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Stuck on Vertical Calibration, Phantom won't start

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by CornforthImages, May 29, 2013.

  1. CornforthImages

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    I just received my new Phantom and have watched all of the videos available on DJI's website. When I begin the calibration process, my Phantom recognizes the horizontal calibration, but gets stuck on a constant green light during the vertical calibration. I have thus far been unable to proceed to starting the motors. Is there a simple step that I am overlooking? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. mercillus

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    Are you referring to the compass cal where you spin it in circles?
     
  3. CornforthImages

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    Yes, the compass calibration. I just spoke with Robert at DSLRPros and he gave me some advice. He said perhaps I should go in a circle much slower. Also, based on the signal lights that I am getting, I should at least be able to start up the motors, but can not. He advised me to set up the software to trouble-shoot, but I need to set up a BootCamp partition on my Mac first. This is a lot of effort to just turn the thing on.
     
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    you can find directions on how to do the compass calibration on page 12 of the following manual.

    compass calibration should have no impact on you starting your motors or not. you can find instructions on how to "arm" your motors on page 13 of the following manual.

    http://download.dji-innovations.com/dow ... 1.6_en.pdf

    hope this helps.
     
  5. CornforthImages

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    I've figured out that the compass calibration should not effect my Phantom's ability to start its motors, but it still won't start. I've installed the software on my wife's Surface tablet and can see that the controls are recognized when I move them in the NAZA software. Copter still won't turn on. Hmm?
     
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    If you have firmware 3.12 in your phantom, motors won't start until all pre-requisites and warm cycle are completed. I suggest you turn on TX, set it to GPS mode, power on phantom and wait around 1.5 to 3 minutes until get GREEN or GREEN-GREEN flash led only.
     
  7. CornforthImages

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    I just checked and my software is 3.10, but NAZA says that there is no updates. I get all green, but am not able to start the motors. I've been talking/emailing with Robert at DSLRPros. All the videos make start up look so easy. There is either something simple that I've overlooked or I just received a defective model.
     
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    How are you trying to start, my Phantom will only start with both control levers on the TX pulled to the bottom and either to corners near each other or both far apart. eg., 7 o'clock and 5 o'clock or reverse.

    Hope this helps.....
     
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    I remember when I upped to 3.10 I was having motor initialization issues. I would have to try multiple ways to get them going. A few days later the 3.12 came out. I flashed to it and viola it all worked like it should have.

    To get 3.12 flashed you need to get on DJI site and download the latest NAZA software so it can up your firmware to 3.12.. You must find this version under the Phantom page under downloads.
     
  10. Mahanga12

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    I am having the same problem, I can't get past the vertical calibration. I also have a Macbook pro. Sorry mate, but are you able to go through what you did to get your copter going?
     
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    I also have problems, I am totally new at this, but have also seen all the videos. There is contact with the control, but the rotors wont start. Callibrated it too, still dont help. Has anyone solved this problem? Is it the only way to put in new update?
     
  12. tifure

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    I just found out that the guy in the videos is showing us the wrong way! to start, press both against left, then right (to south/east) then opposite.. i found out by reading the pdf in naza-m! instruction:) Its working, without firmware update:)
     
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    I don't believe this is correct what you typed as the correct way. From what I read from the documentation from the link you provided and I cannot find anything that backs up your statement. There are four different ways to start the motors. 1). Both sticks pushed downward toward one another to the inside or at the 6 o'clock 2). Both stick down out opposite of one another to the 7 and 5 o'clock 3). Both sticks down and to the left or 7 o'clock and 4). Both sticks down and right or to the 5 o'clock. You have me confused as to your way, I'm not trying to confuse you, but it is imperative to post information that is correct.....o_O
     
    #14 SOLARFLARIN, Apr 10, 2015
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