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How does gimbal behave when you flip a Phantom in manual?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VoicOfReason, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. VoicOfReason

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    Does anyone know how a gimbal behaves when you switch to manual mode and do a flip/loop? I would think that you would not want to loose orientation if you are flying FPV, but that the gimbal would go haywire and it would be hard to know what is up and what is down. Should you only do flips if you have a fixed mounted FPV camera? Anyone know?
     
  2. GerdS

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    Re: How does gimbal behave when you flip a Phantom in manual

    You can check this easily by just flipping the powered but not armed Phantom in your hand. I don't recommend using manual mode while flying FPV with a gimbal-stabilised camera as you don't get a feeling for the real orientation of the Phantom and so risk to crash it because of missing situational awareness. So better fly manual mode with a fixed mounted camera.

    Regards, Gerd
     
  3. macheung

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    Re: How does gimbal behave when you flip a Phantom in manual

    Wish the gimbal would lock in place upon switching to manual mode.
     
  4. VoicOfReason

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    Re: How does gimbal behave when you flip a Phantom in manual

    What if you switch to FPV mode in the Naza settings on the computer? Wouldn't that allow you to fly in manual mode with a gimbal? Of course, it still wouldn't allow you to flip very well with gimbal, I'm guessing.