posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 10:10 PM
a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.
What do you mean by programmable?
This thing has about 80 different things you can program, but I'm not sure what you mean. The Phantom 3 Pro has (23) different controller inputs from
the controller (i.e. buttons, dials, gimbals and switches) for flight and video. There are two custom program selections which allow reprogramming of
almost every one of the (23) inputs, so technically there are several thousand different "programming" permutations with this thing.
If you mean, can I pre-program a flight (as in, where I want it to go ahead of time), I'm not sure. I've read you can pre-program in "waypoints" for
it to fly to automatically, but I haven't tried any of that yet. Based on what I've experienced so far, I'd be afraid to program in a
waypoint...because it'd probably actually try to go there!! (like another state). This thing flies FAR...a lot further than I expected!
The controller is so powerful it knocks out my WiFi router inside the house. It's no joke for sure!!
Seriously, I noticed it last night when I was trying to upgrade the firmware on the controller; all of a sudden the internet was dead. Only when I
turned off the WiFi inside (and on all the computers) could I upgrade the controller. Then, today, when I went outside for the 2nd flight the wife
said she saw exactly when I turned on the controller because the Internet went dead inside the house (and we have a powerful router too! I can see it
with my laptop from a couple miles away). (Don't worry, it's highly secured and not a published SSID). This thing is a BOOMER!!
Oh, and tonight I got video! About 700mb of it, in just 25 minutes of flight.
ETA...the vehicle is actually 'autonomous' from the controller. If the controller loses signal, goes dead (or turns off) the vehicle will continue to
fly and return back to it's pre-programmed GPS coordinates. So, I'm thinking if you programmed in some other coordinates for "home" it would fly
there, or at least attempt to until it ran out of battery. I understand now why these 'fly away' sometimes. The capabilities of this pro version are
edit on 12/26/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)