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The yellow light

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rodbuilder, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. rodbuilder

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    I have flown my Phantom 2 Vision + maybe 20-30 minutes total and, after having the battery com out at 6 feet altitude I JUST got it back from DJI where it was repaired...............after almost THREE months of waiting.

    Today, after flying it maybe 5 minutes and traveling a total of maybe 200 feet, it appeared to me like it was drifting quite a bit in the light wind, so I took it in the house and re-calibrated the controller and quad. I did so several times, only to keep seeing a steady/solid yellow light on the controller!!!

    Don't ask if I calibrated it and the controller. I did!!
    Don't ask if I re-set the drone at the red light on it's belly. I did........and it went out when I turned on the controller too!!!
    Don't ask if I charged all the batteries. I did.

    But you CAN ask me if I have driven over it with my truck, but I haven't because I have INCREDIBLE restraint while I wait for the miracle that makes a Phantom quad copter work more than 30 minutes .............. concurrently.

    So after flying my cool drone for less than 35 minutes I'm here to ask the King Drone: Controller has a solid/steady yellow light. What's wrong with this thing?
     
  2. Buckaye

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    Maybe try re-pairing the controller and then re-calibrate everything? I'm sure you know that the yellow light means something is wrong with the stick calibration... so you've done the right thing trying to re-calibrate. Sometimes re-pairing clears up some gremlins.
     
  3. rodbuilder

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    Already did it. THREE times!!!
     
  4. Fplvert

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    Is the yellow light on your RE 700 extender or the transmitter?

    Is everything charged?
     
  5. rodbuilder

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    It's on the radio. And NOTHING gets it off. Not even a trip to my local dealer. But they tried their controller and it fired my Phantom right up.

    What bugs the crap out of me is that it worked when i got it back from DJI, but I re-calibrated it because it had a drift to it and that's when all hell broke out.

    I'm looking for a cheap controller with the gimble wheel, or a whole Vision + so I can finally cure this problem. But this problem is just crazy.