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P3A maiden flight ok

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by byrne68, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. byrne68

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    After 2 weeks of crappy weather and quite a few hours in the app simulator, I finally got the P3A out for a quick test today. Very short flight; manual takeoff, hovered for a few minutes to check stability, then did a few maneuvers before landing manually. Fingers got too cold to go any longer (-8 C, no gloves on).

    Latest firmware on everything (iOS, iPhone6+).

    Very responsive bird - very much looking forward to getting out for some more flying.

    Here's a single frame. Crappy home internet connection = video upload @ glacial speeds :-/

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  2. Grae

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    Awesome! How did you do regarding control and orientation? Did you find it easy?


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  3. byrne68

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    I had to wait almost two weeks to fly due to weather, but used the time to practice in the simulator. It helps. We live in a bit of a "bowl" in the mountains, so I was a bit worried about how many satellites I'd pick up. Incredibly, I still get up to 15-17... Very stable hovering and very responsive. the POI mode is fantastic. My friends and family can't believe how smooth the video is (me neither actually).

    In the meantime I put together a clip (boring for seasoned phantom veterans !)







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  4. Grae

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    Cool! Did you use any filters and what frame rate did you use?
     
  5. byrne68

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    For the sunnier parts of the clip I had a ND8 on... the slip-in kind from PhantomFilters.com [ link ].

    BTW, I had a hell of time getting the UV filter off, but I think everyone here is familiar with that. :mad:

    Framerate: 2.7K / 30fps (downsized to 1080)
     
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    Cool. Thanks. Yes, took me ages as well. Trick was to grip it right at the edge!
     
  7. byrne68

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    Agreed... I used a rubber band, but only barely on the edge of the thing.
     
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