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Lights flashing red on phantom 3 pro , have no idea why!!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by dros1828, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. dros1828

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    Ok so took her out on a normal flight and had her follow me to a party we were going to well there was no problems with how it flew but when I got just about to my location, I look back and the lights started to flash red.. We pulled into the yard to park, switched back to P-mode and I started to bring her down, during my decent I could not find any reason to why the lights where flashing.. Battery was 58%, checked all the cells(all were green), and no warnings on the display.. I used the CsvView that I got off here but could not find any problems or reasons to why this happened, also put it on heathy drones but still have no idea .. If you guys can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it..
    Thanks,Danny


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  2. dros1828

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    Oh and after I cycled the battery everything was back to green


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  3. msinger

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    According to the Phantom manual, it seems the battery was low.

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  4. dros1828

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    Yeah that's why I was check for battery issues but there were no


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  5. dros1828

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    Non! That's was has me nervous


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  6. msinger

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    Can you post your DAT flight log so we can check it out?
     
  7. dros1828

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    Yeah I'll put it up in a couple of hours, sry not by my laptop


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    I accidentally moved my low battery warning up to 75% on the DJI GO app and all lights starting flashing a after about 5 minutes. Moved it back down and all is good. Start simple and make sure your app didn't get set to low battery being way up. It seems to start flashing at whatever point you have the warning set.


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  9. dros1828

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    Ok here it is guys,and i checked battery warning levels plus i even put the battery that was in the bird at the time and checked for any old errors but all said,"normal'. Thanks again for all the replies guys, i usually can figure these things with all the info you guys put on here but this one has got me stumped. Now like i said i was in follow me mode and once it landed i shut it off and turned it on again and all was green..FLY176.DAT
     
  10. msinger

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    Here's the converted CSV file (converted by DatCon):
     

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    Below is the event log generated by DatCon. You can see the LED color was warning you about some type of battery warning when the battery was at 58%. I don't see anything odd about the battery data recorded in the DAT log. Did you raise the low and critically low battery levels in DJI GO (like Fat Daddy mentioned above)?


