DJI just launched a new update that increases the maximum remote control distance for the Mavic 2 drone. The new firmware update extends the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom maximum transmission distance to 6 miles in the United States.
Furthermore, the company fixed several bugs such as unbalanced gimbal and unavailable Obstacle Avoidance when using MSDK. This update came around 9 months after the last update which addressed initial bugs to the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.
Firmware Update V01.00.0670
The new firmware update v01.00.0670 improves the operating time when flying the drone in colder environments. Additionally, the default battery discharge rate has been updated to two days.
For some of you who are annoyed with unbalanced gimbal stabilization. This new firmware update fixes the gimbal issue after completing the startup process. It also can be corrected by performing calibration via the DJI GO 4 app.
The obstacle avoidance switch has been fixed as well. Before the firmware update, if you flew the Mavic 2 drone in conjunction with the MSDK, sometimes the obstacle avoidance switch would be disabled and some professional pilots found it frustrating.
But the biggest update of all is the maximum range increase. The Mavic 2 drone gets a range increase from 5 miles to 6 miles in the United States. The rest of the world gets a minor range boost from 5 to 6 kilometers.
To get the latest firmware update, hook up your drone to the DJI GO 4 app or use DJI Assistant 2. After the update is complete, you should manually check the numbers for options such as RTH altitude and maximum flight distance. Sometimes these numbers revert to default so double check before you fly the Mavic 2 drone.
Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic 2 Zoom
The Mavic 2 drone is the latest smart camera drone that competes closely to the Autel EVO 2. There are two types of model to choose from: Pro and Zoom. The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a built-in Hasselblad camera which features a 1-inch Sony Sensor.
The Mavic 2 Zoom features a camera with 24-48mm zoom lens and can perform Dolly Zoom. Both drones are equipped with hyperlapse functionality, longer flight time, and number of improvements including ActiveTrack 2.0 + OcuSync 2.0.
Compared to the original Mavic Pro, the new Mavic 2 now flies up to 6 miles away and has 31 flight minutes. They also are equipped with low-noise propellers and fly much faster with a maximum flight speed of 44 miles per hour.
Mavic 3 Rumors
Recently, DJI accidentally leaked the release date for Mavic 3 drone after the internet sleuths identified 4 FCC filings by the company. A noteworthy patented filing features a brand new foldable design that attaches both motor arms on each side.
Some people are speculating that DJI could be working on a brand new design for the third installment of Mavic Series. This is going to be especially an interesting change since the Mavic Mini and Mavic Air 2 look very similar to the Mavic Pro now.
But this also means the Inspire 3 could be coming out from the backburner. The last time DJI focused on the Inspire Series was back in November 2014. Several years to now, there have not been any significant upgrades to their biggest bird.
The new design framework looks very similar to what the Inspire 2 drone uses. Thus, it means the Inspire 3 is also a potential candidate. Though the accident release date for Mavic 3 and Inspire 3 is all but plausible. DJI is keeping tight-lipped about the upcoming consumer drones.
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