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GabeZ
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I'm getting the motor overload message only on TB47 batteries after the latest DJI Go App update (3.1.0).  Anyone else getting the same?
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Apparently the same issue:  http://forum.dji.com/thread-72716-1-1.html
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Apparently the same issue:  http://forum.dji.com/thread-72716-1-1.html
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GabeZ
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Over on the Inspire Pilots forum, this issue seems to be growing.
2016-11-23
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Hi GabeZ, were you flying aggressively like full throttle when this occurred?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-24 11:56
Hi GabeZ, were you flying aggressively like full throttle when this occurred?

Hi Mindy,
   Initially, just right after take off, I used 100% stick to accelerate forward.  The stick was then reduced slowly to 40 and 30% (first warning triggered at roughly 40%).  See my picture.  I also got the warning at 90, 80, and 20% at various times throughout the flight.  Keep in mind that this was all forward acceleration.  However, it also triggered at 100% elevation acceleration as well.  The flight only lasted a grand total of 4 minutes and 5 seconds before I paniced and landed.  Additionally, this was my first flight of the day.

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I have another quick update.  I updated my transmitter firmware and flew with two TB48's and one TB47.  The error did not show up and I pushed an aggressive flight to test.  I'll be reviewing the flight logs to see for sure.
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GabeZ Posted at 2016-11-25 09:29
I have another quick update.  I updated my transmitter firmware and flew with two TB48's and one TB4 ...

Normally, if you were flying aggressively, you will get that alert.
Please test it more and let us know the update.
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GabeZ Posted at 2016-11-25 09:29
I have another quick update.  I updated my transmitter firmware and flew with two TB48's and one TB4 ...

Please keep us posted if it comes back. Just to clarify, you updated to RC to the latest firmware version or to a different version?
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2016-11-26 10:07
Please keep us posted if it comes back. Just to clarify, you updated to RC to the latest firmware v ...

Hi Jamie,
   I updated the transmitter firmware to the latest on my last post and took it back out.  I didn't see the error re-occur.  I'll be putting it through the paces and reply back.  While I don't make it a point to fly aggressively, and its counterintuitive to do so, I think that acceleration with 100% stick at launch is acceptable.  For instance, suppose you were filming a super car and had to get out of the way for a clean shot.
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Its a warning against excessive current drain when one increases the RPM of the motors and its good to have it in place. TB47 have lower capacity so you are more likely to see it on those. Usually, these warnings will come toward the end of the flight when the available max draw current is lower. It would happen early in a flight if the batteries were cold.
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My RC was on 1.5 and the Go app was 3.1 when I noticed it in the logs last weekend. I have since updated my RC as I just got an other RC for dual control and the new one was on 1.7. I haven't flown yet to see it I get it again.
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rstekeur Posted at 2016-12-15 05:26
My RC was on 1.5 and the Go app was 3.1 when I noticed it in the logs last weekend. I have since updated my RC as I just got an other RC for dual control and the new one was on 1.7. I haven't flown yet to see it I get it again.

Please keep us posted.
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I just wanted to add, that colder temperatures will also add to the mix because the battery chemistry will struggle getting the necessary power at times. I rarely see this message and normally it occurs when you are pushing the Inspire hard.

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But once you stop pushing hardly the stick, the message will disappear, wont it?
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JackyYyy Posted at 2016-12-14 23:49
But once you stop pushing hardly the stick, the message will disappear, wont it?

Yes, if you were to pop the warning and let go of the sticks, the warning would eventually vanish.  However, this is one of the few warnings that do vanish.  While I do agree that pushing the drone can impact battery, it should not pop this message.  Many people have gotten this message only recently.  I got it shortly after I took off on my first flight and gave it throttle.  The drone had barely been outside for 10 minutes, and it was in a warm environment prior.  It wasn't like I left it out to get cold before I set it up for takeoff.  However, if I remember correctly, I think it was a little cold but nowhwere near a full winter temperature.

Additionally, this warning is misleading and needs to be adjusted.
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I am also having the same problem with the Inspire 1 v2 TB47 battery. In my case as I get the message, the Inspire cuts the power gradually to the motors and forces you to land.
I start with a 100% battery and I am only hovering at 3 feet.
There are a lot of people having the same problem at the Inspire Pilots Forum.  Check out the thread: http://www.inspirepilots.com/thr ... nsure-safety.13791/

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Any response from DJI ?
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Pulsar747n Posted at 2016-12-23 00:29
I am also having the same problem with the Inspire 1 v2 TB47 battery. In my case as I get the message, the Inspire cuts the power gradually to the motors and forces you to land.
I start with a 100% battery and I am only hovering at 3 feet.
There are a lot of people having the same problem at the Inspire Pilots Forum.  Check out the thread: http://www.inspirepilots.com/threads/motor-overload-aircraft-will-decelerate-to-ensure-safety.13791/

Can you double check your version of firmware for the AC and RC,  what you have is not a proper match.

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You do have the Inspire correct ?  
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GO App, Aircraft and Controller are correct.  I miss stated the version.  It should be Inspire 1 v1.
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I had the same problem.  Update transmitter and aircraft"
Seems to be gone..........
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GabeZ
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this warning hasn't gone away.  While I thought that it was only related to the TB47 batteries, it popped on a TB48.  I am completely up to date with latest firmware v01.10.01.40 (This was updated before I went out on another flight.  IMU re-calibrated and compass re-calibrated).  Oddly enough, the warning occurred mid flight and at the end of the flight just before hitting 25% battery life.  I also got a compass failure message as well.........   I had the unique opportunity to fly in ATTI mode until the compass magically started working again.

