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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DirectorDrew, Apr 28, 2016.
When flying indoors what settings? Atti mode right? Should I turn off or switch any settings?
Keep VPS on definitely
Need for prop guards is skill based.
[From the manual] Three flight modes are available.
1. P-mode (Positioning): P-mode works best when GPS signal is strong. There are three different states of P-mode, which will be automatically selected by the Phantom 3 Professional depending on signal strength of GPS and Vision Positioning sensors:
1a. P-GPS: GPS and Vision Positioning both are available. The aircraft is using GPS for positioning.
1b. P-OPTI: Vision Positioning is available but the GPS signal strength is not sufficient. The aircraft is using only the Vision Positioning System for positioning.
1c. P-ATTI: Neither GPS nor Vision Positioning is available. The aircraft is using only its barometer for positioning, so only altitude can be stabilized.
2. A-mode (Attitude): GPS and Vision Positioning System are not used for stabilization. The aircraft only uses its barometer. The aircraft can still automatically return to the home point if the control signal is lost and the Home Point was recorded successfully.
3. F-mode (Function): Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) is activated in this mode. Litchi and Autopilot missions fly autonomously in F-mode.
Vision Positioning System VPS uses ultrasound and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position. With the help of it, Phantom 3 Professional can hover in place more precisely and fly indoors or in other environments where a GPS signal is not available. The main components of the it are located on the bottom of your Phantom 3 Professional; they include two ultrasonic sensors and one monocular camera.
VPS is activated automatically when the Phantom 3 Professional is turned on. It is only effective when the aircraft is at altitudes of 0.3 to 3 meters. It cannot work properly on surfaces without clear pattern variations or when operating above sound-absorbing materials. The aircraft will switch from P-mode to A-mode automatically if neither GPS nor VPS are available. Operate the aircraft with great caution in the following situations:
Flying over monochrome surfaces (e.g. pure black, pure white, pure red, pure green). Flying over a highly reflective surfaces.
Flying at high speeds (over 8 m/s at 2 meters or over 4 m/s at 1 meter).
Flying over water or transparent surfaces.
Flying over moving surfaces or objects.
Flying in an area where the lighting changes frequently or drastically.
Flying over extremely dark (lux < 10) or bright (lux > 100,000) surfaces.
Flying over surfaces that can absorb sound waves (e.g. thick carpet).
Flying over surfaces without clear patterns or texture.
Flying over surfaces with identical repeating patterns or textures (e.g. tiles with the same design). Flying over inclined surfaces that will deflect sound waves away from the aircraft.
VPS may not be able to stabilize the aircraft when flying close to the ground (below 0.5 meters) at fast speeds.
Do not use other ultrasonic devices with frequency of 40 KHz when VPS is in operation.
The sonar sensor emits high frequency sounds that are only audible to some animals.
I would leave it in GPS mode. It will activate PS MODE
(P-OPTI)automatically. Make sure it is enabled in the GO app. It might pick up a few sats. Have your CSC ready
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