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fast going up, but slow going down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by imsmooth, May 15, 2015.

  1. imsmooth

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    I've noticed I can send the phantom up to 1000' in no time. However, the descent is significantly slower. I know it can't be too slow or the drone could become unstable and drop. Still, is there a way to speed up the descent, or a configuration to change in Assistant?

    Also, are there any reputable batteries that offer more than 5200mAh?
     
  2. msinger

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    Descending very slowly is okay. Descending too quickly though is what will cause your Phantom to become unstable and uncontrollably drop from the sky (VRS).

    There are a handful of non-OEM batteries. Limefuel is one of the more popular batteries.
     
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  3. dirkclod

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    o_O 1000' up eh :eek: Ya.... ya can come down faster ! Put it in manual mode .
     
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    How slow?
    Did you compare with the speeds DJI give in the specifications for your model?
    P2 series
    Max Ascent / Descent Speed
    Ascent: 6m/s; Descent: 2m/s
    P3
    Ascent: 5m/s; Descent: 3m/s


    No .. it's locked in.
     
  5. FantomPhlyer

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    Wait. The P3 climbs slower than the P2?


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    Yep....ya lost one but gained one so we even still .:D
     
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    You can also come down faster if you fly in any direction other than straight down. Carving/orbits while descending also speeds the descent.
     
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