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New phantom 1.1.1, R won't center.

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by skywise, May 9, 2014.

  1. skywise

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    Just got my new Phantom 1.1.1 and am going through everything before I go near putting blades on it.
    I've hooked it up to a virtual PC on my mac with Assist software 2.20
    Upgrade page is:
    Maincontroller 5.2.0.3, firmware 4.02
    receiver is 1.0.0.18
    I uploaded PHANTOM_Default_Configuration_FW4.00.nazam
    I did the transmitter calibration. (both sticks up, turn on, etc)
    I'm now trying the RC tab of the basic tab.
    I have the receiver set to D-bus (it was sitting in PPM when I got there)
    click Start and move all the sticks to their corners a few times, R won't go all the way right...
    (and there's a dead bit on the left side)
    when I click finish, R is a tad to the left of center.

    Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to go inside the transmitter and adjust a pot?
     
  2. darwin-t

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    Do you move the joysticks through their range of motion several times when calibrating? I think that may help, if you are not doing that.
     
  3. skywise

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    Yes, on both transmitter calibration (http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php/Phanto ... alibration)
    and assist software calibration.
    It's just always a bit to the left of center.
    (and when calibrating with assist, it will never to all the way to the right, and on the left, the cursor hits the left side before the stick does. (a bit of a dead spot where I can move the stick and nothing changes on the screen)
    When centered, the marker for R is 2 ticks to the left of center.
     
  4. UrAwFuL

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    When I calibrate the transmitter, I go in one direction all the way and the back to center one a time (for example):

    Left stick: Up, Down, Left, Right.
    Right stick: Up, Down, Left, Right.

    Hope that works!
     
  5. skywise

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    So, as today was the only nice day for the next week or so(23C today, 11s & 14s coming up), I tried again for calibration.
    Transmitter first, both switches up, both sticks up, turn on transmitter and no beeps.
    Tried a couple of times, couldn't get it to go into calibration mode.
    Shrugged and powered up the Phantom, might as well try that calibrate.
    Everything was perfect, R was right in the center along with everything else.
    No idea why sitting overnight would make everything right, but there you go.

    First & second flights were great, love this machine! Can't wait for my gimbal N camera to arrive.
    (also ordering more batteries, 1 is most certainly not enough)

    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Greg