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P3S won't start up after crash

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Brianjproductions, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Brianjproductions

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    hey guys! new here, hoping to get some advice before i give up and buy another!

    so just after getting comfortable with it, i crashed it. seemed like minimal damage: 2 props broken, the gimbal base plate/bracket was broke, and the harness and 2 wires (black and grey) were disconnected. i just got through fixing the obvious, powered on both the phantom and the RC, opened up the app and connected. i was excited that i might actually get this back up in the air. unfortunately when i tried, i couldn't get the motors to start up. if i move the stick on the RC the camera moves, the FPV is working. i tried reconnecting the RC, but still nothing.

    now I'm stuck. if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. i know I'm not giving you much info to go off, but ill be glad to answer any questions!

    thanks guys!
     
  2. msinger

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    Does the auto takeoff feature work in the DJI GO app?

    Before trying that though, it would be a good idea to calibrate your remote controller. Just in case it's out of calibration.
     
  3. Kneepuck

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    You may have to recalibrate the IMU as well. And, do you have any messages like Compass error?
     
  4. Brianjproductions

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    thanks guys appreciate the replies.

    i didnt try the auto takeoff... ill have to give it a shot.

    i dont get the IMU recalibrate, says i dont need it, but i can try it. im not getting any other messages.

    if the ESC/main board was bad, wouldnt i get the ESC message? or not always?
     
  5. Kneepuck

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    Idk about that, but I have found that an Imu calibration can help with many problems, even if the craft thinks you don't need one. I have also heard, but not experienced, about a situation where some part of the imu or compass will get stuck somehow, providing the message you are getting sometimes. The fix is to give it a good whack opposite of the side that crashed.
    I don't make the news, I just report it. But it makes a kind of twisted sense.

    Take a look at the Sensors screen and see if any of the values seem way out there. Also, what is the pattern of the lights on the arms blinking?
     
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  6. Kneepuck

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    Yes, auto take off and auto land both work fine. Auto take of will go up to about 2 1/2 meters and hover.