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Maintaining Altitude (newbie Q)

burghguy

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Hello. Very newbie question here, as I've been flying a Mavic 2 Pro for a while, but never something like a fpv. I'm using the simulator Liftoff FPV to try to learn this but the most noticeable difference is I can't maintain altitude. So am I correct that if you're flying a Cinewhoop, you can't hover? Do you constantly work the throttle to try to maintain an altitude or how would you cruise for instance? Very different, and very confusing, so I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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You can hover but it requires constant input on both sticks. It definitely makes you appreciate how good the tech in a DJI qwad is(and how bad I pilot I was even after 4 years of flying DJI). Try it with a your cinewoop. Start line of sight first to get a feel for it. Once you have a sense try it with the goggles. Pick a fixed point of reference like a lamppost or tree and focus on that so you have a sense of height and distance.
A lot of people recommend starting in acro mode but I started with stabilized mode and switched to acro after I could cruise around a bit. Throttle modulation is one of the hardest things to master
Keep practicing and you'll soon have the hang of it.
 
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Worth noting throttle mid and expo will greatly help here as it will increase stick resolution where it's needed
 

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You can hover but it requires constant input on both sticks. It definitely makes you appreciate how good the tech in a DJI qwad is(and how bad I pilot I was even after 4 years of flying DJI). Try it with a your cinewoop. Start line of sight first to get a feel for it. Once you have a sense try it with the goggles. Pick a fixed point of reference like a lamppost or tree and focus on that so you have a sense of height and distance.
A lot of people recommend starting in acro mode but I started with stabilized mode and switched to acro after I could cruise around a bit. Throttle modulation is one of the hardest things to master
Keep practicing and you'll soon have the hang of it.
Thanks for the advice and information - greatly appreciated.
 

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