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Return to home works, but 180 turn?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by diomark, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. diomark

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    I'm worried that my last crash messed something up. (see my thread about crash/lost/found...)

    Everything appears to be working and even return to home works.. But in testing, the phantom does a 180 turn before coming back. Is this normal? I thought in the past it came back facing the same direction as it was previously in?
     
  2. marcus_canada

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    I guess I never really checked mine but in all honesty, I couldn't care less which way it was facing so long as it came back to me in a pinch.
    It would make sense to me that it would prefer forward flight but that's my analogue brain adding rationale.
     
  3. UTR

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    I'm pretty sure mine turns around when it fly's home
     
  4. mroberts

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    I think this is a change in 4.0 that's not listed in the release notes.
     
  5. martcerv

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    It does always turn towards home before returning, with v4.0 I thought I saw somewhere this can be changed but cant find that atm. I have gone to failsafe a few times pushing radio range a bit in FPV so this lets me see what it does as my video link is much stronger then the stock toy radio. If you lose radio range it will first stop in place with a GPS hover, then slowly rise if its below the rth altitude then turn for home and start heading back.
     
  6. diomark

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    I'm on 3.14
     
  7. martcerv

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    Re: Return to home works, but 180 turn?

    Im pretty sure it has turned nose to home since at least 3.14 if not earlier when in RTH mode. There was a note somewhere saying that you could change this with v4.0 firmware but I think you may need the groundstation and bluetooth for that.