DJI might be pushing a compulsory firmware replace this week in an effort to enhance the security and efficiency of the Spark. There have been experiences of flight points with the Chinese producer’s smallest drone, and the replace guarantees to “enhances Spark’s battery management system to optimize power supply during flight”.
As effectively as (hopefully) placing an finish to the small variety of pilots watching helplessly as their Spark drones fall out of the sky, the replace will optimize a variety of different options.
As effectively as bettering the reliability of the Spark, the brand new firmware has added assist to totally combine Spark with the DJI Goggles. It may also repair bugs within the PalmLaunch operate to supply higher stability after takeoff. And there might be enhancements made to optimize the accuracy of controls when utilizing QuickShot Dronie mode.
How Will the DJI Spark Firmware Update be Implemented?
According to DJI, “When prompted on the DJI GO 4 App, users with internet connectivity will be able to download the new firmware to update their aircraft’s and battery’s firmware. The aircraft and battery firmware updates can also be done via the DJI Assistant 2 desktop software.”
The Spark might be prevented from taking off after September 1st until the replace is utilized. In an announcement, DJI stated that it had “decided on the option of a mandatory firmware update in order to maximize flight safety and product reliability”.
Although the thought of a compelled firmware replace could also be regarding for some – significantly when take off might be blocked till it’s utilized – the precedence is security right here, and it’s within the pursuits of all Spark pilots that their drones are as dependable as doable. If DJI has discovered a selected software program downside that’s inflicting its drones to fall out of the sky, it might be remiss to not 1. Issue a recall or 2. Make the repair necessary.
There’s little doubt which of these choices is extra PR pleasant.