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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by sfsmedic, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. sfsmedic

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    Hi all. Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brett and i am totally new to the quad copter. Got myself a vision and been flying it pretty well and frequently.

    I'm here to learn and contribute where I can when I can.

    Im going to start reading through the pages and see if I am complete out of my depths on the technical jargon.

    I did recently crash pretty hard so hoping to see what I can figure out here that will help me in the repair process. The crash was due to the gps inadvertently being turned off before flight. Human error. It skipped off the ground hard enough to damage the battery pack, send the camera rolling on mostly sand type ground and the copter itself bounced into and was caught by a bush.
     
  2. TartanKiwi

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm pretty new to all this too, hope your Phantom is salvageable.
     
  3. J Dot

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    Hello Welcome,
    First fix any VISUAL damage, ( broken parts, reinstall camera, ect )
    You might want to open the phantom up, to check for any damage or
    Unhooked plugs, broken solder joints, foreign debris, ect...
    Next you will want to hook phantom to PC assistant, do an
    ( ADVANCED IMU CALIBRATION ), then it is always good to recal controller while your
    Still hooked to assistant. Then go outside do a fresh compass calibration.
    If nothing else is broken, it should be just fine.

    Best of luck to you!
    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
  4. general01

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  5. sfsmedic

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    Thanks! I hadn't thought of hooking it to the PC Assistant
     
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  8. sfsmedic

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    Visual inspection, check!
    pc hooked up and calibration of copter and receiver, check!
    going over 48 page pdf now!

    I did bring it back to camp after it crashed, looked inside through the battery port and saw nothing obvious. put the camera back on it plugged it in, and did a test flight on the ground WITHOUT rotors. So in other words it wasnt going any where. Everything worked right as far as i could tell that way except one thing. The camera didnt want to sync with my phone (I also didnt try really hard). So now with all of this done and after i read the pdf I hopefully will get to test it out today.
     
  9. sfsmedic

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    Update. Took the quad out for a flight today. Tested return to home and everything else. Flawless. Good to go. Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
  10. J Dot

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    Now THAT is what we like to hear!

    You've graduated to phase 2, we have ALL been
    In your shoes at one point! Scratching our heads,
    Wondering what the hell do I do now? You will find
    Yourself running into other little issues along the way,
    But please feel free to ask any of our fine friends, and
    Fellow tinkerers, here at phantom pilots, as they are nicer,
    And WAY more informative than DJI, and their staff!
    Glad to help, and may you have plenty more years of event
    Free flying! When you get to the point where you want to
    Upgrade, we are here for you!

    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
  11. sfsmedic

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    Thanks.

    I have one last question. It appears the battery took the brunt of the impact causing it to crack slightly. (See pic below). It's snug to put in and out but otherwise besides the slight crack looks totally normal. Think it's still safe to use?
     

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  12. general01

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    As long as the cells didn't get damaged it should be ok
     
  13. sfsmedic

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    The cells look fine.
     
  14. sfsmedic

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    So the battery won't charge. Guess it's shot.