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My first crash

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by sdtag, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. sdtag

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    My first crash in my P2V+
    I had to try manual mode
    I kind of figured something might go wrong - that's why I was only 30 feet high over grass
    no damage - my props got a little scuffed up - that's it
    Now that I know how responsive manual mode is I'll try it again. maybe. haha

     
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    Maybe try from a few hundred feet next time and ya can switch it back to GPS and not crash :)
     
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    or spend ~$50 on a Syma X5C which is only manual mode... you can even fly it indoors to terrorize your spouse...
     
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    Looks like you got the orentation mixed up in manual mode. That can happen in any mode but at least in GPS mode we can release stick and she'll recover and hover. Good luck next time.
     
  5. sdtag

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    yeah I probably should have been higher up.
    I have smaller quads that I learned on. I just wanted to try it.
    Actually my orientation wasn't mixed up. I wanted to fly to the left. It just caught me by surprise and being so close to the ground I didn't have any time to recover. I had no idea it could tilt like that. Yes, I know, MANUAL MODE. haha In hindsight it makes sense to me now, loose one esc or motor and the quad will flip.
    Next time I'll try it a couple hundred feet up I think.
     
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    Cheers to you for trying manual !
     
  7. sdtag

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    I think I really need to learn manual mode.
    If I'm out flying normally in gps mode and if something bad happens, my last resort is to switch into manual mode and get out of trouble. Yeah right! I'll crash it for sure in manual mode. I need to practice this more but at 300 feet, not 30. haha I had no idea the sticks were so touchy in manual mode. live and learn
     
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    Why would the P3 lose height like that? Did you bring it down? Even in manual mode I'm pretty sure it should maintain height.
     
  9. sdtag

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    P2V+
    As soon as I switched to manual mode it dropped. I had to give her some gas to get back up. then I tried to fly to the left. What a shock! The video looks like it's at about 45 degrees or so but remember this is a P2V+ and the camera is on a gimble. so if the video is at 45 degrees then the quad was at 90. I was just too close to the ground.