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Flying P3P straight out of the box

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Guy bb, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Guy bb

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    I will be getting my p3p finally tomorrow.
    Was wondering how imperative it is to upgrade everything before first flight. What crucial capabilites will I lose of I don't upgrade? Currently no need for mission based flight.

    Thanks!
     
  2. msinger

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    You don't need to upgrade everyone, but it's a great idea to do all of the calibrations (see step #48 here) and configure the settings in the DJI GO app. If you haven't read the Phantom manual, then you'll want to do that too.
     
  3. bluer101

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    I'm still flying out of the box.
     
  4. Solar Deity

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    Flying out of the box as well. P3P from Black Friday. Not even sure of my firmware versions? It works so well, I don't want to change anything.

    SD
     
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  5. Darn drone

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    Mine is a P.O.S would not do a darn thing out of the box,heck first it wouldn't even connect to the simulator ,and still doesn't do it all the time, why should we have to update,heck I tried to follow the directions,and I can't not even read the darn files they are choosing ,I am not a computer moron,but not by any means great with a lot of software..
    I tried to update,the zip file opened up as a I tunes file,it even had the same numbers as the DJI file,so I am just lost,and of course it's Chinese new year ,and they are closed till February 13th,...
     
  6. WetDog

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    Calm down, take a few deep breaths.
    Read the Fine Manual several times. It will sink in.

    If it works for Elon Musk, it can work for you:

    http://www.space.com/images/i/000/0...g?interpolation=lanczos-none&fit=inside|660:*