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Any ETA on the January FW update?
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Is it going to be like January 31st?
Did anyone hear anything?
if you did, please share!
1-2 18:03
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I thought the December FW Update was an early Christmas gift?
1-2 18:16
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Lucas775 Posted at 1-2 18:16
I thought the December FW Update was an early Christmas gift?

Heck no!
It was a bone since there was so many complaining about the $3K..$5K drone being plain unusable.
1-2 18:35
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The rumor I have heard is January 22nd.
1-2 19:06
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seattle_helo Posted at 1-2 19:06
The rumor I have heard is January 22nd.

Ouch... oh well, I guess, not much we can do...
1-2 19:08
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Can't wait to see it when we do get it.
1-2 19:35
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Lucas775 Posted at 1-2 19:35
Can't wait to see it when we do get it.

#metoo, my friend, #metoo
1-2 19:52
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My preference is they not rush it.  DJI does not "rush" very well.  Give us a solid update, even if it takes some extra time.  Maybe beta test it before we do.
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Charles Adams Posted at 1-2 20:08
My preference is they not rush it.  DJI does not "rush" very well.  Give us a solid update, even if it takes some extra time.  Maybe beta test it before we do.

Tru, tru.. But you understand the anxiety
1-2 20:09
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Hello there DarthSLR. Good day and thank you for the inquiry.  As of the moment, we do not have any information with DJI's future updates and releases for the DJI Mavic 3 and with regard to this matter. Kindly please stay tuned to the latest updates by subscribing to DJI official website at www.dji.com or following us on social media ( Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJI , Twitter: https://twitter.com/djiglobal , YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/djiinnovations ). In addition I will forward these information to the designated DJI department for further attention. Thank you.
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Id seen somewhere January 17th but I wouldn't put much trust in it as the firmware seems to have come early.
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Chinese New Year begins after 22nd January, so I think thats how this date did the rounds. So hopefully on or before that. I’m sure people will start to speculate as the weeks go by as to when and what we will be getting this month. There is quite a list of missing bits still to the Mavic 3, lets hope , they make this a BIG update and hop we won’t have to wait too long for it.
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DarthSLR Posted at 1-2 18:35
Heck no!
It was a bone since there was so many complaining about the $3K..$5K drone being plain unusable.

If you need automated flight modes for a drone to be usable, then you should probably be looking at the Air 2S instead.
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KerryG Posted at 1-3 06:27
If you need automated flight modes for a drone to be usable, then you should probably be looking at the Air 2S instead.

It is not automated modes that are missing, but camera settings that disappeared since Mavic 2 Pro like HQ mode that give an equivalent of 35mm, settings to change sharpness or contrast, the ability to have manual settings for the 7x sensor AND raw pictures, etc. Also to be able to disable collision sensors or vision positioning... theses are not "optional features", it is mandatory for a drone at this price that aims professionals
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DAFlys Posted at 1-3 02:05
Id seen somewhere January 17th but I wouldn't put much trust in it as the firmware seems to have come early.

That would be nice!
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hallmark007 Posted at 1-3 02:28
Chinese New Year begins after 22nd January, so I think thats how this date did the rounds. So hopefully on or before that. I’m sure people will start to speculate as the weeks go by as to when and what we will be getting this month. There is quite a list of missing bits still to the Mavic 3, lets hope , they make this a BIG update and hop we won’t have to wait too long for it.

That would make sense, innit?
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KerryG Posted at 1-3 06:27
If you need automated flight modes for a drone to be usable, then you should probably be looking at the Air 2S instead.

Kerry, I wish, but I'm not a drone collector, not planning on having more than one.
In fact, if M3 didn't have all those issues so many of us have experienced, I would have already put my previous item (M2P) for sale.
And I do like bigger sensor and longer flight times on M3, and the convenience and fast speed of SSD in M3C, so A2S would not cut it for me.
I'm a person's of fairly limited needs, so as long as DJI keeps their promises and delivers the rest of the features, supposedly this month or so, I'll be a happy flier with M3.
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Fabrizioooo Posted at 1-3 07:45
It is not automated modes that are missing, but camera settings that disappeared since Mavic 2 Pro like HQ mode that give an equivalent of 35mm, settings to change sharpness or contrast, the ability to have manual settings for the 7x sensor AND raw pictures, etc. Also to be able to disable collision sensors or vision positioning... theses are not "optional features", it is mandatory for a drone at this price that aims professionals

Hear, hear! Manual modes and panoramas, that's the biggest wish. And bug fixes of course.
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I thought Chinese New Year is on February 1? So in theory they could wait until the last hour of the last day of the month....
It would be nice to have them fix the long satellite acquisition/homepoint time. It is pretty horrible after the 12/10 update.
And panoramas would be nice.
I think the 160mm lens will always suck and I doubt they will give us RAW or anything other than auto on it. But at the very least, they should fix some bugs.
The altitude and distance of nearby aircraft in AirSense on the RC Pro are nowhere near the actual aircraft on the map. Just schlocky to have it with such an obvious unfixed bug.
And also - I wouldn't even be surprised if DJI pushes the release back, as opposed to forward.
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NGC Posted at 1-3 10:10
I thought Chinese New Year is on February 1? So in theory they could wait until the last hour of the last day of the month....
It would be nice to have them fix the long satellite acquisition/homepoint time. It is pretty horrible after the 12/10 update.
And panoramas would be nice.

