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Just started getting a "no signal" error on my I1.

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Eye in the sky, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Eye in the sky

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    Hi all,

    I tried to fly my inspire on Sunday, and kept getting a "no signal" error. I flew anyway, and the craft kept jerking backwards and forwards, and wouldn't fly smoothly.
    I landed with a little difficulty, but thought there may just be some interference and didn't think too much about it.
    I flew again today filming for a BMX track race and when I installed the first battery, the drone started beeping like it was updating. After about 10 minutes the beeping stopped and I had no problem's flying with the first 2 batteries. The 3rd battery however, gave me the same "no signal" error. I was able to fly and video without a problem, landed with no problem, but I'm still worried why it's giving me this error message. I shoot for the same track tomorrow and want to make sure all is okay before I head out there.

    Looking forward to your replies.

    Thanks all,

    Bruce
     
  2. Eye in the sky

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    Hi Slim,

    Yup, firmware is up to date, version 1.2.1.06.
    I have not done a new imu calibration, but of course did a compass calibration. How often do you recommend doing an imu cal?
    How do I check mod values, and where should they be to be normal?
    Battery went in, beeped for 10minutes and I still had 4 bars and about 17 minutes flying time.
     
  3. damoncooper

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    App version / OS?
     
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    I have yet to hook up my Air to my pc or iTunes, (downloaded the app months ago).
    Auto Update screwed me over for the last time, (just turned it off)
    How do I revert back to Pilot app 2.1 (I have older version of iTunes on my laptop)
     
  5. Eye in the sky

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    Hi Slim,
    I reset the IMU, I got a green "safe to fly" and then right after take off it gave me "no signal "again. One other thing I forgot to mention, when trying to set the home point, I go through all the settings, but it doesn't set anything. It's as if I haven't set the home point.
    I get that you're not being sarcastic and appreciate your help, but after trying a few searches and not the info I'm looking for, I ask the question to the forum.
     
  6. Eye in the sky

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    Hi damoncooper,
    I'm using android and the latest version 1.2.0
     
  7. Eye in the sky

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    Hi all,

    I flew the inspire again today for around 1 hour, and had the same thing. It starts off now showing green ready to fly, I tried to set the home-point, and each time the message showing "successful home-point set" would not show up, but it would show an "H" on the map, right where the inspire was. I then flew the i1 and within 15 seconds it would say "no signal", wouldn't attempt to fly home and responded normally to all controls and video without a problem.
    Any idea why it's showing "no signal" and is this something I need to worry about?

    Looking forward to hearing ideas.

    Thanks all,

    Bruce
     
  8. sirnikolas

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    This might sound too simple but it has worked for others. Try disconnecting your cam and then reconnect it. Check the camera pins whilst it's off too.
    Also check the 2 black wires on each side of the I1. They're located just before the nose. Whilst she's in the landing mode position, check if these wires are tight. Then, take her up and raise the landing gear and with extreme care, check if those same wires are really tight.
    Please be extremely careful!
    Let us know how you go.
     
  9. damoncooper

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    If you have the older .ipa file use an app called iTools to reinstall it on your device.
     
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    Was having no signal issues and after pulling my hair out it was my IWatch!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Eye in the sky

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    I don't have an iwatch, so that's definitely not my problem :)
     
  12. sirnikolas

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    Did you try what I suggested?
     
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    There should be 4 antenna wires to check right behind the NOSE SYSTEM
     
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  14. Eye in the sky

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    Sorry, didn't see this until about 40 minutes ago.
    I went outside and tried what you said. Everything seemed like it was okay, and I still got the same message.
    I then removed the camera while the i1 was powered up, put it back on and voila, it seems the problem is solved. Thanks so much for your help.
    I then proceeded to drain my last 2 batteries down to1% to give a good recharge.
     
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    Only discharge your batteries every 10 cycles. And store them at around 50% when they're not in use.
     
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