DatCon can accept Mavic .DAT files

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  1. BudWalker

    BudWalker Active 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.

    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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    Romi Well-Known Member

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    You're a really smart guy!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!
     
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  9. BudWalker

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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.
     
  11. Diamondback

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    Yea it doesn't actually send you to the x64 download page. :)
     
  12. BudWalker

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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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