Calibrate Mavic Pro Vision Sensor And Fixing System Error

Calibrate Mavic Pro Vison Sensor To Fix System Error

Knowing how to calibrate the Mavic Pro vision sensor is very important.  If the vision system error on your Mavic Pro appears, then calibration may fix the problem.

Also, if you are flying your Mavic Pro and the vision system error occurs, you need to fly the quadcopter back to you straight away.

Below we have instructions on the Mavic Pro vision sensor calibration process, along with notes and videos. There is also terrific information on the Mavic Pro Vision Positioning system.

Very importantly, there are some top tips on how to resolve the vision system error on the Mavic.

The Mavic Pro uses the GPS, Forward and Downward vision sensors to locate itself, automatically stabilize and navigate between obstacles.  The vision sensors feed essential data back to the flight controller which then responds by issuing automatic commands to avoid or hover in front of the obstacle.

If the Mavic Vision Positioning System isn’t working correctly or not at all, then there is a real possibility that the Mavic will crash.

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Hyperfocal Distance, Charts And APP for Aerial Photography

Understanding Hyperfocal Distance landscape photos, charts, formula and apps

Understanding hyperfocal distance will greatly enhance the quality of your landscape photography.  Here we explain everything about hyperfocal distance and how to get it right.  Then, you can practice setting the hyperfocal distance on your particular camera.

Below you will find a hyperfocal distance chart, the mathematical formula and where you can download a hyperfocal distance calculator app.  There is also some terrific hyperfocal distance photos as examples.

At the end there is also a fantastic hyperfocal distance video tutorial.

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Neutral Density Filters For Great Aerial Landscape Photography

Fantastic Aerial Landscape Photo Using A Neutral Density Gradient Filter

A quality neutral density gradient filter is one of great tools used by top aerial photographers to capture the perfect photo and film.

Here, we’ll explain what a neutral density gradient filter does and how it will add that extra bit of quality to your aerial landscape photography.

Along with this information on graduated neutral density filters, there is a couple of videos at the end on this subject. Also, if you have time, check out our other aerial photography articles.

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How To Replace And Repair Parrot AR Drone Parts

videos which show how to replace AR Drone parts

To repair and replace your Parrot AR drone parts is quite easy. Fixing your AR drone will also save you time and money.  This article with AR drone repair videos show you how to inspect and replace your Parrot AR drone parts.

The below videos cover everything from checking and maintaining your AR drone, to replacing parts such as the mainboard, navigation board, central cross, bearings, gears and motors.

At the very end of this article, we also have some good information on how to fix ultrasound emergency errors on your Parrot AR drone.

Having your Parrot drone parts in great condition is essential for the best flying experience and to avoid crashes.  Inspecting your Parrot AR drone parts every couple of days will keep your quadcopter flying perfectly.

By checking parts such as cogs, shafts and blades to make sure they aren’t bent, cracked or broken, will help ensure your quadcopters operates at its best.

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How To Aerial Film People And Best Drone Footage Of People

Best Drone Footage Of People And Aerial Filming People

These aerial filming people tips will give you an extra bit of knowledge to increase the professionalism of your drone cinematography.  Along with these tips to film people using a drone, we have 2 excellent videos with some of the best drone footage of people ever.

A 3rd video has some excellent tips on how to film a model using a drone. Watch these aerial videos a few times and try to use these in your own aerial videos.

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AR Drone Mods For Longer Flying, WiFi Range And Better Views

AR drone mods for longer flying and increased WiFi range

With a few small Parrot AR drone mods, you can double the flight time and make your AR drone stronger. The Parrot AR 2.0 drone range can also be extended and it’s a great feeling to fly higher and further.

These Parrot drone mods and upgrades will also prolong the life of the motors, gears and shafts as their will be less friction on the brushless motors and parts.

Below you will also find added videos with instructions to assist you with the modifications.  Watch the videos a couple of times and you will easily be able to carry out this modifications.

