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Beginner FC40 Help!

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by JessBang, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. JessBang

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    I just bought a DJI phantom fc40, and i have never used a drone before so i'm a bit rusty.
    I got it flying and all of a sudden it was flashing red and just came straight down despite me pushing the stick right up!

    Any idea what this means and why it is happening?
    Any tips for beginners?
    Also having trouble connecting the FC40 to my phone

    Help would be fantastic :)
    Thankyou
     
  2. JessBang

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    oh and also i have a sony action cam i want to eventually attach if anyone has a good setup
     
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    #3 185EZ, Jul 19, 2016
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  4. JessBang

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    I didn't do anything to do with Naza, but it's second hand so didn't think I had to. Or should I?
    Yep I did the compass calibration.
    And I'm using 11.1V 2200mAh batteries. I tested three batteries before I flew and they all had 70%-80% charge so i thought that would have been okay, but I was lucky to get 3 mins out of one battery and 2 mins out of the others. I have got them all on charge now and I'll try to fly again when they are finished.

    Maybe the batteries just needed a good charge?

    Thankyou for your help :)

    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
     
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  6. JessBang

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    i have just bought some new batteries so hopefully that helps!
    do you have any experience using a mac to connect the phantom to?
     
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    My FC40 will do this if flying with a dull battery.. Won't have any altitude gain. You'll probably do good to invest in a couple new and decent batteries.