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First flight confused

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by isle, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. isle

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    Am all ready to fly but after reading manual a number of times and watching you tube videos
    I am to say the least confused.can somebody walk me through from turning n transmitter and quad with all intended sounds and lights to take off when I calibrate compass etc
     
  2. tpawyant

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    No worries....the support from the manufacturer in this hobby is horrible at best. However, I did find these videos VERY helpful when I started out (Edit, well they make is so DARN hard to find ANYTHING on their products):

    Phantom Wiki: http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php/Phantom

    Sample YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/PyMgWmGi_XU

    Here is what I look for:

    1. Turn on RADIO FIRST, ALWAYS
    2. Connect battery to Phantom, secure in phantom
    3. Walk behind the phantom so you can see the blinking LED light
    4. You will see some green blinking and red blinking lights.
    5. DO NOT fly until the red blinking lights go away. You will start to see a bunch (up to six consecutive blinking red lights, this is telling you that the phantom is obtaining GPS satellites, up to 6 I believe) red lights. It will start with blinking 6 times in a row, then it will blink green...then it will go to 5, then to 4, 3, 2, 1, until you no long see blinking red lights, just green (assuming your Radio is in GPS mode (top right silver level on the radio).
    6. During step number five, you should see the phantom blink green 4 times real quick, this means it has established its "home base/link".
    7. Once you only see 1 green LED flash every few seconds, you are good to fly.
    8. Pull both sticks downs and towards eachother to activate the phantom and give it some throttle to take off.

    I hope this helps...and others will chime in I am sure.

    Good luck.
     
  3. isle

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    That sound pretty simple thanks at what point do I calibrate compass
     
  4. tpawyant

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    you need to do that every time you move the phantom to a new flying place (that is substantial, say a few miles, etc).

    I calibrate my compass basically every time a fly in a new area....just to be sure. Are you familiar with how to calibrate it?