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Newbie Question - 1st day with P3SF

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by neocacher, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. neocacher

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    Figured out how to calibrate my IMU. Thank goodness for youtube!. Anyway, did three auto takeoffs and auto lands in my small backyard. Tomorrow I go to a large church field! Kinda nervous!

    My question is: My left stick kinda click locks when pressed in the down position. Is this normal and what is it for?
     
  2. L3thalB3ard

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    It's normal.. when the bird is on the ground it shuts off ur bird.. other than that, your bird will descend normally even if you feel the click


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  3. CRF319

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    Did you also calibrate the gimbal and compass?
    That is one of the two ways to shut off the motors.
    If you haven't already, I suggest you download the manual and read it several times.
    Welcome and happy flying!




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  4. RodPad

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    Welcome to the Forum!

    IMU, don't bother with the refrigerator part.
    IMU Calibration

    Compass
    Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer

    I use left stick lock sometimes so I can tell it to come down, than at the same time use the right stick to move it where I want it to land.

    When I land I bring it down slowly, when it touches down I hold the left button down until the props turn off.

    I wouldn't recommend to lock it down until it lands.

    RTH is very important, bad things can happen.

    Best Method to RTH?

    Lesson learned from crash by RTH because flying with a low battery

    Rod

    BTW, Don't Panic, as soon as you think you have got it mastered, is when you fail. :eek:

    :)
     
  5. msinger

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    Yes, that's how the P3S remote controller is designed to work. If you don't want the throttle to lock in place, you can easily remove the lock like this.