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Sensor Error -- Please Help

Discussion in 'Standard' started by pamisano, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:59 PM.

  1. pamisano

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    I have looked everywhere for a similar problem and haven't found this exact issue. Every time I turn on my Phantom 3 I get a "Sensor Error, please restart the aircraft" at the top of the DJI Go app. If I check the status screen, everything says normal. If I pull the sticks in/down to attempt to start the motors, I get a "IMU Initiating" message in the DJI Go app. The IMU never initiates. If I check the IMU it doesn't need to be calibrated. If I calibrate the IMU and restart, same problem. If I calibrate the compass and restart, same problem. However, if I pick up the quad and move it about 6 inches to 1 foot in any direction, sometimes it will let me start the motors and take off. Once in the air I haven't experienced any issues, no drift, no fly aways, etc.

    I have this problem whether I am at the local baseball field, my back yard, at the lake or in an open field.

    I currently have the latest firmware. I have tried every firmware from 1.06.08 to 1.07.94 to 1.09.02.

    Anybody else experienced anything like this?
     
  2. PhantomNate3se

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    Mine did this as well for the first time yesterday,I would say within 5 seconds the message disappeared and I was good to go.
    I decided to do a imu calibration just in case that was the issue,and I have never done one since owning it,again this is the first time I have seen this particular message,very vague! Sensor error? What particular sensor? I should also note that I was taking off from a spot I have many times in the past.
    As a side note after owning this quad for a month I can say I love it BUT I have come to the conclusion it’s a very sensitive piece of equipment! I’ll get random errors one day and none the next all in the same location? My point is I feel a lot of theses error messages can be attributed to this being a very precise model simple as that! And prone to outside influences. Just my 2 cents
     
  3. RunningWithScissors

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    I want to ask, have you performed any firmware updates recently?
     
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