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Anafi won't take off. Blue light flashing

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Hello, I have a problem with my Anafi which is driving me nuts, and maybe I am not the only one in this situation.

Once everything is set up and ready to go, I click the takeoff button and the drone does not take off. The blue light on the bottom of the drone starts to flash, but nothing happens. The motors don't even try to move, nothing. The only things that happens is that on the display the "takeoff" green button turns to a red "cancel" button, however I cannot click it, it is not clickable.
When this happens, everything else if fine. I can control the drone, move the camera etc. There is just like something which tells the Anafi to not let the motors spin.
A few times, totally random, the Anafi just regularly took off and I was able to use it. But now it's five days that it never wants to take off.

Everything is updated to the latest version. I use a fully compatible Samsung S7 Edge.

Does anyone know how could be causing this?

Thank you in advance
 

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Hello, I have a problem with my Anafi which is driving me nuts, and maybe I am not the only one in this situation.

Once everything is set up and ready to go, I click the takeoff button and the drone does not take off. The blue light on the bottom of the drone starts to flash, but nothing happens. The motors don't even try to move, nothing. The only things that happens is that on the display the "takeoff" green button turns to a red "cancel" button, however I cannot click it, it is not clickable.
When this happens, everything else if fine. I can control the drone, move the camera etc. There is just like something which tells the Anafi to not let the motors spin.
A few times, totally random, the Anafi just regularly took off and I was able to use it. But now it's five days that it never wants to take off.

Everything is updated to the latest version. I use a fully compatible Samsung S7 Edge.

Does anyone know how could be causing this?

Thank you in advance
I am assuming that everything is updated...did you do reset after update,12 seconds pressing and holding power button down,then soft reset by hitting X% icon next to SD card icon,in next screen scroll all way down and you will see Factory Reset button,test it ,it might clear whatever is causing you anafi to act funny
 
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I am assuming that everything is updated...did you do reset after update,12 seconds pressing and holding power button down,then soft reset by hitting X% icon next to SD card icon,in next screen scroll all way down and you will see Factory Reset button,test it ,it might clear whatever is causing you anafi to act funny
Thank you. Yes, everything is updated. I've tried this and nothing changes. By the way this did not happen as a consequence of an update. It was there since day 1, then it has taken off a few times, then no again, then again yes, and now it's always no.
 
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If "takeoff" changes to "cancel" you are possibly not in manual flight mode.
I am always in manual mode. However, as far as I know it is not possible to actually takeoff or land manually with the Anafi, it's always an automatic process. Or is there a way I can actually activate the motors myself, with a stick combination, and takeoff and land as I please? I couldn't find that in the manual.

By the way, the "cancel" option appears every time you take off, but normally you don't even notice it because it just goes immediately away once the drone has taken off.

It is like this drone is being stuck at the takeoff stage, so "cancel" stays there because it is like the drone is taking off forever...
 

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