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Camera removal from a Phantom 2 Vision+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Desert Dave P, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Desert Dave P

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    I have given up getting my Vision plus camera to work all the time, its ok as i got the bird 2nd hand and crashed so got a great deal. that said i have my go-pro mounted in a fixed mount but... on start up and all the time the bird is powered up i get a light sequence of 6 super fast blinking read lights that repeat after the normal green light sequence. on the time i have had the camera working these done appear so i assume this is the "general warning" that the camera is not connected.
    My question is... is there a way i can tell the bird there is no camera (that i knows of) attached to it so i can get rid of these lights? the issues is red flashing lights are a normal when i fly and I'm going to miss real warning lights should they come up.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    what lights are blinking ?
    whats the camera problem ?
     
  3. Desert Dave P

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    sorry if i was not clear. i get a set of red super fast blinks that go 6x. if i attache the camera it does not happen and i get all green lights.

    the issue with the camera is its not very robust. i have fixed it and now after a tough landing its broken again and being flixed by a professional (so more cost) i can beat the living snot out of the go-pros on a fixed mount so have ended up thinking i'll use them. i dont get FPV but at least i get to use my drone.

    What im looking for is a way to turn off the red blinking error lights when the camera is not attached.

    I'll post some video.
    Thanks
    Dave
     
  4. Desert Dave P

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    here are the red lights i am talking about..
     
  5. robsquad

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    have you plugged it in to the assistant ?
    camera not fitted does not normally effect the led patterns
    maybe @hunch can throw some light this way
     
  6. Desert Dave P

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    yep. i have plugged it in and run all the software updates. the assistant does not, that i can see anyway, have any camera setting in it. from what i can tell it has no idea if the camera is attached or not. the only change from having the camera and not is the red lghts.
     
  7. Desert Dave P

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    bumping to see if anyone has any idea about these red blinking lights.
     
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    Normally on powering up it does a self diagnostics and if it fails the red blinking lights show up.
     
  9. Desert Dave P

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    Thanks RoyVa, is there any way to find out what the error is? in the DJI software everything looks ok. no errors or anything that i can see. Thanks, Dave
     
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    Put it on a cardboard box - could be rebar/magnetic interference below you.
    If that fails, get a laptop and do it in the field.
    Could be airport close by...

    If you are mechanically minded, you can always take the cover off and redirect the wifi module back into the cam port. What does this do? It powers up the wifi module and gives you telemetry and any warnings that pop up in the DJI vision app.
    Here is the rabbit trail if you want to go down that hole...
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2213815
     
  11. Desert Dave P

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    its the airport i'll be. i live in the flight path.