The below works every time with my P3P
Keenan Newton Wednesday at 11:00
I know I am going against Jonas’ suggestion of taking off in “F”, but don’t do it. I don’t think the problem is specific to the capture app, because I had similar issues with the DJI Go app. When trying to take off in “F”, when you try to start the rotors, they immediately shutdown 70% of the time. Then a few times, the craft took off immediately and started to fly in a random direction. I will admit I have only experienced this with the Phantom 3 Pro.
In short, I have consistently been able to take off in P mode, hover then flip the switch to F.
Here are the steps I have gone through with success each time.
Unplug the USB cable from the controller
Go to the Application Manager of the Android device
Find the DJI Go App and click the force stop button
Find the Capture App, if the force stop button is enabled, click it.
Start Capture App
Plug in the USB cable into the controller
You may be prompted to start the DJI Go App, Cancel it. ( If the DJI Go App starts you will need to re-do steps 1-6 )
Define Your mission as you see fit
Start the mission
Make sure you are in P mode
Start the rotors
Hover 10 ft (3 m) above the ground
Flip the switch to “F”
Click through the screens until you get to the checklist.
Ignore the battery check. (If you can’t Ignore, make sure in the settings of the Capture App, that you are in Advanced mode)
At your own risk Ignore the mission size if necessary
Click and hold take off for 3 seconds.
This is what works for me every time on both the Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 Pro