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Descending the P3 Standard from high up.

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by abobroff8, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. abobroff8

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    I was flying my P3 a couple days ago and flew it up 334 feet. I started to descend and I took almost 2 minutes to get back, close to the ground. I was trying to lower it pretty quickly but I was scared if I lowered it to quickly it would start to go out of control or I would accidentally disarm the motors mid flight. As I was lowering it, it started to rock side to side a little bit. Should I be worried about lowering too quickly? Also, can you accidentally disarm the motors in flight and have the Phantom drop out of the sky like a brick?
     
  2. fordruid

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    There is a theory that a straight decent can cause turbulence and los of control. They advise adding some side to side movement
    I heard that you can do a manual shutdown in flight, but never tried it
     
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    Rocking is a sign of VRS. If this happens, you are descending too quickly. If you slow the descent and you still see it rocking, you should immediately start moving in a horizontal direction. VRS will eventually cause your Phantom to plummet straight down into the ground.

    When descending, all should be well if you're not moving more than 4 MPH. If you need to come down faster, make sure you're moving in a horizontal direction as you're descending.

    This can only be done by doing a CSC. Holding the left stick in the full down position will not shut off your motors if your Phantom is moving.
     
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  4. abobroff8

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