If you have purchased DJI’s drone products and already registered it through the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), your flyer may still be limited in flight range and functionality. DJI announced on last weekend that “it will soon introduce a new application activation process for international customers”, to ensure customers to use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for their aircrafts.
The new measure is supposed to take effect internationally at the end of this week. DJI ties the application activation process to a firmware update for its family of drones. The next firmware updates for all of its drone models will require users to log into the company’s official website, and therefore the company will be able to sync up each device with the specific regulations of the country where it’s being operated.
Failure to register with DJI means the drone will have a height limit of 98 feet (30 meters), a radius of 164 feet (50 meters), and the live video feed will be disabled. Considering that the maximum transmission range for the DJI Phantom 4 is over three miles, the camera on which device fails to register also won’t be able to stream images or video to controller, and that will create obstacles for aerial photography.
You should update your DJI drone in this week. To update and activate the firmware, connect to the Internet through DJI’s GO or GO 4 app, and then log into your account.
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DJI Updates Process For Activating Software And Firmware Updates