Bebop GPS Lock ?????

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Arcill
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Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by Arcill » 16 Jun 2018, 19:46

I have two identical Bebops, same firmware, same software ....

One will lock the GPS, the other will not .. have read all the forums info, cleaned it up checked connections, etc. still will not lock?

Any ideas? Please help ...

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by AR.Tommy » 17 Jun 2018, 09:29

Hello,

first GPS fix can literally take forever (15 min) how long did you wait?
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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by Arcill » 17 Jun 2018, 20:30

Until the battery died .....

So here are two screen caps from the two BBs.... see the difference?? How do I fix this??
ANY help is welcome!

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by Tsarkoff » 18 Jun 2018, 23:03

GPS lock never took longer than 1 minute to me. But when I updated to the latest firmware (4.7.1, BB2) It started failing to get GPS and failing to magnetometer calibration. Several times magnetometer got uncalibrated during flight which led to the loss of GPS lock. Once it even fell down. Hard reset helped to solve the issue. Maybe you should do that. Press the power button for more than 8 seconds then wait until drone gets everything done. And reboot. Make sure you calibrate your done each time you plug a battery in.

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by Arcill » 19 Jun 2018, 21:09

Thank you for answering, but I still NEED a solution.

One of my Bebops locks right away, and the other does not at all. See previous post. This seems to be a common situation. I am hoping that Parrot may have a solution for this.

If anyone else HAS SOLVED this problem, PLEASE share a solution.

Thank you

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by jlsautto » 25 Jun 2018, 21:12

it happens exactly the same, to me I even lost it .
So the hard reset will solved it?
Because I found it, and it doesn’t gets the GPS, and on the distance displays shows a ? .
I Did the 4.7.1 upgrade

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by Arcill » 26 Jun 2018, 19:17

No. There is NO SOLUTION.

Parrot suggested replacing the GPS module. Waiting for replacement. No THEY did not pay for it!

Will let you know ...

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Re: Bebop GPS Lock ?????

Post by larry31 » 14 Oct 2018, 03:15

My Bebop 2 is not displaying distance, and elevation. The GPS icon never goes green. I did have it working until the V-4.7.1 update.
Parrot service says their engineers are working on it. Seems like this product is just not engineered to be very reliable.

I've had 2 replacements since I got it Christmas 2017. Each one has some kind of issue. I'm glad I didn't spend my money on it, but I feel bad for my gift giver.

Would it pay to back update to earlier version? When I got this current one, the Version was V-4.4.2 amd the distance, and elevation readouts were working.

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