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Satellite Requirements
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fans867a9348
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Flight distance : 25571 ft
United States
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I am about ready to buy a Mavic Pro. I've had my P2V+ for about 2-1/2 years, and now its Wi-Fi has failed - a common problem with my model. For this entire time, the recommended number minimum satellites to fly with has been 6. I have often flown with the minimum, and have never had a problem. I've read in some posts where commenters are saying that flying with 7-8 satellites is risky. Does the Mavic Pro require more than a Phantom? What is the recommended minimum?

Thanks in advance.
2017-3-22
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thehippoz
Captain
Flight distance : 23 ft
United States
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I fly on older firmware and it needs 8. I don't know if they've lowered this or not on newer firmwares.
2017-3-22
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fansc0fb4145
lvl.4
Flight distance : 521627 ft
Germany
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I believe the mavic receives more satellites, as it has gps and glonass. usually I never get less than 10 (aside from the first few seconds)
2017-3-23
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hallmark007
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Flight distance : 7009278 ft
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Ireland
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Really for safe flying with the Mavic above 9 I would recommend.
2017-3-23
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Mavicator
lvl.4
Flight distance : 129583 ft
United States
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Number of satellites by itself does not determine flight readiness - GPSHealth does.  It has to be 4 or more.  Number of satellites contributes to health, but more importantly is satellite orientation and signal-to-noise ratio.  You can have a good 3D fix with only 4 satellites that have good orientation to you.  We do not know all of the things that go into DJI's calculation of GPSHealth, but number of satellites is only one.
2017-3-23
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DJI-Ken
DJI team
Flight distance : 1515312 ft
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United States
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When it says "Ready to Fly GPS" then you're good. It's usually about 8 satellites.
2017-3-23
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