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New unexplained malfunction.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by efoote77, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. efoote77

    Mar 21, 2014
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    So here's a new one I have not experienced or specifically read about before. I had my Phantom 2 up for a brief flight yesterday at the beach, had been flying it for a few minutes with no abnormal activity. I had it hovering about 5ft off the ground right in front of me, thankfully it was not elsewhere, because all of a sudden the power just cut out and the phantom flipped over and fell straight down on its back. I have no idea what caused this. It wasn't as if the motors stopped like they would if you brought the sticks down to the middle, the entire unit lost power. When I picked it up off the sand the battery was not on. Some how that minor fall was able to significantly bend one of the arms on the gimbal, but I seem to have been able to bend it back into place. Anyways, just wondering if anyone feels like they can shed some light on that one. Thanks.
  2. SteveMann

    Aug 27, 2014
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    Westford, MA
    I can't find the post, but there was another crash recently where the battery wire to the main board was a cold solder joint that came loose.
  3. saltire

    Jan 24, 2014
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    Since it came down and landed on its back better to remove the gps and check that the ceramic has not broken up .
    Cheap as chips to replace around $8 for the ceramic .
  4. gunslinger

    gunslinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2013
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    Least Coast...
    Actually there have been more than one case and a number of crashes where a cold solder joint was the prime suspect. I've seen pictures where the entire glob of solder is still attached to the wire and the board is perfectly clean. :shock: :shock: :shock:

  5. Noël

    Noël Guest

    Found it: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=28133