ok. i have some real newbie questions. feel free to laugh, as long as you get it out of your system before responding.
1) Do you have to calibrate the compass each time you fly? Because i thought that set the 'homepoint'. Or is that a one time thing and the 'homepoint' is set when you power it up?
2) Does the IOC(both homelock and courselock) function exactly the same for both the Phantom 1 FC40, and the Phantom 2?
OK, I can follow instructions so... here's the laughter LOL.
Now for the response:
Nope, you don't have to calibrate every time. DJI tells you when to do it in the manual.
Home point is set (through GPS) when you power up. You may manually set the home point after you begin flying. It's a choice. Keep the throttle up home point OR reset it at whatever point you would like while flying.
Yes for P1 and FC40. Read the manuals to see if the P2 is any different.
Good questions to ask before making a big mistake, but really they are in the manual.
thanks for your continued help. I read through all of that but, unlike you said you are, I am not so good at following instructions. More so that I just didn't understand it actuallyThe answer is on this page and it is YES because they are both DJI and both have Naza M
Here's some more reading which will help.
well, crashed again. I have been asking these basic questions because I keep thinking there is something that I am missing. Since flying into a gully, I've crashed twice. I'm going to put video together to see if that'll help clarify. I have read over the instructions till I literally saw the words when I went to sleep. Watched every tutorial I could find. Recalibrated compass, IMU, checked over IOC a dozen times. I hope its not f$&&%$* up internally now or something