So you broke down and dropped ~3.8 bitcions on a DJI Phantom Vision 2 plus. You know that as cool as it is, it could do just a bit more but some features are limited by DJI out of the box for whatever reasons. First off let’s realize it’s pretty early on in the drone game: This is easily the best explaination of what NAZA is and why it’s a no-brainier and very low risk to enable. Big ups to this guy for putting this together. I feel that NAZA mode is a much safer flying mode because it gives you more control of your drone:
The feature I most wanted to unlock was the “right-flick-switch-down return to home” feature. This would be useful if I can’t see my drone and I want it to come home. In NAZA mode your right switch is now your “just come back to me $1500 toy” switch. you can also set the height you would like it to come home at in the Phantom software.
In NAZA mode when both left and right switches are in the up position, your drone flies in “GPS mode” aka the out-of-the-box mode. Not until you hit a switch does something change, so there is little risk to enabling this and IMO they should come like this out of the box.
Also enabled once in NAZA mode is “attitude mode” where you turn the GPS off by flicking the right switch to the “middle” position. This removes the auto-GPS-stabilization feature that makes the DJI so easy to fly, but sometimes you want full control, you may want it to drift in the wind a bit, you may want to fly through something where you lose the GPS signal anyway so might as well be flying without it to get the feel before you go in… it’s interesting and you will have to play around in an open field with these before droning hard.
Note: The hardest part for me was understanding that “MC = the drone itself, not the controller” MC = “Master controller” which is of course confusing as fuck, so when you open the Phantom software (there is also a phantom “RC” software, for the actual controller) you connect the USB cable right to the drone itself in the little white-rubber covered port. Then on the upper-right of the Phantom software you see it say “Phantom” and instead click that and change it to “NAZA” and proudly click “OK” when it asks you if you are an expert baller drone flyer and it tries to tell you that you can’t handle the truth. Then you click around and set you S1’s and S2’s, I’ll have to jack that setup picture and drop it in here later, for science and whatnot.