Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

  1. brianweis

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Just got my P4. I typically take photos/video for golf courses. Nothing worse than getting a prop in the video. (yes I know you can crop it out). I made the jump to upgrade because of the higher motors and promise of less props in shots.

    I am reading in P mode the P4 flies much slower than the P3. Not necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion, if it means steadier videos and/or less props in video.

    Anyone notice if catching less props in P mode with the P4 over P3?

    ((Another dumb question...As of 3/22/2016 does not appear to be any updates yet. Am i correct?))

    Heading out later to cruises some fairways....
     
  2. xgaul

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    35
    Yes I haven't gotten props in P mode yet because it doesn't go as fast as the p3p does in P mode


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
    bradbrok likes this.
  3. brianweis

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Awesome thanks....
     
  4. Aramis

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Behind my keyboard
    Having props in video or not, whatever mode is used is ONLY THE PILOT / CAMERA OPERATOR CHOICE !!
     
  5. brianweis

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Meaning what?

    It is operator error (flew too fast) or editing error (didn't crop out?)
     
  6. gmann21133

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    If the wind is moving fast you may still get props in the video. I was in a headwind earlier, and it caused the props to show a few times while in P mode


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  7. Aramis

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Behind my keyboard
    It means the user has to turn his brain ON and adjust the gimbal pitch to avoid props in the FOV in order to get some nice footage. And also keep in mind the limitations of the platform : high speed and gimbal horizontal = props in the video.
    Don't see anything complicated in this !!!
     
  8. Kman

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    If you turn Crash Avoidance off and fly the P4 in P-Mode it will be as fast as the P3 in P-Mode.
     
  9. bighi

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Gibraltar/Austria/Italy
    Faster for me by 1 to 2 meters per second over my phantom 3 in P mode with the newbie aids off.