Fine Tuning Mavic

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  1. amorrison

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    Haven't seen too much on this. I reduced braking to minimum. It seems to handle a little smoother - don't try if you are not experienced though because it takes longer to stop. Also turned off all VPS and object avoidance. It now lands like a normal aircraft and you can hand catch very easily. I was wondering too if less processing might mean more battery life. Again not for beginners though. I keep the smart return feature off also in case I am walking and end up far from home point with a low battery. Anyone else have fine tunings to share? These are not recommendations ok, just some setting changes I am trying. I noticed the vertical or throttle seems to be very aggressive like the gains are set high. Still looking for a way to dial this back a bit.


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  2. amorrison

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    Also - I have CSC set to stop motors in flight so I can ditch the aircraft if necessary.


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    Turning off just the downward sensors should also give you the same result.

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    Good suggestions and topic. Always a tradeoff when reducing technology - sometimes you want it sometimes you don't. It's best to practice with all of these settings in a "forgiving" environment in case things go awry and so that when things do go awry we are comfortable with Drone saving adjustments.
     
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    Isn't turning off VPS and OA basically sports mode???
    Did you know I have been flying sports mode with my Phantom 3s.
     
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    Can someone explain to me what the OP is talking about. Basically what I'm reading is he disabled VPS, obstacle avoidance, and smart return. And according to the title of the thread this is called "fine tuning,"

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    Sorry, news here.
    OP - why would you need to possibly "ditch" the aircraft as you stated?


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    You'd probably get a lot out of this video: . Also I think there's a setting to make it return to your last known location instead of the takeoff location.


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  9. amorrison

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    Hey thanks for the replies. I was just exploring how the aircraft performs and feels with various settings. Also thought the reduced processing might add to the flight time a bit. For video I like very smooth and slow movements. Haven't got there quite yet. As to ditching, I have never had to do this but when flying around people or crowds the option to be able drop the aircraft rather than have an incident is somehow comforting. Liability issues always worry. BTW that is a good video on settings - thanks!!
     
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    No you haven't. P3 doesn't haven't sport mode.


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  11. TheLightSpeed!

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    Many of us turn off the VPS and OA. I never noticed a gain. For distance purposes I fly in Sport mode so it doesn't matter.


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