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Can the P3 Look up ?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Lyle Hardin, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Lyle Hardin

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    How far does the P3's camera rotate from down to up? (-90 to 0 degrees?)
    We want to use a multi copter for inspections, some of which will be under bridges.
    How far can I look up with the P3?
    Is there a hack to look up farther if it currently only looks straight ahead? (which I would consider 0 degrees).
    I realize at some angle the P3 itself will come into view, but that doesn't bother me at the moment.
    Thanks
     
  2. N017RW

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    From horizontal or straight ahead: -90 (straight down) to +30 degrees.
     
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    Wrong tool for that job, seems like...I think there are other drones on the market that have a top-mounted camera, but probably more pricey...
     
  5. Lyle Hardin

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    Thanks, but I'm not sure what you mean by +30 degrees. Do you mean it will look up 30 degrees from horizontal? If so, that would be enough for what we want, I think.
    Another question... will it look straight down? Or is that what you mean by -90 ?
     
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    Yes, yes, yes,
     
  7. Chuck Young

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    Yup that gimbal points down to 90 degrees and 30 degrees above the horizontal.
     
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    I was sure someone would suggest flying upside down!
     
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  9. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Selotape a Gopro on the top which looks upwards!
     
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    Anything on top blocks the gps signal. :)
     
  11. Lyle Hardin

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    Well, I was ready to design a 3D printable attachment to snap to the landing gear which would hold two mirrors so when looking straight ahead, it would see straight up. But, I think 30 degree up from horizontal along with it's 90 degree field of view should suffice for looking at the bottoms of things.
    I may design my mirror attachment anyway....
    Thanks for all the quick replies!
     
  12. Alex Kiritsis

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    Settings- gimbal Parma settings- advanced, then u will be able turn on the option to go 30 degrees up. This would need to be turned on every time u go to fly.
     
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  13. dwcola

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    You can set the gimbal to look up to 15 degrees, above horizon. It's a setting within the app under the gimbal.
     
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    Anyone see the animation on dji website? The camera moves from side to side .... argggggg
     
  15. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Tut, and selotape was such a great idea !
     
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    You can set it on this screen:

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    Even though the setting says the limit is 15 degrees up, it actually does 30. I don't know what happens in actual flight though with the gimbal set at its limit. I doubt it would be stable in the pitch direction.
     

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    Flying under a bridge would pretty much block the GPS signal as well.
     
  18. Fares

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    Mine cant tilt up. Can gov-90 degree but cant any + dgrees
     
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    Mine has stayed able to look up (a bit) since being turned on.
    It might forget the setting after firmware updates.

    The start of this is fully up, you can see the motors easily enough
     
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    Yes the manual says 30 degrees, but I can only see in the app where you can make it 15. Can someone confirm the 30 and how you enable it.