Free Drone Training Course 6 – GPS vs ATTI Mode
Now we’re, going to discuss the differences between flying in GPS and flying an attitude mode or atti. All the drills. We’ve done so far. I’ve, been in GPS mode. The drone has been taking advantage of the GPS that it has onboard to hold its position.
It’s, not gonna hold a perfect position because the GPS isn’t 100 % accurate, but it’s, going to hold a very good position based off of where it is using the GPS satellites. So when we’re in GPS mode, if you fly in one direction or the other, so I’m.
Just gonna go a little to the right and then let go all the sticks or let go of that input. The drone is going to stop where it was so. I’ll, come back to the left and let go and the drone is going to stop where it is because of that GPS hold it’s, able to hold this position after you.
Let go of the input. If you switch to attitude mode, though it’s a little bit different in the way the drone behaves in GPS with no controls at all. The drone is going to stay there and hover in its position.
This is great for photography, still photography and things like that, but when you want to start getting into nice smooth video, you want to ensure that you’re using attitude mode to make that happen.
So when we switched out a tube mode on our controller on the phantom 4 Pro, which this switch all the way from P to a mode, you’re gonna see that the drone is gonna start to go with the wind. So what to keep when an attitude mode, you always have to keep a little bit of an input if there’s, some wind, so the wind is coming from our right.
So I’m just putting a little bit of a right input on the right. Stick, let’s! Keep the drone in place. So when we’re flying an attitude, I’ll do the same thing. I did with the last mode. Is I’ll? Send it to the right, send the drone to the right and then let go it’s.
Gon na continue going that way for a bit, but then it’s. Gon na go with the wind and come back to the left, so I’m. Just gonna take control of it and bring it back. So if I give it a left input and then let go the drone just gonna keep on floating in that left direction, because the wind is pushing it that way.
So I have to give a nice right input to make sure the drone doesn’t, keep on just sailing that way into infinity. If you are flying an attitude mode and something starts to happen – that you’re, not able to regain control the drone or it’s going too fast, and you start to worry a little bit while it’s coasting With the wind or whatever it’s, doing if you switch the GPS mode, it’s, going to hold its position.
So, even though it’s, an attitude mode is still using GPS to recognize where it is. So if you quickly switch over to GPS mode, it’s. Gon na hit the brakes basically in the air and stop where it is and again when you’re in that mode, letting go he’s gonna stop.
It from moving and then back in attitude letting go it’s. Gon na continue to slide in that direction for a bit until the wind or what other turbulence, or whatever is gonna start to push the drum you’re, probably wondering why we want to do this when GPS mode is so nice.
If we can just leave the drone like that, when you’re, making video, if you’re an attitude mode, it’s. Gon na be nice and smooth. You’re gonna get a nice smooth motion on all your shots. If you’re in GPS mode, because the drone is always looking for its GPS position and always trying to correct itself based on what the data is that it has for GPS position, it’s gonna wiggle.
It might not look like much when you’re looking at it there, but when you look at your video after you’re gonna see the smallest little bit of wiggling. It’s. Gon na cause things to get a little bit jittery and wiggle, so you don’t want to have that when you’re shooting video for photos, it’s completely fine leave the drone wherever it is looking at whatever And take your photos as many as you want, but for video attitude mode hands down is the best way to record when it’s in GPS.
You’re gonna get that jittering and things like that. The more proficient you get with your drone in your shots, you’re gonna be able to start picking that out in other people’s, videos where you can see that they flew in GP mode rather than attitude mode.
You’re gonna see these kind of wobbles, and you’re gonna know that that’s, the drone wobbling trying to get its position held nicely with GPS. Another thing you can do that last drill that we worked on flying the Box once you get good at attitude mode, you can work on flying that drill as well too.
So, instead of flying it in GPS, where it’s, gonna hold and stop on its position, we’ll. Do it facing this way again, so we’ll switch to attitude mode and we’ll fly. It away from us and then to the right and then back towards us and then to the left so different than when I was flying it in GPS mode.
Where I could just put the input in – and it would do its thing because there’s wind and things like that to deal with there – I’m, always have some kind of pressure on the right, stick to combat the wind and Make sure that the drone is going where I am so again once you get proficient with the fly in the Box, drill, add in the attitude as well or turn it to attitude mode and try and fly the blocks as well too.
That way, you’re gonna know. When you’re flying video, and you get stuck in that pinch, you’ll, be able to react and make the drone fly it the way you want it and it’s. Gon na help your skills to give you that nice smooth footage when you’re, shooting video, [, Music, ]