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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JRUSH311, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. JRUSH311

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    I unboxed my pa3 today Nd I just love it so far

    Took me a while to get setup and imu calibration

    I flew a couple flights in beginner mode

    i have some questions that I don't see in the manual or I overlooked in the excitement

    Once I was airborne I quickly realized I don't know how to land

    I brought it down slowly and it wanted to
    Bounce back up

    Now I'm confused as the control are supposed to be dual stick angle inward to kill engines
    But for me it's straight down on the left stick

    What if I push down on the left stick too far mid flight?

    Engines off?

    Also do I do a compass calibration before every single flight?
    This establishes home correct?
     
  2. AirApparent

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    I find when I RTFM that Helps quite a bit.
     
  3. msinger

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    After landing, hold the left stick down for 3-5 seconds to shut down the motors. If you do a CSC (sticks cross to the bottom corners), your Phantom might tip over.


    No. With the left stick in the full down position, your motors will only shut off after your Phantom stops descending for 3-5 seconds. Only a CSC will kill the motors instantly (yes, in the air too).


    No. Check out this guide for best practices:
    Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer | DJI Phantom Forum


    Yes. The DJI GO app will let you know when the home point has been marked. You'll also see it on the map. Do not take off until the home point has been marked. Otherwise, your Phantom will not know how to get back home if RTH is initialized during your flight.
     
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  4. JRUSH311

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    What if you decended from 200-100 ft and hovered for 3-5 then full down on left stick will that kill the engines?
     
  5. msinger

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    No. After the left stick is in the full down position, your motors will only shut off after your Phantom stops descending for 3-5 seconds.
     
  6. Meta4

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    It's not clear if you have read the manual but some of what you've said suggested that you haven't.
    Just in case you didn't realise, the manual isn't included in the box.
    You have to go to Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced - Downloads - Manuals, Software, Drivers download | DJI to download the manual.
    Here's the relevant section for stopping the motors.

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  7. johnny from Cairns

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    I just bought a Phantom 3 , had all sorts of problem from day one, regret buying this, never flown too difficult instructions are not working, Had a gutfull. want to get rid of it!
     
  8. Meta4

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    You don't say what problems you've had Johnny.
    There are a lot of experienced and helpful people here that may be able to assist with some information.
    Did you see any of the DJI videos here?
    Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced - Videos | DJI
     
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    Ask questions the P3 is one of the most advanced birds out there just about flys it self . So what's the problem ?
     
  10. AirApparent

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    I will gladly give you $100 right now for that piece of garbage.
     
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    I found videos even more useful than RTFM. Especially the CMU calibration tips and firmware updating. I just searched youtube with any questions I had. Nary a problem from day one with the P3P except for a degree or two of gimbal level correction.
     
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    I'll give him $200...
     
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    USD 425 if he pays postage
     
  15. kenjancef

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    $450 and I'll pay postage! :)