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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Hallo everyone.
i am new to all this and this is the first quad-copter I have bought the DJI Phantom. some one might be able to help me. I am having trouble with the battery the video below shows what my charger is doing. I have left it in for over 2 hours and still the same thing. has any come across this before. thanks for the help.
http://youtu.be/L2zPb5_VWBM
Take the charger apart and see if the ground trace coming from the black bananna plug is burn't. First time I wen't to use mine i was bringing the plug up to plug it in and before I could say "oops, oh crap" they touched in reverse polarity. I took it apart and soldered in a mini fuse holder between the burn't trace and have a 5 amp "easy to replace auto" fuse installed.

It is a very cheap charger with no reverse polarity protection. Mine is fixed now but I never use it as I have a multi-lipo charger that can charge at a higher / quicker rate.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Hi guys, I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at some of the video I've created using the Phantom. We (RCG) will have a full review of the phantom coming in the next week or so, in the meantime, enjoy the video.

Notes about the video:
It's a stock Phantom, with balanced props.
There is no post stabilization done on the finished video.
Shot with a GoPro Hero HD 2, using the included camera mount.
Watch in HD at full screen for maximum effect.

https://vimeo.com/57714743
Can't be your first video .... it's fantastic. I am blaming my GoPro2 and not myself, so I thought I must have GoPro3.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Very nice video and a great setting. Looking forward to your complete review.
Thanks Ed, I'll post a link in this thread when it goes live.

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Are you running stock Phantom props that you balanced?
They are indeed the stock props.

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Can't be your first video .... it's fantastic. I am blaming my GoPro2 and not myself, so I thought I must have GoPro3.
Thanks Sidney, my little old GoPro 2 has been through a lot, but it sill puts out great video!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Yowser... $40.00 and it looks like it's made from rubber and would start to vibrate. Anyone using one. I just balanced my motors last night and this quad is very smooth now.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Yowser... $40.00 and it looks like it's made from rubber and would start to vibrate. Anyone using one. I just balanced my motors last night and this quad is very smooth now.
It is not made out of rubber and is just as stiff as the stock mount. It actually is a tighter fit on a GP3 than the OEM and does not need the little rubber dampeners. I have shot video that has been posted here where this mount was used. I will film some more this weekend I want to play more with the IOC. I prefer it over the waterproof GP mount for weight reasons.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Hi guys, I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at some of the video I've created using the Phantom. We (RCG) will have a full review of the phantom coming in the next week or so, in the meantime, enjoy the video.

Notes about the video:
It's a stock Phantom, with balanced props.
There is no post stabilization done on the finished video.
Shot with a GoPro Hero HD 2, using the included camera mount.
Watch in HD at full screen for maximum effect.

https://vimeo.com/57714743
Very nice... Quads are bringing video like never seen before.
It's suppose to be nice tomorrow so going to get in some more flying but waiting to get dumped on here in Denver so I can get some white-out video.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:33 PM
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It is not made out of rubber and is just as stiff as the stock mount. It actually is a tighter fit on a GP3 than the OEM and does not need the little rubber dampeners. I have shot video that has been posted here where this mount was used. I will film some more this weekend I want to play more with the IOC. I prefer it over the waterproof GP mount for weight reasons.
Thanks Ed... I'll take your word for it. Did you get your antennas sorted?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:46 PM
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I think so. I have always been told that with CP antennas that the vTx is down the vRx is up and it has worked for me. I am going to experiment with different placements on my F450 that has Eagle Trees OSD with GPS so I can document the differences at a defined range. For longer distances I have a high gain directional helix antenna. But I would like rock solid performance up to 200m with just the CP antennas after that for the most part I don't fly.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Hello, newbie here.
I just out box my phantom. Assembled it , follow DJI video how to first ....
Turn on control with throotle down.
Connect battery.... Sounds Ok, initial test, but then... Lights keep flashing:
1 yellow, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly. Control is ok because i change from ATI to GPS mode and just sequence changes first color:
1 green, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly.

No motors start... What is the meanning of those lights sequence?
Sorry if this post out of topic.... But no found where to ask.

Thanks for your help.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Hi guys, I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at some of the video I've created using the Phantom. We (RCG) will have a full review of the phantom coming in the next week or so, in the meantime, enjoy the video.

Notes about the video:
It's a stock Phantom, with balanced props.
There is no post stabilization done on the finished video.
Shot with a GoPro Hero HD 2, using the included camera mount.
Watch in HD at full screen for maximum effect.

https://vimeo.com/57714743
What a fantastic video, enjoyed this one a lot, beautiful job !! Now ya got me REALLY thinking about this one.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Hello, newbie here.
I just out box my phantom. Assembled it , follow DJI video how to first ....
Turn on control with throotle down.
Connect battery.... Sounds Ok, initial test, but then... Lights keep flashing:
1 yellow, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly. Control is ok because i change from ATI to GPS mode and just sequence changes first color:
1 green, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly.

No motors start... What is the meanning of those lights sequence?
Sorry if this post out of topic.... But no found where to ask.

Thanks for your help.
Jumanoc, the first light is your mode. Yellow is ATTI and the Green is GPS. The second is your GPS satellite lock indicating that you have less than 5 satellites. I am assuming that you are indoors. Normally the 4 green flashes mean that the Home Point has been registered but I have only seen them go once and stop. Have you watched all the DJI videos that were posted on the DJI site? If not then do that. The motors will not start until you do the CSC. It is described in the quick start manual and the video. Right now you need to get out in an open field, calibrate the compass(look at the video), and take some baby steps to learn how to fly this craft. I would recommend that you start out in GPS mode, no red flashes before you take off. It is fun, it can be easy but take your time.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:42 PM
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@CSpaced awesome video - beautiful stable flying.!
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I am afraid you need do basic cali.
Connect to assistant v2.0 which download from
http://www.dji-innovations.com/produ...tom/downloads/
. Check the gyroscope and accleration values.



refer to the picture above.


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Originally Posted by Jumanoc View Post
Hello, newbie here.
I just out box my phantom. Assembled it , follow DJI video how to first ....
Turn on control with throotle down.
Connect battery.... Sounds Ok, initial test, but then... Lights keep flashing:
1 yellow, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly. Control is ok because i change from ATI to GPS mode and just sequence changes first color:
1 green, 3 red, 4 green. And repeats indefinideldly.

No motors start... What is the meanning of those lights sequence?
Sorry if this post out of topic.... But no found where to ask.

Thanks for your help.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Very nice... Quads are bringing video like never seen before.
It's suppose to be nice tomorrow so going to get in some more flying but waiting to get dumped on here in Denver so I can get some white-out video.
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What a fantastic video, enjoyed this one a lot, beautiful job !! Now ya got me REALLY thinking about this one.
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@CSpaced awesome video - beautiful stable flying.!
Thanks guys, glad you liked it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:27 PM
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I am afraid you need do basic cali.
Connect to assistant v2.0 which download from
http://www.dji-innovations.com/produ...tom/downloads/
. Check the gyroscope and accleration values.



refer to the picture above.
DJI, I checked the quick start for this led sequence and could not find it. Maybe you could add this to future manuals and the wiki??
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