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Posted by Tahoe Ed | Aug 30, 2017 @ 09:13 AM | 1,824 Views
Thank you Telrin

Originally Posted by Telrin

I know I've explained it several times, but here we go again

Apple operate a program called 'Made For iOS' (MFi) which approves and charges for devices that want to connect to the Lightning port on Apple devices.

Approved devices must include an ID chip in their manufacture.

The Spark controller was never intended, or advertised as being capable of connecting via OTG and does not have the ID chip.

It is not compliant with the MFi program and DJI as a member of that program are fully aware of that fact.

DJI are obliged to remove that capability to remain compliant.

There is no similar program or requirement for Android, so this is purely an iOS issue.
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Feb 26, 2017 @ 10:49 AM | 8,251 Views
Q: What cameras and gimbals is the M200 series compatible with?
A: The M200 series currently supports the Zenmuse X4S, Zenmuse X5S, Zenmuse XT and Zenmuse Z30 cameras.

Q:Does the M200 series have an Obstacle Avoidance/FlightAutonomy system?
A: Yes, the M200 Series includes a robust FlightAutonomy system with a total of 7 sensors. Its Forward Vision System is capable of detecting obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, while the upward facing infrared sensors can sense obstacles within a 5-meter range. A downward facing vision positioning system enables precision hovering and landing.

Q: What is the difference between the M100, M200 and M600?
The main difference between the M200 Series and the rest of the Matrice line of drones is its closed-shell body, which brings added portability, ease-of-use and ruggedness. Additionally, the M210 models can easily accommodate multiple payload configurations, something not previously seen on any drone.

Q: Is a case included with my M200 Series drone?
A: Yes, your M200 Series drone comes with a travel case customized to securely transport your model. The case comes with enough space to fit 6 TB50 or TB55 batteries, 2 payload containers, 2 sets of propellers, one controller, one charger and charger hub, a CrystalSky tablet or Apple iPad and a manual.

Q: Does my M200 Series drone need to be regularly checked when flying in sandy environments?
A: When flying in sandy and similar environments, pilots...Continue Reading
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Feb 07, 2017 @ 07:35 PM | 7,345 Views
Before Calibration

1. Dismount propellers before Throttle Range Calibration;
2. Power on the ESCs and N3 separately;
You can calibrate all ESCs at once ,and also can calibrate each ESC one by one;

Do these steps below step by step.

a.Click the”basic setting”button in the DJI assistant 2,and slide to ESC settings interface,then click”All”button at ESC Calibration term position.
b.Click “confirm”;
c.Power off the ESCs(unplug the power wire connecting ESCs),click”Next”;
d.And then plug the power wire connecting ESCs back;

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Dec 26, 2016 @ 08:03 PM | 7,440 Views
I normally do not make a reference to another forum, but DJI put together a great start up guide for new owners of the Standard.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Nov 07, 2016 @ 05:38 PM | 12,221 Views
Nice video with a link to a program to allow users to download the RC logs if requested by Support.

DJI Mavic Pro: Downloading Log Files (7 min 14 sec)

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Sep 10, 2016 @ 09:05 AM | 8,549 Views
Thanks to Mr. Splooge.

Phantom 3 Firmware Reinstall (5 min 40 sec)

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Aug 12, 2016 @ 08:27 PM | 8,521 Views
A user referred to this on another thread. Since there are lots of questions from new to drones and new to non-point and shoot cameras, it seemed appropriate.


Posted by Tahoe Ed | May 05, 2016 @ 10:34 AM | 11,141 Views
This is a great video on how to access App driven updates that do not require a bin file on the SD card.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Oct 25, 2015 @ 11:03 PM | 12,324 Views
DJI has just made public their Official DJI Owner's Page on Facebook.


They also have a Support Page to assist with issues with DJI products and FAQ's.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Sep 20, 2015 @ 10:22 PM | 12,580 Views
we have launched DJI support on FaceBook. Please feel free to visit us there.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Aug 16, 2015 @ 11:03 PM | 17,942 Views
Issues on updating the remote controller and corresponding solutions

GL 300A:
Please try to update GL300A remote controllers by using a USB drive/ SD card adapter or connecting the aircraft gimble port with the controller via a USB cable. If you fail updating with these two methods, please connect your controller with your app (meanwhile keep the aircraft off and keep your mobile device connected with the Internet), then turn on your app, go to camera-aircraft status, download and install the firmware and the remote controller will be updated (More than 15 remote controllers in China have been updated in this way).