    -12.222 : 6566 : 338 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    -5.722 : 10466 : 663 41.3136918 -75.3177318 420.61 First Home Point
    -5.722 : 10466 : 663 [whitelist]invalid flash key
    -5.722 : 10466 : 663 [whitelist]>test data injected
    -5.720 : 10467 : 663 [LED] changed: set home
    -5.702 : 10478 : 664 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-1073741824]
    -4.222 : 11366 : 738 [LED] changed: temperature not ready when startup
    -1.342 : 13094 : 882 [LED] changed: normal led
    -.022 : 13886 : 948 [M.Start]REQ_RC_NORMAL
    -.022 : 13886 : 948 [Ctrl<2>] REQ_RC_COMMAND ENGINE_START ctrl_engine_start
    -.002 : 13898 : 949 [IOC.CL ] 84.1 Degree
    -.002 : 13898 : 949 [TO.ALT ] 400.604156
    -.002 : 13898 : 949 41.3136923 -75.3177325 420.60 Home Point
    .198 : 14018 : 959 [LED] changed: set home
    1.698 : 14918 : 1034 [LED] changed: normal led
    1.998 : 15098 : 1049 [Ctrl<2>] REQ_RC_COMMAND ASST_TAKEOFF_HOLD ctrl_asst_takeoff
    2.798 : 15578 : 1089 CTRL reset all by assisted takeoff finish
    2.818 : 15590 : 1090 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    3.757 : 16153 : 1136 Eeprom write offset:330
    9.757 : 19753 : 1436 Eeprom write offset:330
    14.338 : 22502 : 1666 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    34.378 : 34526 : 2668 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    51.758 : 44954 : 3537 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    51.778 : 44966 : 3538 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    51.798 : 44978 : 3539 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    51.798 : 44978 : 3539 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    54.418 : 46550 : 3670 airport limit data need update[1095863099][0]
    74.458 : 58574 : 4672 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    74.458 : 58574 : 4672 [fly_limit]set lenOfData 0 because of 20KM and no App Data Sent!
    88.480 : 66987 : 5373 received on/off 1 from app
    88.480 : 66987 : 5373 ack on/off 0 to app
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: receive followme mission from app
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: follow mode 0
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: yaw_mode 1
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: init_lati 0.721
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: init_long -1.315
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: init_alti 0.000
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: init_angl 0.000
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: sensitivity 0
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: is_android 2
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 [Follow_ME]: Init success app date source : 2
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 [FOLLOW_ME]mission start 1
    88.700 : 67119 : 5384 Follow Mission: ack followme start 0 to app
    88.718 : 67130 : 5385 [Ctrl<3>] REQ_NAVI_MISSION NAVI_FOLLOW_MISSION ctrl_navi_follow_me_mission
    91.058 : 68534 : 5502 [FOLLOW_ME]init gpitch -58.000,gdist offset 74.720,d2ph 3.290,d2prt 78.010
    91.058 : 68534 : 5502 [FOLLOW_ME] change to FOLLOW_MOVING
    94.498 : 70598 : 5674 airport limit data need update[1095863099][0]
    114.538 : 82622 : 6676 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    126.158 : 89594 : 7257 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    126.158 : 89594 : 7257 CTRL reset all by APP.mission.follow.no.mission
    126.178 : 89606 : 7258 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    126.178 : 89606 : 7258 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    134.578 : 94646 : 7678 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    149.638 : 103682 : 8431 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    154.618 : 106670 : 8680 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    156.998 : 108098 : 8799 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    156.998 : 108098 : 8799 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    157.158 : 108194 : 8807 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    157.158 : 108194 : 8807 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    174.658 : 118694 : 9682 airport limit data need update[1095863098][-536870912]
    187.218 : 126230 : 10310 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    187.218 : 126230 : 10310 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    187.238 : 126242 : 10311 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    187.238 : 126242 : 10311 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    193.320 : 129891 : 10615 received on/off 1 from app
    193.320 : 129891 : 10615 ack on/off 0 to app
    193.458 : 129974 : 10622 Follow Mission: receive followme mission from app
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: follow mode 0
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: yaw_mode 1
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: init_lati 0.721
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: init_long -1.315
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: init_alti 0.000
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: init_angl 0.000
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: sensitivity 0
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: is_android 2
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 [Follow_ME]: Init success app date source : 2
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 [FOLLOW_ME]mission start 1
    193.460 : 129975 : 10622 Follow Mission: ack followme start 0 to app
    193.478 : 129986 : 10623 [Ctrl<3>] REQ_NAVI_MISSION NAVI_FOLLOW_MISSION ctrl_navi_follow_me_mission
    194.698 : 130718 : 10684 airport limit data need update[1095863099][0]
    195.798 : 131378 : 10739 [FOLLOW_ME]init gpitch -54.800,gdist offset 67.737,d2ph 20.028,d2prt 87.765
    195.798 : 131378 : 10739 [FOLLOW_ME] change to FOLLOW_MOVING
    214.738 : 142742 : 11686 airport limit data need update[1095863094][1610612736]
    234.778 : 154766 : 12688 airport limit data need update[1095863122][1073741824]
    254.818 : 166790 : 13690 airport limit data need update[1095863173][1073741824]
    270.700 : 176319 : 14484 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    270.900 : 176439 : 14494 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    271.300 : 176679 : 14514 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    274.858 : 178814 : 14692 airport limit data need update[1095863221][-2147483648]
    284.500 : 184599 : 15174 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    284.600 : 184659 : 15179 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    284.700 : 184719 : 15184 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    284.780 : 184767 : 15188 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    284.900 : 184839 : 15194 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    285.020 : 184911 : 15200 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    285.080 : 184947 : 15203 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    285.180 : 185007 : 15208 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    285.300 : 185079 : 15214 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    294.898 : 190838 : 15694 airport limit data need update[1095863248][-536870912]
    314.938 : 202862 : 16696 airport limit data need update[1095863288][1610612736]
    334.978 : 214886 : 17698 airport limit data need update[1095863333][0]
    355.018 : 226910 : 18700 airport limit data need update[1095863372][-1073741824]
    368.380 : 234927 : 19368 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    368.500 : 234999 : 19374 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    368.700 : 235119 : 19384 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    368.800 : 235179 : 19389 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    368.880 : 235227 : 19393 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    369.020 : 235311 : 19400 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    369.100 : 235359 : 19404 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    369.200 : 235419 : 19409 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    369.280 : 235467 : 19413 [FOLLOW_ME]mission ERROR: target pos jump!
    375.058 : 238934 : 19702 airport limit data need update[1095863391][-1610612736]
    395.098 : 250958 : 20704 airport limit data need update[1095863434][1610612736]
    415.138 : 262982 : 21706 airport limit data need update[1095863472][536870912]
    435.178 : 275006 : 22708 airport limit data need update[1095863511][1610612736]
    455.218 : 287030 : 23710 airport limit data need update[1095863560][536870912]
    475.258 : 299054 : 24712 airport limit data need update[1095863610][-1610612736]
    495.298 : 311078 : 25714 airport limit data need update[1095863656][1073741824]
    515.338 : 323102 : 26716 airport limit data need update[1095863709][-2147483648]
    535.378 : 335126 : 27718 airport limit data need update[1095863752][-2147483648]
    555.418 : 347150 : 28720 airport limit data need update[1095863739][536870912]
    575.458 : 359174 : 29722 airport limit data need update[1095863706][-1610612736]
    576.118 : 359570 : 29755 [LED] changed: battery warning!
    595.498 : 371198 : 30724 airport limit data need update[1095863676][1610612736]
    615.538 : 383222 : 31726 airport limit data need update[1095863657][-1073741824]
    621.378 : 386726 : 32018 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    621.378 : 386726 : 32018 CTRL reset all by APP.mission.follow.no.mission
    621.398 : 386738 : 32019 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    621.438 : 386762 : 32021 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    621.438 : 386762 : 32021 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    634.998 : 394898 : 32699 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    634.998 : 394898 : 32699 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    635.018 : 394910 : 32700 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    635.018 : 394910 : 32700 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    635.438 : 395162 : 32721 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    635.438 : 395162 : 32721 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    635.458 : 395174 : 32722 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    635.458 : 395174 : 32722 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    635.578 : 395246 : 32728 airport limit data need update[1095863660][0]
    655.618 : 407270 : 33730 airport limit data need update[1095863661][-536870912]
    675.658 : 419294 : 34732 airport limit data need update[1095863661][1610612736]
    683.918 : 424250 : 35145 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    683.918 : 424250 : 35145 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    683.958 : 424274 : 35147 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    683.958 : 424274 : 35147 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    684.918 : 424850 : 35195 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    684.918 : 424850 : 35195 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI ctrl_atti
    685.078 : 424946 : 35203 CTRL reset all by rc mode switch
    685.078 : 424946 : 35203 [Ctrl<1>] REQ_RC_NORMAL ATTI_HOLD ctrl_gps_atti
    695.698 : 431318 : 35734 airport limit data need update[1095863660][-1073741824]
    703.258 : 435854 : 36112 [M. Stop]landing.RC_Thr
    703.258 : 435854 : 36112 Motor Start 1 Total 703.28
    703.258 : 435854 : 36112 CTRL reset all by motor stopped
     
