In this section, we will address a few topics that might help both the novice and experienced pilots to troubleshoot their Bebop 2.
The power/LED button is located on the back of the drone, directly below the battery. In addition to being the navigation beacon, the LED indicates various states of the drone.
When the LED is:
Steady red - Bebop 2 is in normal state
Sed and blinking slowly - Bebop 2 is booting up
Sed and blinking quickly - a motor error is detected
To locate the defective motor:
In FreeFlight 3, tap Start.
Tap to open SETTINGS.
Swipe left or right until you see MOTOR INFORMATIONS, where motors status is displayed. Locate the defective motor as indicated on the screen and check whether its propeller is blocked or damaged.
Video and photo
Try to decrease the speed by lowering the inclination angle; in addition, check the rotation angle. The slower the drone moves, the better the video quality.
*Note: for best video quality results, reduce all piloting controls to their minimum settings.
The apparent "jittery" (or jello) effect could be a hardware issue.
Mechanical / Hardware - Check propellers and motor mounts for any visible signs of damage. With the drone's power turned off and the battery removed, spin each propeller to verify the motor shafts are rotating straight (propellers should not "wobble" as they spin).
Make sure the take-off area has distinct ground features, in good lighting and not in a uniformed color (for example, an all-white floor); darkness and uniform surfaces can disorient the drone’s down-facing camera.
*Note: always flat trim the Parrot Bebop 2 before each flight.
My Parrot Bebop 2 keeps rising without my control
This could be an issue with either the ultrasonic sensor or the barometer.
If the drone keeps rising to a height about 9 ft., that means the ultrasonic sensor is not reading the ground below accurately. Try to reset MAX ALTITUDE and VERTICAL SPEED to the lowest settings and launch again.
If the height is over 9 ft. - the barometer is not able to correctly sense the changes in altitude. Try to reset MAX ALTITUDE and VERTICAL SPEED to the lowest settings and launch again.
If the problem presists, we recommend that you reset all settings to their default values and start fresh.
My bebop 2 keeps falling from the sky
Check the battery level, make sure the battery is always fully charged prior to each flight.
Check the propellers, make sure they are securely mounted.
I can't remove my propellers
When using the propeller removal tool to remove the propellers, make sure not to turn the tool too far to ensure the holes are aligned with the screws.