Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

Camera off center to the right about 2-3 degrees

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by timmydjr, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. timmydjr

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    13
    I have found posts on this but nothing on how to fix it. I had to replace my flex cable. Everything is working smoothly but the camera is about 2-3 degrees to the right. Is there a manual fix for this? Is DJI going to add a yaw adjustment like they have for roll. I just can believe they don't already have that. The set screw is tightened down properly. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DrJoe

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2014
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    96
    search on p2v+ forums for the fix. You have to open up the back of the gimbal arm and then you can center the "U" potentiometer properly.
     
  3. timmydjr

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    13
    I will see what I can find. Thank you very much!
     
  4. dmark1867

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    40
    Did you ever get this fixed? Thanks
     
  5. fizzlefish

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    9
    Is it tilted slightly or looking to the right or left? I know a fix for the tilted slightly.
     
  6. dmark1867

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    40
    Mine is off center, check this out
     
  7. fizzlefish

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    9
    Never mind i saw your other post. Sorry i am not sure of that fix.
     
    dmark1867 likes this.
  8. fizzlefish

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ahhhhh then yessss.

    Here.
     
  9. fizzlefish

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    9
    This is how i fixed mine after i rebuilt the gimbal after a crash.
     
  10. dmark1867

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    40
    That looks like it is just for adjusting horizontal tilt, not centering the camera.

    Please take a look at this photo; this is what I get when looking all the way up after I enable the 30° extensible.
    If you enable the 30° extensible and look as far up as you can I would love to see what you see
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. 2nd2non

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Messages:
    796
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    I recently got a new camera and have the same issue. I need to adjust the camera center 2-3deg to right so it's in the middle. When flying or tilting up, I see the left aircraft arm also. It also adds a perspective distortion to my video since I have to adjust the gimbal roll to get a level horizon.
    It's clearly a hardware issue as I'm very familiar with all the normal software adjustments or calibrations. I don't want to tear into my camera without knowing how to fix it. I see the shaft for this axis, but it's not easy to access. Can't find anything on YouTube...help!!
     
  12. dmark1867

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    40
    I have confirmed with DJI this is normal and something that was addressed with the next generation aircraft, there is nothing you need, or can do.
     
  13. 2nd2non

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Messages:
    796
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    Well maybe it's common, but not a good thing. It adds more perspective distortions when trying to compensate with roll.....painful.
    Out of the 3 P3Ps I've had, this is the second camera with the issue. My first one was sent back due to focus defect and the replacement was dead centered. Maybe I'll think about sending this one in. The only problem is I've modded the body, so don't want DJI to decide not to warranty the camera. I sure wish there was an easy fix
     
  14. dmark1867

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    40
    The camera is off center
    Don't see how it would be possible to not have the issue