Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

different controller vs stock throttle setup.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by d4ddyo, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. d4ddyo

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know Phantom owners are binding their phantoms to Futaba radios etc... I realize that some people are installing a self centering throttle stick to mimic the DJI stock transmitter.

    Can you change how the throttle operates? In other words, like a conventional RC. all the way down is zero. all the way up is full throttle versus the stock transmitter... center is cruise control: above center is increase throttle ... below center is decreasing throttle.

    If so... how does GPS hold or att hold work?
     
  2. ladykate

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Bellevue, NE

    Yes - just go to manual mode. GPS and ATTI won't work. Your throttle will be linear.

    If you leave GPS on and have a Mode 2 throttle with no spring centering, the GPS will try to stabilize near the center. It will still work at other selections but it will raise or lower depending on the power setting. Pretty much what you have now only the throttle has to be jockeyed at times to keep it in hover (mostly because it is hard to find and keep the center position while moving - purely a human issue).

    ATTI will still attempt to maintain attitude based on your last input. This is the same as with accelerometer controlled RC planes.

    You can dial in throttle curves even in GPS so there is slow response in the center but more aggressive as you reach the limits.

    Note this is with non-Phantom controllers.