16 REPLIES
mbogo
Navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

Hi, 

Have the same problem, should'nt have done the update before reading, drone just stays on the ground at full speed, no joypad controls. 

How did you downgrade the update to 2.1.7.

I have one very disappointed kid.

I will be very grateful for your help.

Thank you

 

Parrot, if you reading this, I have the right to choose an upgrade or not, does that make any sense to you, the right to choose, does that ring a bell. 

What most folks dont realize is the time taken (wasted) to go thru unnecessary cycles not of your own doing.

My time doesnt belong to anyone except me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pijon
Explorer

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

Hi all!
I just regret I didnt read all this before I upgrade mine..

It just dont do nothing after I upgraded!

I can connect to my Aiborne Cargo with FreeFlight Mini. I can check that it has the update.

After I press START it askes me the configuration (with or without the protection) and then when I press LIFT OFF it just does nothing!

 

What can I do now? Already tryed to reset and nothing. I tried to downgrade the firmware, and it does not work, keeps on 2.6.8.

What can I do?

agemo
Master navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

@whizpoppie

What do you mean by "update problem"? After update you cannot connect to the drone or something like that?

whizpoppie
Master Observer

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

So ive got the software update problem and a incredibly disapointed little boy on xmas day. 

 

Ive tried downloading via the website,  copy and paste into the folder but no joy but still no joy

 

Please please help

 

Im desperate here

louigi600
Master navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

I ran into problems while trying to document the instabilities because I've no way to fil at the same time user input and drone behaviour.... but I made a video of what I think is the only sane thing to do with a parrot minidrone: https://youtu.be/GMc6RgVTjhQ
Yes the only things that I think are worth saving are the frame, the motors and the props (if unlike me they survive after updating the firmware).

louigi600
Master navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

Just in case there's any doubt since this thead is not very moisy you should have a look at this other thread on the Airborne Night (that uses the same firmware and probabbly has the same hardware):
https://community.parrot.com/t5/Airborne-Night-Drone/Update-Firmware-version-2-6-8-for-Airborne-Nigh...

louigi600
Master navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

As soon as I've time I'll make a video of how the cargo flies with ond stable firmware and then how it flies after updating to 2.6.8 ... so then Parrot can no longer claim that it working the same as the Mambo.

louigi600
Master navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

@rthomp275:As far as my experience goes with the airborne cargo I think it would be best if you buy from banggood an F3_EVO_Brushed with integrated RX and use that instead of the parrot flight controller in the airborne cargo.
You will haveto get a proper model aircraft remote  control transmitter (Spectrum, FrSky or FlySky one) but on the whole you will have a much better flight experience then with the phone or the parrot fly pad which all suffer from sporadic random delay and a very much increased range.
I'm sorry to say this but I've been left starnded by Parrot on a new airborn cargo (as of summer 2017). Parrot even neglect the fact that many people have had problems on the new firmware and they don't even give an official way to roll back to something that will fly stable again. Even banggood will give you better support then this on their cheap  Chinese stuff.

rthomp275
Navigator

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

my 2 have died completely after update no lights nothing, not sure what to do now

Highlighted
Retired contributor

Re: [Update] Firmware 2.6.8 for Airborne Cargo

Hi @louigi600, the Mambo and Airborne recently share the same stabilization library. As motors are similar and the size is the same it shouldn't be a problem to get the same stability with both MiniDrones. Downgrades are not supported as we encourage to use the latest firmware with the latest version of the app to get the most of the MinIdrone and get the different fix brought.

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