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Red directional light is blinking before takeoff

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by cjspickler, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. cjspickler

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    One of my red directional lights blinks at start up and continues to blink until I give it throttle. After giving it throttle for takeoff the light stays on steady. Also at start up the prop that is on the blinking arm turns backwards first. Anybody know what this could be? Refer to the video for an example.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj27fNgVbGo[/youtube]
     
  2. Driffill

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    I'm only guessing, but perhaps an ESC fault?

    It might be just me, but the motor sounds odd too??? That could be from a dirty power signal sent from the ESC tho.
     
  3. jumanoc

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    Hey, that is an ESC error, suggest not to fly until replaced. Open the shell and watch if loosened solder. If not, replace ESC.
     
  4. weven

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    +1 that. Is a fault for sure,

    had it happen, and the Phantom makes a shocking glider when the motor stops, they resemble a brick. :?