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Can anyone tell me exactly how to use cruise control on the H? Thanks
 
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2 more things you should be aware of:

1. For unknown reasons, pressing the trim pads for the first time resets white balance, so if you are going to be using cruise control and want to lock WB, then you need to tap the trim d-pad up and down once before you set it so that it doesn't get reset to Auto WB when you start the cruise.

2. Be aware that the rates control (turtle-rabbit rotary) also affects cruise control speed, which has advantages and disadvantages. You should be in full Rabbit mode to make it work most efficiently, otherwise you could press the up arrow 20 times and still only get the slowest possible movement if your rates were left in Turtle mode. Unfortunately this means you cannot use the rates slider to smooth out your yaw movements without also drastically slowing the speed of the forward procession. A sort of compromise is possible if you keep the rates slider at the half-way point, or if you know what you are doing you can leave it in Rabbit mode, and set some custom expo in your yaw controls instead.

This behaviour works to our advantage when we want to smoothly speed up some initially slow directional movement, which we can now do via the rates control rather than by inputting additional forward clicks on the D-pad, where the stepping effect can be quite noticeable.
 
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2 more things you should be aware of:

1. For unknown reasons, pressing the trim pads for the first time resets white balance, so if you are going to be using cruise control and want to lock WB, then you need to tap the trim d-pad up and down once before you set it so that it doesn't get reset to Auto WB when you start the cruise.

2. Be aware that the rates control (turtle-rabbit rotary) also affects cruise control speed, which has advantages and disadvantages. You should be in full Rabbit mode to make it work most efficiently, otherwise you could press the up arrow 20 times and still only get the slowest possible movement if your rates were left in Turtle mode. Unfortunately this means you cannot use the rates slider to smooth out your yaw movements without also drastically slowing the speed of the forward procession. A sort of compromise is possible if you keep the rates slider at the half-way point, or if you know what you are doing you can leave it in Rabbit mode, and set some custom expo in your yaw controls instead.

This behaviour works to our advantage when we want to smoothly speed up some initially slow directional movement, which we can now do via the rates control rather than by inputting additional forward clicks on the D-pad, where the stepping effect can be quite noticeable.
Thanks, I'll give it a try
 

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2 more things you should be aware of:

1. For unknown reasons, pressing the trim pads for the first time resets white balance, so if you are going to be using cruise control and want to lock WB, then you need to tap the trim d-pad up and down once before you set it so that it doesn't get reset to Auto WB when you start the cruise.

2. Be aware that the rates control (turtle-rabbit rotary) also affects cruise control speed, which has advantages and disadvantages. You should be in full Rabbit mode to make it work most efficiently, otherwise you could press the up arrow 20 times and still only get the slowest possible movement if your rates were left in Turtle mode. Unfortunately this means you cannot use the rates slider to smooth out your yaw movements without also drastically slowing the speed of the forward procession. A sort of compromise is possible if you keep the rates slider at the half-way point, or if you know what you are doing you can leave it in Rabbit mode, and set some custom expo in your yaw controls instead.

This behaviour works to our advantage when we want to smoothly speed up some initially slow directional movement, which we can now do via the rates control rather than by inputting additional forward clicks on the D-pad, where the stepping effect can be quite noticeable.

Yes. I do mention (at around 7:20 in the video) that the first press of either trim pad resets the camera so; any time I am flying the H, one of the preflight checks before motor start is to bump either trim pad to clear that first warning and camera reset. As long as the controller and camera are on that reset will not reoccur.
 
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I’d like to know how he changed the top of the screen to Welcome Ty Pilot from the default Welcome Pilot?
 
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We can ask Yuneec to add custom screen feature then could change to Ty Pilot profile for fans.
 
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Of all the features in the H-480 the cruise control is the easiest to use. Best way to learn it is to set up in an open area with the H facing away from you, power up, tap the right D pad group, tap the yes notification, set up your camera if you want to film, launch to about 10’ of altitude, and play with the D pad buttons starting with the top button. About 3-5 quick taps of the button, depending on the position of the speed slider, will start the H moving away from you. More taps makes it go faster. Tapping the bottom button makes it go slower until passing through the neutral point where more taps will make the H fly back to you in reverse. After you get the hang of that play with the side buttons.

After you have the 4 cardinal directions figured out you can work on combining forward and reverse, fast-slow with side to side. Once you have that together you can play with adding small amounts of yaw while in cruise control.

If things start to overload you just stir the right stick to instantly exit cruise control.

One thing, if you ever encounter a need to use the cruise control D pad as a trim button to offset a drift in any direction when cruise control had not been previously used, land immediately. The drift means you have control centering or compass/GPS issues that need to be corrected before performing another flight.
 
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