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Can't get camera tilt knob working on new controller

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by skulltronix, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. skulltronix

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    Hi
    Frustrated! First the whole binding issue, now I can't find info on how to get the knob on my new controller to actually tilt the camera.
    Where do you enable the knob?

    Thanks!

    Jerry
     
  2. Damon

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    Problem Solved: Let me Explain. I received my new RC yesterday and proceeded to follow the instructions on setting it up that are in this forum in many places. I ended up with a totally screwed up tilt mechanism just like it has been described in this post. I then proceeded to pull the pieces together that others say they had success with. This is what I did and now everything works perfectly. Even the gimbal tilt speed works as hoped. That is, the more you rotate it the faster the tilt happens. So you can now not only control the tilt from the RC but you can control the speed at which it tilts. This is great **** and worth the $100 for the new RC. Anyway, here is a recap:<br /><br />1. Un-install the current version of the RC Assistant and then re-install it from the DJI website. I don't know why, but this is key to getting it to work. My guess is that DJI made some additional changes to the 1.1 version with out telling anyone. That said, it seems like a critical step.<br /><br />2. Bind the new RC to the Phantom. Follow the steps in the Phantom Manual version 1.6. Its simple and I think different from what others have displayed on YouTube.<br /><br />3. Turn on the RC and plug it into the PC. Open up the recently installed RC Assistant and do the calibration on the sticks as noted in the Assistant but DO NOT press FINISH yet. Now the next step is critical. Even though the RC Assistant says not to do the calibration on the X1 (the Tilt Control Wheel), you have to do it. Select the X1 wheel and rotate it several times in both directions then let it come to rest in the neutral position. Now press Finish.<br /><br />4. Disconnect the RC from the PC and turn off the RC Assistant. <br /><br />5. Turn on the Phantom, and then connect to PC. Start up the Phantom Assistant. It should be the latest version 3.6.<br /><br />6. Make sure you select the correct RC option. In our case it should be the "Upgrade" version.<br /><br />7. Repeat the calibration process for the left/right sticks and press Finish.<br /><br />8.Then select the Calibration START button under the X1 control, rotate the tilt wheel several times in both directions then let it come to rest in the neutral position. Then press Finish.<br /><br />9. Power down the Phantom, shutdown the Assistant. disconnect the PC from the Phantom.<br /><br />10, Restart the Phantom and it should be golden.<br /><br />I hope I didn't leave anything out, but these are the steps that worked for me. On another note (bitching time). I have developed computer software for over 35 years. One thing you never ever do, is release any changes to the software without identifying it as a new release number. Even when the software is in the various stages of testing. Yet, it appears DJI has done this in the past and continues to do so now. They ought to fire the stupid *** that is managing their software program......end of rant.<br/>
     
  3. skulltronix

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    Thanks - Yes I figured out that the Apps said there were no updates available when, in fact, there were. New apps - tilt control can now be enabled. I flew it today and found the tilt control quite jerky - not smooth like I was hoping. Alas, worse things have happened! Thanks Damon!
     
  4. chatorivera

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    Thanks for the advice, I just got my new Phantom Vison + V3 and the tilt knob in the controller was jerky, now it works fantastic. Thanks again.