Professional v1.2.6 - Now flies like crap.

Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
So I updated to v1.2.6 on my P3P and I regret doing it. Machine immediately gave me an IMU error after the update, so I calibrated the compass. Then I went to fly it and it will not stay in one spot like it used to. GPS mode is useless. Then I sent it up to 40' and it reported a sonar problem and told me to land as soon as possible. So I did.
I recalibrate again and did a short flight. After a manual lift-off, I used to be able to let go of the sticks and it would immediate stop and hover. Now, it just keeps going up. It drifts everywhere now. Again, like GPS mode doesn't work.
I used to love my Phantom 3 but now it's untrustworthy. Thanks DJI.
Anybody else seeing this issue?
 
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
It says that I don't need to calibrate the IMU when I run the check.
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2014
Messages
357
Reaction score
30
do the IMU? full one
 
Joined
Aug 8, 2014
Messages
389
Reaction score
81
Dji just responded to my inquiry with my symptoms and log file.. They think the firmware update "killed my compass". Could be sinilar to your issues even though yours still flies which mine is rendered a $1300 brick

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: AbsPapa
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
So now what? Is that all they said?
 
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
1,018
Reaction score
504
Age
70
Location
Pomona, IL
Dji just responded to my inquiry with my symptoms and log file.. They think the firmware update "killed my compass". Could be sinilar to your issues even though yours still flies which mine is rendered a $1300 brick

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
They told you that the FW update killed your compass? That doesn't make any sense at all. Seek additional diagnoses.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AbsPapa
Joined
Aug 8, 2014
Messages
389
Reaction score
81
They told you that the FW update killed your compass? That doesn't make any sense at all. Seek additional diagnoses.
THe guy said (via chat app after and hour of diagnosis) that he needed his R&D people to examine it, but he thinks "the firmware killed the compass" I should have screenshot i, but thats what he said. Im going to go ahead and take amazons offer and return it, but just thought id share
 
  • Like
Reactions: AbsPapa
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
1,018
Reaction score
504
Age
70
Location
Pomona, IL
THe guy said (via chat app after and hour of diagnosis) that he needed his R&D people to examine it, but he thinks "the firmware killed the compass" I should have screenshot i, but thats what he said. Im going to go ahead and take amazons offer and return it, but just thought id share
Yes. That makes sense. I really don't believe the CSMs are remotely competent to diagnose or solve any real problems that are more serious than the drone equivalent of "check to see if it is plugged in".
Glad Amazon gave you an option.
 
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
I sent off a support request to DJI US and to HeliDirect where I bought mine from. I can't believe this is happening.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AbsPapa
Joined
Aug 8, 2014
Messages
389
Reaction score
81
Does DJI used refurbished parts on NEW quads? I noticed several scuffs on my gimbal when I get it brand new out of the box... now that I have had all these issues, I am remembering these and wondering if DJI is taking broken p3s, repairing the parts and putting them into new phantoms?
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2015
Messages
32
Reaction score
7
Age
69
And people criticized me for not updating mine. I just have to live with the constant red flag notices on the top center bar that I need to update. Not going to happen !
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2015
Messages
118
Reaction score
37
Age
32
Location
AB, Canada
Thus why I am keeping my Phantom at 1.1.9 until a glitch-free firmware arrives. It flies great so why fix what is not broken!
 
  • Like
Reactions: PilotHal
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
I don't think it's the IMU. I think the GPS/VPS has been hosed somehow.
 
Joined
Aug 8, 2014
Messages
389
Reaction score
81
Thus why I am keeping my Phantom at 1.1.9 until a glitch-free firmware arrives. It flies great so why fix what is not broken!
All of the cool people are doing it.. That's why. Who cares if it breaks our phantoms, it's the best thing to do to stay current.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: TopFlyte
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
Messages
43
Reaction score
14
Location
Long Island, NY
Ok. Will try the IMU calibration even though it's telling me that it's fine. Then I'll report back.
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
135,371
Messages
1,400,666
Members
98,603
Latest member
Spudzeric