Please select Into the mobile phone version | Continue to access the computer ver.
#WEEKLYTOPIC Do you know what the mean of the drone light flashes?
12Next >
3773 71 4-12 01:29
Uploading and Loding Picture ...(0/1)
o(^-^)o
DJI Panda
Administrator
China
Offline

Hi folks,
  
  
The Weekend’s coming, guess you will bring your drones out and enjoy your flight. Before it coming, let’s do a little quiz to test yourself, do you very clear about what does it means while a drone lights flashing?
  
  
Here you go!
  
  
1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?

2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?

3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” mean?

4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?

5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?

6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?

7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?

  
The quiz above cover the consumer and professional drones (Mavic series/ Phantom series/ Inspire series/ Spark).
  
  
Before 19:00, 15th April (UTC+8), 2019, share your answers in this thread, we will pick up to 5 correct answer users to send each of them 600 points!
  

_________________________________________

Below is the correct answer:

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
Compass Calibration Required
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
  Warming Up
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” mean?
  Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
  Normal
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
  Remote Controller Signal Lost
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
  IMU Error
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
  Critical low battery

We have 3 users have answered all the question correct!
Each of them will receive 600 points as a gift. Congrats to them!

# Jacksonnai
1.png

# maddox
11.png

# A J
111.png


Many people have wrong the No.4 question.
Actually, it is normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started.

4-12 01:29
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

Nice one

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means? : Compass Calibration Required
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means? : Warming Up
  
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means? : Turning on and self diagnostic testing
  
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started? : Solid red means critical error.
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes? : Remote controller signal lost
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes? : that depends on the speed of the flash. Slow = Low battery, Fast = critical low battery, normal = IMU error
  
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means? : Critical low battery.
4-12 02:06
Use props
DJI Panda
Administrator
China
Offline

Montfrooij Posted at 4-12 02:06
Nice one

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means? : Compass Calibration Required

You are so fast
4-12 02:15
Use props
Kevin Halle
Captain
Flight distance : 1209946 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

My answers are the same as Monty's
4-12 02:21
Use props
DJI Panda
Administrator
China
Offline

Kevin Halle Posted at 4-12 02:21
My answers are the same as Monty's

No, it is not worked.
4-12 02:22
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline


Pure luck
4-12 02:23
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

Kevin Halle Posted at 4-12 02:21
My answers are the same as Monty's

Ghegheghe.
4-12 02:24
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

DJI Panda Posted at 4-12 02:22
No, it is not worked.

Maybe the forum needs a way to hide other's replies to a thread to make these kind of contests where you need to answer something work better
4-12 02:25
Use props
DJI Panda
Administrator
China
Offline

Montfrooij Posted at 4-12 02:25
Maybe the forum needs a way to hide other's replies to a thread to make these kind of contests where you need to answer something work better

Yes, we will make it be possible soon!
4-12 02:33
Use props
Szydddhzlyn111
lvl.2

China
Offline

Nice topic! Will join soon.
4-12 03:03
Use props
AirButterflyDrone
Captain
Flight distance : 2501266 ft
  • >>>
Italy
Online

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?     Compass Calibration Required
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?     Warming Up
  
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?    Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
  
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?   not normal ...  Critical Error
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?  Remote Controller Signal Lost
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes? IMU Error
  
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means? Critical Battery Warning
Alex
http://www.airbutterflydrone.com/en/home





whale sharks.jpg




4-12 03:05
Use props
AirButterflyDrone
Captain
Flight distance : 2501266 ft
  • >>>
Italy
Online

Montfrooij Posted at 4-12 02:06
Nice one

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means? : Compass Calibration Required

You are number 1
4-12 03:14
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

AirButterflyDrone Posted at 4-12 03:05
1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?     Compass Calibration Required
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?     Warming Up

Nice one
4-12 03:21
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

DJI Panda Posted at 4-12 02:33
Yes, we will make it be possible soon!


Seems like a good addition to the (already nice) Forum!
4-12 03:22
Use props
Hartyaj
Second Officer
Flight distance : 49466 ft

Australia
Offline

Copy and paste ?
4-12 03:25
Use props
Kevin Halle
Captain
Flight distance : 1209946 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

DJI Panda Posted at 4-12 02:22
No, it is not worked.

