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can't get Grould station to work

Discussion in 'DJI Ground Station' started by bcass1, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. bcass1

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    HELP! I do everything right, I think but when I hit "go", the drone tries to lift off and promptly turns over and does a face plant. I set the waypoints on the map while I have internet access, program in 3 waypoints , the height and speed but it keeps crashing on take off.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks,
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Is your first waypoint set downrange somewhere? If so, set one directly above your take-off point, at some height closer to that of what is currently your first waypoint. Or, manually launch first and get up to altitude before hitting go and sending it on its way.
     
  3. bcass1

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    Ok I'll try both. My first waypoint was down range from my starting point.
     
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    Yep, the Phantom was trying to take the shortest path to that waypoint straight from the launch point, before it even had enough lift to get all the way off the ground.
     
  5. Suwaneeguy

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    You can also try launching from a box.
    Try a compass calibration as well.
     
  6. bcass1

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    Ok I made it work this time. I lifted off and then hit the go button and it flew it's mission. I have to say it was a bit scary at the end. I couldn't gain control even after hitting the cancel mission button. finally I was able to recover control and land.
     
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    It should lift off and go up to 3 metres or something before setting off.
    Good points made about being mindful of how it 'draws a line' to the first point with no regard for obstacles, so a close at hand higher point is sensible.