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Drifting while pitching left or right and climbing

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by sdharris, May 20, 2015.

  1. sdharris

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    This is a general flight thing that may affect all Phantoms 1 through 3 but I was practising a left or right pitch and climb last weekend and noticed the Phantom drifting considerably backwards while performing a climb and a left or right pitch. So for example, align the Phantom with a straight road with the camera facing the road. Slowly move left or right along the road while climbing at the same time. I have found that it drifts quite far backwards away from the road.

    Has anyone experienced this and am I asking too much of the flight controller to keep it on one axis while performing this?

    I tried it again last night and replayed the flight in the pilot app to ensure I was careful with the sticks, the one way I could ensure it followed the line was to apply some forward pitch and even then it was a game keeping it aligned while moving left or right while climbing.