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Controlling camera tilt from a stick?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by wildnico, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. wildnico

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    Hi everyone

    I've got a P2 with 2 axis gimbal which I flew with the stock controller for a while. Just recently upgraded to a Futaba T14SG.
    I understand that ideally, shooting professional video would be a 2-man job with two controllers - but I'm just not quite there yet :)

    Here is the deal:
    * For the first couple of months I flew in mode 2 and was starting to get confident there
    * once I added FPV and had that view from inside the quad, I really struggled with mode 2. Basically, from my days in FPS gaming, my left stick was fwd / strafe and right stick was pan / look up/down for aiming. What I did is I converted my stock remote into mode 3, which really helped my for FPV flying and framing shots especially on a moving target.

    * Now that the possibilities are endless with a fully customizable transmitter, I'm thinking of testing something else in order to get closer to the FPS experience - keen for your thoughts on my mode "5" :

    - moving the THROTTLE channel to the RS slider on my futaba (ie controlling height with a slider rather than a stick
    - moving the camera tilt to my right stick

    This way, I kinda reproduce the spirit of controlling the spacial position of the quad with left stick and controlling the angle of the camera from the right stick - relaying the power / altitude to a separate slider.

    The benefits:
    * flight experience closer to what I'm used to
    * much more fine control on the tilt of the camera

    However, I see the potential risks:
    * clumsiness in the P2 start-up given the "all channels in the corners" to start the motors
    * less precision in the control if the throttle, especially given the ratchet cliquety things on my RS slider

    Other thoughts / risks ? any one tried that?

    Cheers
    Nico
     
  2. DesertFlyer53

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    How would you control yaw with your set-up?
     
  3. wildnico

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    Like it currently is in my mode 3, right stick (J1)
     
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    I'm not familiar with mode 3. What is it?
     
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    ELEVATOR and AILERON on left stick
    THROTTLE and RUDDER on right stick
     
  6. DesertFlyer53

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    I thought that was mode 1.