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Newbie help copter won't fly

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by JohnDoeJersey, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. JohnDoeJersey

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    Ok so I'm brand new this. Got a phantom 1. Read manual did calibration and everything looked good. When I boot it up outside it goes through post and i get a green flashing light about every second. If I push either sticks I get a double flashing green but at no time do any of my props ever move. What am I doing wrong?

    TIA!o
     
  2. Great Pumpkin

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    Pull both sticks down simultaneously and toward the center - left stick to southeast, right stick to southwest - at the same time. That will start the motors. Release sticks. Let the motors run about a minute to be sure they are happy, then pull the left stick down to the south - pull it good and steady, not just a little bit. Go!
    You could also watch Colin Guinn's video.
     
  3. CallMeAlan

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    Pumpkin, I'm sure you mean 'push the left stick up to the north'.
     
  4. sijbren

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    For take off push the stick up to the north indeed.
    For shutting down you can use CSC or left stick all the way down for 3 secs. I always use the left stick for shutting down, not the CSC 2 stick method. If you perform the CSC incorrect, there is a chance of tipping your Phantom over.
     
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    Haha at first I thought you were calling him pumpkin to be condescending... I was like wth?!? Lol then I saw his name
     
  6. Great Pumpkin

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    Mea culpa gents!!!! Push that left stick UP to make it take off!! (Too much multi-tasking going on while posting these answers!)

    So JohnDoeJersey, did you try it? Did it work?
     
  7. JohnDoeJersey

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    Yes it did. Had a blast All weekend and even had to get it down from 40' in a tree. Glad there were no pictures taken of that! Lol. Thank you all!!I don't know how I missed that. I'm sure I will be back with more newbie questions!