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Sound of the drone (p3a weird sound)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by t2adze, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. t2adze

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    Hey all

    New p3a. 1.9 fw. Flies fine. Everything is ok never crashed or anything.

    When i turn on it has this kind of sound.

    Dropbox - Voice 057.m4a

    Which as i know this cat murrring or gargling sound is a regular sound for drones. But what about the rest of the noises?

    Is this ok?

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  2. t2adze

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    Is that one of the fans? My pro has a gimbal fan that comes on when I fly and its in the upper 90's. I don't think the advanced has that though right? Where is the sound coming from, or seem to be coming from?


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  4. MasterBlaster

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    And, calm down!!
    :)


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  5. t2adze

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    )))))
    Seems to come from little ventil. holes on the top of the shell )

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  6. MasterBlaster

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    Does it do it all the time? So if it sits all night and you power it up you get this sound?
    Or, is it after a few runs that it starts?



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  7. t2adze

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    Yes all the time. I googled. There is a thread on DjI forum called "Phantom 3 Advanced Sounds." Guy had the same question. Dji member of a forum said that its normal.

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  8. BayouBill

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    My new P3A had the same sound. The whining noise was quite loud - like a fan with a bad bearing. I believe the clicking noise is the sonar and the whine is the fan above the VPS just below the battery compartment. I sent a recording like yours to DJI and they responded that as long as the bird flies OK don't worry about it. I worried about it and returned it to Amazon.

    I posted a thread here: Continuous whining and got several responses. Some thought it was normal and some thought it was definitely a problem. I believe some fan noise is normal but not this loud.
     
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    Yes there is a fan in the body. I can hear mine a little bit if I listen. Most of the time I don't notice it unless I am in the house doing a deep cycle on the battery.
    Bill may have a point about the vps. Maybe your recorder picked it up.
    Turn the vps off. Don't need it outside anyway.
     
  10. BayouBill

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    Unfortunately you can't turn off the VPS. You can set ignore VPS in the app but it still stays powered up.
     
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    I never knew that. I always thought it turned it off. Cool..
    So mine first made the fan noise a week ago and I freaked out thinking it was something bad. I came to the conclusion that it was just the fan. It only comes on with mine on really hot days after a flight or 2.
    And mine is the fan on top of the gimbal. I don't think the advanced has that though. I could be wrong. Anyway, when that fan is spinning it make the noise when it's not it doesn't. Got to be it for me :)



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  12. jonebk12

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    Huh. My P3A makes a constant noise as soon as you turn it on, and the noise doesn't stop until you turn off the Phantom. It just sounds like a computer fan whirring, which I guess is basically what it is. Weird that it toggles on and off for some people... I've had at least 20 flights with no problems.

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  13. MasterBlaster

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    "constant noise as soon as you turn it off"
    It makes the noise while it is off?
    That doesn't sound right...


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  14. jonebk12

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    Typo. Fan noise starts when you turn the drone ON and doesn't stop until you turn it off.

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  15. t2adze

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    I dont know but this still creeps me out. What if something happens while in flight? I think this is a fan sound. Now it sounds like a chainsaw.
    Anyone else experiences the same?




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  16. BayouBill

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    Yes, my P3A had exactly the same noise - like a fan with a bad bearing. Sent a video like yours to DJI and they said as long as the bird flies ok don't worry about it. I returned it to Amazon and ordered a P3P which is quiet and it has 2 fans.
     
  17. t2adze

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    Strange
    Cuz i send them the video they said to send it in. 2nd time within 2 months. :((

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