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Auto take off and then is starts flying away on its own

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Noob, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Noob

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    what would cause this? It's happened twice now.
     
  2. konidair

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    Any more info? Have you got access to the log file?
     
  3. Noob

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    When it took off on auto pilot mode, it didn't hover, it just started going forward. So I had to crash land it quickly. It's happened twice. Each time, when I tried it a second time, it worked normal.
     
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  4. Procharged97

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    Just a suggestion but have you tried a RC stick calibrations? Also are you letting the bird fully warm up...."green safe to fly status" more than 6 satellites? Compass calibration away from metal objects?


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  5. garykeithmead1

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    Re calibrate your r/c.
    calibrate your compass before flight.
     
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    Yes, I am waiting for the green safe fly mode. I don't do the compass calibrations though. Didn't think I needed to if the green safe fly mode kicked in.
     
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    Looks like I need to start doing this more often.
     
  8. msinger

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    Noob, if you upload your flight log here and post a link back here, we can review it and let you know what happened.
     
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    can you manually take off ok?
    or does it want to do the same thing...
     
  10. gklugie

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    Are you in "P" mode? (GPS) ........ If you are not in GPS mode, the bird will drift quite a bit depending on breeze.
     
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    I'm still on beginner mode. Only doing the manual take off right now.
     
  12. kirk2579

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    puzzeled then>

    you said:
    "...When it took off on auto pilot mode, it didn't hover,..."

    what did you do to take off?
     
  13. Auusie_P3S_pilot

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    Make sure the right toggle switch is in the upper most position.
     
  14. Gerson Luiz Standke

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    Hi,

    -Does the S1 and S2 keys in RC, are fully on higher position ?
    -When you open DJI GO, the screen shows alert to calibrate compasss (rotating quad in the air) ?
    -If you´re not in GPS Mode, the Phantom moves freely (front, back, left or right) in the same height, like comment of "gklugie" (above).