Ah, you, you are correct, it's Feb 1st, at least according to all-knowing Google.
And yes, the laundry list of Mavic 3 ongoing issues, missing features, and pure bugs is probably already longer than all the previous DJI drones combined for all times.
I just hope they will fix the most important ones, so make this drone
1) reliable
2) actually usable.
As of now, I don't trust it enough, at least not as much as I trust my old good Mavic 2 Pro. That one I did put through some paces and it always came up on top. M3 is still on a very short leash in every respect.
When flying, I spend more time being concerned if it would work correctly this time and make it back in one piece, as opposed to thinking about what I'm actually set to do.
What a pity for a $5K piece of hardware...
But I digress...
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NGC Posted at 1-3 10:10
I thought Chinese New Year is on February 1? So in theory they could wait until the last hour of the last day of the month....
It would be nice to have them fix the long satellite acquisition/homepoint time. It is pretty horrible after the 12/10 update.
And panoramas would be nice.

Chinese New Year never starts on the same day as last one. But always is between 21st January and 20th February. This year it starts 1st February but holidays begin earlier IE last week January.
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Well, consider this my friends and peers...  do we want to install an update on the day before (or day of) the support staff going on a vacation?

I'LL DO IT!
1-3 12:23
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I wouldn’t be surprised if this is delayed into February.
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Hi Folks / Dji Support,

      Noticed that no one mentioned regarding HLG / HDR 10 video mode missing on Mavic 3. Looking forward to getting HLG enabled in upcoming January firmware. Could DJI please confirm it is being worked on to be enabled in upcoming firmware update.

Thank you in advance, Mike.
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Mzp Posted at 1-3 12:58
Hi Folks / Dji Support,

      Noticed that no one mentioned regarding HLG / HDR 10 video mode missing on Mavic 3. Looking forward to getting HLG enabled in upcoming January firmware. Could DJI please confirm it is being worked on to be enabled in upcoming firmware update.
DJI won’t even confirm they the release is coming in January. I heard from a credible source that they are now targeting “mid February”. Don’t count on HLG anytime soon. And no robot support staff here will confirm anything at all. They are contractors located in the Philippines who know absolutely nothing and likely have never even used a single DJI product.
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DarthSLR Posted at 1-2 19:52
#metoo, my friend, #metoo

"#metoo"
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Charles Adams Posted at 1-3 12:23
Well, consider this my friends and peers...  do we want to install an update on the day before (or day of) the support staff going on a vacation?

I'LL DO IT!

chinese new year is more than a typical vacation and more like falling off the face of the earth cannot be reached.  there's no way i would drop a release right before chinese new year unless it took 3 week to trickle out.  let's be honest, if you can't roll it out this week, i would wait until spring.
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Charles Adams Posted at 1-3 12:23
Well, consider this my friends and peers...  do we want to install an update on the day before (or day of) the support staff going on a vacation?

I'LL DO IT!

LOL, good point.
I haven't thought of that.
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The Saint Posted at 1-3 18:38
chinese new year is more than a typical vacation and more like falling off the face of the earth cannot be reached.  there's no way i would drop a release right before chinese new year unless it took 3 week to trickle out.  let's be honest, if you can't roll it out this week, i would wait until spring.

Fair point there as well. Basically, if it's not out like Jan 10-15, it would not be a good idea to install it during late Jan/early Feb.
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My cents and putting my Johnny Carson Carnac hat on....(dates me - no carbon needed)

There will be a reliability firmware update for the M3 and both controller types in the range of Jan 22. Features that have not been added yet may or may not be included. I'd rather they concentrate on overall stability of the platform.

If new (promised at release) features ARE added, I would be concerned that any "quick fixes" could not be done prior to the New Year's break as have been mentioned in previous entries on this post. A big risk for them.

Over and out...for now.

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Apart from almost unusable OA and waiting forever for GPS fix I am happy with my M3 and RC Pro (Great product)  and my 4+ years of experience make me shiver before updating the new FW as usually they broke (GPS slow on M# ) or restrict something instead of mending it
But on 22 of Jan, we will see - I'll wait a day or two to hear beta testers complaints
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alex_markov Posted at 1-3 23:11
Apart from almost unusable OA and waiting forever for GPS fix  I am happy with my M3 and RC Pro (Great product)  and my 4+ years of experience make me shiver before updating the new FW  as usually they broke (GPS slow on M#  ) or restrict something instead of mending it   
But on 22 of Jan, we will see - I'll wait a day or two to hear beta testers complaints

Hi alex_markov,
... yesterday I called the DJI support and asked about the problem with the GPS lock ...
The support told me that DJI didn't know anything about this. One would not pay attention to the forum posts! There would be no (general) problem with the GPS lock! He asked me to do a factory reset of the RC Pro (or to test the standard controller) ...

