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New software / firmware - feedback

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by robinb, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. robinb

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    Ok, so did all the pilot app updates, firmware updates yesterday.

    No issues with doing them.

    Flew drone today, no issues with take off/ landing.

    Iphone 6 plus got slightly warm as usual.

    Only minor thing I found was the small map display had the track of drone but map did not follow it.
    I switched between full video display and map display and back then it worked fine after that.

    Very happy so far.
     
  2. Garrie

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    Just updated my drone and RC yesterday. Took it out for a flight today and created a video.



    Bear in mind that i crashed my drone on the 2nd day and broke the gimbal. After replacing it i feel very apprehensive about flying it. Today i just decided to give it a go and did most of my flights over a river. thankfully everything worked well and smooth!
     
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    tested yesterday for a long flight and all was fine, like before..
     
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  4. zincsoldier

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    So far so good no problem with firmware update on mine. I had problem with VPS on v1.2.6 which caused my P3 to flip on take off. On this firmware it seems to work like it used to.
     
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    I updated P3A and P3P without issue. No flight at the moment, but seems that everything is fine.
    My iPad Air is not getting hot as claimed by others.
     
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    Same position as Dome above re the update and iPad Air 2. Hoping to do a test flight later this evening after I've recalibrate the IMU and gimbal.
     
  7. Cthulhus

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    I din't realign the IMU... Should I do?
     
  8. feethea

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    It's always recommended to do so after updating the firmware and/or crashing the bird.
     
  9. robinb

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    where does it say that ?

    It flew without issue and the status of imu/cal was ok
     
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    Okay here's a question. If I'm running 119 Will I get any advantages to updating to the new firmware.
     
  11. feethea

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    robinb - I was repeating recommendations from several experienced users on both forum and YouTube. I've done so and never had a problem. If your IMU status is OK that's fine.

    steves - Can't answer that until I've flown later this evening but I'm not expecting much if anything.
     
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    Thanks, it's a quick opp so... I did it with a cold bird :)
     
  13. robinb

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    Lucky bird :)
     
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  14. robinb

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    Did anyone have the same problem with the map not tracking after takeoff ?
     
  15. Dome

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    I don't touch IMU calibration unless I read wrong value in the app sensors page.
     
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  16. robinb

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    i have never had to do it as app says its fine.
     
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    Biggest thing will be bug fixes.
     
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    what is the wrong value in the app sensors page?
    I flew mine today after the updates, she seemed fine, and the gimble overload warning has gone, but she wasn,t 100% stable when hovering, though flew alright, is this anything to do with the IMU
     
  19. robinb

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    Generally drift on hovering is down to IMU needed to be calibrated. When on flat surface looking at the values and seeing if they are moving much.
     
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    how do I calibrate the IMU Robin