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Descending on hover.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Frankc, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Frankc

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    I find that whilst my drone is hovering it tends to descend slowly. Never left it high and see how it drops but I do notice when I am bringing it into land I leave it around 10 feet in the air and it slowly descends.

    I also notice that as I land it often 'bounces' comes down and as I get close to touch down it always gives a bounce up again. Is this just prop downdraft hitting the ground or the sensors underneath? Both?

    Just curious.

    Compass. IMU both recently calibrated.
     
  2. Skypicswa

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    Is VPS turned on?


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    Hand catch much safer!
     
  4. Frankc

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    Yes I think it is, should I turn it off? This is hovering over a field when I have this problem.
     
  5. Frankc

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    I have started to hand catch. Just concerned if it goes into fail safe and hovers on the spot........... then starts to descend.
     
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    There is an air cushion from the down draft as you descend, you get used to it.
    Just take it easy and it will kiss the ground like a feather.
     
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    And turn VPS off unless you are inside.
     
  8. Sinisalo

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    If you hand catch with the camera at eye level so you have reach up slightly you should be fine.
     
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    Yes Statue of Liberty position!
     
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  10. Frankc

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    Yep, thats what I had been practicing this afternoon. Its that feeling when the props stop and it suddenly gets heavy. :)
     
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  11. Sinisalo

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    This made me chuckle
     
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    I shut off VPS never done hand catching probably never will. There is sometimes that updraft of air when landing but with VPS on it tends to go up more and higher.
     
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    I think I will turn it off. Going to fly up to say 40 feet tomorrow and see how much it descends on its own.
     
  14. Sinisalo

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    if it does decend on it's own from that height, you can bet that the barometer is not working right.
     
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  15. Frankc

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    ohhh dear. Lets hope its just my imagination.