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Advanced n00b question about cutting motors while flying

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Clinton Balmain, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Clinton Balmain

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    I did my first flight last night and have a question that I don't know how to test for in flight. After landing, the motors can be turned off by pulling the left stick all the way down for 3 seconds. I can easily imagine pulling the stick all the way down while at a high altitude to do a quick descent - would that kill the motors in mid-air? Seems like being a flip of the stick and three seconds away from completely killing the motors while in mid-flight would be a really bad design. Does that feature only work after it's landed?
     
  2. N017RW

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    Page 46 of the manual describes the motor stop/start procedures.

    Only CSC will cutoff motors in flight.
     
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  3. Larry L

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    Welcome Clinton, as N017RW stated, holding left stick while defending only will shut down when in the ground. It uses a barometer. When there is no change for 3 or so seconds (landed) then it will turn off motors.
     
  4. bbfpv

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    We need a FAQ sticky, for the love of god.
     
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  5. Clinton Balmain

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    Good news, thanks for the help guys.
     
  6. Wtrskinut1

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    If I push the left joystick all the way up and I'm against the ceiling will the motors shut off?
     
  7. barefootbeachcombing

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    No. Why would they?
     
  8. N017RW

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    Yuk-yuk.
     
  9. Wtrskinut1

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    I guess so this don't happen.
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  10. bobmyers

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    YES-- and everyone new to the forum is directed to that page and signs off before they can post.:):)