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liamclayton
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Hey all,

Have purchased the DJI FPV, and the 2 controller sticks are not working at all.

I have got it out of the box and have updated all of the firmware. I have not activated the drone yet.

The Virtual Flight App does not respond to any commands from the 2 sticks but the rest of the remote is fine.

I have also tried to calibrate the controller in DRL for Mac but also no response from either stick - nothing at all.

Any help appreciated.
2021-3-20
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Whoreable
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The drone has to be activated first in the sim app i think before it works
2021-3-20
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Hi, liamclayton. Thanks for reaching out and posting your concern. Please download the DJI Fly and have your unit activated before testing it out via the DJI Virtual Flight app.
2021-3-20
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liamclayton
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Thanks for the responses guys. Seems that even if you don’t want to fly the drone anytime soon you still have to activate the whole setup in order to use the controller and practice on the simulator(s). I activated it all and the controller works with the Virtual Flight App, DRL and Velocidrone.
2021-3-20
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Jinral
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Bought the FPV setup late December '21.
Wanted to get some practice time using a drone simulator (Liftoff) before donning the headset and launching my drone but couldn't get the controller to work.
Although Windows recognized it (C5, HID Controller), it wasn't transmitting the inputs to my computer.

Found some info advising that the controller needs to be registered, activated and paired with the drone, along with having its Firmware updated, before it can be used in Liftoff.  After doing this, the controller worked without further issues.  I wish the YouTube influencers providing info on using the controller would have mentioned this important step.  It would have saved me 2 days of frustration.

Also, I didn't want to miss the 48-hour window for getting DJI's Care Refresh coverage after registering and activating everything... so I had to cough up the dough to resolve my issue.  A necessary evil... but I can appreciate it.

Hope someone else finds this as useful as I did.

Happy flying!!
1-11 09:23
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LeleCfWm
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Jinral Posted at 1-11 09:23
Bought the FPV setup late December '21.
Wanted to get some practice time using a drone simulator (Liftoff) before donning the headset and launching my drone but couldn't get the controller to work.
Although Windows recognized it (C5, HID Controller), it wasn't transmitting the inputs to my computer.

Very useful, thanks!
I agree with you, if they talked in the videos on YT about this passage many of us would avoid these unnecessary frustrations. I also find it not very useful in the case of the DJI fpv drone having to activate it when it is necessary to practice on a simulator before going out to make a mess!
1-18 04:50
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fans0e083054
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So I purchased the FPV controller after I activated everything using the motion controller and the FPV controller won’t work.  The sticks don’t work at all.
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