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I got an DJI Phantom 3 PRO and getting the same warning since a few weeks (now and then). But.. my I also noticed my Phantom is shaking when hovering. It is having a hard time staying in place. I read somewhere to check if one or more motors feel different when you remove the props and spin them around. And I found that 1 motor isn't spinning as smooth as the rest. I ordered a new motor, going to replace it and hopefully this will solve the issue.
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Same issue except my AC auto-landed without returning to home ,"critically low power. Aircraft landing, Throttle up to reduce the speed of descent and use sticks to avoid obstacles"
TB48 battery 5:11 remaining on battery, no bad cells in battery.
IMU and Compass were freshly calibrated because unit was just returned from DJI because it wouldn't accept newest FW update.
Online tech had me recalibrate IMU, today I will test it in the park while flying over children playing. (not seriously). but i'm glad I wasn't over water yesterday.
I'm wondering if Apple recently bought out DJI as the Iphones also suddenly go from a high charge to completely shutting down : (
I'm willing to bet everyone receiving this warning has the newest FW update, and I'm guessing it's code that was meant for the I2.
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I have the same issue on mine. It seems ok with one of my two batteries. The older battery gives me this same error message. I purchased mine on April 2016, when it arrived my battery was DOA. Due to a long replacement process I ended up buying another battery at a local reseller. Now almost 1 year of owning my I1pro I am getting this message with the battery I bought locally. Do I need to replace the battery or is there something wrong with my drone?

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fans2c6b4490 Posted at 2017-3-26 12:51
I have the same issue on mine. It seems ok with one of my two batteries. The older battery gives me this same error message. I purchased mine on April 2016, when it arrived my battery was DOA. Due to a long replacement process I ended up buying another battery at a local reseller. Now almost 1 year of owning my I1pro I am getting this message with the battery I bought locally. Do I need to replace the battery or is there something wrong with my drone?

Thank you


There's nothing wrong with the battery or your drone.  We're all suffering the same fate.  It seems that DJI has established this warning to prevent us from having too much fun........ ....   oh.... and someone said something about excessive drain and draw on a battery.  But I'm going to stick with my verdict.
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I just got a Motor Overloaded. Aircraft will decelerate to ensure safety message last week on 97% Battery power after about 6 minutes flight. One second later the I1 just started to spin and fall from 270 meter with 84km/h. It fell through a tree which helped the I1 to slow down before impact. It`s still in 1 piece though.
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fans1349d639 Posted at 2017-3-29 03:18
I just got a Motor Overloaded. Aircraft will decelerate to ensure safety message last week on 97% Battery power after about 6 minutes flight. One second later the I1 just started to spin and fall from 270 meter with 84km/h. It fell through a tree which helped the I1 to slow down before impact. It`s still in 1 piece though.

Ouch...... that sounds like a true motor failure.  Sorry to hear that.  Is it getting sent in for repair?
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fans1349d639 Posted at 2017-3-29 03:18
I just got a Motor Overloaded. Aircraft will decelerate to ensure safety message last week on 97% Battery power after about 6 minutes flight. One second later the I1 just started to spin and fall from 270 meter with 84km/h. It fell through a tree which helped the I1 to slow down before impact. It`s still in 1 piece though.

Flying at high speed (50 mph) will exert a high current drain and cause this issue. Try imagining sprinting for 2 minutes at full blast vs. running at 50% pace for the same time. The analogy is similar.

A cheap racing drone is a far more economical way to satisfy the need for speed.

Happy flying but do it safely
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Oops. repeated myself... deleted repeated post
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In case you din't get it., you can't sprint for 2 minutes. Nobody can.
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Having the same issue.  Flew my Inspire 1 today and within two minutes got a "critically low voltage" warning even though battery had 50% remaining.  Swapped out batteries and continued to get the "Motor Overload" warning saying the aircraft will decelerate to ensure safety.  Will test system tomorrow with fully charged batteries.  I hope I can get to the bottom of this before Saturday.  
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djiflyer Posted at 2017-3-29 20:40
Having the same issue.  Flew my Inspire 1 today and within two minutes got a "critically low voltage" warning even though battery had 50% remaining.  Swapped out batteries and continued to get the "Motor Overload" warning saying the aircraft will decelerate to ensure safety.  Will test system tomorrow with fully charged batteries.  I hope I can get to the bottom of this before Saturday.

Its not advisable to fly with half charged batteries if that half charge was arrived at anything longer than a day or so from the  last flight.
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Mike-the-cat Posted at 2017-3-29 19:55
Flying at high speed (50 mph) will exert a high current drain and cause this issue. Try imagining sprinting for 2 minutes at full blast vs. running at 50% pace for the same time. The analogy is similar.

A cheap racing drone is a far more economical way to satisfy the need for speed.

I didn't fly with 50mph that was the speed of the free fall
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fans1349d639 Posted at 2017-3-30 02:56
I didn't fly with 50mph that was the speed of the free fall

Oh no Sorry to hear !
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Good Morning!
yesterday the PHANTOM 3 ADVANCED took flight and soon fell of upside down, being turned on anyway! Gimbal let go but I managed to clean it.
This message appeared (when I searched the DJing Go WARNING). MOTOR OBSTRUCTION. then I cleaned all of it with compressed air and washed the propellers well. Today I went to try to fly but he gets PULLING very strong up, without me giving the command !! I almost lost it on FLYWAY ... I do not know what it can be. hence this message appeared in WARNING: MOTOR OVERLOAD. AIRCRAFT WILL DECELERATE ETC ... can you help me? the battery, propeller is everything else, they are ORIGINAL DJI! thank you
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