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Phantom 2 drifts after rotation

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by MJB, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. MJB

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    I was thinking this was all part of the compass issue, but now that that has apparently been fixed, I guess I am having a different problem.
    My Phantom 2 will hover, but when I rotate on its axis without moving the direction stick, it will drift in the direction it is rotating. This makes me totally uncomfortable when flying, since I always have to correct it, and when it has been rotating, there is that short moment that I don't know which way is forward.

    Is this a balancing problem that I am not aware of? I have the H3-3D Gimbal, GoPro, iOSD mini, transmitter and antenna attached to the bottom. I wasn't aware of any balancing I needed to do.

    Does anyone know about this, or had this issue?

    I looked in the forum but could not see it in the topics.
     
  2. andersonpaac

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    Do a full imu calibration. I had the same problem
     
  3. Joel_t

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    Pretty sure it's quite normal to have yaw drift. I and many others experience it and once the yaw is finished you should find it will return to its position. There are a few posts here explaining it.
     
  4. Damon

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    Notice it more on latest firmware. Kind of random, but seems to tighten up later in flight.
     
  5. ElGuano

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    Yep, it's normal. Everyone at one point or another "notices it start happening" after some change or firmware update, but it's usually just because that's when they notice it. Just a little bit of a breeze can cause it, and every version of Phantom has had yaw drift on rudder. Naza simply gives up a lot of position-hold authority when you turn.
     
  6. isky172

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    The Phantom 2 yaw problem is well documented and unavoidable. It's just one of those things you'll have to get used to/adjust for when you rotate.