Remote controllers whose model type is GL300B can only be updated on your app, however, according to the survey, the updates failed in the following three conditions:

First, The remote controller turns off automatically, then the first led light on it turns cyan. And when you connect your remote controller with your mobile device again, the app says no signal, and there’s no notification that says the remote controller needs to be updated.
Solution: It’s possibly because the 1765 module on the remote controller fails updating. So please press these four buttons on the remote controller at the same time, namely, C1, C2, Recording and the Scroll that adjusts ISO, meanwhile, spare another finger to turn the remote controller on (don’t let the other four fingers go), then turn on the app and you’ll be able to download the firmware again and please...Continue Reading
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Jul 08, 2015 @ 12:23 PM | 16,952 Views
Dear DJI Phantom 3 users,

DJI Phantom 3 Beta Testing Program is launched now.
We'd like to invite 200 beta testers all around the world. If you are interested in this program, please read the attachment for the instruction of participating Phantom 3 Beta Testing Program.

1. If a user reports a firmware bug that has not been found or announced to the public prior to the beta test, they will receive a reward that is commensurate with the significance of the bug discovered.
a) The first three users to report and provide complete documentation on a bug that DJI determines may cause fatal flight issues, will each be awarded 300 DJI Credits. Users must submit complete flight data and flight records from the app to be eligible.
b) The first three users to report and provide complete documentation on a bug that DJI determines may cause non-fatal flight issues, will each be awarded 200 DJI Credits. Users must submit complete flight data and flight records from the app to be eligible.
c) The first users to report and provide complete documentation on a bug that DJI determines is unlikely to affect flight, will each be awarded 100 DJI Credits.
2. At the end of test period, users will be awarded 10 DJI Credits for each report they send with at least ten (10) minutes of flight logged and for which sufficient flight data has been submitted. The cap on this offer is set at 500 DJI Credit per person.

Remarks: DJI will release awards within two...Continue Reading
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Jul 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM | 13,154 Views
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Jul 03, 2015 @ 10:52 PM | 13,713 Views
This is a very nice write up if you are having issues with setting up you A2 and Lightbridge.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | Mar 19, 2015 @ 02:16 PM | 17,627 Views
I just received my Tradecraft Case for my Inspire. As with the Tradecraft case that I have for my Phantom 2's this is of the utmost quality. On the case it is noted to be water proof and it has a vent for traveling in an aircraft. I wish my P2 case had this feature. Opening it after a plane flight can be difficult. On the inside is room for the Inspire in ready to fly condition, you do not need to enter transport mode. There is plenty of room for two tx's, props, the gimbal case, lipos and misc. items under the 4 lipo box. Note that this is not for carry on, the case is too big but for checked luggage it should easily stand up to the handling of the ground crew. You will have to carry your lipos in your carry on however. The case is not a light weight, at about 25 pounds, but it has rollers and a extendable handle. The only issue that I have had with the Tradecraft cases is that the handle is difficult to extend with one hand. It takes two. Not a major issue just an irritant when you have your hands full with other stuff.
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Aug 10, 2014 @ 11:20 PM | 19,798 Views
I had to reset the landing gear. If you look around and follow the wires coming from each leg, you will see they plug into a R & L and there is an IN on a small block. Next to the IN is two little holes. The one closer to the L & R has a little button inside the hole. the next one to the right of that hole is a light. It's likely that it isn't showing any colour.

This fix will take two people.
1. Make sure the gear switch is in the DOWN position
2. With the power off. use a small screwdriver or paper clip and push in the button.
3. Set up the drone so that that the landing gear aren't touching the ground. I rested two of the arms on a desk and supported the drone via one of the other arms. THEN...
4. Push the button and hold it there while the other person plugs in the batteries.

It should go through a reset and then you will see the little light come on. You should be back in business! Try the landing gear lever and with any luck you'll be back in business.
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Jul 15, 2014 @ 11:56 AM | 19,601 Views
Posted by Tahoe Ed | Jun 20, 2014 @ 01:11 AM | 19,444 Views
Thanks to user Aitrui for putting this together. He did quite a bit of research to do it. Maybe it will help others.

Posted by Tahoe Ed | May 23, 2014 @ 06:58 PM | 23,935 Views
Here is the procedure to reset the gimbal when it bricks on upgrade.