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Rapid flashing red lights.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Gonzon, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Gonzon

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to flying Phantom and have a question. I brought my Phantom with me to Malta, and when I started it up it started to flash rapidly with red lights.

    Youtube video of behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-66fjA6-S4

    Could this be the warning signal for a "no fly zone"? I'm about 6km from an airport: http://imgur.com/r8vzqCg
     
  2. d4ddyo

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    Interesting. i want to know what this is too.
     
  3. lucianopacheco

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    I have the same behaviour on mine and would like to know what it means. However, in my case, im nowhere near any airport.
     
  4. Gonzon

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    Unfortunately, nobody seems to know why this is happening :( I sent a question to the support team at DJI, got this as an answer:

    It "may" fix it, but they don't know... I don't dare to fly my very expensive toy until the red flashes go away :?
     
  5. d4ddyo

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    I have seen post on blinking for the P1.

    1. Faulty flight controller
    2. Issue binding the DJI controller to the Phantom.

    But that was a solid red flashing light. Yours Green... constant red flashing. I would continue with DJI... maybe contact your dealer.
     
  6. lucianopacheco

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    That answer is ridiculous! They HAVE to know!

    In the last 2 or 3 flights I noticed that the red lights were gone. Even when I was getting these lights I flew it and it seemed ok.
    But we have to know what it means anyway.
     
  7. d4ddyo

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    you said it happened in Malta... not anymore at home?
     
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    Are you usingan original phantom 2 battery?, or maybe you are not getting any satellites over there

    Sana
     
  9. Gonzon

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    In Sweden it did not happen at all, everything was fine. I'm still in Malta, have not tried back home yet.

    Original battery, I thought the rapid red flashes was the 2nd battery warning thing from reading the manual. But apparently not :(

    That's what I said to them. How can you not know what this means? Never heard back...
     
  10. ianwood

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    If you are using version 3 of the firmware, you were likely flying near or under a restricted area. If so, please read the manual regarding flight Into restricted areas.
     
  11. repeater

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    I am getting the same rapid red flashing lights and also a warning on the phone about being in a restricted area. I am about 7km from an airport.
     
  12. alx_PR

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    I have that also happen to me I believe it is due to the proximity to a no fly / limited flight zone like an airport. I live by an international airport and it only happens at home. I get 4 green blinks followed by a quickly blinking red light. i still fly it with no problems and all fail safe features work fine.
     
  13. Andrew_Rezserve

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    I'm having the same issue as well. Did you ever hear back from DJI or your dealer regarding this? I was flying it roughly 8-9km away from YVR airport.
     
  14. d4ddyo

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    Revert back to 2.0 and test.
     
  15. Andrew_Rezserve

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    Any word on this yet?
     
  16. Norangat

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    Hi I am Maltese and my phantom is doing the same , you don't have to worry about it is basically a flight limit signal on the naza

    Limit the altitude you can go up , we have a category B airport and although that on the DJI APP PICTURE you showed looks all red but infact you can fly in it ( NOT EVERYWHERE THO ) but when ur in it will show those red rapid lights.


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