This topic explains how to interpret the colours and flash sequence of
the main and/or external LED(s), if the NTF_LED_OVERRIDE parameter is set to its
standard default setting. Some of the LED patterns have associated sound/tone
patterns as listed in Sounds (Pixhawk).
Boards with 2 Notify LEDS¶
These boards have two leds on the board: LED A and LED B, normally, but not always, green and blue, respectively.
After boot, LED A usually shows system status, while LED B shows GPS status. Each sequence of flashes shown below repeats every second. So, LED A will flash with a 50% duty cycle at 4Hz , alternating with LED B, when the autopilot is in ESC calibration mode.
The states and events are shown in order of precedence. For example, LED A will flash the battery failsafe sequence even if RC is in failsafe also.
The states and events are shown in order of precedence.
|Initializing (calibrating gyros,etc.)|
|Save Trim or ESC Calibration|
No vaild GPS fix
pre-arm checks failing
good DGPS fix
good GPS fix
bad GPS fix
Flashing red and blue: Initializing gyroscopes. Hold the vehicle still and level while it initializes the sensors.
Flashing blue: Disarmed, no GPS lock found. Autopilot, loiter and return-to-launch modes require GPS lock.
Solid blue: Armed with no GPS lock
Flashing green: Disarmed (ready to arm), GPS lock acquired. Quick double tone when disarming from the armed state.
Fast Flashing green: Same as above but GPS is using SBAS (so should have better position estimate).
Solid green - with single long tone at time of arming: Armed, GPS lock acquired. Ready to fly!
Double flashing yellow: Failing pre-arm checks (system refuses to arm).
Single Flashing yellow: Radio failsafe activated
Flashing yellow - with quick beeping tone: Battery failsafe activated
Flashing yellow and blue - with high-high-high-low tone sequence (dah-dah-dah-doh): GPS glitch or GPS failsafe activated
Flashing red and yellow - with rising tone: EKF or Inertial Nav failure
Flashing Red, Blue and Green: Copter ESC Calibration mode entered. See Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) Calibration
SOS tone sequence : SD Card missing (or other SD error like bad format etc.)