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Mavic 3: prototype drone running alpha firmware?
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It appears that in addition to all the missing “features” that are “coming in January”, there are many bugs in this product. Multiple people are complaining of horizon issues, magenta color-shift issues, gimbal/arm scratching issues, slow-SSD write issues (Cine), and the RC “Pro” appears to be afflicted with bugs as well.

Statistically speaking, some of these would likely be hardware-related, not simply “firmware repairable”.

There are reports of an extremely high return rate of this product, as well as reports that DJI simply “repackages” returned defective Mavic 3s and sends them out as replacement units to those who request a replacement.

It was no coincidence that DJI extended the warranty through February given the strong pushback.

In the end, as more and more people use this, it is apparent that it operates often as a “prototype” product running alpha-level buggy firmware and missing features, with the DJI standard expected “official” “beta” firmware arriving at the end of January- (right before Chinese New Year so when all the new bugs start rolling in there will be no one to address them for a couple weeks).

Sure, the usual shills either provide misinformation (Hallmark007) or the “influencers” need to be in DJIs pocket so they keep getting free drones as compensation (Billy Kyle). But in reality, this appears to be a pretty embarrassing black eye for DJI.
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What are the so called bugs in the RC Pro you are referring too?  
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Billy Kyle appears to be running unreleased firmware on his drone.
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Visual Air Posted at 12-1 18:31
What are the so called bugs in the RC Pro you are referring too?

A number of them, including but not limited to - after customizing the C1/C2 buttons, they reset to default after the power is turned off. You can't select an inserted microSD card to use as sotrage for anything including screenshots/ pics/video recordings/screen recordings/etc. Basically putting in a microSD card does nothing. And AirSense doesn't work properly - not nearly as good as the "dumb" controller. I have no idea what support is trying to communicate, but here is what they said about AirSense:

       
Raelyn.yang (Support)

2021年12月1日 GMT+811:49

Dear Customer,

Thanks for your patience.

I have gotten feedback from our engineer about the Airsense issue, it has been confirmed that the current RC PRO software calls Airsense and GPS needs to be started from the system firstly, so it will be slower than the RC N1 remote controller.


Plenty of other bugs as well but these are a start.
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DAFlys Posted at 12-2 00:14
Billy Kyle appears to be running unreleased firmware on his drone.

Any evidence of that? He may make some good videos, but he is beholden to DJI (like other Youtubers). Basically, they get thousands of dollars of free equipment as "gifts" - not loaners. And they get early access which they use to drive up viewership and make money. They are being compensated by DJI without revealing that they are being compensated, which by definition means they are biased.
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NGC Posted at 12-2 05:57
Any evidence of that? He may make some good videos, but he is beholden to DJI (like other Youtubers). Basically, they get thousands of dollars of free equipment as "gifts" - not loaners. And they get early access which they use to drive up viewership and make money. They are being compensated by DJI without revealing that they are being compensated, which by definition means they are biased.

Naw! Surely not! ( tongue firmly in cheek)
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NGC Posted at 12-2 05:57
Any evidence of that? He may make some good videos, but he is beholden to DJI (like other Youtubers). Basically, they get thousands of dollars of free equipment as "gifts" - not loaners. And they get early access which they use to drive up viewership and make money. They are being compensated by DJI without revealing that they are being compensated, which by definition means they are biased.

He said he was testing active track 4 which means he has different firmware to the standard release as thats a feature that doesn't come out til January.
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This seems to be the prevailing view of the Mavic 3 right now:



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NGC Posted at 12-2 05:56
A number of them, including but not limited to - after customizing the C1/C2 buttons, they reset to default after the power is turned off. You can't select an inserted microSD card to use as sotrage for anything including screenshots/ pics/video recordings/screen recordings/etc. Basically putting in a microSD card does nothing. And AirSense doesn't work properly - not nearly as good as the "dumb" controller. I have no idea what support is trying to communicate, but here is what they said about AirSense:

       

Disagree.
I am able to download the files from the aircraft to the External storage of the RC pro. Let me be specific. Photos and videos can downloaded from the aircraft to the controller Sd card.
Suggest if you are so unhappy why not return it and call it a day?
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Visual Air Posted at 12-2 12:32
Disagree.
I am able to download the files from the aircraft to the External storage of the RC pro. Let me be specific. Photos and videos can downloaded from the aircraft to the controller Sd card.
Suggest if you are so unhappy why not return it and call it a day?

Please explain how you can download files from the aircraft to RC Pro SD Card?
Also please explain how you can record screenshots/recordings from the RC Pro to the SD card in the RC Pro?
I'm not alone in saying the microSD in the RC Pro can't be accessed:
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D772%26typeid%3D772
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I STAND CORRECTED. After checking today the file folders are now empty...

Pretty simple. Within the Fly app with the M3 powered up. Press the play symbol to review stored photos or videos on the M3. At the bottom right corner of each photo or video is the download option. Download and review it. It is stored now on the sd card of the Rc Pro.
(Also please explain how you can record screenshots/recordings from the RC Pro to the SD card in the RC Pro?)  Where did I say you can do that??????
For the record I had exactly the same issue. When inserting a new formatted SD card into the RC pro controller it did nothing but place a bunch of folders on the card.  I was expecting it would work the same way as my Smart Controller. Like I mentioned since the last Fly app update when I restarted my RC Pro a message popped up asking if I wanted to use the external storage which I answered yes. Keep in mind I have the flymore combo not the cine version. Before the app update it would only save footage to the internal storage of the RC Pro which fills up quick thus giving me the message storage almost full when flying and taking shots.
Clearly your so bent out of shape. Send it back
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