DatCon can accept Mavic .DAT files

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  1. BudWalker

    BudWalker Well-Known Member

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    DatCon now works for Mavic .DAT files. To obtain a copy go here. This is a beta version. If you encounter errors please post them here.

    EDIT: CsvView is also available. Most users will find it easier to use CsvView. To obtain it got here.

    To retrieve a Mavic .DAT file use DJI Assistant 2 and go to the Flight Record tab. After confirming that it's OK to put the Mavic in Flight Data mode a list containing the recent flights will appear. Select just the Flight Control File of the incident flight and then press Save To Local. Ultimately a file with a name something like DJI_ASSISTANT_EXPORT_FILE[2016-10-27 22-40-28].DAT will be created.

    Presently, the following fields are missing; 1) smart battery info, and 2) motor data. Documentation on this can be found at the bottom of .csv Column Descriptions

    A version of CsvView that works for Mavic .DAT will be distributed in a few days.
     
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    Thank you very much Mr. Bud!
     
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    Down the rabbit hole!
    Thank you verry much for sharing this usefull info here, could come in handy (hope i don't need it off the bat when i get my bird).
    But better safe ..........
     
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    CsvView now accepts Mavic .DAT files. To obtain it go here and download version 1.0.0.
     
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    Question, is there any gimbal-related information int he .DAT that we could hope to see included in CSVs at some point? Would be interesting to have a look at what happens when I get gimbal vibration.
     
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    It's possible. The gimbal info has to be there. I was unable to find it in the P3 .DAT file. But, I've had some ideas since then about how the gimbal info could be represented in the P3 .DAT.
     
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    You're a really smart guy!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!
     
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    You'll need to download and install a 64 bit Java. Apparently you have a 32 bit Java on your machine. If you pressed OK it should have proceeded to bring up a web page containing an appropriate download link. Did that not work?

    64 bit Java was made necessary because the Mavic/P4 .DAT files can be quite large.
     
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    Yes I forgot to load x64 in again after using a rare program. I installed x64 now and it fixed the issue. Not that it matters, but it did not direct me to a webpage.

    Thanks for keeping the tools updated.
     
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    Yea it doesn't actually send you to the x64 download page. :)
     
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    Well, I guess I tried to be too clever. @Diamondback were you able to figure what you had to do from the popup that came up? I'm trying to determine the best approach here. I tried to make it easy but we discovered that won't always work. Would it be sufficient to popup with a message saying go to https://java.com/en/download/windows-64bit.jsp and then download and install it? What do you guys think?
     
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    Oh, I'm not a good choice for average user experience since I'm a software developer myself ;)
    So yea, had no issues figuring out what's missing :)

    I'd certainly include some more in detail instructions on where to go and what to do (the JRE download website doesn't really help to be userfriendly... :| )
     
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    I'll pull the flight logs but unfortunately as others have mentioned ebay and paypal will side with the buyer when he will claim that I delivered a faulty product.

    Yes, I'll be sure to sell locally, etc. instead of using ebay and paypal (other than gift) for stuff in the future.
     
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    I'd like to use this tool to look at my flight records. However, when I use the DJI Assistant 2 (latest version) on my Mac and attache and start the Mavic, after clicking on flight record, there is just a spinning wheel and I do not see a list of the stored records (even after waiting several minutes). Is there anything else that needs to be done? I guess the RC is not needed?
     
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    I recommend using install4j installer creator, it takes care of this and it can auto-download the required JRE. If your project is open source you might be able to use it for free (not sure).



    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
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    Others have had the same issue with a Mac. As I recall one fixed the problem by using a different cable, and the other fixed it using a PC instead.
     
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    I use launch4j which I think has the same capability. It just didn't have quite all the cases covered. So I put an additional test in the code itself in case it wasn't caught in the installation.
     
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    i am trying to pull the logs. the mavic connects and i'm able to see firmware but when i click flight records, it just hangs and gives the spinner forever. i'm using a macbook pro on os x.

    wife is bugging me to go shopping so i'll have to work on this later.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! Yes - using a Windows emulator on my Mac worked. It's funny that DJI offers a Mac version of the Assistant software which does not work...
     
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