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Phanton says, " I'm NOT going to start."

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Happyflyer, May 14, 2014.

  1. Happyflyer

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    Went out to the park today for a flight and the P2V would not start. ????? It did not matter what routine of pushing the button on the battery, it would not "fire up." I thought maybe bad contact so I pulled the battery out and stuck it back in. Tried five more times and it finally started.
    Anybody run into this "odd" event?
     
  2. J Dot

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    Check your COMM, and battery posts, they may need to be cleaned?
    I usually press once, release, then press and hold until the battery turns on!

    Is the battery coming on , but you cannot start motors?
    Or is the battery not turning on?

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    Please let us know, hope this helps
     
  3. ZonComGMZ

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    Are you close to an airport?
     
  4. Happyflyer

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    I really would not think of contacts being dirty since it is only a week old. No, they are as clean as when I unboxed the P2V.
    Small town airport is 3 miles from my house. Park is 7 miles.
    Problem is getting phantom to come to life. Once done and green shows motors start without any problem.
    ........and UP IT GOES!
    Maybe some sensor is a little flakey in mine.....?
     
  5. jimdenburg

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    Does the battery power up normally when disconnected from the Phantom?
     
  6. Happyflyer

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    Hummm, You learn something new every day. I did not know it would do that. Yes, it powers up when not in Phantom. It also decided to work later today when I tested it to see if it was going to act right. It has worked OK now on several trial start ups.
    Guess it was just having a fit. ????
     
  7. castlemaster

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    Re: Phanton says, " I'm NOT going to start."

    I suspect you turned on the tx without the sticks being centered, this would cause the phantom not to start


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  8. Happyflyer

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    Re: Phanton says,

    They are spring loaded and stay in the center. Interesting thought though.