4-12 03:34
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline


Just luck
4-12 04:08
Use props
S-e-ven
Captain
Flight distance : 3414450 ft
Thailand
Offline



1.  Compass Calibration Required
  
2.  Warming Up
  
3.  Turning on and self diagnostic testing
  
4.  Critical error.
  
5.  Remote controller signal lost
  
6.  IMU error
  
7.  Critical low battery

4-12 04:09
Use props
Mkurr
Second Officer
Flight distance : 516242 ft
United States
Offline

1.       Compass Calibration needed
  
2.       Warming Up
  
3.      Turning on, self diagnostics
  
4.       if solid red, that means critical error
  
5.       Remote controller signal lost  (happened to me once)
  
6.       That all depends on the speed of the flash. If it is slower, then the battery is low, if it is fast  then the battery is very low, if it is normal, then it is an IMU error
7.       Critical low battery. (as said in the above answer)
4-12 05:15
Use props
jacksonnai
Captain
Malaysia
Offline

Hopefully all my answers are correct

1.          What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
Answer: I'm feeling dizzy... Compass calibration required
2.          What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
Answer: I'm feeling so cold... The drone is warming up

3.          What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?
Answer: Don't disturb me... Drone is turn on and performing self-diagnostic test

4.          Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
Answer: I'm fine... Yes, it is normal

5.          What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
Answer: Oh no! I'm discconected with my owner... Remote controller signal lost

6.          What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
Answer: IMU error

7.          During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
Answer: I'm out of juicy... Critically low battery





4-12 05:27
Use props
FuZZyPiLOT
Second Officer
Flight distance : 1277537 ft
Ireland
Offline

1. What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
Compass Calibration Required

2. What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
Warming Up

3. What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?
Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing

4. Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
Critical Error

5. What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
Remote Controller Signal Lost

6. What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
Slow Red Flashing is 'Low battery Warning
Fast Red Flashing is Critical Low Battery Warning
Red Flashing is IMU error

7. During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
Critical Low Battery Warning

Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom User Manual Page 14
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/Mavic_2/20190124/Mavic_2_Pro_Zoom_User_Manual_v1.8_.pdf

Mavic Pro User Manual Page 12
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/mavic/20170901/Mavic+Pro+User+Manual+V1.8.pdf

Mavic Air User Manual Page 12
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/Mavic%20Air/20180525/Mavic%20Air%20User%20Manual%20v1.2.pdf

Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+  Page 14
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/phantom_4_pro/20180508/Phantom_4_Pro_Pro_Plus_Series_User_Manual_EN.pdf

Phantom 4 User Manual Page 12
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/phantom_4/20170706/Phantom_4_User_Manual_v1.6.pdf

Phantom 3 User Manual Page 11
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/phantom_3_standard/en/Phantom_3_Standard_User_Manual_v1.4_en_0112.pdf

Phantom 2 User Manual Page 19
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/phantom-2-vision/en/Phantom_2_Vision_User_Manual_v1.8_en.pdf

Spark User Manual Page 10
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/Spark/20171031/Spark%20User%20Manual%20V1.6.pdf

Inspire 1 RAW User Manual Page 16
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/INSPIRE+1+series/20171221/INSPIRE_1_RAW_User_Manual_EN.pdf

Inspire 1 Pro User Manual Page 15
https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/INSPIRE+1+series/20171221/INSPIRE_1_RAW_User_Manual_EN.pdf




4-12 06:41
Use props
jacksonnai
Captain
Malaysia
Offline

Montfrooij Posted at 4-12 02:25
Maybe the forum needs a way to hide other's replies to a thread to make these kind of contests where you need to answer something work better

Agree with that, great feature for quiz like this
4-12 07:14
Use props
ALABAMA
Captain
Flight distance : 8323276 ft
United States
Offline

With so many ties, how do you choose?
4-12 07:49
Use props
S-e-ven
Captain
Flight distance : 3414450 ft
Thailand
Offline

FuZZyPiLOT Posted at 4-12 06:41
1. What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
Compass Calibration Required

Uh, someone really badly want the 600 points!
;-)
Well done, I start thinking about modifying my post, c/p
4-12 08:42
Use props
Pedro Castelani
Second Officer

Argentina
Offline

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
  Compass Calibration Required
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
  Warming Up
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?
  Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
  No, they should glow green to indicate aircraft´s nose or front
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
  Remote Controller's Signal Lost
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
Low  Battery Warning/Critical  Battery Warning/IMU Error
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
Critical  Battery Warning
4-12 09:39
Use props
AirButterflyDrone
Captain
Flight distance : 2501266 ft
  • >>>
Italy
Online


thanks
4-12 10:45
Use props
A J
Captain
Flight distance : 8356859 ft
  • >>>
United Kingdom
Offline

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
Compass calibration required
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
Warming up

3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?
Turning on and self diagnostic testing
  
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
The two front headlights are fine if red as used for visual orientation but a solid rear LED's mean that a critical error has happened which is not normal and the drone should not be flown
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
The remote controller signal has been lost
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
a. Slowly - low battery
b. quickly - critical low battery
c. normal blinking speed - IMU error

  
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
Critical low battery warning. The drone has typically reached 10% battery level (or whatever the pilot has set in the app if higher) and the drone will begin to land without any input from the pilot. You can increase the throttle to maintain altitude as you safely land the drone. However, this should be avoided at all times.
4-12 11:03
Use props
Sky Cam
lvl.3
Flight distance : 7078115 ft
  • >>>
Hong Kong
Offline

4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?

