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What would my settings be?

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by herbiehusker2608, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. herbiehusker2608

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    I mounted a sony action camera which has added some weight. I noticed the phantom was fighting a bit. what would or which settings do I change in the assistant software? I an seeing a lot of the jello effect on the video. Seems to be more when turning or going up.
     
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    Welcome to the forum herbiehusker2608 :D

    You might get better results from the help or photo/video section.
    The FC40 threads don't get as much attention.
    You could PM (private message) a Moderator to move your post for you.


    A picture of your setup would help too.

    I added a 200 gram gimbal and a GoPro to my bird and haven't made any changes to the settings.
    It does lean and move forward a bit at liftoff.

    Good luck
     
  3. herbiehusker2608

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    Thank you iflyinwy
     
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    Here is my setup
     

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    I modified a gopro handle bar mount
     
  6. IflyinWY

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    Anytime you mount a camera directly to the Phantom you will see the jello UNLESS you are flying in perfectly smooth air with perfectly balanced props.

    The weight you've added has moved the center of gravity forward.
    We don't have much choice due to the location of the mounting holes.

    How much does your camera and mount weigh?
    Many of us have purchased scales so we know what we're doing to these sensitive little birds.
    I bought this one and really like it:
    http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Digit ... ramm+scale

    Are you near sea level or at 6,000 feet like me?
     
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    So I would say I am at
     
  9. IflyinWY

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    You must be somewhere between 700 and 1,500 feet. That is a good altitude for your bird to perform well.
     
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    It does really well!