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New from Scotland

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jester1964, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Jester1964

    Jun 11, 2016
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    Ayrshire, Scotland
    Hi all, not new to multirotors but a new P4 owner from Scotland. My first Phantom. The Phantom arrived yesterday, all firmware updated fine and fast via the app over my home WiFi. The RC was a bit more difficult to update but perhaps that was my fault being this is all new to me.

    Even though it didn't need it I did an outdoors compass calibration and IMU calibration. The IMU calibration took about 5 minutes. One of the IMU channels was showing a fair bit of orange on the bar but this went away after calibration.

    I charged the battery and radio which took about an hour for the battery, and a bit longer before the radio switched off the charger.

    Took it to the local country park and if flew great. Did a tap to take off, active track worked fine, flew in in P mode and it was ultra stable, no altitude drops when braking hard, flew it for 23 minutes in total before battery warning so more than happy.

    The only problem I noticed, and as this was my first video with a P4 I'm not overly concerned atm, but the video was a bit blurry, especially large areas of very green grass which looked pixellated. I was shooting in the highest 4K res. Photos seem great. Perhaps I was flying too fast, especially when yawing when the camera couldn't seem to keep up, but I know fast yaw speeds can be a problem with video.

    Anyway I'm pretty impressed. I just couldn't get this quality footage, this easily with all the instant photo / video control etc from any of my other quads or GoPro type cameras.

  2. namnonac

    Jun 3, 2016
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    Shotts, Scotland
    Hi Jester1964, welcome to the world of phantom drones. I am new also, took delivery of a P3A just over a week ago. Getting out and about as much as I can to practice flying and then hopefully get to use it to support my main hobby of photography. I don't know what the issue is with your image quality but I am sure someone on here will soon point you in the right direction. Which area of Scotland are you from, I am from Shotts area. Hoping to meet up with some user to share experiences and advice. Off to Linlithgow palace for some practice before the world wakes up.

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