Reading exactly     Headlight is at the front.

That is  normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started.  
  
4-12 20:59
Use props
LewisForeman
New

Bangladesh
Offline

Who has been able to pick out the best broker among those listed on this site?
4-12 21:57
Use props
weseli
lvl.4
Flight distance : 38389 ft

Serbia
Offline

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?     Compass Calibration Required
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?     Warming Up
  
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?    Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
  
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?   not normal ...  Critical Error
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?  Remote Controller Signal Lost
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes? IMU Error
  
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means? Critical Battery Warning
4-12 22:53
Use props
mpetr1960
Second Officer
Flight distance : 3439441 ft
  • >>>
Russia
Offline

1.       Compass Calibration Required
  
2.      Warming Up
  
3.       Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
  
4.       Critical Error
  
5.       Remote Controller Signal Lost
  
6.       IMU Error
  
7.       Critical Battery Warning
4-13 00:53
Use props
smirnoff9969
Second Officer
Flight distance : 63274 ft
Croatia
Offline

gee, I never pay attention about lights!  

When I get message on my screen "ready to fly" - that`s it!!

now I have to learn all over again...
4-13 01:11
Use props
Keego63
Second Officer

Australia
Offline

Tello user

1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means? A. Someone has swapped drones with me
  
2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means? A. See A1
  
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means? A. Turning on and performing self diagnosis
  
4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?A. no notes a Critical error
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes? A. Remote control signal lost
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?A. Battery low
  
7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?A. Battery critically low

Not that I would be able to see them on the Tello with my ole eyes
4-13 01:52
Use props
GeorgeGreek
First Officer
Flight distance : 166102 ft
Greece
Offline


1.       Compass Calibration Required
  
2.      Warming Up
  
3.       Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
  
4.       Critical Error
  
5.       Remote Controller Signal Lost
  
6.       IMU Error
  
7.       Critical Battery Warning
4-13 06:11
Use props
RIMC1234
lvl.4
Flight distance : 80088 ft
Spain
Offline

I agree with most post on the answers but I have a doubt or note some discrepancy:

So I assuming it varies from one drone model to another? I only have had a Mavic 2 Pro.

But according to manual warming up is yellow blinking and not yellow and green. According to Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom User Manual V1.6 page 14.

Question 6 definitely several answers as it does not indicate if fast or slow. So I think that it was a good reply from @FuZZyPiLOT with the different possibilities.

But once again, I have no experience with other DJI drones, so not sure if that is the reason or something change after a firmware update.

So is there really a yellow and green status? Appreciate comments.
4-13 06:53
Use props
maddox
Captain
Malaysia
Offline

1.      What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?  Compass calibration required
2.      What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?  Warming up
3.      What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?  Turn on and performing self-diagnostic test
4.      Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?  It is normal
5.      What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?  Remote controller signal lost
6.      What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?  IMU error
7.      During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?  Critically low battery
4-13 08:31
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline


You're welcome!
4-13 13:14
Use props
Montfrooij
Captain
Flight distance : 1120589 ft
Netherlands
Offline

jacksonnai Posted at 4-12 07:14
Agree with that, great feature for quiz like this

Yes, I think so!
4-13 13:15
Use props
Mountaindrone
Captain
Flight distance : 13875984 ft
  • >>>
France
Offline

nice quizz !!
4-14 01:37
Use props
Mountaindrone
Captain
Flight distance : 13875984 ft
  • >>>
France
Offline

My answers :
1.       What does “Fast alternating red and yellow flashing” means?
A compass calibration is required

2.       What does “Alternate yellow and green flashing” means?
This is the warm up phase
  
3.       What do “Alternating red, green and yellow flashes” means?
Turning on and self diagnostic testing

4.       Is that normal for the drone headlight to appear red after the drone is started?
Normaly drone headlight is green so it's not normal !
  
5.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the yellow light fast flashes?
Drone loose the Remote Controller signal
  
6.       What does it mean when the status of the drone indicates that the red flashes?
IMU error, IMU calibration required

7.       During the flight of the drone, what does “fast red flashing” means?
Critical low battery  : it's time to coming back and landing ;-)
4-14 01:48
Use props
12Next >
Advanced
You need to log in before you can reply Login | Register now

Credit Rules