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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Well, my new Hero3 is apparently defective. Keeps turning the recording off after a few settings. Looks like a number of people have had this problem. Really bummed because it is preventing me from getting any footage from this mount.

On another note, I have a yaw that doesn't get corrected when I recalibrate the compass. The transmitter controls are all centered in the Assistant. Any thoughts what I can do to correct this? I have to fly with the left stick cranked halfway to the left to keep from yawing while I fly.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Calibration of compass

Hi from fng. Been trying to calibrate the compass with no success. Was told from the dealer that there is a problem on some units & there working on a new frimware up date.
Thinking about returning to Amazon and picking one up local. Stopped by the local hobby shop, he has two. He could not get either to calibrate also ?? Anyone else having problems ?
Thanks for any help.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Hi from fng. Been trying to calibrate the compass with no success. Was told from the dealer that there is a problem on some units & there working on a new frimware up date.
Thinking about returning to Amazon and picking one up local. Stopped by the local hobby shop, he has two. He could not get either to calibrate also ?? Anyone else having problems ?
Thanks for any help.
I had the same problem and have the solution for it. My lights were flashing red and yellow and the compass never properly calibrate. A member here pointed this out and a few emails to DJI and here's the fix. If you have a magnet or a magnetic screw driver put it near the compass and see if the light turns green. Move the magnet around the compass few times and this should reset it (or something like that). Try to re calibrate the compass again and it should work now. Hope this helps

My video showing my problem with calibrating the compass:
DJI Phantom calibration problem (1 min 56 sec)


My video explaining how to fix the compass error:
DJI Phanton Compass Calibration Fix (1 min 56 sec)
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Well, my new Hero3 is apparently defective. Keeps turning the recording off after a few settings. Looks like a number of people have had this problem. Really bummed because it is preventing me from getting any footage from this mount.

On another note, I have a yaw that doesn't get corrected when I recalibrate the compass. The transmitter controls are all centered in the Assistant. Any thoughts what I can do to correct this? I have to fly with the left stick cranked halfway to the left to keep from yawing while I fly.
I had that happened to me once. Try reformatting your memory can again and update your gopro after the memory card is updated. This seemed to work for me. Haven't had the GoPro stop recording ever since. Also make sure your using a good memory card that is a class 10

For your yaw problem, you will need to calibrate the sensors. Use Naza Assistant and do the basic calibration. You can so the advance calibration if you want but that usually takes longer and you can not move the Phantom during the process. Try it and see if it helps
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Thanks ! I will give that a try..... nothing to lose
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:30 PM
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I shot some pigeons today with my Phantom! Ok well not literally shooting them,but I was checking out some solar panel on my neighbors roof and a flock of pigeons landed on the power lines. I guess they were more interested in the Phantom than I was haha

DJI Phantom Filming Pigeons Flying (1 min 54 sec)
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions Tony. Really appreciate it.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:25 PM
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I've ordered some Sugru, but before it arrives and I go and cover the compass can someone maybe from DJI confirm that covering it with this will still allow it to function correctly? Thanks.
I don't know what is sugru. Can you explain it.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Well, my new Hero3 is apparently defective. Keeps turning the recording off after a few settings. Looks like a number of people have had this problem. Really bummed because it is preventing me from getting any footage from this mount.
I am on my third and they will not record to anything but a nice Sandisc type 10 card and when charging and downloading video etc, use the USB ports on the back of the PC rather than front remote USB ports.

After doing the manual upgrade mine has been pretty much lock-up free now.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:38 PM
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I don't know what is sugru. Can you explain it.
Moldable plastic. wonderful stuff.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:39 PM
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I'm new to flying RC Quads but have been wanting to shoot video from one, so I got the Phantom. First ever flight went great! Grabbed the GoPro 3, strapped it on and this was my second flight!! Anyway, the Phantom took it like a champ! Narry a scratch and seems to fly just as well after this horrific wreck!

DJI Phantom - EPIC Quadcopter CRASH!! (1 min 30 sec)
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:01 PM
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@Pfreddy Glad you made it down in pretty much one piece.

OK.. both switches UP give you GPS+atti let go of the sticks and with a little luck the Phantom will stay in place.

once it stop and park with the GPS.. take a deep breath, find out what way it is pointing and start flying it _slowly_ back home.. or run like crazy over there and then land it slowly from where you parked it with the GPS.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Hi - i just purchased the Dji Phantom and i want to purchase some spare batteries which one will you recommend me
I have thoughts between - Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C and Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C will be the 25C will have any benefit over the 20C ? Also what do you think about the Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack which one should i choose? Or can you recommend me another item.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:20 AM
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Am going to get one at the end of may when I get my tax money back
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:04 AM
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Hey guys,

I've been reading through all 112 pages so far on the Phantom. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting one here shortly. I'm an avid GoPro 3 user and look forward to a new "perspective" on my videos with the Phantom.

My main concern is, is this the right quad to start with? I like the Return Home Feature knowing $700 + $400 is not going to just fly off. I'm new to flying and from what I've gathered as long as I take my time and put the effort and patience into it, it should be fine.

Whats some of the beginners that have had a chance to fly the Phantom say in regards to my question? Experts as well of coarse.

And thanks to everyone who have posted in this forum, your experiences and advice are appreciated.

Fox
Hey Fox, I am an absolutely beginner and I tested once a helicopter and now my dji phantom. I must say the Phantom is one of the easiest flying objects in the air.
In GPS Mode the DJI Phantom is stable easy to fly and worth every penny.

To prove it here is my first flight ever with a copter and the dji phantom:

DJI Phantom with GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition flight in Gelsenkirchen Germany (4 min 9 sec)

I first was also a little bit nervous 570,- EUR for the Phantom and 460,- EUR for the GoPro Black but I must say: piece of cake. Read the manual to understand the blinking of the LEDs and when everything is green GO.

Arthur
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