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Advanced What does mean message "Motor obstructed" ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by BipBip, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. BipBip

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    Hello ,
    After landing in a tree, I saw to display the message "Motor obstructed". When I try to restart my phantom ( without propellers :)), I see that one of the engines does not start; but I can rotate freely by hand. Do I have a way of knowing whether the motor or ESC is broken? Is it possible to change only one ESC on the P3A, if it is burned? I believe ESC seat on the mother board :cry:!
    Thank for your help.
     
  2. ___1___

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    You can not change only the ESC, you have to change the whole board..
     
  3. garykeithmead1

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    Have you looked closely for any tree remains , twigs, leaves ect.
     
  4. BipBip

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    Thank you, For the ESC, this is what I feared seeing the spare pieces sold on the DJI site. But do you think it is the ESC or motor which is dead?
     
  5. ___1___

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    It possibly may be the IMU. The way the board was designed, the GPS cushion pushes against the IMU housing. Once there is a crash the IMU can get dislodged, this may be causing the error. It wont hurt to take the top shell off and see what's going on inside.