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Help - Phantom crashed, now crashes every time after launch

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by wharfbanger, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. wharfbanger

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    OK,

    Flew into a pine tree at about 160ft altitude. Recovered Phantom at base of pine. Camera/gimbal broke free but appear to have sustained no damage!! I have been flying without the hard plastic drop pins for about 200 flights - this confirms my suspicions about drop pins. Battery was ejected from the Phantom on impact.

    I have now tested her twice since the crash and on both occasions she hovered for perfectly for about 3 seconds after launch, then flips suddenly and hits the ground hard, motors still running.

    The Vision Assistant said no IMU calibration required, so I have not bothered to recalibrate.

    I have removed the cover but everything looks normal. Motors spin freely.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Re: Help - Phantom crashed, now crashes every time after lau

    I think we gotta call this one spam, is that 11th dup posts now?
     
  3. wharfbanger

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    Re: Help - Phantom crashed, now crashes every time after lau


    Sorry about this - I was getting server error every time I hit the submit key, so I kept trying then went to bed (NZ time). This is not SPAM so please advise if you are able..

    Cheers and apologise,
    Mark
     
  4. burlbark

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    Re: Help - Phantom crashed, now crashes every time after lau

    I had the same thing happen to me last night and had no way of knowing it was posting repeatedly. The OP can delete the posts using the x mark on his post.

    As to the crash problem is sounds like the IMU/naza has a lead unplugged or is toasted. There is a chance at repair of them, I posted some internal shots of failures on it some months back.

    Jeremy