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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Fly2e, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Fly2e

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    Hello, when losing signal and the Auto Return mode initiates, is there a way to take back over the remote when the drone is closer again?
    Thanks!
     
  2. rrmccabe

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    Yes by flipping S1 (right switch) you can regain control. Are you running in Phantom Mode or NAZA-M?

    NAZA mode is a good way to test as you can invoke return home easily.

    Here is from the manual

    When the S1 switch is switched to Position-1, toggle
    the S1 switch to any other position once to regain
    control. If the Remote Control signal is recovered,
    control is returned to the pilot
     
  3. rbhamilton

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    Hey welcome to the hobby. But seriously... if you don't know about S1 I'm thinking you maybe haven't done your homework.

    I was exactly like that. Wanted to get out flying fast. I read the manual quickly and headed out. Had a Return To Home happen just like you except on it's way back there was a tree in the way. I hit the left switch to regain control a few times instead of the right (doh!!) and the drone smacked into the tree. Camera went flying and it cost me $750.

    If I was in your shoes, using hindsight, I'd stop flying right now and read read read. Check out the guide in this thread.

    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23597

    Have fun!
     
  4. MapMaker53

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    Let me add to rbhamilton's advice. After you read read read, watch a few of the excellent videos you can find on YouTube demonstrating the various switch settings and how to use them. Then, find yourself a big open field somewhere and practice all of the options with the Phantom in clear view before venturing out into the drone eating real world landscape.
     
  5. Fly2e

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    Thanks all!