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Range extender Issues after update...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Wally, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Wally

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    Hi guys,

    did a search but couldn't find a good answer. My P2V+ functions great, had about 150 flights without problems. Didn't fly for about two months, but took the bird out to the Alps for the holiday. When I powered it up yesterday, I got a pop-up that the range extender needed an update. So I did that, took a minute. Soon after that I took off, and saw that it showed that the range extender had 5% batt left, while it had 80% earlier. So took the bird down and charged the range extender. After charging for several hours, took it out again, but it still showed 5%. Had a good flight nonetheless, everything functioned fine.
    Just to be sure I charged it all night. When I start up, it shows 100% full, but soon afterwards it shows 5% again. Or just a blue symbol without a %:
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    Here it is at take off:
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    And this a few minutes later:

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    And the connection is jinxy, I get this a lot, whole the bird stays perfect.y operational:
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    So, I seem to have some malfunction in my R.E... I tried hooking it up to my computer, but I can not seem to get in, or update anything.

    Anybody an idea on what is wrong and what to do...?

    Thanx!
     
  2. RoyVa

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    From what you are describing your firmware update hosed up or you are getting a battery hardware failure. I would delete the assistant from my computer and download a fresh copy of the latest version and the Windows driver then give it another go to try to update it again. At least that's a place to start with the diagnostics.
     
  3. Photofun

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    Hi Wally, I own the same drone, the last V3 version. I fly regularly and still enjoy the P2 a lot.

    Reading your post I recognized I see the same with my P2. In fact it never got to the point of the range extender stop working during flight. At times it will show 80% battery life, on average its always showing a low battery level.

    I cant help to think DJI thought it necessary to "push" existing clients a little to upgrade......

    Siegfried