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    Firmware Updates July 29th 2014

    Firmware Updates July 29th 2014

    A new firmware v3.06 has been released for Phantom 2 series. Please kindly be informed.

    Here are the main updates:


    Overview:
    a) Main controller firmware updated to v3.06.
    b) Central board firmware updated to v1.0.1.32
    c) DJI Vision App updated to iOS v1.0.42 and Android v1.0.52.
    d) Phantom 2 PC Assistant updated to v3.2.

    Main controller Major New Features:
    a) Added two levels of battery warnings: Low Battery Level Warning and Critical Battery Level Warning. Setup these warnings using either the DJI Phantom Assistant or DJI Vision App.

    For Phantom 2 Vision or Vision+ users:
    When flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision or Vision+, the system will automatically track your current flight height and distance. It will also calculate the amount of battery power required to return home safely. Watch the battery indicator bar at the top of the screen. When the battery power falls below the Low Battery Level Warning threshold (yellow area), a notice will popup. It is recommended that you choose “Go Home” to return the aircraft to the home point safely. If you choose “Cancel”, the aircraft will continue flying until the Critical Battery Level Warning is triggered. If no choice is made, the aircraft will return home automatically after ten seconds. The motors will power off automatically once the Phantom lands.

    If the Low Battery Level Warning (yellow area) is canceled, the Phantom will continue normal flight. If the battery power falls below the Critical Battery Level Warning threshold (red area), the Phantom will automatically start to descend. While descending, you may push up on the throttle to slow the descent and navigate the aircraft to a more suitable landing area. The motors will power off automatically once the Phantom lands.

    For Phantom 2 users, this function is enabled by default, so Auto Go-home will be activated if the battery level reaches a Low Battery Level Warning. When returning, you may get control back using the remote controller and continue normal flight. If the battery power falls below the Critical Battery Level Warning threshold (red area), the Phantom will automatically start to descend. While descending, you may push up on the throttle to slow the descent and navigate the aircraft to a more suitable landing area. The motors will power off automatically once the Phantom lands.

    b) When the battery level reaches a Critical Battery Level Warning, the aircraft will automatically land. The motors will power off after landing.
    c) Descending speed will be automatically adjusted based on current altitude when the battery level reaches a Critical Battery Level Warning.
    d) Minimum adjustable height limit set to 20m.
    e) Magnetic declination value stored to improve flight course accuracy.
    f) New fix of video signal problem that affect some Phantom 2 Vision users.
    g) Various bug fixes.

    DJI Vision App Major New Features:
    a) The current battery level can now be viewed real-time through the DJI Vision App, via a battery level indicator bar near the top of the screen.
    b) “Hotline” feature for easy access to post-sales supports.
    c) “Compass Calibration” feature added.
    d) “Low Battery Auto Go Home” feature added.

    Phantom 2 PC Assistant Major New Features:
    a) Added Japanese as a supported language.

    Notes*:
    1. To upgrade main controller firmware to v3.06 or above is required.
    2. For Phantom 2 users, be aware that aircraft will now automatically return to the Home point on Low Battery Level Warning. If you wish to disable the auto go-home feature, launch DJI Phantom Assistant, enter “Battery Settings” section and de-select the “Go-Home” option.

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    Has anyone tried the updates?

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    Yes, but with problems

    I finally bit the bullet and upgraded everything from the camera (which I did not upgrade way back when it turned into a debacle) to all the latest stuff including the ground station thingie for Android (on my Moto Razr MAXX). So, it's been raining cats and dogs here in Carson City for a day so I haven't been able to try any of this stuff out yet. But I did try programming waypoints with some success. Except for the elevation settings. I could do everything with the waypoints like moving them around after designating them - but was unable to set the altitude. So I'm currently stuck with the default 98 feet - which is totally unacceptable. Granted I did this stuff inside, in my shop, but I was still able to connect with 8 satellites. Not bad for inside!

    I've seen on other sites that I'm not the only one with this problem. Once it quits raining here I'm headed off to the local area I use to fly where there is absolutely nothing to get in the way. If that fails, I guess I just wait for the next update.
    Cleanse the gene pool. Stamp out warning labels.

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    You will need to be connected to the wifi app to quad to get all working on ground station. And yes if you have at least 6 satellites connected to the quad, and select Go, it will start it's mission so just remember that while you are investigating.

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    Well, I took the P2V over to my favorite wiiiiiiiide open area for a real test. I was able to set the altitude this time, and did a short Ground Station test. 100 feet out, and around to another close in waypoint. Set elevation at 50 feet. The darned thing worked like a charm! Whoda thunk?

    But, I'm still having trouble getting more than 370 feet in distance from me when I'm in control. Not sure about when in Ground Control. My heart was beating SO fast while watching the craft go off on its own I didn't want to push it - ha. I get a "Signal Lost" screen message on my phone, then the Return Home thing. But I can click the S1 switch and regain control. Not sure what's up here . . .
    Cleanse the gene pool. Stamp out warning labels.

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    I was thinking is suppose to continue on its mission if signal is lost?

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