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Phantom red blinking with gimbal active

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by draakhs, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. draakhs

    Oct 14, 2014
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    Hi all,

    I'm having a strange problem which only seems to occur when my gimbal H3-3D is powered on.
    I do all the pre-flights steps with the gimbal powered on and a gopro attached:

    - power on, gimbal activates and goes in the normal position
    - I do the calibration setup and the phantom starts blinking green indicating he's ready with gps

    Then I power up by pulling the sticks down and center but the phantom just blinks 3 times with a red light and doesn't start. After blinking red he goes back to the ready status with gps.

    Now I only have this issue when my gimbal is active. When I de-activate the gimbal by disconnecting the cable, shutdown and do the whole procedure again the phantom powers-up fine and starts it's propellers.

    This is driving me crazy. Sometimes I move it around a bit and suddenly he starts up, other times no luck until I de-activate the gimbal and restart the procedure with the gimbal disconnected.

    Anyone know what's happening?