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    What are the airport data limit need update messages about?
     
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    @BudWalker, do you know the answer to this question?
     
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    @msinger the reason that DatCon doesn't have the requisite battery data is that I've been remiss in deploying the most recent version. DatCon 2.3.2 has that data and is part of CsvView. I was anticipating several changes to DatCon stemming from the CsvView development. But then, I forgot. :) I'll fix that later today.

    @dros1828 there is a data field called SMART_BATTERY.goHome that reflects the battery percentageCapacity at which the SMART_BATTERY subsystem thinks it's time to go home. SMART_BATTERY.goHome changes depending on the distance to home, wind(maybe), etc.. I.e, it tries to be smart about when it's time to go home.
    upload_2016-9-14_5-31-23.png
    You can see that where SMART_BATTERY.goHome crossed percentageCapacity is when the the SMART_BATTERY subsystem issued the request to go home. As @msinger pointed out this is when the .DAT eventLog said the LED changed. This was the location of the P3 when this occurred
    upload_2016-9-14_5-34-46.png

    @kphantom I'm pretty sure the airport data limit need update messages have something to do with the geo fence system. I started seeing those log entries about the time that the geo fence stuff started being talked about. I'd say that most flights (that I've looked at) have these entries. I haven't tried to figure out exactly what they mean. There has never been a reason to think they are associated with some incident.
     
  15. dros1828

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    @BudWalker..You guys seriously impress the hell out of me!! I used fallow me mode before when I had smart return home ON and it tells you it's going to return home unless you cancel it.. Well I disabled that a long time ago for the reason and it went through my mind on Monday that maybe the red lights turned on because I was in fallow me mode but and the only reason I even thought about it was because of this[​IMG]
    It's technically beyond the point of know return but I pushed those limits plenty of times but apparently in follow me mode it warns you with a light display..


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  16. dros1828

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    @kphantom
    Good call on the airport but I was still like 3+ miles away from it and it's small.. I've only experienced a light warning and height limit when I was close to an international airport but again thank you both for looking into this for me
    --Danny


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