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Motor stops when coming down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lithium12.6, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Lithium12.6

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    It happened to me three times. One time managed to recover, two times with some astronomical chance, it landed on some bush.

    I am not totally new to this, flying Electric for 10 years and slope soarers for 20, but I'm starting to think it might not be an advantage but a disadvantage.

    I like to go high to take good videos, than at one point I feel that it is time to come lower.
    No, I am not pulling the power all the way down, just to the middle. Then maybe my airplane experience kicks in because I would expect immediate response, but sometimes I feel like it is still going up. Because of my glider flying, I tend to think maybe I catched a thermal. As I keep on lowering the throttle, sometimes it wants to fall out of the sky.

    Lately, I am flying with carbon props, it is like cutting butter with a razor, now even easier to go high. Also adjusted the gain to 80%

    Sometimes, instead of trying to come down in one spot, I push the nose forward, but I can not do that all the time because that would put me above something I don't want to go.

    I think the ideal copter should not fall out of the sky, if I lower the throttle too much, it should come straight down but not tumble all over.

    Am I the only one to have this problem, am I missing something?
     
  2. BruceTS

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    have you done a firmware update yet?
     
  3. Sac D

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    Bruce is right... with 3.12, throttle up/down and positioning should be more stable.
     
  4. Lithium12.6

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    I have the latest update 3.12
    Also doing calibration often. Otherwise my copter is very stable, no complaining there.
    How about in the software Advanced -> Motor -> Motor Idle Speed ?
    I have it in the middle RECOMMENDED
    I used to have Cut Off Type at Intelligent, but when I landed to the ground often it tipped over was hard for me to stop the prop, so I switched to Immediately.