DJI Mavic 3 Drone GPS Issue Vanquished: Problem Solved

Drone users have reported sluggish GPS acquisition, with some experiencing delays of up to six or seven minutes before establishing a stable satellite connection With the DJI Mavic 3. This issue not only impacts the overall user experience but also raises safety concerns. The prolonged GPS acquisition problem has emerged as a significant pain point for DJI Mavic 3 Drone operators. Waiting for an extended period before takeoff not only hampers spontaneity but also contradicts the efficiency that modern drone technology is expected to deliver. The slow acquisition has resulted in grounded drones and frustrated operators

Home Point Lock Delay:

DJI Mavic 3 Drone Home Point Lock Time

The DJI Mavic 3 Drone exhibits an unusually prolonged time for acquiring an adequate number of satellites and establishing the home point lock. It took four minutes to acquire 11 satellites, with an additional two minutes to lock the home point. This delay is considered abnormal, particularly when contrasted with the swift satellite acquisition of the Air 2S drone. Testing in a different location, even in a wide-open parking lot, resulted in a six-minute delay in achieving a home point lock.

Issue Fixed By Latest Firmware Update

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DJI Mavic 3 Drone latest firmware version , which, among other things, claims to address the sluggish GPS acquisition. The update process is documented, providing insights into the steps involved and the anticipation of a potential solution to the GPS lock delay. As the user embarks on their test flights with the updated firmware, the community awaits the verdict on whether the promised improvement in GPS lock speed will be a game-changer for DJI Mavic 3 Drone users

New DJI Mavic 3 Drone Firmware Released(9/5/2023)

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  • Date: September 5, 2023
  • Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.1200
  • RC-N1 Remote Controller Firmware: v04.13.1000
  • DJI RC Remote Controller Firmware: v01.03.0500
  • DJI RC Pro Remote Controller Firmware: v03.02.0500
  • DJI Fly App iOS: v1.11.4
  • DJI Fly App Android: v1.11.4

What’s New?

1. Added Vision Assist:

Introduces Vision Assist, implying a new feature or improvement related to visual assistance systems. The specifics of this addition would require exploring the user manual or release notes for detailed information.

2. Added AR Home Point, AR Return-to-Home Route, and AR Aircraft Shadow:

Augmented Reality enhancements with the introduction of AR Home Point, AR Return-to-Home Route, and AR Aircraft Shadow. These features likely enhance the user’s visual experience during flight navigation and return processes.

3. Added Vision Positioning and Obstacle Sensing Switch:

Introduces a switch for Vision Positioning and Obstacle Sensing, suggesting increased user control or customization over these functionalities. Users may now have the option to toggle between different modes or settings for vision-related features and obstacle sensing.

4. Fixed Some Minor Bugs:

Addresses various minor bugs, indicating a focus on improving overall system stability, performance, and user experience.

Notice 1: Added Features Require DJI Fly v1.11.4 or Later

The new features introduced with this firmware update are dependent on having the latest version of the DJI Fly app (v1.11.4 or later). Users need to ensure they have the compatible app version to access and utilize the newly added functionalities.

Notice 2: Camera Settings Reset After Firmware Update

Users are informed that camera settings will be reset following the firmware update. It is recommended to check and reconfigure camera settings within the DJI Fly app after completing the update.

Notice 3: Update Troubleshooting

In case of update failures, users are advised to restart the aircraft, remote controller, and DJI Fly app or use DJI Assistant 2 (Consumer Drones Series). This standard troubleshooting step aims to resolve any issues encountered during the update process and ensures a smooth firmware update experience.

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