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Crash but very lucky.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by FrequentFlyer, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. FrequentFlyer

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    Well, not a 'fall out of the sky crash' more like a 'sideways fly into a hill crash'. Lost sight of her after looking at the screen of my iPad and decided to bring her back. My orientation calculations were a bit off and she lodged sideways into a bush. After 2 hours of searching in horrible terrain , I was relieved to find her lodged in a bush. No physical signs of damage, the battery had jarred loose and was sticking out 1/4 inch. I think that was good and bad. Good because it cut power to the motors so they didn't burn up and bad cutting the power suddenly could reek havoc with the electronics and SD card. Packed up and went home rejoicing that I found my bird. I started her up later that evening and everything seemed fine except after the cam and gimbal did its little dance it just fell limp with no video.
    To make a long story short(too late) I applied the new firmware 1.7.006 and got the camera back and video on the screen, but it takes 5 long sec to take a pic and a blank screen when I put it in video mode and the video controls are grayed out. I will try a fresh SD card next but am stumped after that. Any thoughts? (Thanks for reading my book) P3P 1 month old.


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  2. rockydog

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    Check that the two grey ribbon cables running from the body of the Phantom to the top of the gimbal are firmly seated.
     
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  3. TrevorTron

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    You may have answered your own question- the unexpected power-down may have corrupted the memory card. Did you try a format?
     
  4. FrequentFlyer

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    I checked all the cables that I see but still no picture or video taking. I do get video transmission to the rc. It's possible that a tiny hard branch got it and damaged the ribbon cable. Just ordered one from DJI.


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