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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Elsopix, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Elsopix

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    Hi folks, I am new here as my Phantom 3S just arrived today. As I purchased it second hand would anyone recommend any checks or procedures prior to flight? Does it need a reset and if so, how do you do it?

    Secondly, my left stick catches a little when pulled fully down. Is this normal or is there any easy fix?

    Hoping you can help

    Elso!
     
  2. msinger

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    It's designed to lock in the full down position to help with landing. I don't recommend you let your Phantom land while the stick is locked down. It's best to gradually lower the stick when your Phantom is close to the ground.

    If interested, I have a tutorial that shows how to remove that lock here.
     
  3. RodPad

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Yes the left stick is normal.

    Look into IMU calibration, and compass calibration.
    Here is a couple of chats, I wouldn't do the refer part.
    IMU Calibration
    Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer
    Would hurt to do a Remote calibration also.
    There is also a gimbal calibration, not important as the rest for flying.

    RTH, is a great feature, but you need to know when it will fail you.
    Best Method to RTH?
    Lesson learned from crash by RTH because flying with a low battery

    Look at @msinger s Phantom Help website
    DJI Phantom Accessories & Tips - Phantom Help

    I read a lot before I even got my Phantom.

    Still have made some stupid mistakes. :eek:

    Rod
     
  4. Elsopix

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    Thanks everyone! Good to hear it's not broken. I will check those sites!