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How to invert the gimbal control
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Sp1k3
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HI DJI
I found the wheel to control the gimbal quit annoyingly unintuitive...
I would prefer that the gimbal goes down when I press torwards the right instead of toward the left... I find that counterintuitive...
Anychance to add an option that inverts that?
Also It would be nice to have the option to add expo and/or limits to maximum speed... I would actually like it to be a little slower at full displacement.
Or is there somewhere I can configure the wheelspeed?
Thanks
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Harbourside
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How is it counterintuitive ? You rotate the wheel down towards you and it pans down and rotate up away from you to pan up. That seems the most sensible way to do it.
You can adjust the rate and smoothness in the app.
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I too, for some reason, find it counterintuitive and would like to invert the control.  As far as I know, unfortunately, it isn't possible.

You can change the speed of the gimbal tilt, by going in the Gimbal settings, Advanced settings, and there you can lower the 'Gimbal pitch speed' (I have forgotten what the default value is, but I have mine set to 14).  Another neat setting is 'Gimbal Start/Stop Buffer', which gradually starts and stops the gimbal when you use tilt wheel, which makes the gimbal tilt movements smoother.  (I have mine set to 18)
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It seamed backwards to me at first too. I put a up-down arrow label on my controller to remind me. After a few flights it became second nature and then I removed the label
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Harbourside Posted at 2017-3-20 12:05
How is it counterintuitive ? You rotate the wheel down towards you and it pans down and rotate up away from you to pan up. That seems the most sensible way to do it.
You can adjust the rate and smoothness in the app.

On the Mavic controller it's a left/right wheel to control gimbal up/down. Left is down, right is up.
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TrevorSK Posted at 2017-3-20 14:04
It seamed backwards to me at first too. I put a up-down arrow label on my controller to remind me. After a few flights it became second nature and then I removed the label

+1 - after a few uses, it becomes second nature. But this is a good feature request imho.
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NoSale
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I struggled a little with the wheel direction at first, but figured it was easier to re-program me than the controller.......
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Landbo
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Heard, the gimbal wheel turns the wrong way round of what feels natural.   

Regards Leif.
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Harbourside Posted at 2017-3-20 12:05
How is it counterintuitive ? You rotate the wheel down towards you and it pans down and rotate up away from you to pan up. That seems the most sensible way to do it.
You can adjust the rate and smoothness in the app.

Because pushing forward on a control pushes the nose down on EVERY OTHER piece of equipment.  Pulling back raises the nose.  Then DJI gives us a wheel that works just the opposite.  You push it to go up and pull it to go down... counterintuitive.

It needs a software switch to reverse it.
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adverselection
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Agreed. It is counter intuitive......I fight it every flight. Should have a switch to reverse it.
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Harbourside
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Gary Mac Posted at 2017-3-20 16:18
Because pushing forward on a control pushes the nose down on EVERY OTHER piece of equipment.  Pulling back raises the nose.  Then DJI gives us a wheel that works just the opposite.  You push it to go up and pull it to go down... counterintuitive.

It needs a software switch to reverse it.

But its not a flight control for an aeroplane, its a gimbal control that's been the same since the Phantom 2 Vision Plus V3, Phantom 3, Phantom 4.
I don't remember anyone posting that it was a problem with any of those models before, its honestly like some Mavic owners just want to moan about something..
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DrEMHmrk2
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Its backwards to anyone who didn't learn to fly with a DJI drone. I'm always fighting myself with it, along with the exposure wheel.
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Bucefalo
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i'm not an expert but since the FIRST flight i had the same problem as you did !! It should be reversed !!! it's just " logical " from any other use of any other device ;)

is like you start to call LEFT ... RIGHT and then u can "RIGHT" LEFT ... why?
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AG0N-Gary
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Even after 18 months of flying it, I seem to always go the wrong way on my P3.  It really needs to be reversible.
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DrEMHmrk2 Posted at 2017-3-20 18:11
Its backwards to anyone who didn't learn to fly with a DJI drone. I'm always fighting myself with it, along with the exposure wheel.

I was about to say the same thing about the exposure wheel.

Eventually I'll get the hang of them both.  And by then, there will be a new software release with a switch to reverse for those of us still challenged by the wheel direction.......
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Ex Machina
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I'm starting to get used to it -- repeat the mantra after me: "pull down, push up."
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Sp1k3
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Ok thanks all for the support ;-)
But yeah there should be a software switch for both wheels...
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Sp1k3
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fnair Posted at 2017-3-20 12:36
I too, for some reason, find it counterintuitive and would like to invert the control.  As far as I know, unfortunately, it isn't possible.

You can change the speed of the gimbal tilt, by going in the Gimbal settings, Advanced settings, and there you can lower the 'Gimbal pitch speed' (I have forgotten what the default value is, but I have mine set to 14).  Another neat setting is 'Gimbal Start/Stop Buffer', which gradually starts and stops the gimbal when you use tilt wheel, which makes the gimbal tilt movements smoother.  (I have mine set to 18)

Thanks for the help with the Gimbal settings, I didnt understand at first what what was the start/stop buffer... I'll check my settings and adjust them...
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DJI Mindy
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I will help to pass the suggestion to designated team for review.
Thank you for your feedback.
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Sp1k3
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-3-21 03:12
I will help to pass the suggestion to designated team for review.
Thank you for your feedback.

Thanks Mindy,
Thats all we ask.
I dont think its a big deal to insert a SW switch for those of us who feel this is counterintuitive.
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Sp1k3 Posted at 2017-3-21 06:23
Thanks Mindy,
Thats all we ask.
I dont think its a big deal to insert a SW switch for those of us who feel this is counterintuitive.

No problem. I'm not sure if that's possible. Our engineers will help to review the suggestion.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-3-21 03:12
I will help to pass the suggestion to designated team for review.
Thank you for your feedback.

wonderful !! like many others i feel that way not comfortable..make me mistake always !
thank you  Mindy !
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Harbourside Posted at 2017-3-20 17:34
But its not a flight control for an aeroplane, its a gimbal control that's been the same since the Phantom 2 Vision Plus V3, Phantom 3, Phantom 4.
I don't remember anyone posting that it was a problem with any of those models before, its honestly like some Mavic owners just want to moan about something..

As MANY others have stated, it's reverse logic for many of us.  Again, that is why we would like it to be a software switch and not demanding that they change it completely.  Everyone's background is different.  For the MANY of us who learned on flight controls, to push is to go down... even airplane throttles are pushed to reduce throttle.  If my only experience had been with multiple generations of DJI drones, I would probably wonder the same thing as you.

So, once again:  "DJI, please add a software switch to the gimbal control for the other xx% of us who find it to be completely counter-intuitive."

Thank you.
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seleznev
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Absolutely agree!!! Such gimbal control broke my mind. We need possibilities to reverse control!
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