Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Green light mode !

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Flemming, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Flemming

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi , i am a new user of the phantom 2. After a simple little crash I have problems to calibrate the drone again.
    I use the s1 as I must , turn the drone 360 ' both ways but the drone still light yellow ! So I cannot fly with gps in green mode. What wrong ?

    Best regards !

    Fl.
     
  2. Great Pumpkin

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Santa Barbara County, California, USA
    How many satellites are your receiving when you try to fly?
     
  3. tgreenstone

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hudson Valley NY Drone
    Is it solid or flashing yellow??
     
  4. SteveMann

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    653
    Location:
    Westford, MA

    I think that means the compass did not calibrate. Did you remove the top shell to look for any connectors that may have been shaken loose from the crash?
     
  5. tgreenstone

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hudson Valley NY Drone
    Plus too, when you do the calibration, Spin first horizontal (as the drone normally sits on the ground) and then vertical but spinning it with the "front" (where gimbal is pointing, as well as where the lines are on the shell)
     
  6. Flemming

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    No steveman , I try it today, maybe its just a simple connect thing... Thanks
     
  7. Green_Phantom

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Did you ever take the top off it? If you did, this sounds like a no brainer, but make sure that the top is lined up with the bottom. It's very easy to put the top on 90 degrees off.
     
  8. Lonewolf

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    108
    Noticed you said you use the s1 switch. In order to obtain a solid yellow light it sounds like you're in ATTI mode. The s1 switch must be toggled up and down at least 5 times in order to enter compass calibration. If you're doing that and still getting the solid yellow? Check to see if your GPS receiver is cracked/damaged.

    Remove the top cover, and carefully check the receiver for cracks. If so, it will need replacement. They're made out of ceramic and easily cracked after a crash.

    You can find how to correctly remove and inspect the GPS receiver by finding many offered videos on youtube.