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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by IndianaDronez, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. IndianaDronez

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeD5b9f ... e=youtu.be

    Hey guys,

    I created this DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ preflight checklist for beginners. I was hoping to get some feedback from everyone! Please let me know what you think. I plan on changing the satellite number to 7 by the way. All feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    You should have 6+ satellites before taking off. Otherwise, your Phantom will not mark its home point and you'll be flying in ATTI mode.
     
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    I watch that video and he was wrong about taking off with only 5 satellites as you need 7 or more for home lock before takeoff.
     
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    Doing the compass calibration on the concrete wasn't the best of ideas either. At least lift it up off the surface. Most likely wire mesh in it.
     
  5. msinger

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    Check out your DJI manual. It's 6+.
     
    #5 msinger, Jan 24, 2015
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    Sorry you'll not get home lock with only 6 satellites but it doesn't mean you can't fly. You can fly without any satellites but if for some reason you either switch to failsafe or loose connection with your craft it will then be known as a flyaway. So do yourself a favor do not be a dumb *** and wait till you have 7 or more satellites before takeoff.
     
  7. msinger

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    Let's not spread incorrect information.

    Per the DJI manual:
    While it's true that it's better to have more satellites, only 6 are required in order to take off. Once in the air, the satellite count usually increases.
     
  8. IndianaDronez

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    So other then the satellites, which I will change to 7 (to be safe), what do you guys think? Any other suggestions?
     
  9. msinger

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    If you're going for accuracy, I would not include information that goes against what is in the Phantom manual. If this is just your "suggested" checklist, then have at it and include anything your little heart desires (correct or not) :cool:
     
    #9 msinger, Jan 25, 2015
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