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Well, I had an accident and now having a few issues...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SweatpantsDroner, May 12, 2016.

  1. SweatpantsDroner

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    I guess it was inevitable... I was out flying and had the auto-land feature taking over and during the process the my Phantom 3 Pro tipped over, breaking the propeller blades. I have an extra set, so thats not a big problem. However, when I go to turn it on the gimbal status says "Gimbal Disconnected". The gimbal rotates as if it is calibrated, and then goes "limp". I also have a "Disconnected" status in the upper left hand side of the top Status Bar on the DJI Go App. I plan on replacing the motors for sure, but any other ideas may help. Thanks again for you replies in advance.
     
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    learn to hand catch wont have that problem
     
  3. flpholt

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    yeah that sucks that is why I learned on day 1 to catch by hand just hover over your head hit auto land grab it with one hand blades shut right off then you will never worry about doing that again
     
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  4. jonebk12

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    Or just land it manually (i.e. not auto-land or hand catch). As long as you have a relatively smooth, level surface and the wind isn't blowing at 30 mph, I see no reason to hand catch the bird. With minimal practice, you should be able to set it down very gently.

    My personal thoughts at least. Unfortunately I don't really have an answer to your technical questions, but I am sorry to hear about the incident!
     
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    I've never used auto land or take-off because I trust myself a lot more then I do the machines ability. Whether you hand catch or land it on a flat surface, just pull the left stick down so the motors go directly off and don't jump. If you accidently to a CSC by pulling both levers down and in, then the motors rev before they shut down and that can cause a tip over. I always land on my case or on a table when not hand catching. 90% of the time I hand catch, I only hand land on a small table or the case just to remind me that I can. Personally, I'll never let the UAV auto land or auto take off because taking control out of my hands adds another step that isn't needed.
     
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  6. SweatpantsDroner

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    UPDATE: Found the issue for those who have had the same problem. The gimbal ribbon has a tear in it right at the base. about 1/16". I took the battery out, and let it sit for about 15 min. Then I took it outside, and recalibrated it after powering down both the RC and disconnecting it from my iPad. I put the original SD card in too. The Phantom was connected and the IRU located with the correct location, but still had not video transmission. I removed the gimbal and thats where I found the tear. I reconnected the gimbal and wiggled the tear, and I got a slight flash of imaging, followed by the DJI logo. At this point I will assume it is the gimbal and camera, and I will update when I have it replaced. I will also be replacing the motors too, since one is slightly more stiff than the other 3.
     
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  7. SweatpantsDroner

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    image.jpeg Here's a visual...
     
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    I hand catch most of the time but would you people please stop telling others that this is the only way to do things. I can land either way with no problems. If a person wants to learn how to land on the ground...then help them learn how to do it.
     
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    Bummer. It must have hit something just right to put a nick in the cable like that.
     
  10. flpholt

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    I found p3s lands on ground very nice p3a comes down a lot faster
     
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  11. SweatpantsDroner

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    I think it may have been a prop blade that hit it.
     
  12. jonebk12

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    I've never flown a Standard but I can tell you I have no problem landing my P3A gently. If anything the Advanced and Pro should handle themselves better close the ground becuase of VPS.
     
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    no the standard lands really smooth as my psa comes down a lot faster on auto land
     
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    Agreed. P3A comes down with vigor, and more than I care for. I don't use auto land often if at all.
     
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    the standard comes down then stops 3inches from ground and gently lands if you never had one then you wouldn't know the difference but it is a lot
     
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    only use it sometimes if not windy to show someone other than that hand catch
     
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    Hi new here, I've done the auto land and I am not a friend of it's too rough. I just land it my self. Also if you have to auto land for some reason try it on grass.
     
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    don't want to get grass on the girls
     
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    my triplets like the hand catch makes them feel safe 20160427_153022.jpg catch makes them feel safe
     
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    Nice collection!!