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How To Fly With Camera Attached

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by moerloos, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. moerloos

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    This might seem really obvious since my Phantom 1 has a GoPro mount. I can fly the Phantom without the camera, but with the camera mounted the Phantom is off balance. As soon as it lifts off the ground it veers backwards and crashes.

    What am I missing?
     
  2. davemcm

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    bit weird, usually they are front heavy with the camera and require a slight amount of back on the right stick on take off, but once up there the naza should do its job and keep it level and stable.

    Maybe try an advanced calibration with everything fitted you intent to fly with and try again?
     
  3. ACLV

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    I had the same problem.

    The trick is to take off in Att mode.
    Make sure the Left switch is in the OFF position.

    After you get airborne switch to GPS mode.

    Every now and then I forget and it starts to roll on me.

    Set the switches properly and it works every time.

    You should feel lucky
    the first time I took of it attacked me.
    Prop scraped my finger.

    Happy Flying
    Michael
     
  4. Seahorse

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    If you bird falls over backwards you are not giving it enough throttle. Would recommend setting off in GPS mode too and switching to Atti for filming. If you are new to you Phantom, I would not use Atti for a while until you are comfortable with flying, orientating etc... :ugeek:
     
  5. moerloos

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I did run the advanced calibration with the camera attached, and that seemed to fix the issue. No problems lifting off now.