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First Flight of P2Z

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by RickD, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. RickD

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    Hi all...I have had a P2V for a few months and have just purchased a P2Z and took it out for my first flight today. The flight went well except the P2Z seemed some what unstable compared to the P2V. I calibrated the compass and flew with no GoPro Wi-Fi. I was flying on a high school football field and took off from grass. I had GPS flashing green and S1 was in the GPS mode. I have iOSD mini FPV and I was receiving telemetry data. There was a breeze but nothing compared to what I have flown the P2V in. I was able to hold stable altitude but horizontal x-y axis was eratic, going as much as 20 feet from side to side at times. I purchased this rig from Atlanta Hobby who did a test flight before I picked it up. I have not gone into the Phantom Assistant software yet and I have not upgraded any firmware. Any suggestions as to what is going on?

    This is an awesome forum and all of you who contribute are a tremendous resource for this "hobby". Thanks to all!
     
  2. hook3m

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    Is the weight evenly distributed? I also started out with a P2V and noticed with just the P2 gimbal and GoPro it was forward heavy and didn't take off straight up but flew forward a bit. Then when it went into a hover it would drift back to compensate. Once I added the FPV gear in the rear it straightened it up.
     
  3. ianwood

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    Do an advanced IMU calibration and make sure you're doing the compass calibration outside in an open space with no metal around (ideally a field). Also, check calibration of all your controls in the Phantom Assistant. If that doesn't help, check your gains. If their not stock, try switching them to stock.