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Motors quit at 10%

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by CabinP3, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. CabinP3

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    I flew today down to 22% and landed at the home spot. It is time to drain down to 8% so I took off the blades and let it run down. At 10% the motors quit!!! Is this normal that motors will quit at 10% (and fall out of the air) or was it because I was at the home position so they quit? I normally land at 20-25%.
     
  2. Oso

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    After you removed the props, did you start up the motors using auto take off? If so, it's normal for the motors to stop after a few seconds if the props are removed and the P3 does not ascend.
     
  3. CabinP3

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    No. I started it manually. I let it run down to 10% at the the home position. Then at 10% the motors quit. So, I took the props off (started it again manually) and let it run down to 8%.
     
  4. PilotHarry

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    Normal i believe. 10% is critical, so it will land itself. If already landed, why not shut off?
     
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  5. CabinP3

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    That is what I was thinking. Just want to confirm. Thanks
     
  6. Oso

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    Gotcha. So what levels do you have your low and critical battery warnings set for? It must have reached your settings.
     
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    Sorry, didn't see your post. I should have refreshed but I'm deep into the Mets/Dodgers game.
     
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    Same thing for me. Couldn't run it down to 8 percent because the motors won't run below 10.
     
  9. John Locke

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    You don't need the motors running. Just leave the phantom turned on without motors running. It will go down to 8%, no problem.
     
  10. CONTROL FREQ

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    I didn't know this!

    So, you're telling me that my Phantom will just fall out of the sky if the battery gets to 10 percent?

    This can't be!
     
  11. Shammyh

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    No, but it will immediately try to land. If it's already landed (as in this case), it will cut off the engines.