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ESC error

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by CapR, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. CapR

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    I've been getting an ESC error from the DJI Go app while trying to start my motors. I've fixed an ESC error before by replacing a motor because I knew I damaged a motor before hand. This new ESC error is from a 50 foot crash into 2 inches of snow as a result of probable battery failure. The reason I'm pretty sure it was battery failure was because the video recording stopped before the craft lost altitude. I think the snow might have shorted something out.

    How can I isolate the issue so know what to fix? Is there a way to detect if a certain motor or if the motherboard is the cause? I opened the shell and I didn't notice any obvious damage(to my novice eyes) but I did notice the large black cable leading underneath the motherboard had a break in its insulation rubber. The craft boots up just fine however.

    I've read comments stating if small pieces of debris or metal are touching the inside of a motor, it can cause an ESC error. I've inspected the motors and can't find and debris inside or anything impeding the rotation of the motors. What was interesting though was after I tried recalibrated the compass it resulted in multiple ESC error messages. This leads me to believe there is debris inside touching the motors, but I can't see it. I've also recalibrated the IMU but no change.

    If you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them. Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. Silverwingflinx

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    Yes I had this problem did update flew it landed then esc error code had to send it back to Dji they fixed it..so I bought another p3 flew that one until the other one came back then sold it..I guess that's what u do when u like to fly....hope you get it fixed...
     
  3. CapR

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    LOL, I was considering buying a new one as well:) I see the Advanced is $799 now, which is about $150 cheaper from when I bought my current one in September last year.

    Thx
     
  4. Silverwingflinx

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    I have read the new p3 flies 2 minutes longer let me know if you like the newer p3.lol was going to buy one to and see which one is better may be I still might just do it ....fly safe
     
  5. mpshev

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    What was the issue? I am sending mine back for esc error issue. Are they fixing it or sending you a new one?
     
  6. alokbhargava

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    There could be two reasons for ESC error: defective/ jammed motor or defective ESC electronics. Its difficult to isolate the issue unless you first isolate all the motors and then connect them one by one.