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3dflyer06
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Hello everyone!

I bought the DJI FPV Combo and found out that it is not possible to change the stick mode to mode 2 throttle reverse (means actually Mode 6 in Vbar Control Radio).
This was really frustrating for me! I really hope this becomes fixed within the next update. There are more people who need custom stick mode configurations. Also the manual says on page 40: Mode 2 is selected by default and users can also configure custom modes in the goggles.

So here are my questions: Did I interpret this sentence in the manual wrong? Is there this function in the goggles because I can't find it? Is there any other possability to change to mode 2 throttle reverse?

Thanks a lot!

3dflyer06
3-17 05:08
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Hi, 3dflyer06.  Thanks for reaching out and posting your concern. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com or by checking the Release Notes specific for the DJI FPV. Thank you for your continued support!
3-18 01:53
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tomekyo
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am I understanding your question right? You want throttle and rudder on the left stick but when you move the throttle down - you actually want the craft to go up?
3-18 13:14
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3dflyer06
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@DJI Gamora: Thanks for your reply. I really hope that this will be solved soon. I am looking forward to fly some FPV 3D ! By now I have send back my Combo but then I would rebuy it.
@tomekyo: Yes, exactly! That's the way I learned rc helicopter flying. In DJI terms it would mean stick down makes the quad ascend.
3-19 06:07
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Visual Air
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3dflyer06 Posted at 3-19 06:07
@DJI Gamora: Thanks for your reply. I really hope that this will be solved soon. I am looking forward to fly some FPV 3D ! By now I have send back my Combo but then I would rebuy it.
@tomekyo: Yes, exactly! That's the way I learned rc helicopter flying. In DJI terms it would mean stick down makes the quad ascend.

I used to fly scale rc helicopters and left stick up was always positive collective (climb up)! That is different for sure.
3-19 06:24
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Can't fly the FPV Combo it is Not possible to change to Mode 4 :-( No Custom Stick Mode possible.
I am very dissapointed about DJI.

No Flight Simulator for Android DJI FPV Flightsim.
3-20 00:15
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3dflyer06
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@Visual Air: Yes, it refers more to a real helicopter where you pull the pitch to ascend.
@fansadc67dba: That's a pity. Also the empty promises in the manual are really sad. I bought the combo because there was written about custom stick modes.
3-20 00:49
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3dflyer06 Posted at 3-20 00:49
@Visual Air: Yes, it refers more to a real helicopter where you pull the pitch to ascend.
@fansadc67dba: That's a pity. Also the empty promises in the manual are really sad. I bought the combo because there was written about custom stick modes.

I also read about the Custom Stick Mode in the Manuel but it is not in the Software integrated.( Looks Like a not Finish Produkt for 1350,-Euro !!!)

Now i can Hope that the Update is comming soon. No answer from the Technical Support at the Moment.
It is my 3rd DJI Drone now and that was never Happen before. This is unacceptable!!!
3-20 01:10
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3dflyer06
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@fansadc67dba: I can totally agree with you.
3-22 01:51
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3dflyer06 Posted at 3-22 01:51
@fansadc67dba: I can totally agree with you.

Found a Video in YouTube how you can Switch the cable wiering in the controller maybe it helps you to.
It is called: Mode 4 DJI FPV
3-22 09:59
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Duane Degn
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fansadc67dba Posted at 3-22 09:59
Found a Video in YouTube how you can Switch the cable wiering in the controller maybe it helps you to.
It is called: Mode 4 DJI FPV

I don't think you can swap cables like that to reverse an axis. You can swap cables to change which sensor will control which axis but I don't think Hall effect sensor are reversible like potentiometers.

It is likely possible to flip the magnet used with the Hall sensor to switch direction. There are a couple other alternatives but I don't think they're easier than flipping a magnet.
Edit: By the way, I have photos of the inside of the controller in this thread.
3-22 14:36
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The only way to accomplish the reverse throttle is to reverse the wires on the throttle pot inside the transmitter. As much as I hate to tell you you should change you technique it's not like the throttle is so difficult - if you get in trouble just release the sticks to hover then get you mind in gear again.

I fly mode three but I tautght myself to fly mode 2 as well. On the early Phantom 1 days, I re-wired all my DJI, Futabe and JR transmitters to mode 3.


Regards Mike

3-22 15:08
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Duane Degn
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Mike Mas Posted at 3-22 15:08
The only way to accomplish the reverse throttle is to reverse the wires on the throttle pot inside the transmitter. As much as I hate to tell you you should change you technique it's not like the throttle is so difficult - if you get in trouble just release the sticks to hover then get you mind in gear again.

I fly mode three but I tautght myself to fly mode 2 as well. On the early Phantom 1 days, I re-wired all my DJI, Futabe and JR transmitters to mode 3.

"reverse the wires on the throttle pot"
There isn't a throttle pot. The gimbals use magnets and Hall effect sensors. I'm pretty sure you can't reverse the power on a Hall sensor the way you can with a potentiometer.

As I mentioned above, it might be possible to flip the magnet used with the Hall sensor.

The only pot inside the controller is used to control the camera angle.
3-22 16:30
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DJI Gamora Posted at 3-18 01:53
Hi, 3dflyer06.  Thanks for reaching out and posting your concern. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com or by checking the Release Notes specific for the DJI FPV. Thank you for your continued support!

You can add another requester to this function!!  I've always flown with a custom stick mode and thought that the FPV drone has that same feature.  Turns out even with the latest firmware it is not possible.  Since  old habit is hard to change, I just returned my FPV drone and fly-more combo.  Will also need to get a refund on the DJI-Care too.