If this doesn't help, it would indicate a defective GPS module in the Mavic 3 ...

Why a factory reset of the RC Pro could help here is not clear to me at all ... Maybe I can imagine that this can fix general connection problems (between the RC Pro and Mavic 3) ...

Right now I'm pretty helpless ...



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frankymusik Posted at 1-4 00:30
Hi alex_markov,
... yesterday I called the DJI support and asked about the problem with the GPS lock ...
The support told me that DJI didn't know anything about this. One would not pay attention to the forum posts! There would be no (general) problem with the GPS lock! He asked me to do a factory reset of the RC Pro (or to test the standard controller) ...
Told you- DJI is denying there is even a problem with the satellite acquisition and home point setting despite the threads here, the complaints to them on Facebook, and other forums. It’s pathetic. Remember, almost all their support people have likely never even used a DJI product. It’s all but guaranteed they don’t know a thing about the M3.
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NGC Posted at 1-3 16:39
DJI won’t even confirm they the release is coming in January. I heard from a credible source that they are now targeting “mid February”. Don’t count on HLG anytime soon. And no robot support staff here will confirm anything at all. They are contractors located in the Philippines who know absolutely nothing and likely have never even used a single DJI product.

Wow thank you for the info NGC. Thought I would at least try to raise awareness here on the forum.
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Mzp Posted at 1-4 04:51
Wow thank you for the info NGC. Thought I would at least try to raise awareness here on the forum.

Yep. Valiant effort, and it is rather sad that they don't pay attention to stuff in their own forums. The GPS problem in acquiring satellites that was "introduced" in the most recent fw on Dec 10  - despite getting an earful here, on Facebook, Twitter, etc - the "support dolts" on here/email/phone will claim that there is no issue and no one has heard about it.   

That's how their support chain is generally run - some low paid contractors offshore who know absolutely nothing about DJI's own products.  The "DJI" staff here aren't even DJI employees. They are accounts shared by Philippines workers who work for a contracting company and answer online support stuff for other companies as well.
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I'm in no hurry, had to send the RC Pro and M3 back to DJI for multiple problems.  Hopefully they will replace both but I am grounded until late January.
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Maybe someone can explain how dji can quicken or slow down how fast we receive gps, surely this is down to our hardware. My gps takes 20/40 seconds to receive 12 sats or full go, when I change battery my gps is instant. How fast was it and how fast should it be ?
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hallmark007 Posted at 1-4 05:55
Maybe someone can explain how dji can quicken or slow down how fast we receive gps, surely this is down to our hardware. My gps takes 20/40 seconds to receive 12 sats or full go, when I change battery my gps is instant. How fast was it and how fast should it be ?

It has to do with precision and thresholds in the TTFF (Time to First Fix). There are explanations online about this. (Mavicpilots has a whole thread of people that prior to the update it worked just fine and in the same locations, they have to now wait 3-5 mins). That is why it got a lot worse with the most recent update - they now don't allow TTFF until there is 12 satellites (on average). But that is only one of the factors they changed.  Many people face a number of minutes of it just sitting there before the homepoint is updated. Historically, DJI drones (including the Mavic 3) were about 60 seconds or less. After the Dec 10 update, the M3 is much, much worse for most people.
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hallmark007 Posted at 1-4 05:55
Maybe someone can explain how dji can quicken or slow down how fast we receive gps, surely this is down to our hardware. My gps takes 20/40 seconds to receive 12 sats or full go, when I change battery my gps is instant. How fast was it and how fast should it be ?

As it was explained by some knowledgeable people earlier, sats are cached, so when you change the batteries they are still in drone's memory.
However, the cold start is, well, cold, meaning the cache is stale, and the actual acquisition is to be performed.
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NGC Posted at 1-4 06:21
It has to do with precision and thresholds in the TTFF (Time to First Fix). There are explanations online about this. (Mavicpilots has a whole thread of people that prior to the update it worked just fine and in the same locations, they have to now wait 3-5 mins). That is why it got a lot worse with the most recent update - they now don't allow TTFF until there is 12 satellites (on average). But that is only one of the factors they changed.  Many people face a number of minutes of it just sitting there before the homepoint is updated. Historically, DJI drones (including the Mavic 3) were about 60 seconds or less. After the Dec 10 update, the M3 is much, much worse for most people.

Yes, I agree.
I have never had to wait that long with Mavic 2.
The differences are:
M3 uses BeiDou constellation
M3 changed some hardware/software? Hopefully just firmware, and then it's fixable.
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