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What's causing my P2 to go out of control on takeoff?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by syscom, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. syscom

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    Greetings.

    I'm a novice to the P2 and encountered this behavior that started yesterday.

    I'm practicing and learning to smoothly takeoff. When I get just enough throttle for it to start to lift off, it does a pitch over towards the battery side and basically goes out of control until I get the rotors turned off.

    As per the DJI vision assistant; I have the throttle sticks calibrated. And verified I am in the Phantom mode. I have also verified the compass is calibrated, and I have good GPS lock. S1 and S2 are in the up position.

    Any idea's?
     
  2. syscom

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    Never mind. I noticed that one of the props was damaged. Had asymmetric thrust.
     
  3. N017RW

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    Here's something counter-intuitive... use full throttle for take-off.

    Once 2-3 meters in height release the left stick.

    Now do your pre-flight control check and enjoy!
     
  4. au01st

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    Very close to the ground the Phantom is unstable due to ground effect, basically air hitting the ground then going back up. I used to have the hardest times landing and would always tip over. Since I've started hand-catching, not one issue.

    N017RW is right though, full throttle to get to eye level, then a quick check of the controls before I get on with my flight. Also lets me make sure my GoPro is recording as I have a habit of forgetting.