M5 no start up after 3 green LED's

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  1. Kevin Riley

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    M5 showing no signs of life after 3 green LED's for 2 seconds. Tried fresh batteries. Checked cables. Looking for pointers.
     
  2. Jason Smoker

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    i think a cable has come loose somewhere. try taking of the inspection covers and a see what you find?
     
  3. Kevin Riley

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    Thanks Jason - tried this but no go
     
  4. Jason Smoker

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    If i couldnt find any split cables or broken ones then. MY last resort would be to find a battery that i knew was good and tested it or send a email to http://freeflysystems.com/contact and see what they say
     
  5. Kevin Riley

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    Thanks Jason, I have 4 batteries - all fairly new and fully charged and used a volt checker. Yes - I am having ongoing e-mails with freefly support - wish I had better news but the sun is setting on this day - thats probably the best I could hope for.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Kevin: Was the MoVI just hanging limp like it had not received any configuration settings, or were the motors energized and simply not stabilizing?

    Andy

    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
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  7. Kevin Riley

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    The rig was just limp with no energy to the motors at all
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hmm. I know this sounds strange but that's what happens right after a firmware upgrade (just as an example), before you do an autotune. If you can communicate with it via the App. it might be worth trying an autotune. I presume you've checked that you controller's kill switch is off? (Sorry for such obvious suggestions -- I don't mean to imply lack of diligence on your part, it's more bafflement on mine!)

    Andy

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  9. Kevin Riley

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    No firmware upgrade involved. Just a battery change between takes. Also no controller involved - just Majestic Mode. Have undertaken all steps as requested by Freefly and am now awaiting return details.
     
  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Understood. I realize you didn't actually do a firmware upgrade -- but the behavior you're reporting sounds identical. I infer that doing a Autotune either isn't feasible or that it didn't fix the issue, right?


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  11. Kevin Riley

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    Correct - Autotune was not possible.
     
  12. Justin albert

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    Anyone clear this up? I'm basically having an identical issue.
     
  13. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hi Justin:
    I presume you've read through the postings above and therefore haven't just done a firmware upgrade and have checked on the cables, then it "email to Freefly time," I'm afraid. support@freeflysystems.com.

    Andy
     

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