Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

automatic round cruise flying

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by juangelb, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. juangelb

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi people.
    Yesterday i saw an very interesting feature "automatic round cruise flying" in a new Walkera Hexa.
    It is just this kind of function that i needed.... would PV2+ do this in some way ?
    Needing to do a footage of a somthig big Church.
    I did a ridiculous firt trying .... (new on all this) And thought that "automatic round cruise flying" would help a lot on doing a 360 flight around the building :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66WE_7gCQZo
    TKS in advance for any advice : Juan
     
  2. happydays

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    661
    Location:
    Warrenpoint, Ireland
    Nope, not available for Phantoms...yet...? You'll just have to learn to be easy with the sticks!
     
  3. tmc6663

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    san diego, ca
    You could upgrade to a transmitter and receiver that has that functionality...but not with the stock tx.
     
  4. happydays

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    661
    Location:
    Warrenpoint, Ireland
    Not sure many manufacturers make 5.8GHz transmitters! :D :D :D
     
  5. juangelb

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    OK, happydays & tmc6663 Thanks a lotfotr the info.
    So... i need to train a lot more ... maybe in course lock doing curves... ?
    One of the main problems is that this need to be done at nigh adding some degree of difficult... (too much variables for a beguiner... LOL)

    I will start evaluating the hight of all obstacles at the area... (during the day) and them doing some simulations of mission in a open area... Who knows ...

    Best regards : Juan
     
  6. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,754
    Likes Received:
    3,466
  7. Mal_PV2_Ireland

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    +1
     
  8. juangelb

    Joined:
    May 30, 2014
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Meta4 & Mal_PV2_Ireland

    Ok. TKS for the avdice.... Yep ! Very complicated, the guy had a lot of luck on this ..
    It would be nice to have onboard some ultra-sound obstacle detecting device inter acting with controller..
    As the technology goes on those days...
    Best regards : Juan
     
  9. happydays

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    661
    Location:
    Warrenpoint, Ireland
    Juan

    I would recommend doing a daytime fly around of the subject, carefully noting the height that you are flying at. It takes a fair bit of practice to get a smooth turn. I find that very small stick movements help and keep the sticks at constant angle helps a lot. When you're happy with the action around the subject and are happy with the height and the fact that you don't lose signal when going behind it, repeat at night.

    I would do a few camera tests first to get the best settings. I did my first night flight recently and absolutely crapped it. However it was fine when it was up there. The phantom doesn't know it's night time!

    Show us the results!
     
  10. locoworks

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2014
    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    10
    after watching a vid on youtube ( not sure which one so no link ) it was talking about courselock and homelock in naza mode. in homelock it was referring to home point being the hub of a wheel and from where ever the phantom is it returns direct to home as if following a spoke in the wheel with the right stick positioned at bottom centre. in homelock if you position the right stick to right or left centre instead of down, would it fly around the home point at the current distance away as if following the rim of a wheel, or would it just carry on away from the home point in a straight line??
     
  11. MiDri

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yes, home mode is what you want -- it works great for doing circle strafes around an object.