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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by cinematologist, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. cinematologist

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    I have a stock Phantom 2 with H3 3D gimbal, etc.

    I am looking for tips on fine tuning the controller settings. Especially the 'rotation' control. Seems that when I push the joy stick left or right to turn the Phantom 2, it barely moves at first but as I push further, it suddenly rotates fast which ruins my shot. I can't discern which of the various adjustments available would address this.

    Can I get some info on which adjustments control which controls?
    How much adjustment should I make at a time so I don't overdo it?
    Any other suggestions for fine tuning the controller?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mako79

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    When you say rotation you mean YAW???
    There is no software adjustments you can make to slow the rate yaw.
    There is however a YAW mod switch you make. Cost about $10 and you will need some soldering skills. This essentially adds a slow "gear" in the stick by using 5 or 10 ohm resistors.
    I cant youtube at work - but youtube "DJI Phantom Yaw Mod switch". Make sure you ad an adjustable potentiometer to correct any imbalances.
     
  3. jason

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    Here's two videos for slow yaw.



    Doesn't make any difference if it's a P2 or P2 vision.
     
  4. cinematologist

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    in my DJI Phantom 2 Assistant software, there is a YAW adjustment. It is currently set to 100%

    Whether I am describing yaw or not? I'm not sure.
    Left joystick, pushing it left/right rotates the craft. Fore and back on this joystick controls climb/descent

    just saw the video and it looks like I am indeed talking yaw. But I'm not doing that sort of modification.
     
  5. jason

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    If you refering to the yaw gains percentages that isn't going to do what you and I would suggest you set it back to default.

    Here are photos of my yaw mod.
    IMG_1547.jpg IMG_1548.jpg
     
  6. cinematologist

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    I saw your photos. Nicely done. But I'm not going there, thanks.


    So what is the Yaw 100% setting for? The instructions seem to say you can adjust for what I am describing.
     
  7. Mako79

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    Gain settings is for flight behaviour. They should be left at default. Changing these settings are only required your bird isn't "reacting" correctly.
     
  8. cinematologist

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    Well, to me, it isn't reacting 'correctly'. But I guess there are different kinds of "correct"?
     
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    You just need more stick time . It takes practice to stay consistent when Yawing around and all the changing in the
    settings not gonna help that .It is hard at first but you will get it .:)
     
  10. jason

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    Point here is we've given good advice if you do not what we have to offer so be it.