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DJI app update ver. 2.8.4

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Teds quichen, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Teds quichen

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    Hello, today i saw that there was an update for the dji app. I have not done it yet but i wonder if anyone did.

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    Humm, I wonder is this comes with a new firmware update as well....
     
  3. Teds quichen

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    I am wondering about the GEO systems. I understand it is some sort of safety check when flying near airports and stuff. Im not sure if that will somehow restricts (by chance and what not) flying in other areas too.


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    number 7 bug fixes what is that
     
  5. BaDvs3viL

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    Here is the Geofencing.

    DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, Tuesday introduced an improved version of its geofencing system in the latest update to the DJI GO app that controls its Phantom and Inspire aerial platforms.

    DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, Tuesday introduced an improved version of its geofencing system in the latest update to the DJI GO app that controls its Phantom and Inspire aerial platforms.

    The industry-leading Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) software will help pilots avoid flying drones near airports and other sensitive locations, and automatically updates with temporary flight restrictions around wildfires to help protect authorized firefighting aircraft and help ensure fire crews can operate without disruption.

    “Safety is DJI’s top priority, which is why we first introduced geofencing technology three years ago and have been steadily refining the industry’s best technology to enhance aviation safety,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs, who led the development of the new system. “Drone pilots want to fly safely, and our GEO system helps DJI customers fly responsibly while also enabling the full capabilities of remotely piloted aircraft.”

    GEO improves upon DJI’s earlier No-Fly Zone technology by including permanent restrictions around prisons, nuclear power plants and other sensitive locations, as well as temporary restrictions for large stadium gatherings and national security events. It also introduces flexibility for drone pilots by giving them the ability to unlock some restricted areas where they have permission to operate.

    The GEO system prevents flights from entering or launching in some zones, such as airports, unless a pilot with a verified DJI account temporarily unlocks it for a permissible use. This system prevents inadvertent flights in some areas while allowing them for beneficial uses such as sanctioned inspections, model aircraft activities, and indoor flight. Certain areas that raise national security concerns, such as Washington, D.C., cannot be unlocked.

    The GEO system is available for iOS systems and Android in the latest update of the DJI GO app, and operates on all Inspire models as well as the Phantom 4, Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced models. Pilots should update their app as well as the firmware for their controller and aircraft in order to take advantage of the system. It covers 17 countries with a population of 860 million people, including almost all of North America and western Europe, and will continue to expand to other regions around the globe.

    Geofencing is a complex technology that provides an enhanced level of safety for airspace users. While safe flight is ultimately the responsibility of each pilot, geofencing aims to make compliance easier and more effective. DJI urges every drone pilot to act responsibly and follow applicable laws and regulations in their jurisdictions, just like the vast majority of millions of drone pilots around the world.
     
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    I wonder how many of the 126MB's are part of the #7 "Bug fixes" ....
     
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    I accidentally auto updated today, I'm not able to fly because of the rain, but I'll keep you posted if nobody tests it before me. I think somebody did do several test flights though on this version already over on the DJI forums.


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    Thanks for this post. After reading the "accidental auto update" part I immediately went to my settings and turned the auto update for DJI Go OFF !! My P3S has been flying perfectly with the current firmware and app. Am not changing anything unless I have to. Not sure if it would have installed the update by itself, but not taking any chances.
    Thanks knipfer.


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    In my opinion is the GEO a BS as it troubles the good ones and cannot stop the bad ones. I do not know why I should ask someone in China to let me fly. I respect local law though no doubt.
     
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    Glad you got it turned off, haha! I thought I turned mine off before they started updating after reading there was an update out, but then when I was about to go into settings I saw the icon greyed out with the spinning update on top of the icon and realized it.

    EDIT: I just read that turning off GEO is an option, I haven't found it in the settings, anybody else?
     
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    Well, I thought I was fast enough. Apparently it had updated before I shut off the 'auto-update'. So now I'm at 2.8.4 also. Nuts. Gonna fly later today and see what's screwed this time.

    Knipfer, am looking for the GEO 'off' switch too. Will advise if I find it.


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    The flight this morning with the 2.8.4 update was uneventful. Still get out 3000'+ (unobstructed) and 400' + with no issues. I was at the 4.5 mile mark inside Class B airspace with no issues or alerts. Flying smooth as glass. The GEO info is in the "me" section of the DJI Go app at the bottom. Clicking on it shows the page "unavailable" at the moment. But, I may need to be inside or near restricted airspace for it to work---not sure on that though. But I would suspect that is where the "off" switch will be.


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    wow go read dji forum about geo fence there is so many upset people its crazy
     
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    Yes, it has rattled some cages. But if we can turn it off, accept the conditions, it would release DJI from liability. Then consequences are back on the pilot like it should be. We're flying, not some guy in Beijing sitting in an office.


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    I don't want geo fence on my bird should be are choice and faa not a company in china making up rules
     
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    My flight this morning was normal. DJI GEO stuff shows me in an "enhanced warning" area during all this, but I didn't get any warnings or silly banners on the app, so I guess I'm ok there. But I wish I had turned off the auto update on the GO app in time. Darn.


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    I think you still can get 2.8.3 back from iTunes bkp
     
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    Yes, that's what I've heard. Haven't researched it much.....yet.

    Might have to check it out anyway....


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