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  1. RPP

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    I am an experienced photographer but very new to the world of drones. I just purchased a DJI Phantom 4.

    I would like some input on the following as I have never seen it explicitly mentioned in the literature I have read.

    You can use both the sticks on the controller simultaneously during flight, am I correct? That is, I can make the craft go forward (right stick up) and up (left stick up) at the same time.

    The reason I ask this is: one combination of the two sticks operation, namely bringing the sticks inward during flight, will result in the motors stopping and the craft falling out of the sky.

    So one has to be careful during the two stick operation to not go near that particular combination.

    Am I correct in the above observations?
     
  2. BigAl07

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    Hello [​IMG]

    Welcome to the forum and the addiction er hobby :)


    Absolutely. They operate independent of each other.

    OOps I didn't realize we were talking P4... See below.


    *edited to correct a mistake I made and remove erroneous information I added*
     
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  3. WilsonFlyer

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    There is no two-stick movement that will stop the motors in flight. None. That is by design.

    The craft knows by a variety of methods whether it is grounded or not.
     
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    Yes, assuming your intentions were to do a downward clockwise reverse corkscrew while spinning the bird on its axis.

    edit: disregard, I missed the P4 part.
     
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  5. msinger

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    As documented in the Phantom manual, this is the only way to stop the motors mid-flight:

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  6. RPP

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    Thank you, all, for the prompt replies. Terrific forum!
     
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    This topic has been discussed many times in the past. The CS movements are such that they are just not performed while flying. If I'm correct, descending while rotating slightly while flying backward and slightly to one side.

    Can it happen? Yes. Will it happen? Extremely unlikely.
     
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    You are correct -- if you're flying a P3 ;)
     
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    Thanks. I did not know that they changed this a few months ago on the P4.
     
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    So to summarize: based on msinger's link to the page on the manual, the only way to stop the motors mid-flight is to simultaneously bring the left stick inwards and press the RTH button.

    There is no way to stop the motors in flight in the P4 with solely a two-stick move.
     
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    I actually thought this (double-stick inside) had been disabled on the P3 as well. Am I mistaken on that?
     
  12. msinger

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    That's correct.
     
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  13. msinger

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    It was only changed on the P4.
     
  14. RPP

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    You mean, my statement is incorrect?
     
  15. msinger

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    No, it's not possible. Please see the image I posted above.
     
  16. BigAl07

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    Still works on the P3 at least it does on my P3P.