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lablover
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Spending more time with my P3P and having a riot.  I've adjusted expo on the rudder to .20 and it helps but the problem I'm having is after doing say a pan left, when I release the stick the drone pans to the right a tiny bit before stopping.  Does this in both directions.  Whenever I try to stop the pan the drone will go the opposite direction just a tiny bit.  It wont just stop when done with the pan.  I've even tried just letting go of the stick..same thing.  I've done a IMU calibration a few weeks back on my granite couter top so it was nice and flat.

Not sure what may be causing this.  Any help would be awesome.

Thanks a Million

Joe
2016-8-17
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That could be the gimbal yaw returning to 'zero' after a turn. What you may want to try is to release the yaw stick gradually as you approach the heading you want to be in.... Don't just flick it back to neutral position.
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Aloha Joe,

     This was copied from another post by another contributor;

     Smooth Pans - P3 & P4

     Here are the settings I've found that give me the smoothest panning/yaw/rudder of the P3 &P4 aircraft and most controllable tilting of the camera, making steady cinematic shots much more attainable and controllable:

On the RC:
- Lengthen the sticks. This allows finer resolution of physical stick input.
- PRACTICE and go easy on the sticks/wheels.  No matter the app settings, if you are heavy-handed on the RC, it will show in the shot.

In the DJI GO app:

MC Tab (in "Advanced"):
- EXP: Normal: Throttle .4, Rudder .25, F/R .4 (this rudder EXP setting REALLY chills out the pans near center stick)
- EXP: Sport: Throttle .4, Rudder .35, F/R .4 (do whatever you want with Sport settings, personally I don't use this mode for "smooth" shots, more for fast high-energy shots)
- Sensitivity: Yaw Endpoint - 110 (this is a big one nobody talks about.  It limits the "throw" of your pan/yaw/rudder moves, decreasing overall pan speed and essentially increasing the resolution of your pan movements.  I have found that no matter how low I go on the rudder EXP setting, the Yaw Endpoint setting is the real key to chilling out the panning on the P3)

RC Tab:
- Gimbal Speed - 60 (personal taste, but I've found this setting to work well with the rest of the gimbal settings below)

Gimbal Tab:
- Gimbal Tilt EXP - 20 (allows finer resolution around the center detent of the gimbal wheel)
- Gimbal Tilt SmoothTrack - 22 (this is MAGIC and nobody talks about it, kinda like the Yaw Endpoint. SmoothTrack automatically smooths out the start and end of your gimbal wheel input.  It can seem really spongy at first, but once you start getting used to it, doing nice long sweeping tracking shots or horizon reveals, you'll never turn it off)
- Enable Synchronized Gimbal Pan Follow - OFF (this keeps the gimbal centered and lets the P3 aircraft do all the smooth panning work, that way you don't get the sudden camera jerk to the side when trying to do a smooth pan)

     Just keep flying and keep testing...and don't forget that you can test a lot of these settings (especially the yaw settings) in the flight simulator.  The Yaw Endpoint is especially obvious in the simulator...just bring the simulated P3 close to you, hover, and try timing a 360º rotation with various Yaw Endpoint settings.

     I hope this helps and I am sure the original contributor hopes this helps.

Aloha and Drone On!
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I can't wait to try this..Thanks!
2016-8-18
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Cetaman Posted at 2016-8-17 23:03
Aloha Joe,

     This was copied from another post by another contributor;

Gave this a try tonight!  WOW, made a world of difference as well s not just letting go of the sticks.  I'm going to play with the settings a bit but the above listed was pretty smooth!
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lablover Posted at 2016-8-18 20:08
Gave this a try tonight!  WOW, made a world of difference as well s not just letting go of the sti ...

Aloha Joe,

     Just remember, it was not me but the anonymous member who posted what I copied to send to you and others about this problem that deserves the credit.  I still use it and in fact printed it out to use the next time I Fly.  I, to, want to improve my PANs.  But, then I want to improve my PANs all the time!

Aloha and Drone On!
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