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low battery beep is distracting/unnerving

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tricky, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Tricky

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    So yeah, just wanted to throw it out there. I am new, 50 flights in on stock P3P with GO app on iPad original. I originally kept the 30% LOW and 10% Critical...I recently changed it to 25% for LOW battery warning...but even still, that beeping and red flashing on the the app, at least for me as a new pilot...really doesn't help me. Yeah, I get it, start heading home...but the noise only makes my anxiety spike...

    I just thought I would share my feelings...as today is Share your Feelings Friday.
     
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  2. unclejas

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    You'll get used to it. I have. It just reminds me I need to swap batteries. At first, I did panic, but it's all good.
     
  3. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    It's much better that it's there than not. Go see your doc for some anxiety pills until you get used to it ;)
     
  4. Trumple

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    Yep, it's a really unnerving tone. But, it does remind me "don't risk getting that last shot or you might not make it back through the headwind". Sometimes my controller messes up and plays the beeps out of tune, which I find funny :)
     
  5. Flyaware

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    My iPad just gave me the 10% battery warning! My stomach flipped and I looked up, then realised I wasn't flying my machine, only reading this forum. Subliminal conditioning!
     
  6. John MacNeill

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    I ignore my wife when the bitching starts but don't ignore the low battery warning or there will be a lot more bitching from the wife