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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by lamiker, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. lamiker

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    Hi i'm a new pilot and i crashed my vision 2+ and wrecked the camera on my 1st flight. Now i'm flying without a camera installed and i have a few questions...

    i calibrate my compass and then i get flashing green rear leds but the manual seems to say i should be getting yellow flashing since i'm flying in non gps mode (no camera). But i am in out of the box phantom mode just without a camera so do i have gps or no and why please... and how does gps mode vs non gps mode affect me if i have to turn off the tx...

    Also sometimes i get 1 green flashing rear led while flying and i wonder what the bird is trying to tell me -the other led stays solid green when this happening...

    When i start up and the bird goes from solid yellow to rapidly flashing green is that it establishing a home point or counting satellites -again all this without a camera ...

    In the daylight how can i see what the leds under the phantom are doing everything seems to happen so quick and the bird is sitting on the ground! i know i could put the turkey on a mirror but realistically am not going to be carrying a large mirror around for takeoff...

    I appreciate anybody taking the time to read and or respond to me and my stupid questions one day when my knowledge and experience are more developed i will pay this favor forward to some other faceless newbie... right now quite frankly this flying thing scares the **** out of me
     
  2. robsquad

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    it should still have gps mode but no telemetry to your screen
    slow flashing green on rear means it got 7 sats

    both rear should double flash green when you input any stick movement then back to slow flash green in hover
     
  3. Marlin009

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    Are you sure about the 1 solid and 1 flashing? Never heard of it.

    In Phantom mode, the rapid green flashes mean it has the home point. Naza mode is different.

    I cup my hand under the LED's to see what they are doing.
     
  4. N017RW

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    Both rear arm LEDs must display the same color/pattern or there is a problem with one or both of the ESCs.
    (Same goes for the front as well)
     
  5. lamiker

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    so to recap my bird is flying in gps mode even without the camera and this is demonstrated by the fact that i get slow green flashes. The quick green flashes that happen just before shows that i have recorded my home plate and if i turn off my tx it will return there. One led flashes green intermittently because i prolly got some sand or something in the motor but it flashes green not red so im not too worried...

    Another dumb question if i may... can i charge my batteries using the dji supplied charger but in the car and connected to some 10.00 adapter i bought that turns my car lighter into a 3 pronged plug... or will this damage my batteries?
     
  6. Marlin009

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    Yes.

    Yes.

    The green LED's should be the same. They flash. If one is not, or it flashes sometimes, it's a problem. Sand isn't good either.
     
  7. lamiker

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    you are so helpful!
    Please how come after i calibrate my compass it goes from slow yellow to slow green flashing but does not flash green quickly just before -thus confirming i have my home plate locked in memory? in other words when i start up normally i see it go from yrllow to green via quick green flashes but not when i start up right after calibratng my compass there are no quick green flashes it goes straight to slow green flashes...
     
  8. Marlin009

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    Calibrating the compass is completely separate from the start up routine the Phantom goes through when you power it on.

    The slow green flashes mean it has 6 or more satellites.
    The fast green means it knows where it is. It will record that position as the home point when you take off.
     
  9. lamiker

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    so i should turn on the phantom - let it warm up - then wait for it to record home point with quick flashing green confirmation - then wait for get 6 sats or more i.e. slow green flashes -then calibrate my compass?
     
  10. Marlin009

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    Yes. That's how I do it.

    There is no specific light pattern to tell you you that you have a good compass calibration, only a bad one. Letting it get to ready to fly status eliminates any confusion with the warm up sequence lights.
     
  11. N017RW

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    Not sure you should worry over the compass so much.

    I have calibrated my compass 3 times since May '14.

    However, I usualy fly within 20 miles of my home.
    I have flown at farther distances from home but along the same mag. dec. line.
     
  12. Marlin009

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    Good point.

    Initially, yes. When you change something, yes. Every flight, no.
     
  13. lamiker

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    THANK YOU all!! i'm doing the 10-10 thing to break in my batteries so keep going out flying then coming back in lol soon as i walk in i check the forum for your answers... my dogs have akready figured out when i reach for my remote control its time to go for a w-a-l-k...
     
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