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Cannot take off. No gps help!

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Hello there,
I just bought a new DJI mavic pro. So it will be the first flight. I did the setup installed the charged battery, connected the phone and the remote.
The problem is on the screen it says cannot take off no gps. I tried to start up indoors and outdoors
Could anyone tell me what is wrong?
Thank you. Screenshot_20170219-002028.jpg Screenshot_20170219-001503.jpg
 

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You need to turn off Beginner Mode in the "Main Controller Settings" section of DJI GO. The motors will not start when it's enabled and there isn't a good GPS connection.
 
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Oke thank you. I tried to turn off beginner mode as well and it says no positioning. This still means that there is no gps? Screenshot_20170219-002347.jpg
 

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You need to turn off Beginner Mode in the "Main Controller Settings" section of DJI GO. The motors will not start when it's enabled and there isn't a good GPS connection.
Is there a way to prevent take off without GPS with beginner mode still off?
 

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Right. You can see the GPS icon is grayed out in the top center of DJI GO.

Where exactly is your Mavic located? Are you inside of a building?
 

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So yes i am in a building. I just wanted to start up the drone before i went out. But because it didn't found the gps. I thought i need to take it outside. So i went outside yesterday in a big open park. Tried to set it up and still didn't find gps.
 

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i went outside yesterday in a big open park. Tried to set it up and still didn't find gps.
That's odd. Is your Mavic brand new?
 
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Yes it is brand new.
But If the beginner mode is on, it's not possible to find the gps? Where is the beginner mode for then? I thought it was for noobs like me to fly the first time with the mavic pro just with some basic options, but with gps of course.
 
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Beginner Mode does not affect the GPS signal. If you go outside again and the GPS is still grayed out, you should contact the seller or DJI support to get a replacement.
 
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Thank you for ur help. I contacted them. I will go outside once again and try to find gps. U normally have to do nothing right? It should find's its gps by itself isn't it.
 

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Thank you guys for your reply's. Today i was trying to figure out what was wrong. It was the gps on my phone. It is working now and i flew with it.
Sorry guys im such a noob.
 
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This makes no sense. The GPS on your phone is only useful for a couple special modes. It's the GPS inside the Mavic that you see counted on the screen.

Now, if you haven't flown in a day or so, it can take a few minutes for GPS satellites to be "acquired" and all the necessary data downloaded. Fly again within a few hours and it's much quicker to re-acquire satellites.
 
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Im a new owner of the mavic as well and i have had similar issues. I live in the country and sometimes mine will connect and sometimes it dont. When it does connect, i cant see anything on the camera at times but then all of a sudden the gps icon shows up with 22 satellites then back to nothing and i loose camera view. I can take it into town and i have no issues. so does this mean my problems are caused by where i am located in the country?
 

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Im a new owner of the mavic as well and i have had similar issues. I live in the country and sometimes mine will connect and sometimes it dont. When it does connect, i cant see anything on the camera at times but then all of a sudden the gps icon shows up with 22 satellites then back to nothing and i loose camera view. I can take it into town and i have no issues. so does this mean my problems are caused by where i am located in the country?
Means you have crap USB cable that is fizzling out on you or a dirty USB port.
Dont cheap out and get a reliable USB DATA cable..
 
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GPS blues.
Noob at work here too.

I have a new Mavic Pro. I can fly it at 5m off the ground in ATTI mode. But no GPS. Ever. I have calibrated the IMU twice - successfully - and the compass each and every flight (18 now)... as per advice from the DJI support site.

I boot it up as per instructions. RC, then Mavic Pro, then app. The RC tells me I have GPS. The moment the app kicks in GPS disappears. I'm using an iPhone 6S. I tried it with a Sony Xperia Z5 premium with the same result.

I'm running out of ideas...

5 metres? I should have bought a step ladder!
 

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