My Phantom 3 standard says not enough GPS to fly although DJI app says 8 satellites available


Summary of Issue:
The Drone wont lift off, saying that there’s not enough GPS satellites, although DJI application says 8 satellites, good signal, and good to go GPS flight mode. It didnt happen manytimes I did surveys before. Can you please help? Thanks
Date Issue Began:
Drone Model:
Phantom 3 Standard
Mobile Device Model and OS version:
Samsung NOTE 4 Android 6.0.1


Hi @Joao_Pedro_Carreira,

Thanks for swinging by the DroneDeploy Forum. I’m sorry to hear that you are having issues flying your Phantom 3 Standard with our flight app.

Unfortunately, DroneDeploy flight app does not longer support autonomous flights for the Phantom 3 Standard. DJI does not support this type of drone with their SDK firmware updates and it has been causing a lot of issues for us to support it as well since we rely on their SDK to work. As a result, and for safety reasons, we deprecated the Phantom 3 Standard series half a year ago. That may explain why you are encountering some issues with our flight app.

We strongly recommend using one of the drones best supported by both DroneDeploy and the DJI SDK for a better mapping experience. Please review the list of supported drones here.

I hope this information is helpful. Have a wonderful day!



i have been asking about this in bad gps on drone

before finding this.

so this information means that the P3 standard can no longer
use DD? the mappings i did 2 weeks ago were just lucky
to work?




If you open DJI Go and wait for 10 satellites will DD work? That was my understanding on how many were needed.


Hi @approxdec,

We do not officially support the Phantom 3 Standard anymore, so there is no guarantee that this model will or should work without issue with DroneDeploy even if it has worked before.