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DJI drone acting up? Refresh the firmware!

DJI Firmware Refresh

Our DJI Phantom 4 Pro has been an absolute workhorse since DJI replaced it for free a few months ago. This thing has been all over North America with us, and has worked without any issue until this week when it started to act up. We started experiencing errors that we hadn’t seen before (compass heading, IMU exception, and cannot detect camera lens), and found the way to fix it all way via a firmware refresh! The process took us a few attempts, so we’ll save you the trial-and-error headache and show you how to refresh your DJI drone’s firmware in these easy steps!

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Is DJI spying on you?

Is DJI Spying on you? - DJI Go 4

We are huge fans of DJI and their drones, however there has been discussion lately about secure they are, and if DJI is spying on you. There is no doubt that DJI is a massive data collection machine, obtaining data and imagery from angles that weren’t possible before, but what are the doing with all of this? Is DJI simply keeping logs of all of this information, or are they hoarding it all for an evil purpose? The US Army just made recommendation to remove all DJI drones from service, so with that major announcement, let’s dig into this more and see what DJI is really gathering from us, and come to a conclusion about DJI spying on us.

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How to Attach Drone Propellers


If your drone propellers aren’t attached properly, you’re not going to have a good flight! There are a couple of different kinds of drone props out there, and I’m going to show you how to attach both self tightening and twist-lock style propellers.
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How to Read Aviation Weather – METAR and TAF


When it comes to aviation, you can’t just rely on your TV weatherman, or your favourite weather website. You need to learn how to read aviation weather (METAR) and forecasts (TAF) in order to get a deep understanding of what the current weather is, and what’s coming your way. Seeing a METAR or TAF for the first time can be intimidating, but we’ll show you how to read that weather like a pro!
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How to Determine Obstacle Height with Your Drone

 

Here we go with another great drone training question, “How can I determine obstacle height?” Obstacle avoidance is pretty much the number one thing that you need to do if you want to have a safe drone flight, and knowing their heights can be a big help. How do we figure out the height of an object? Let us show you how to determine obstacle height with this easy technique!
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