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Interesting warnings

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jasonb777, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. jasonb777

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    Well I had a few scares today while flying out over a huge marsh where I live here in swansboro NC. I flew about 2 miles out and coming back I got a message saying something like 'OVERCURRENT DISCHARGE WARNING' or something to the sound of that, I only got it for a brief second on my tablet while I had my goggles on lifted up on my head. Kinda worries me about wearing goggles being there is no warning on the telemetry. Anyway about a minute or so later I got a 'Low battery warning' at 40% which I have never seen before. I was only about 1500 feet away at this time. My question for you guys is how do I pull the video with the telemetry for you guys to view and draw a conclusion?
     
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    Low battery warning will happen when the P3 thinks it won't have enough to battery to get back home. This is indicated by the sliding yellow/green scale at the top of the Go App. The P3 will countdown before initiating Return To Home. You have the option to cancel this however. I do this all the time as the P3 cannot account for head or tail winds when making the battery calculation. I can go out against a headwind at 20mph full tilt and at 50% the P3 tells me to turn around. It doesn't know on my way back I'll be going 40mph with the tailwind.
     
  4. jasonb777

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    Yeah I already uploaded the flights and unfortunately there wasn't any info for the issues.
     
  5. jasonb777

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    Yeah but I had juice for only being out 1500 feet. I see what your talking about with the green bar being the indicator for the calculation, but I thought it adjusted according to how far you are from the craft. I have flown alot further and alot longer with never a single warning; just thought it weird being the first time it happened with all my previous flights.
     
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    2 miles out...over a marsh....and warnings start piling in...
    Now that scenario will cause you to load up your under garments.

    I know how it feels because I was out flying over the everglades recently and while I didn't get any warnings....looking at the terrain, there is absolutely no access out there in some places due to 6 foot tall sawgrass with several feet of root weed going into the swamp water.

    Snake paradise....but little else can get through that mess.

    Other than overhead by air, and a few canals cut through here and there....
    If it suddenly decided to "land" it would have been gone for ever.

    [​IMG]

    Glad it got back.
     
  7. Oso

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    I don't know about the over current warning, but if I were you I would be very careful with that particular battery. Maybe no long range flights with that one until confidence is restored.
     
  8. jasonb777

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    My thoughts exactly!:(
     
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    Check the battery with the assistant to see if the cells are balanced and equally charged. This'll give you some idea and confidence.
     
  10. jasonb777

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    Already did, but I have had lipos do strange things in years past. I think there is always a chance of unpredictability with anything RC. I 've been through the 6ch heli phase, the 4ch plane phase, and have modded many rc trucks and cars, and there is always something that happens where you say 'huh, well I didn't see that coming..'
     
  11. RoyVa

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    Dry our exactly correct and that the pucker factor in this sport as well as the gimbel. There are certain things in life that are sure fire. 1 is death and taxes the 2 is no guarantees when flying and 3 is what goes up must come down somewhere. Those are things we have no control over but make us cry a lot. Or we get on here an rant about them! If you know what I mean. It's really called CHANCE ...