That said, I firmly believe in "voting with your wallet"; returning the drone is part of it but more importantly when said feature is implemented I will order the drone again.  I will gladly give DJI $2,000 once it does fit my needs.  Thank you!!
3-31 22:11
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DJI Gamora Posted at 3-18 01:53
Hi, 3dflyer06.  Thanks for reaching out and posting your concern. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com or by checking the Release Notes specific for the DJI FPV. Thank you for your continued support!

If this is an easy software update, PLEASE expedite it, I don't want to completely relearn years of muscle memory of flying inverted pitch with fpv. I just simply won't be able to fly the drone in acro mode until it is updated which means i probably will not fly the drone at all. other than that I think the product is great but the limitation of customization is a huge downfall.
4-14 10:20
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fans7a3fa97d
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No updates on this? I still have the drone I'm the box since one month...
5-6 06:23
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Duane Degn
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I received a private message asking for more information about reversing the throttle.  As a reply, I started this thread.

I initially thought flipping the magnet would be the easiest way to reverse the throttle but after more investigation, I don't think the magnet can be easily removed. It is very securely glued in place. I will try the alternate method of reversing the throttle by rotating the Hall sensor 180 degrees. I'll update the other thread when I have more information.
5-6 10:01
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fans7a3fa97d Posted at 5-6 06:23
No updates on this? I still have the drone I'm the box since one month...

same, lol i assume if enough people voice their opinions they'll decide to update it but if not many people have an issue with it they probably won't take the time to do it. if it goes long enough we should probably just ask for refunds tbh
5-22 09:54
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I also purchased the fpv combo believing that i could switch the stick mode like on my mavic pro. Big disappointment. There is no custum mode.
After decades oh flying models with mode 4 I am not able to change.
5-25 06:38
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DJI Gamora Posted at 3-18 01:53
Hi, 3dflyer06.  Thanks for reaching out and posting your concern. Currently, this function is unavailable but we'll forward this feedback to our developers. After the evaluation of the engineers, significant suggestions or requests will be implemented via the firmware update, app update, etc. For any updates, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com or by checking the Release Notes specific for the DJI FPV. Thank you for your continued support!

I really hope that a custom stick mode is offered soon. Since there was no information that the fpv can not be set to mode 4 I purchased one and now can't really use it well. I also own a mavic pro, where the change to mode 4 was no problem. Hope DJI takes care of this issue.
Regards
5-25 06:43
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3dflyer06 Posted at 3-20 00:49
@Visual Air: Yes, it refers more to a real helicopter where you pull the pitch to ascend.
@fansadc67dba: That's a pity. Also the empty promises in the manual are really sad. I bought the combo because there was written about custom stick modes.

I have flown model helicopters in mode 4 pitch reversed, which is like in full size helicopters, where you pull up to climb. With long hours on simulator I trained with the"normal" pitch mode but in critical flight situations I still sometimes move the pitch stick the wrong way.
5-25 06:49
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Dr0ne_Enthus1ast Posted at 5-25 06:49
I have flown model helicopters in mode 4 pitch reversed, which is like in full size helicopters, where you pull up to climb. With long hours on simulator I trained with the"normal" pitch mode but in critical flight situations I still sometimes move the pitch stick the wrong way.

"I have flown model helicopters in mode 4 pitch reversed, which is like in full size helicopters, where you pull up to climb."

When you say "pitch" do you mean collective pitch?

I'd think flying an odd mode, you'd usually have to modify your transmitters yourself.  If you've up to modifying the FPV controller, I linked to a thread where I show how it can be done.
5-25 07:51
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Duane Degn Posted at 5-25 07:51
"I have flown model helicopters in mode 4 pitch reversed, which is like in full size helicopters, where you pull up to climb."

When you say "pitch" do you mean collective pitch?

When I said pitch I referred to collective pitch or rpm on fixed pitch helis.
Where would I find the link to the transmitter modifikation? I've done this with ready-to-fly combos which were in mode 2. Switching wires from the sticks did what I wanted.
5-25 10:39
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Dr0ne_Enthus1ast Posted at 5-25 10:39
When I said pitch I referred to collective pitch or rpm on fixed pitch helis.
Where would I find the link to the transmitter modifikation? I've done this with ready-to-fly combos which were in mode 2. Switching wires from the sticks did what I wanted.

"Switching wires from the sticks did what I wanted."

I'm afraid it's not as easy with this controller. The joysticks use Hall effect sensors so you can't just switch the power and ground lines like you can on a pot.

"Where would I find the link to the transmitter modifikation?"

I posted a link in post #24 of this thread. Here's a direct link to the modification thread.
I haven't tested the modified controller yet. I haven't put the contrtoller back together yet. My guess is that it will work as long as I calibrate the controller before using it.
5-25 11:33
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Duane Degn Posted at 5-25 11:33
"Switching wires from the sticks did what I wanted."

I'm afraid it's not as easy with this controller. The joysticks use Hall effect sensors so you can't just switch the power and ground lines like you can on a pot.

Many thanks - I'll take a look at your post. As long as the FPV system is covered under warranty I'm reluctant to take the controller apart.
5-26 11:36
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Oh, good that I could read this before I bought the DJI FPV drone combo. We were going to buy 3 of them. But if I can not change the stick mode to mode 2 throttle reverse, we will not buy a DJI FPV drone.  

Why is DJI doing this? Even in the FPV area fly so much with your own stick assignment.
7-6 05:00
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Zero13
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Hello!,

I join the thread .. my problem is the inversion of the right lever (Pitch - Mode 2) ...
Any ideas?

Open thread:
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=245879
7-7 00:34
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I really want a custom stick mode, I just bought mine and it’s really hard to get use to.
8-28 20:17
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