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How to fly North with camera looking East or West

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by flyboyUtah, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. flyboyUtah

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    Help,
    What I want to do is fly north and point my camera east or west and film whats going by below and beside me. How do I do this?
    Are there any good videos on flying to film things on the ground?
    :) FlyboyUtah

    My Phantom Vision 2 + is in all the beginners modes. (all my software is updated)
    I guess because i'm a winged pilot it confusing for me to push the stick forward and expect it to go down, but it goes up. I"m working on that.
     
  2. AnselA

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    Course lock mode.
     
  3. flyboyUtah

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    Ok, I configured my v2+ and fle it a bit and I can see where this is going to be cool.
    One issue is getting it on the correct azimuth heading so I can track down a straight road, off to the side.
    Is there a better way to fine tune the 'fixed' heading?
     
  4. mmn

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    Waypoints would be a good way to do this, but I don't know if you can yaw the quad 90 degrees to the course direction while in GS. Suspect you can't without the full version.
     
  5. 4wd

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    You could reset courselock once in the air, at a position where you feel it is facing as closely as possible the direction you want.
    This is done by toggling the S2 switch 5 times between top and course lock position.
     
  6. flyboyUtah

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    I wonder if it's. A possible software modification that would allow you to have a track line appear on the screen and an adjustment to tweet it one or two degrees left or right instead of the multipal clicks.
    One thing that's not clear when adjusting the flight track in flight.....is it taken from the front pointing direction of the copter body? I guess it would have to be.
     
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    It is a major drawback the groundstation in dji app that you can't turn and look sideways like a tracking shot, I don't see an obvious reason why it has to be like that, maybe that will be a new feature which pops up eventually in future updates.
     
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    i think you can do this with ilovecoffee's newest mod of the vision app......not exactly sure tho.
     
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    Can you save the mission with this hack?
     
  11. Panamon Creel

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    Question, what are you trying to do exactly? Just going down the road to take a video or going down the road tracking something/someone to take the video?
     
  12. ilovecoffee

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    No there is no ability to save the mission at this time. Sorry!
     
  13. Old Gazer

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    Point your camera to the east, then move the right stick to the left. It will go north.