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Battery issue - HELP!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by skyexposure, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. skyexposure

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    So, I tried to fly today to get some nice snow shots.

    Batteries are fully charged, practically brand new (flown twice - no issues whatsoever) and I get this.

    I've looked online for any solutions - but I can't seem to find anything regarding the power button LED flashes slowly like that.

    It is cold (about 20º F right now) but I have read of people flying in MUCH colder weather!

    http://youtu.be/wDCc-BNkk9Y
     
  2. Reoscorpio

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    I'm confused on the issue here. It looks and sounds like you're not doing the startup procedure correctly: single tap followed by a press and hold.

    The red blinking led after a long hold us just telling you the life remaining in the battery (4 green bars is 75-100 percent, if I recall).
     
  3. Marlin009

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    Normal. Pressing for 5 seconds tells you the battery life left. To power on, press and release and then press release again.
     
  4. N017RW

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    +1
    Definitely not powering up correctly.
     
  5. BlackTracer

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    Wow are you gonna be happy when you power up that battery correctly!! Single quick press and release (less than a second I think), followed immediately by a 2 second press and release (indicators light up in sequence and battery powers on). Sound heard as Phantom arm LEDs flash: Boodle oodle eep!!

    Like the others said, that last long press shows that battery's life left (the red power button flashes).
     
  6. skyexposure

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    Got it - duh...

    I feel stupid. Even after going through the complete checklist!
     
  7. eseckinger

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    It's all good man
     
  8. flyNfrank

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    So it says you moved the video. Can you edit the OP with the right link and state that it's an edit?
     
  9. LuvMyTJ

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    He may not want the video available now that he has it working correctly. No big deal.
    Gotta love those 'smart batteries'. ;)
     
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    I think the video was probably not from the P2, but a video showing what happens when he tried to turn the battery on.
    EDIT: I see you edited your post just as I posted mine ;)
     
  11. LuvMyTJ

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    I misread part of the post but I figured it out now. The other video out there is an introduction to his video for hire company.