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Phantom 1 translates after each yaw movement

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by el cuajinais, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. el cuajinais

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    Hello all,
    My Phantom 1 has the latest firmware. Everything works well except every time I make a yaw input, the Phantom goes off and moves about 8 ft intend of just rotating in-place. I've done Basic, Advanced, and Compass dance calibrations. The compass xyz values are all within +/-400. The mod value is 1400ish.

    Can anybody here suggest something else to try. Could this be cause b a bad prop or motor? (I don't suspect either bu I honestly don't know what else to investigate)

    Any help would be appreciated as this behavior makes it imposible to fly in tight spaces.
     
  2. Ozzyguy

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    Try this. If you are right handed chances are you do the compass calibration in a circle to your right. Try going around in a circle to the left or counterclockwise
     
  3. OI Photography

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    That's still a bit low for the mod value, I keep mine in the 1600-1800 range, but you should at least try to get above 1500. Values too low or too high there can lead to imprecise handling and hovering.
     
  4. EMCSQUAR

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    After you get your calibrations done, up the yaw gain to about 150%
     
  5. el cuajinais

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    Thanks for all the replies. The wind finally subsided and I want outside to do some tests. Increasing the Yaw gain did not help, but I could notice that the yaw control was not more "twitchy, sharp, abrupt".

    I did try to do the compass dance in the opposite direction and this did not help either, initially at least. In any case for some reason, I don't know if it was the subsequent compass dances in the opposite direction, or 2 more advance calibrations and now my mod value is 1900ish. At this value, the problem is now much less noticeable. I would love for the problem to simply disappear, but it has subsided to a point where it is reasonable. I don't expect the drone to be ably to hover as if fixed in space after controller inputs (though I've seen it happen in previous incarnations of firmware)

    Thanks for the help. I am now more familiar with my Phantom. Now I need to fine-tune the its low-voltage warning which seems to be activating itself too early.