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Best Ways To Fix RC Signal Lost On Phantom 3 Permanently

How to fix RC Signal Lost on Phantom 3

A remote control lost signal while flying your Phantom 3 can be quite scary.  If you are not an experienced pilot, it could lead to a crash, wreaking your quadcopter and perhaps causing some 3rd party damage.

If you are having Phantom 3 RC signal loss at the moment, then this post along with videos will assist you in fixing this problem.

Some of the RC signal loss can can be caused by hardware, firmware or even the remote control calibration has moved beyond its thresholds.

This article will cover all of these tips including some great preventative steps you can take to reduce this from happening in the future. The last video will show you what to do in the event of an RC signal loss on your Phantom 3.

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How To Update The Parrot AR 2.0 Drone Firmware Easily

Detailed instruction on how to update and upgrade the firmware on your Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Upgrading the firmware on your Parrot AR 2.0 drone has terrific benefits. A firmware upgrade will fix any bugs or problems which Parrot have identified such as flying erratically or dropping while flying.

The AR drone firmware upgrade may also bring new features such as better acrobatics and ease of flying.

This article with video show you how to upgrade the firmware on your Parrot AR 2.0 drone.

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How To Update 3DR Solo Firmware To Fix Issues And Add Features

How To Update 3DR Solo Firmware

Knowing how to update your 3DR Solo firmware to the latest version is very important.  The Solo firmware upgrades will fix bugs in the software along with adding new flight features giving you a far better flying and filming experience.

Upgrading the firmware software on the Solo remote controller and quadcopter is pretty easy.

The whole process takes approximately 15 mins overall.  We will take you through the steps here with an excellent video at the end.

3DR really pack their firmware upgrades with plenty of new features for the Solo quadcopter, the GoPro camera and the remote controller.  They have added new flight control systems,  introduced extra features to the Solo App and expanded their SDK software.

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Tips To Fix Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Problems Permanently

Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Fix

The Phantom 3 tilt horizon problem is a real nuisance in your aerial film.  In may cases, it can be fixed with some simple steps. While these tips for fixing horizon tilt are for the Phantom 3, other drones have similar technology, so you can use this information as a guide to fixed horizon problems on other drones.

Now, if you already have scenic aerial photos with horizon tilt, you can use software such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and even Windows Live Photo Gallery to help straighten the horizon.

Using software, fixing horizon tilt would be similar to removing barrel fisheye effect in your aerial photos.

Having no angled horizon is what we really want.  Below, you will find some great tips to fix the Phantom 3 horizon angle problem with some videos at the bottom of this article.

As well all the below information on fixing horizon tilt issues, you can read another terrific article with top drone aerial filming tips and also aerial photography camera settings tips.

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How To Update Phantom 3 Firmware To Greatly Improve Your Quadcopter

Phantom 3 firmware update including best practice and tips.

Keeping your DJI Phantom 3 firmware updated is extremely important. Firmware updates contain fixes for bugs, add new features and make improvements.  With the Phantom 3, you update both the quadcopter and remote controller with the same firmware file.

Since the release of the new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models in April, there are been 4 firmware releases.  Each of these firmware releases fixed bugs, issues and added new features.

In this post, all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 3 along with the Remote Controller.

Please note that the Phantom 4 firmware update uses an easier process using either the DJI Go or DJI Assistant 2 app.

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Phantom 3 IMU Calibration Reset Fixes Flight Errors And Bugs

Phantom 3 IMU Calibration to fix flight problems

The Phantom 3 IMU calibration procedure is simple and takes between 5 and 10 minutes. The IMU calibration will fix most of the Phantom 3 issues including erratic flying, no signal and compass errors.

The IMU calibration will fix excessive warm up times, off horizon viewing issues and the usual yellow and red flashing lights after completing the normal Phantom 3 compass calibration. This post shows you how to calibrate the IMU on the Phantom 3 along with some tips.

While the Phantom 3 is great value and a beautiful quadcopter, a crashed quadcopter is of no value.  Take a few minutes to examine your quadcopter components before flying.  Make sure the motors and props are running freely and that there is no sign of any physical damage.

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