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FPV - gps/atti/manual mode? with or without gimble?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by onfourblades, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. onfourblades

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    I have seen a few videos of people flying fpv with and without gimble in GPS/ATTI/Manual modes.
    What do you guys use? and for what purpose? Fun/ smooth cinematography ect.
    I think im gonna try manual Mode With FPV but not sure if gimble is best...
    What are you guys doing?
     
  2. OI Photography

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    1. Practice in manual mode before trying it through FPV. Completely different control behavior than GPS or even plain ATTI mode.

    2. If/when you use manual mode for FPV, I'd stick to a camera not on a gimbal, because you have to be extremely in tune with the aircraft's motion, position and orientation.

    3. Even when flying FPV in GPS/ATTI modes, the above still holds true to some degree. While lot of people do use a gimbal-balanced camera for FPV, it does not give you a great sense of which way your Phantom is rolling or pitching and by how much. The fisheye distortion on the GoPro and other cameras on a gimbal can also make distances very hard to judge visually.