Trip to Avebury today and managed to find a suitable TOAL site. Fired up the Typhoon and camera wouldn’t connect . Drone connects to ST16, gimbal initialises and can pan / tilt camera but no video transmission (have a solid white light on the camera). Tried rebinding camera but not showing on ST16 even after pressing refresh many times.
Tried on line search but no one seems to know what a solid white light indicates. and the Yuneec manual only shows the following regarding CGO3+ LED status indication:
Any one come across this issue before?
When I was troubleshooting a CGO3 camera sometime back I came across a couple of posts on some Yuneec forums referencing a “White LED” error. Some suggested reformatting the SD-Card, though this might be a similar grasp at “Turn off and on again”. However I think the white LED is the first part of the normal boot sequence and failure to progress past this might indicate a sensor issue. I would recommend contacting Yuneec in this instance. My past experiences with Yuneec Tech Support have been positive.
Thanks Nidge, I’ll try the reformatting route first before giving Yuneec a shout.
It might be worth checking that the interconnecting cables of the gimbal are fully seated. The issue I had with my CGO3 was that even though it appeared to power-up the camera would just pitch backward on its own. This turned out to be a cable assembly, while appearing to be plugged in, wasn’t fully seated. It had just come loose over-time, and I think this can of issue could account for many faults that people report when they have problems with their CGO2/3/3+ cameras.
Thanks Nidge, not sure it’s the cable as the gimbal initialises correctly on powering up the drone, once the drone is connected to the ST16 I’ve full control of the camera i.e. pan / tilt in the various modes. Just not getting connection via WiFi hence no video feed.
My apologies. The CGO3’s circuit boards are exposed where as the CGO3+ boards are contained in the plastic housing.
This is what the main board in the CGO3+ look like:
As you can see the socket marked as ‘E’ is the connection between the main board and the WiFi board, which if the same as the other CGO cameras is behind or below the camera module. Also worth checking connector ‘J’ on the slip ring board. If you look at the image below you can see where the lead connects on the right, as viewed, of the camera/WiFi board
I do appreciate that not everyone is comfortable taking things like this apart in case of an irreversible disaster (My medication suppresses those emotions) and it’s more than acceptable to entrust a recognised repair agent, especially as the CGO3+ is not cheap. A call to Yuneec’s Tech support (0208 449 4321) would be a good move, they will more than likely have encountered this issue before and be more accurate than I ever could be in their analysis and solution.