[I also posted a comment on this problem on the 3DR support page ([url]http://diydrones.com/profile/TechSupport[/url]), but I’m not sure if that’s the correct site or this one. Two different support sites?]
I flew my Iris successfully last weekend, and I tried to do so again today, but when I follow the startup procedure, I get the yellow blinking error code (yellow/yellow/blank/yellow). I brought it back home, turned it on without the transmitter, immediately got the blinking blue and then blinking green light, indicating it got GPS connection. Excited, I went back out to the field, got the yellow code again.
After coming home again, I realized the yellow code only comes on when I have the transmitter turned on. If it’s off, the IRIS arms fine. The transmitter has fresh batteries and is using the same settings as last weekend when it was working. Nothing’s changed except that I recharged the LIPO batteries. What’s going on?
So, I consult the LED list on the Flight Checklist. For this light pattern, it says, “System error: see troubleshooting guide.” Okay, where’s the troubleshooting guide? Maybe it’s in the Operation Manual? Page 15 says, “Error, disconnect battery and restart flight procedure.” Did that - no dice, still have the problem. Then it says, "See the troubleshooting guide at 3drobotics.com/iris/info."
Sigh. Okay, I go to that website but find nothing that says anything about troubleshooting. I see links to PDF versions of the two user guides I already consulted, beginner video tutorials (which, incidentally, direct you to the /info web page for troubleshooting info), plus info on setting up the Tarot gimbal, Mission Planner software, APM Planner ground station, a maintenance section devoted entirely to hardware (how to open the shell, replace legs, arms, motors, etc.), and finally, a mysterious section called Tones which just has .wav files of Iris tone. Nothing appears to have troubleshooting info that I can see.
So, I’m stumped. Please tell me - where does one go find the bloody troubleshooting information?? If it’s on another page or site, it ought to have a link on the /info page. If it’s hidden somewhere in/on the /info page, it should be more prominent.
Argh. I’m grumpy because this flying day’s shot… my only chance this weekend.