How To Update DJI Phantom 4 Firmware For New Features And Fix Bugs

How To Update DJI Phantom 4 Firmware

Knowing how to update the DJI Phantom 4 firmware to the latest version is important. These firmware updates contain fixes to solve software bugs, add new features to the quadcopter, gimbal, camera and remote controller.

This article has all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 4. Instructions include upgrading the Phantom 4 Remote Controller, the DJI Go and Assistant 2 apps. We also have 3 firmware update videos at the bottom.

Also, there are some important tips on what to do if the Phantom 4 firmware upgrade fails during the update process.

There are 2 ways to update the Phantom 4 quadcopter.  You can update the Phantom 4 with the DJI Assistant 2 or the DJI Go app.  It is also very easy to update the Phantom 4 Remote Controller using the recommended DJI Go app.

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DJI Assistant 2 Mavic Software, Download, Guide, Mods And More

DJI Assistant 2 Mavic

The DJI Assistant 2 software contains extra settings and utilities for all DJI equipment such as drones, gimbals and cameras.

With the DJI Assistant 2 Mavic, you have options to upload  flight data, black box information, calibrate your vision sensors and upgrade your firmware.

There is also a DJI Assistant 2 Simulator for testing flight parameters and practice flying your Mavic drone.

The DJI Assistant 2 download and install only takes a few minutes and is available for Windows and Mac computers.

This post contains all the essential information and more on the DJI Assistant 2 app for the Mavic quadcopter. Now, if you have a Phantom 4 or DJI Spark, the DJI Assistant 2 is the same version. Therefore the below Assistant 2 settings and utilities will be very similar.

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Calibrate The Compass On Phantom 4 Drone To Fix Flight Issues

How To Calibrate The Compass On DJI Phantom

Knowing how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone is very important. Also, the compass calibration is the same for both Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro.

You should calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator on the Phantom 4 prompts you to calibrate.

For example, you would calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if you are flying the quadcopter in a new area. Also, if you feel the the Phantom 4 drone is not flying correctly or is not reacting to your touch as it should, then calibrating the Phantom 4 compass may fix the issues.

This article covers the steps to calibrate the Phantom 4 compass along with information on status indicator lights and what to do if the calibration fails.

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10 Top Drone Aerial Filming Tips To Give Your Videos The WOW Factor

Top drone aerial filming and photography tips

These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically.

Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.

To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check your equipment and visualize the type of video or photos you want to capture.   This post covers all of the above and more with some great aerial filming videos.

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Calibrate Mavic Pro Vision Sensor And Fixing System Error

Calibrate Mavic Pro Vison Sensor To Fix System Error

Knowing how to calibrate the Mavic Pro vision sensor is very important.  If the vision system error on your Mavic Pro appears, then calibration may fix the problem.

Also, if you are flying your Mavic Pro and the vision system error occurs, you need to fly the quadcopter back to you straight away.

Below we have instructions on the Mavic Pro vision sensor calibration process, along with notes and videos. There is also terrific information on the Mavic Pro Vision Positioning system.

Very importantly, there are some top tips on how to resolve the vision system error on the Mavic.

The Mavic Pro uses the GPS, Forward and Downward vision sensors to locate itself, automatically stabilize and navigate between obstacles.  The vision sensors feed essential data back to the flight controller which then responds by issuing automatic commands to avoid or hover in front of the obstacle.

If the Mavic Vision Positioning System isn’t working correctly or not at all, then there is a real possibility that the Mavic will crash.

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Best Ways To Fix RC Signal Lost On Phantom 3 Permanently

How to fix RC Signal Lost on Phantom 3

A remote control lost signal while flying your Phantom 3 can be quite scary.  If you are not an experienced pilot, it could lead to a crash, wreaking your quadcopter and perhaps causing some 3rd party damage.

If you are having Phantom 3 RC signal loss at the moment, then this post along with videos will assist you in fixing this problem.

Some of the RC signal loss can can be caused by hardware, firmware or even the remote control calibration has moved beyond its thresholds.

This article will cover all of these tips including some great preventative steps you can take to reduce this from happening in the future. The last video will show you what to do in the event of an RC signal loss on your Phantom 3.

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Tips To Fix Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Problems Permanently

Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Fix

The Phantom 3 tilt horizon problem is a real nuisance in your aerial film.  In may cases, it can be fixed with some simple steps. While these tips for fixing horizon tilt are for the Phantom 3, other drones have similar technology, so you can use this information as a guide to fixed horizon problems on other drones.

Now, if you already have scenic aerial photos with horizon tilt, you can use software such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and even Windows Live Photo Gallery to help straighten the horizon.

Using software, fixing horizon tilt would be similar to removing barrel fisheye effect in your aerial photos.

Having no angled horizon is what we really want.  Below, you will find some great tips to fix the Phantom 3 horizon angle problem with some videos at the bottom of this article.

As well all the below information on fixing horizon tilt issues, you can read another terrific article with top drone aerial filming tips and also aerial photography camera settings tips.

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How To Update Phantom 3 Firmware To Greatly Improve Your Quadcopter

Phantom 3 firmware update including best practice and tips.

Keeping your DJI Phantom 3 firmware updated is extremely important. Firmware updates contain fixes for bugs, add new features and make improvements.  With the Phantom 3, you update both the quadcopter and remote controller with the same firmware file.

Since the release of the new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models in April, there are been 4 firmware releases.  Each of these firmware releases fixed bugs, issues and added new features.

In this post, all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 3 along with the Remote Controller.

Please note that the Phantom 4 firmware update uses an easier process using either the DJI Go or DJI Assistant 2 app.

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