Hello All, Just got this last week and seemed like it didn't move around when hovering. But now it will move left or right 5 ft or so. Sometimes more. I have calibrated the compass several times to no avail. What to do next.
2-5 feet and it will move some because of the airflow coming off the props. Many factors will make it move like how level the area under the bird is, the grass. Put it at 10-15 feet and see how stable it is.
I do get some movement in a low hover, probably due to the air "bubble" created by the prop downwash. 6-8 feet is about my minimum before it will stay in place. I shot the avatar picture with it hovering at 8 feet.
The X-Star doesn't like to stay still You can try a compass calibration to be sure you are doing everything you can to insure smooth flights.
Close to any surfaces below it can cause movement from the rotor wash on the surface.
I was out this morning at sunrise, it was about 55 degrees and no wind. I put it up at 12 feet to hover while the battery warmed up and I was surprised at how solid the hover was. It was almost like it was glued there . I then took it up to 230 feet and took a picture of the sun over the Atlantic. Had forgotten to charge the controller and got the warning so that was it for the day. I have to say that I have had the machine for a month and could not be happier. Orbits like the book says it will and the clarity of the camera is amazing.