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Issue with Hand Launching / Catching Phantom 4?

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by TheloniousMac, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. TheloniousMac

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    So, I've just done my maiden flight and I'm so used to hand launching on the Phantom 3 I instinctively did it with the Phantom 4 despite how "slippery" it is comparatively.
    Unfortunately I chickened out twice as the motor on the corner I was holding was throttling way faster than the other motors and I felt it was going to tip over the second I let go.
    Just FYI I've done hundreds of hand launches with previous Phantoms and I'm just curious if anyone else tried it yet and if they experienced a similar issue.
    I'll keep trying and hopefully I can get used to it or find out the new method but Hand Launching / Catching was really one of the better "features" of the Phantom over the other drones and I'd be sad if it's not so easy any more.
     
  2. bradbrok

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    I hand caught twice today, no issue. Just give it a firm grip!


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  3. TheloniousMac

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    Sorry yeah I didn't think hand catching would be a problem. I'm more talking about hand launching... did you do that?
    My Phantom 3 would idle until I hit the throttle, seems my Phantom 4 goes hard before I even touch the sticks.
     
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  4. Kman

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    The idle on the P4 does seem too high. Mine almost tipped over. I'm sure they will fix this in the next firmware update.
     
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