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Advanced I crashed my Phantom 3 DJI Advanced. Help?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Timothy James, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Timothy James

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    So, I crashed it into my garage door because I wasn't being smart or wise. Anyway, it seems to run fine. What I was wondering is there anyway to run diagnostics on the Phantom to look for errors? I was not paying too much attention to how it performed until I crashed it, but it does seem like it doesn't hover in the same spot so well. At least indoors. I haven't really taken it far ever since I crashed it. Might the hovering issue be something to do with the props? I ordered the new Carbon Fiber ones along with a new set of guards. They will be here tomorrow.
     
  2. msinger

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    Nope.

    Try doing an IMU calibration.
     
  3. Timothy James

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    I did. Is it because I'm flying too low? Why it is not hovering smoothly, plus the damaged blades?
     
  4. msinger

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    Are you saying you're flying with damaged props? If so, that's not a wise idea.
     
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    I'm saying I'm hovering with damaged props. They're not that bad, they're just a little scarped. I am not flying really.
     
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    Then don't be surprised when you crash "just a little"...
     
  7. msinger

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    A few thoughts:

    - If your props are damaged in any way, that could have an impact on the stability. Be careful flying with damaged props -- they could have damaged hubs too.

    - Try new props and see if it makes a difference. I don't recommend using 3rd party props if that's what you mean by carbon fiber props. If they are DJI carbon fiber reinforced props, then they are okay to use.

    - Turn off VPS. That can cause an unstable hover depending on the surface you're flying over.

    - Be careful flying indoors. It's easy to crash inside -- unless you're referring to flying in a gymnasium.
     
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    Yes that I do mean the DJI Carbon Fiber ones. It just doesn't hover the best. How do I turn off VPS?
     
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    Thank you. The props are just slightly damaged though, but that still could be impacting my stability on hovering? I'm just afraid that I hurt it somewhere other than the props.
     
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    You'll have a better idea after you install your new props, disable VPS, and fly outdoors. Until then, anything is suspect.
     
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    It still is drifting some. I'm not really sure if it's normal to drift or not.
     
  13. msinger

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    Inches.. feet?
     
  14. Timothy James

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    I'd say no more than 1 foot.
     
  15. msinger

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    That doesn't sound too bad. Can you post a video?
     
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    Yeah I'll try to get one up soon. I have a bad upload speed, but I'll do my best.
     
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    replace the props,
    they are spinning at high rpm and completely control flight,
    unbalanced props equals flaky flights

    good luck and have fun flying!
     
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    Are you flying over a concrete floor? The steel reinforcing bars definitely influence the compass negatively. See Post #7 above.
     
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    That's FUNNY!!
     
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    Cool! DJI put back the “format data recorder“ option. Or did they? What version GO app?