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Inspire 1 v1 rear led solid red

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I am trying to get an old Inspire going. I bought it with little information, as it belonged to the sellers father. He thought it had only been flown a couple times but he did tell me one of the motors was questionable and a shop had told him it needed replaced. The 3 batteries were dead so I couldn't verify if it actually flew or even started up. It came with 3 controllers, x3, 2 dead TB47, 1 dead TB48, the original case and the huge GPC rtf roller case.

The motor in question was burnt pretty good, and 2 others were burned also so I bought 4 new 3510H motors with speed controls and swapped them in. For batteries I got 2 TB47s and swapped the tops from the originals.

Now, when I try to fire it up, the drone goes through its startup routine, flashing lights and camera dancing, but ends with a solid red light at the rear, Critical Error.

The controller connects to the drone, I get a green light on the controller and I can move the camera up and down but I cannot get the controller to connect to my tablet (Galaxy Tab A). Could be a software version problem on my tablet, I had version 3.1.61 installed, I did find version 3.1.1 and installed it but haven't tried it yet.

Any ideas on the solid red light? I cant find anything that tells me if this is caused by hardware or software? Could the Ncore be damaged? Anywhere else to look?

Thanks!
 
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For batteries I got 2 TB47s and swapped the tops from the originals.
This confuses me, why would you take 2 perfectly good new (?) batteries and swap the tops. I'm not saying this is your issue, but maybe I missed something in Inspire 1 101, never knew that to be e "thing"
 

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This confuses me, why would you take 2 perfectly good new (?) batteries and swap the tops. I'm not saying this is your issue, but maybe I missed something in Inspire 1 101, never knew that to be e "thing"

The new batteries are 'TB47S' made for the Matrice, same cells as the 'TB47' for the I1 but different circuit board and plastic top.
 
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The new batteries are 'TB47S' made for the Matrice, same cells as the 'TB47' for the I1 but different circuit board and plastic top.
A I get it, sorry, thought the "s" was for plural hahahahah
 

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Did you change out

Did you change out the C/B ?

Yes,

I did find out the battery is causing the solid red. An I1v2 came up for sale near me cheap so I grabbed it, and it came with a good TB47 and a 48. With a good battery the red light problem is gone, but now I get a fast flashing yellow, lol.

I got a chance to fly the v2 yesterday and wow, I see why people still love these things! My only drone experience has been a Mini 2 I got a couple months ago, love the mini but man, the Inspire is impressive in the air!
 

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