New Mavic 3 firmware still doesn’t fix GPS issues – is it firmware or hardware?
Last week DJI released a new firmware update for its flagship Mavic 3 drone to fix its crippling-slow GPS acquisition issue. Unfortunately, while the update fixed the problem for some, others still find it challenging to connect to enough GPS satellites. Here is what we know so far.
Some backstory first
DJI released the newest flagship consumer drone at the end of last year, just before the holiday rush. Some rumored that the release was rushed to meet that end-of-year demand as DJI moved the addition of several significant Mavic 3 features to early 2022 firmware updates.
Overall, reviews have stated the Mavic 3 is a formidable cine drone. Many early models were even praised for quick GPS connections; however, those who received later versions of the drone have been experiencing a terrible lag in acquiring a fixed position before taking off. Our review unit from DJI has worked flawlessly in acquiring GPS connections, but that’s not what others are saying. So…