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Critical low battery override?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Huskerfan, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Huskerfan

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    Is there a way to turn off critical low battery? Or override it?

    Every once in a while I get to 10% but would still want to hand catch it but rth stays on
     
  2. msinger

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    You cannot turn it off. You can only set the percentage it activates at in the DJI GO app.

    FYI, it's really not a good idea to fly the battery down to 10%. 25%-30% is a much safer range.
     
  3. Huskerfan

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    I know but only having 2 batteries makes it tough. The last time I did it was about 20 feet above the ground ready to hand catch but then I had to let it land itself. I have another battery coming tho
     
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    Just another reason why only to hand catch when it's necessary.. Not because it's the pro thing to do.

    Not directing that at OP Btw.
     
  5. Huskerfan

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    Not to get off topic but I'd much rather hand catch than risk the bird tipping over on impact but there are many threads on hand catching....
     
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    You can override it, but you have to use full up left throttle while you maneuver it to yourself. It won't ascend, but it will stop the descent, and allow you to take control of it. Make sure you have enough altitude before it gets to 10%!
     
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    93 flights and ive yet to let it land on ground.i hand catch every time,its safer imo
     
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    Each to there own but hand catching if you get it wrong is dangerous for person hand catching.

    Never understood the need to if you have the skill to land gently.
     
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    And I never understand the need to risk a tip over upon landing...:D:D:D
     
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    Just skill my friend :)
     
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    Exactly the same with hand catching...:)
     
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    If you have the skill then terra firma it is then :)
     
  13. happydays

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    Not for me, buddy - it's way cooler hand catching!

    But this old argument will run and run. Bit like upgrading firmware...

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  14. robinb

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    Its called down draft :)

    Lets not start on firmware downgrades !
     
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    Flying to 10% of battery, is like not calibrating the quad. Check your settings, one day it will fall out of the sky, or fly to the last location it was calibrated. GL


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    If I could hand launch my quads I would. I hate the dirt and debris that's kicked up sometime when taking off and landing. These birds are marvelously stable, I just park it at around 7' and grab a skid. I've never come close to an incident.


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  17. GadgetGuy

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    Absolutely! 275 hand catches and counting!
     
  18. GadgetGuy

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    Hand launching is not that difficult either, with the new Auto-Takeoff slider. Turn on the battery and warm up on level ground, or while holding the craft level in both hands, with the Tx hanging on a neck-strap. Once you get the "Green light", tap the Take-Off button in the app with one finger, and then drag the slider from left to right, while holding the aircraft level in your other hand. Once the props spin up, slowly release and add throttle.
     
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    Thank you Mr Gatget.... i have a launch position in mind (steel reinforced concrete) on the proceed with caution list- suspected compass issues. I think this will be my solution. I know all will be good once up in the air, will give your nethod a crack.