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New here, any way to zoom?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by doodguy, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. doodguy

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    Hello, I have a phantom 3 advanced, and I'm having a blast flying it around.

    Is there any way to enable or add zoom?

    Also, I got it stock in a tree, it went crazy full power. Is there like an instant off? I held down on the joy stick on control to no avail.
     
  2. msinger

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    No.

    A CSC is the only way to shut down the motors when your Phantom is in the air. If it's stuck in a tree (or in some other kind of scenario where it cannot descend), you can hold the left stick down for 3-5 seconds. A CSC will shut down the motors in less than one second though.
     
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  4. badbeerbreath

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    I thought zoom was thumb up on the right stick??
     
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  5. barefootbeachcombing

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    Exactly. Fly closer. That's your "zoom".
     
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    Phantom, meet Tree. Tree, meet Phantom.
    I really think the OP should get acquainted with flying and understanding the controls before flying closer.
     
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  7. Meta4

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    The manual is full of useful and interesting things like this.
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  8. barefootbeachcombing

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    Exactly right.

    And staying away from trees is a good idea no matter what.
     
  9. doodguy

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    Thank you all for the prompt replies. I appreciate the info.

    What's the deal with zoom? I like flying high and being able to zoom in on something. Feels safer up there.

    In regards to flying around trees, unfortunately there's a lot of trees near me so hard to avoid.
     
  10. 480sparky

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    A zoom would add complexity and weight.
     
  11. badbeerbreath

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    ...and much more $$$$..

    Mind you, a digital zoom probably wouldn't be too much to add. Not that there of much use though.
     
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    Get closer dip shot!
     
  13. 480sparky

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    Most already have digital zoom. It's called editing software.
     
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    I dont know that a digital zoom would add cost. Keep it all in the app, add a gesture to the streamed image surface, push in and pinch out just like any other picture or video.
     
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    Digital zooms rubbish unless your in 4K. Anyway, can you imagine the fun that the Daily Mail would have with a mass produced quad that has a decent zoom? We wouldn't be able to get out of our own back gardens without a licence !
     
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    And why would you need (or want) digital zoom?

    Just zoom in on the software when you are editing. Same thing.
     
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