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After adding gimbal/GoPro, Phantom moves forward on takeoff

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FatKevinSmith, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. FatKevinSmith

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    I know that my Phantom is now a little heavy in the nose after adding a generic gimbal and a gopro camera which makes it fly forward when taking off. Can anyone help me with which gain adjustments I should change to compensate for this? I tried searching the forums because I'd expect this would be a pretty ubiquitous mod for a Phantom, but came across nothing but threads having to do with everything but what I was looking for. Apologies in advance if this has been discussed ad nauseum!
     
  2. ericdes

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    Re: After adding gimbal/GoPro, Phantom moves forward on take

    Vertical is set to 150
    Yaw to 60 so no sudden jerking when moving.

    When you liftoff, pull the stick backwards to compensate. Once you do it a couple of times, youll get the hang of it.
     
  3. kydan

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    Re: After adding gimbal/GoPro, Phantom moves forward on take

    As a general rule for all RC heli's, you can't just pull back on the throttle. You need to do a little bit with both sticks to compensate with the ground. Once airborne, you should be okay--if you're having issues in the air, that's another issue.
     
  4. EMCSQUAR

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    Re: After adding gimbal/GoPro, Phantom moves forward on take

    You could also adjust your center of gravity "X" to a negative number to compensate for the nose angle lift off.