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BASC
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Has anyone noticed how long it takes to be ready to fly ie. GPS locked.i just did a test outside full view blue sky no obstacles. until it acquired 12 satellites no GPS lock, it took 1 minute 53 seconds for this from power on. no biggie really but i noticed this as i was waiting to capture something that was approaching the other day and missed it as the Air 2 s did not acquire the GPS lock fast enough so today i timed it .its way slower at this than my last 2, Air 2 aircraft.it will not give a GPS lock until it grabs 12 satellites im not sure is this is intentional for accuracy maybe ?. i don't know how many the Air 2 needed to fly with GPS lock maybe someone on here has one still to test side by side.
5-12 23:54
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Flormo2002
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This is the same symptom that wound up creating my "unable to fly" condition. I asked this same question last Friday and a DJI moderator said to update firmware using DJI Assistant. Don't do it. Taking longer to find Satellites with the Air 2S must be a normal thing but I haven't heard what the fix is but do not update with Assistant
5-13 02:24
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Flormo2002 Posted at 5-13 02:24
This is the same symptom that wound up creating my "unable to fly" condition. I asked this same question last Friday and a DJI moderator said to update firmware using DJI Assistant. Don't do it. Taking longer to find Satellites with the Air 2S must be a normal thing but I haven't heard what the fix is but do not update with Assistant

Ok Flormo thanks just updated to latest version using the app not the assistant seems even slower now to acquire .
will go out in the field later
5-13 02:29
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BASC Posted at 5-13 02:29
Ok Flormo thanks just updated to latest version using the app not the assistant seems even slower now to acquire .
will go out in the field later

Hopefully another firmware update will fix the taking a long time to find enough satellites or I'll just learn to be more patient and wait.
5-13 09:31
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Have you tried with phone GPS, internet and bluetooth enabled?
Make a try...
Also in phone check that icon for Accurate location using Network, BTH and GPS, not only the GPS.
I have seen an improvement on SC when has internet and is using all this for location, as A2S seems to get 12 sats in about 15-20 seconds...but better you check also to see if helps or is just my area that is better covered sometimes.
5-13 22:02
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FB: GeoDrone4K Posted at 5-13 22:02
Have you tried with phone GPS, internet and bluetooth enabled?
Make a try...
Also in phone check that icon for Accurate location using Network, BTH and GPS, not only the GPS.

Have you tried with phone GPS, internet and bluetooth enabled?
Also in phone check that icon for Accurate location using Network, BTH and GPS, not only the GPS.
None of that will make a scrap of difference.
The issue is the GPS receiver in the drone.
Whatever you do with your phone is completely independent of the drone and it's GPS receiver.

I have seen an improvement on SC when has internet and is using all this for location, as A2S seems to get 12 sats in about 15-20 seconds...but better you check also to see if helps
And internet data to your controller also won't make any difference to the GPS receiver in your drone.

or is just my area that is better covered sometimes.
No area is better covered.
The satellites are orbiting to give good coverage everywhere.


5-13 22:13
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Labroides Posted at 5-13 22:13
Have you tried with phone GPS, internet and bluetooth enabled?
Also in phone check that icon for Accurate location using Network, BTH and GPS, not only the GPS.
None of that will make a scrap of difference.

Areas are covered differently, as you have a number of visible sats and also an inclining degree and so on...
You can check the UAV forecast in order to see how will vary the visible sats number.
Cheers.
5-13 22:48
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FB: GeoDrone4K Posted at 5-13 22:48
Areas are covered differently, as you have a number of visible sats and also an inclining degree and so on...
You can check the UAV forecast in order to see how will vary the visible sats number.
Cheers.

Sorry ... you are speaking nonsense.
The satellites aren't stationary  above anywhere.
They are orbiting while the earth rotates.
All areas are getting plenty of coverage with different satellites appearing over your horizon all the time.
You could check UAV forecast, but you'd be wasting your time.
Wherever you are in the world, you'll always have plenty more sats than you need.
5-14 02:44
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ok not flown for a few days ,went outside today, open space weather partly cloudy.
turned on Air 2 s, after startup tone i started stopwatch and watched the screen after 2 mins and 25 seconds i got a GPS lock but that was after waiting for 16 satellites to be found .once airborne after a few mins i had 26 . why oh why is it so slow to get a GPS lock after not being used for a while ,if i go back out within 15 mins its instant .way way slower than the old Air 2 i had, so this is a common issue it seems across the Air 2 s board ,lets hope DJI can sort this out with some new firmware .
5-18 04:40
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SjK_oldman
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Yes..  I have this issue as well
5-18 04:49
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SjK_oldman Posted at 5-18 04:49
Yes..  I have this issue as well

i do think they are all the same tbh.
5-18 06:58
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