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Ground Station Failed to Open *PLEASE HELP*

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by r121567, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. r121567

    Jan 26, 2015
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    Sorry if this has already been covered but I am new to this board and new at owning a Phantom.

    I have a Phantom 2 vision v3 - have flown it with and without ground control 6 to 8 times without problems.

    Last week several things happened. (1) Firmware downgrade to 3.8; (2) upgrade iPhone app; (3) first crash. :oops:

    After several successful flights, while taking off in GPS ground control mode, it hit a tree. Props hit the limbs it fell approx 7 feet to the ground. Battery ejected and two props broke but no other apparent damage. After changing props & re-calibrating the compass, I was ready to try again. At this point, my cell phone was dead so I tried to connect with another phone. Received "Ground Station Failed to Open" error but had a successful manual flight.

    After charging my cell phone I found that I also received "Ground Station Failed to Open" error with my phone. I have done an IMU calibration and reinstalled my iPhone app. I receive the camera image on my phone but no gimble control. Does not show any GPS connections.

  2. crash1sttime

    Oct 31, 2014
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    Manchester UK
    Usual cause is the ribbon cable not seated correctly or damaged.

    Inspect it closely and reseat into the connectors correctly