the issue to rest.
2019-3-20
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A J
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Good to know - thanks for sharing.
2019-3-21
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Labroides
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A J Posted at 3-21 00:19
Good to know - thanks for sharing.

Good to know?

It was obvious as soon as people started spreading the fake alarm or if you read any of the many people explaining that in all the threads about it.

Your drone would have to be 20 years old for it to have had any problem related to this.
2019-3-21
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Labroides Posted at 3-21 02:04
Good to know?

It was obvious as soon as people started spreading the fake alarm or if you read any of the many people explaining that in all the threads about it.

Well I didn't read those threads so yeah, VERY good to know.  
2019-3-21
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ALABAMA
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Maybe the gloom and doom flyers will feel better now.
2019-3-21
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Hi there, thank you for sharing this official news statement here. Well done. Cheers!
2019-3-21
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DJI Gamora Posted at 3-21 10:39
Hi there, thank you for sharing this official news statement here. Well done. Cheers!

The information on the GPS roll-over has always stated it would only effect GPS devices 10-15 years old using the old date format.  We're talking the first generation of Garmins.  DJI hasn't been around that long, so the new format has always been used.  But yes, the doom and gloom end-of-the-world guys will always be out there.  For example, we had a fairly strong geomagnetic storm the other day that persisted over 6 hours.  I flew intentionally - didn't notice a thing.  Don't recall reading how dozens of DJI drones suddenly fell out of the sky like the doom and gloomers always predict.  But, good to see DJI issued the statement to remove any doubt about the upcoming GPS rollover.  There's really not much that can knock your Phantom out of the sky except you (well, and those nasty trees!).  Good flying all.
2019-3-21
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NM_Quad Posted at 3-21 11:59
The information on the GPS roll-over has always stated it would only effect GPS devices 10-15 years old using the old date format.  We're talking the first generation of Garmins.  DJI hasn't been around that long, so the new format has always been used.  But yes, the doom and gloom end-of-the-world guys will always be out there.  For example, we had a fairly strong geomagnetic storm the other day that persisted over 6 hours.  I flew intentionally - didn't notice a thing.  Don't recall reading how dozens of DJI drones suddenly fell out of the sky like the doom and gloomers always predict.  But, good to see DJI issued the statement to remove any doubt about the upcoming GPS rollover.  There's really not much that can knock your Phantom out of the sky except you (well, and those nasty trees!).  Good flying all.

Yes, anyone paying attention should have known from the very first announcements that the rollover was a non-issue for DJI drones. Yet we still had numerous chicken little threads. Hopefully they'll decrease in frequency now that DJI made a statement (probably not).
2019-3-22
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