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New FC40 death wobble

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Help' started by kevnob, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. kevnob

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    Hello,

    Forgive me as this is my first foray into the UAV realm and I'm a complete newb.

    I got an FC40 and I've checked and re checked everything from props > software > IMU > calibration and I just can't get a clean flight.

    The moment I get it off the ground smoothly and want the GPS to take over for a hoover it goes into a massive death wobble and just comes down.

    Any thoughts or some help would be completely welcome as I haven't been able to enjoy a nice flying time to get acquainted with RC flying.

    Thanks
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Are you taking off in some other mode then switching to GPS mode once airborne? Also, did you wait until satellites were locked before launcing?
     
  3. kevnob

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    GPS switch is to the top and not sure how to tell if they're locked..get 1 green light then 4 red
     
  4. jumanoc

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    Oppss, thats bad. Your phantom is not getting enough satellites (+6)
    Before take off you must wait for 1 GREEN only or 1 GREEN and just 1 RED. Then phantom will blink 20 GREEN blinks. thats the moment for take off.

    If you fly without GPS lock, use ATTI mode instead, but Auto Return Home will not work :eek: