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Great Range with FW 1.1.9, afraid to update

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Fanti, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Fanti

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    Hi Guys

    My P3 is still on FW 1.1.9 as I have no problems (other than hardware related problems, tilted horizon, stress cracks) and an awesome RC range.

    Sooner or later I will need to update the FW. I am very worried though that my RC range may decrease, as it happened with the Inspire FW update for example.

    Anyone flying the latest FW and still have awesome RC range (5+km) ? (Non modified RCs obviously)

    Thanks
     
  2. bbfpv

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    my range has not decreased, if that's what you're asking. I've never tried to fly 5km+
     
  3. Harleymhs

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    Im running 1.1.9 and I only can go 1.5 miles aprox (9000 feet ) I loose Light Bridge & Controller ... At the beach.. How are you guys getting 3 miles?
     
  4. Fanti

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    Always point the RC directly towards the aircraft, and antennas straight up. I get more than 4 miles and even have a CE version
     
  5. D4T_PoM

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    This is an interesting topic and one I'm going to look at as I too am on 1.1.9 and going nuts questioning myself if I should upgrade to 1.4
     
  6. Bret Lucas

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    Go oooooon, take a risk! Seriously the latest firmware is stable, fun and fantastic!
     
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  7. Bret Lucas

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    And yes I'm getting great range.
     
  8. Meta4

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    What is it with all the people convincing themselves that, despite the overwhelming number of people reporting that firmware updates are quite safe, that updating firmware is something to be feared.
    Get over it people. Don't act like a bunch of superstitious medieval peasants.
    The latest firmware is fine (just like the previous version)..
    It's been tested for ages and going by the reports of the last few days, it's just fine.
     
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  9. 2k3sgm

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    Agreed...
     
  10. Sammynels

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    Come on in, the waters warm
     
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  11. AlphaZeroOne

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    And what's more, the latest firmware adds a great deal more functionality. I have always upgraded and have never had an issue. That said I don't go long distance flying either.
     
  12. BudWalker

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    +1.
    In fact I've noticed that since I upgraded to 1.4 that the neighborhood dogs have stopped barking at me.
     
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  13. Mordor

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    Hummm........still too soon to talk.....maybe was my mistake, but i notice the P3A more nervous on the 1.4fw.
    1.1.9 was perfect in all ways. And 1.1.0 app much better than 2.1.0.
     
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  14. rowdyjim

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    I first thought that as well but I adjusted the brake down a bit and seems better. Other than that im enjoying the new features.
     
  15. louforgiveno

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    I was still on FW 1.1.5 (release version) till a couple days ago....my P3 was always fine and updates added nothing new....till 1.4 emerged....took the plunge. All is good
    Wanting the Litchi App helped in that decision as well tbh.