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Flight Modes?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Purrfect, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Purrfect

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    Disclaimer!! I am a newbie and have just ordered my P2V+ but have yet to receive it.

    I am trying to learn as much as I can about the different flight modes. I understand there is a Phantom mode and a Naza M (or Naza M2?) mode.
    What is not clear is why I would want to switch between the two. The manual just says “Choose between Phantom and Naza-M working modes using Phantom 2 Vision+AssistantSoftware

    Nowhere can I find out what the advantages and disadvantages are of the two are. The DJI Wiki page is not clear. Can anyone give me a link to somewhere that may explain it......maybe along the lines of “If you want to do this (action), then use this because.....”

    Thanks
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    First of all your phantom comes in phantom mode by default, its basically the simplest gps flying mode and something I think all new flyers should stay in for the first month until you feel you are ready to progress further to switch it to naza mode. Basically in phantom mode you only have 2 flying options, gps mode which when flying if you take your fingers off the sticks your phantom will hover in a fixed postion even if the wind is blowing as long as your gps has a fix on 6 or more satellites. The other mode is atti mode which is the same except when you take your hands off the sticks the phantom will hold its height but wont stop going in a lateral direction and it can blow in the direction of the wind. Imagine gps mode as having automatic air brakes and atti mode not having them. In phantom mode you 2ill also have your return to home feature if you lose control signal.
    Naza mode then adds in a few more advanced options like course lock, home lock and the ability to fly in manual mode (dont even think of manual mode for a few months).
    Here's a few videos for you to watch
    DJI Phantom 2, Vision, Plus: What is ATTI mode? W…: http://youtu.be/3SWg7fwEY00
    How to Use DJI Phantom 2, Vision + Plus Assistant…: http://youtu.be/695FLzWT_ko
    DJI NAZA IOC HL Home Lock Demo 1 - Intelligent Or…: http://youtu.be/phKVD0SfyDk
    DJI Phantom 2, Vision, Plus: What is IOC, Course …: http://youtu.be/_P6SSj0qTcM
    How to avoid DJI Phantom Fly-Away by Colin Guinn: http://youtu.be/2bxjL7wFyb8
    Nothing compares to Colin Guinn - Father to the D…: http://youtu.be/1XyiCwW4qPc
    DJI - Phantom 2 Vision Plus Preparing to Fly: http://youtu.be/L2uxX_tP7uc

    Dont be put off by watching the phantom vision non plus videos they still will relate to the pv2+. These are just some of the videos you should be watching. There are more instructional videos by colin guinn, they will be for the non + but find them and watch them as they are the best. Educate yourself as much as possible before you start flying as it will help you so much. Happy flying mate.
     
  3. Purrfect

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    Brillant....Thanks Mal.
     
  4. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    My pleasure. I just dont want you falling into the trap that many new flyers fall into. They get too excited, fly straight out of the box and crash on their first flight destroying their new pride and joy. Watch as many tutorials as you can and read through all the forums before flying. Learn about compass calibration, getting the 6 satellite lock before take off, learn about hooking your transmitter and phantom up to your computer with the assistant software so you can calibrate your control sticks. When about to fly always turn on transmitter and wifi repeater on first before turning on your phantom. When first flying keep the back of the phantom pointed at you (battery facing you), its easier to get to grips with the controls because left will make it go left and right will make it go right, otherwise if the phantom is facing you this will be reversed and makes it easier for you to become disorientated. Dont focus too much on flyimg by the video feed at first, its easy to crash into something that doesnt show on your screen, learn to fly comfortably by looking at your phantom first. All this is the stuff you really need to get to grips with over the first few weeks. After that there'll be no stopping you. I'm sure someone else will add in a few more tips I'm sure I've overlooked but that will get you started :)

    Edit: Anything else, just ask.