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powderluv
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I just got my new DJI FPV.  I am slowly trying to power up with the left stick in mode2 however only the front props seem to be lifting up. The rear ones are spinning but unable to lift. I stopped before the drone topples over backwards. I double checked the propellers and they are mounted correctly.  Could this be a problem with the motors ? Should I return for a new one ?
Any help would be appreciated.

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2021-3-17
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Whoreable
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are you sure? give it a good press of throttle and it might just work if they all spin at engine start
2021-3-17
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Whoreable
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are you sure? give it a good press of throttle and it might just work if they all spin at engine start
2021-3-17
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Hello there powderluv. I am sorry for the trouble this has caused and thank you for reaching out. In addition to this I will post the takeoff and landing procedure as well. Thank you.

2021-3-17
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powderluv
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Whoreable Posted at 3-17 18:41
are you sure? give it a good press of throttle and it might just work if they all spin at engine start

Yes I’m sure. I’ll take a picture or video of it. I just don’t want to crash it in case I have to return it.

The motors seem to spin up fine but there is no lift on the back.
2021-3-17
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powderluv
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DJI Stephen Posted at 3-17 21:22
Hello there powderluv. I am sorry for the trouble this has caused and thank you for reaching out. In addition to this I will post the takeoff and landing procedure as well. Thank you.

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Thanks. Yes I’m following these instructions
2021-3-17
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Buzzyone
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When the drone lifts it lifts the front first until its level then it lifts off. It pivots on the rubber feet of the battery.

If you're worried video the first lift off and if it tips over, you will have proof that it was faulty!

Just make doubly sure the props are on the right way round, I know you have checked but just check again to be sure.
2021-3-18
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Whoreable
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give it throttle man!
2021-3-18
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Buzzyone
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Whoreable Posted at 3-18 00:44
give it throttle man!

That what it needs :-)
2021-3-18
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Jerry Luo
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Are you sure that the propellers are installed correctly?
You can provide a picture of the installation, we will help you to confirm it, And check if there is any abnormality in the  Goggles.
2021-3-18
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Duane Degn
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As others have said, give it throttle. The take off isn't graceful but once it's in the air it works great.

Get it a foot or more in the air and it should behave fine.

You can also watch NURK FPV's video to see how his friend almost had the same problem as you.
2021-3-18
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powderluv
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Looks like it needs full throttle I will try it today and report back (probably capture it on video just in case).

Here is the link to NURK FPV referenced above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1PxrmazLA&t=1657s

That is exactly how it seemed to take off.
2021-3-18
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Duane Degn
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powderluv Posted at 3-18 12:22
Looks like it needs full throttle  I will try it today and report back (probably capture it on video just in case).

Here is the link to NURK FPV referenced above:

"Here is the link to NURK FPV referenced above:"

That's about where I decided I wanted one of these. They talk about how much better the video image is from other DJI goggle experiences.

Having seen the video, I wasn't so surprised when the quad had a bit of trouble taking off.

Good luck on your first flight. I think the thing is crazy fun.
2021-3-18
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powderluv
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ok confirmed. It was me being a wuss on the throttle. Just got to gas it
2021-3-19
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Duane Degn
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powderluv Posted at 3-19 11:52
ok confirmed. It was me being a wuss on the throttle. Just got to gas it

"It was me being a wuss on the throttle."
For what it's worth, I might have done the same if I hadn't seen the NURK FPV video.

I'm glad you're flying.
2021-3-20
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DJI Stephen
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powderluv Posted at 3-17 23:44
Thanks. Yes I’m following these instructions

Hi there powderluv. Thank you for the reply and for these information you have given. It is great to know that you are now flying. If you have any other concerns or inquiries with DJI. Please feel free to post it here at DJI Forum. We are all here to help and support you. Thank you.
2021-3-22
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Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
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I had the same thoughts on my first few flights.
But like everyone who responded, give it more throttle.
2021-3-24
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