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Remote controller alarm

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Jsun, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Jsun

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    Hi, couldn't find a similar thread, so I'll try a new one. I have experienced two times lately a red flashing light on the remote controller, and a loud alarm sounding Beep-Beep-Beep.... when I power it on.
    - The controller was at 50%-60% charge at the time of the incidents, so the low battery alarm shouldn't be an issue(?)
    - This happens immediately after start-up, so it wasn't the idle alarm.
    - P3A is only two months old.

    I haven't attempted to start the P3 when the error occurs, and checked the DJI Go app for error messages, but I'll try to do that next time.

    If I restart the controller a couple of time the alarm goes away, and I have had no trouble during flights.
    Any theory what the reason for this could be? Should I be concerned by the RC (battery) health?
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    One of the reasons for such alarm is sticks calibration. Do the calibration and see if the alarm goes away.
     
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  3. msinger

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    If it's a calibration issue, the alarm will stop when you move the sticks. If that's the case, then do this:

     
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  4. Jsun

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to do the RC/stick calibration, and see if that resolves the issue. The only calibration I haven't done yet :oops:
     
  5. Skypicswa

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    If the phantom is off but controller is on, 5mins it will beep and flash red a long slowish beep that is.


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  6. Jsun

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    Yes, as I stated in my original post I get this error happens immediately after start-up, so it isn't the idle alarm. I also think it sounds different, the idle alarm has a bit of a pause between the Beeps I seem to remember :)
     
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    I get a loud beeping and red light if my left (throttle) stick is locked down it shuts off when I center it.


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