The SteadyGrip is a handheld mount for the
CGO3 camera/gimbal that lets you shoot ground-based footage.
Adding zip ties around the CGO3’s
rubber mounts will prevent the
unit from breaking free in a crash
and causing further damage.
for these isolators to pull free from their
anchor points during minor crashes or
even rough landings. If this happens,
you’ll probably rip the camera’s wires
off of the control board. I suggest that
you loop a zip tie through at least two
of the isolators. The zip ties should
be slightly loose when the camera is
hanging. This will preserve your wires in
all but the worst of crashes.
Flying the Typhoon 4K
Thanks to the integrated video
system, field preparation for the
Typhoon is easy. After installing the
propellers and battery, turn on the
ST10+, power up the multirotor,
and wait for it to arm. Lights on
the airframe and indicators on
the transmitter will tell you when
everything is ready to go.
You can choose between two
basic flight modes: Smart Mode or
Angle Mode. Smart Mode interprets
the command inputs from your
ground-based frame of reference.
For instance, pushing the right stick
forward will always make the Typhoon
move directly away from you … no
matter which way the nose of the
multirotor is pointing. Moving the
right stick to the left will send it in a
counterclockwise orbit around you.
The control inputs in Angle Mode
are relative to the aircraft. This is
the frame of reference that we’re
used to in traditional model aircraft.
Pushing forward on the right stick
will command the Typhoon to move
in whichever direction the nose is
currently facing. Left input on the same
control stick makes the multirotor slide
to its left.
A three-position switch is used to
select the desired flight mode. The third
position is for Home Mode. Choosing
this option commands the Typhoon
4K to automatically return and land
at its original takeoff location. Some
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