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From green to flashing red

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Nakelp86, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Nakelp86

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    Strange thing happened few days ago.
    I tried to discharge my battery to 50% since i knew I was not going to fly for few days, so I took it for a spin (actually hover) in my backyard and hoped I could get the sunset.
    I had 9-10 sats on my screen went up about 100 feet up and stayed there for few minutes.
    All of a sudden back green light started flashing fast all red, looked on the screen still 9 sats solid, no weird behavior on the P2 still was in place, no wobble, nothing just flashing red I panicked and brought it down to eye level and lights went back to normal green for the rest of the hover time.
    What was that???!!!
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Was your battery fully charged on launch? I will guess not.

    Slow flashing red on the back lights means low battery. Fast flashing red lights means critically low battery and auto-land.

    In other words, you were likely getting a false read on the battery charge due to the fact that you launched with a battery that was not fully charged.

    I propose you consider getting a battery discharger.

    Disclaimer: I have a P2V, not a straight P2