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issues with staying connected.......

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by kevv, May 12, 2015.

  1. kevv

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    Had my first flight on a P3 advanced. First 5 min was great. Everything working fine....then all of a sudden it started getting "disconnected" and the screen going black and white!!!! I brought it down immediately. It wouldn't stay connected anymore....saying that I need to make sure I'm not near any metal objects....which I wasn't. In fact I hadn't moved at all. Screen shot is attached. It wouldn't let me recalibrate either. I'm a bit frustrated but happy that at least I didn't crash it. Lol
    Ps. I Uninstalled and reinstalled the app but no luck.


    Anyone have any ideas?
     

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  2. bbfpv

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    Change your location and report back.
     
  3. kevv

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    Via the map? If no, can you please explain exactly how? Ty!
     
  4. who

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    I guess he means walk 300ft north and try again. making sure your antennas are up correctly
     
  5. mad in nc

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    and re-calibrate compass per error report.....
     
  6. kevv

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    I took it to a soccer field. Completely open. No difference in behavior. Still cannot recalibrate. When click on 'mode', then click on 'calibrate compass' and click ok, It doesn't do or say anything else. I even go through the procedures to calibrate it but it does not show the animation like it did the first time I flew this, nor does it give any error messages. It just simply doesn't say anything. I can still fly the drone but the camera does not work and I do not show to be connected. Please help. This is very frustrating considering how excited I was to get this.
     
  7. louforgiveno

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    Make sure you have usb debugging enabled....and/or try a different device.....for some reason my note 4 hates it too....but i have no issues with my Tab S 8.4
     
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    Did. You try killing the app a
    did you try killing the app and restarting it. I know you said you reinstalled but did you try to recalibrate after reinstall or after a test flight with the app? I flew mine last weekend and forgot to calibrate the compass and I was getting very strange readings. Nothing made any sense on the screen. I landed the drone and clicked on calibrate. Went thru the motions and then everything worked great. Yes, I did get the animate promts while calibrating.
     
  9. kevv

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    I did restart. Can you tell me exactly what you click on in order to calibrate?
     
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    I'm traveling now so I can't take a screen shoot. I believe you hit the button that says ready to fly on the top middle of the screen. There you will see the calibration button.
     
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    I had same issue right away. I was between multiple people with WiFi Bluetooth and tv. Just walk across the room away from all that and try again.
     
  12. kevv

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    OP here. Hopefully the info below will help someone else:

    My issue seems to have been resolved.
    I took the P3 to an open field (again) and had the exact same "disconnected" problem. it wouldn't let me calibrate. SO, i uninstalled the app. restarted my Note 4 phone. took the battery out of the P3. re installed the app. Opened the app. turned on the P3. and it immediately recognized it and allowed me to re calibrate. I made sure to do the calibration at 1.5 meters from the ground as instructed.

    Anyway, it worked like a charm after that. no issues for the next 15 or so minutes. Can't wait to have my second real flight tomorrow :-D
     
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  13. krusen

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    Any progress? I just upgraded my Phantom 3 Advance firmware, and can't get the Pilot App to connect on my Galaxy S5. Prior to firmware update it was a bit flaky before with video in the camera function going to black and white before freezing at times. But now I can't get any connection to show in the pilot app. So I have no ability to calibrate the bird. Controller still talks fine to the bird with flight and gimbal controls working ok.

    I've tried various cables, various bird-controller-app startup patterns, reooting and clearing cache on my phone. Wifi on the phone is off.

    I've only flown it about 6 times so I'm trying to understand what is 'normal behavior'. One other clue may be that when upgrading the controller, I got the blue dot, but did not get any text files added to my thumb drive.