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Takeoff Pitch Attitude

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by ZippinZim, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. ZippinZim

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    Hi everyone. New Phantom Pilot here. I have the 1.1.1 with the 4.02 Naza firmware. So I'm all updated.

    I have the basic GoPro Hero hanging upside down on the GoPro mount. I did not use the included generic camera mount. When I take off, the Phantom tends to pitch forward rather abruptly to the point of tipping over if I apply throttle slowly. To avoid tipping over, I "jump" it off the ground with aggressive throttle. This doesn't seem right to me, and it certainly doesn't produce graceful liftoff videos. I have no modifications and I feel like the center of gravity (CG) is almost dead center of the Phantom. Is this normal? I thought it was possibly GPS related, so I took off in ATTI mode, but same issue. Everything is calibrated properly. The software tells me the IOC doesn't need calibration either.

    Any thoughts? Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Monte55

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    Normal takeoff should be quick or the quad sits in its own rotor wash. Taking off slow leads to tip overs and damaged props.
     
  3. SteveMann

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    Don't take off slowly.
    Really, go full throttle until you're about ten feet up then resume normal flight.
     
  4. ZippinZim

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    So what you're saying is that it's normal and I should take off quickly. Sounds fine to me. Prior to the Phantom I "honed my skills" on a Syma X5C...it took off nice and easy without having to worry about tipping over. Appreciate the input!
     
  5. Monte55

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    I'm not saying you can't take off slowly but it will be more twitchy . There are different factors that will influence this. It's better to get up into clean air and go fly.
     
  6. ZippinZim

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    Perfect. Appreciate it!