Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

starting Phantom and it trying to take off on its own

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Monte55, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Monte55

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    2,198
    Likes Received:
    517
    Location:
    Raymore Missouri
    I have a Phantom 1. I have heard stories about some that have started their Phantom in the house to test and when they did the CSC thing, the quad shot up to the ceiling. I just did a test for the first time. I turn on transmitter, power up quad and let leds do their thing. I have S1 switch lower position set for manual. If I do CSC in gps or atti, the props start and run at idle speed. If S1 is on manual and I do CSC to start props, they will go to high rpm and the quad will take off. So, if you have S1 and manual selected for bottom position, and accidently have the switch in manual and start the props...be ready for a surprise and hopefully not in your face.
     
  2. Buckaye

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,557
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    Orlando
    Hehe... So many jokes... So little time...

    Yeah I wish I'd grow up too.
     
  3. Chriserl

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    In manual mode the left stick needs to be at the bottom for no power. As you move the stick up power increases. Half stick does not equal hover in manual.
     
  4. Monte55

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    2,198
    Likes Received:
    517
    Location:
    Raymore Missouri
    My tx has the self centering throttle so it will power up very quick in manual on S1
     
  5. crash1sttime

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    926
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    :lol:
     
  6. justin00

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Australia
    Did you change to Naza mode ?

    *edit* oh I thought you just got it, but read it again and doesn't sound like you just got it...
     
  7. Happyflyer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    Very interesting. I never gave that a thought. I will keep that in mind when I test manual when the spring warmth arrives. Not going to be a take off problem because I will take off in GPS and switch to manual.
     
  8. gunslinger

    gunslinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,722
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    Least Coast...
    Guy... You DO NOT WANT TO BE SCREWING AROUND IN MANUAL MODE as a NOOB!!!!! PERIOD. EXCLAMATION POINT.

    READ

    THE

    FORUM

    -slinger