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Professional Near flip over at low hover - less than one ft.

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Will Maltby, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Will Maltby

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    I have little experience, so I clearly learned a lesson today.

    At a very low hover, less than one foot (trying to practice), twice I nearly flipped, and struck my prop against the ground long enough to get a warning (motor obstruction) on my display. I have no visible damage to the P3, props even look fine. I'm not going to re-use the props. I am concerned enough to send it in to have a check up and check out. Any thoughts on would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. msinger

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    Do an IMU calibration. If all seems okay at that point, then there is no need to service it.
     
  3. Will Maltby

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    I will do so, thanks.
     
  4. Litz

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    When practicing I recommend you find a nice open outdoor area and bring your aircraft to a hover of around 6' off the ground. Hovering at 1' as you indicated will create "ground effect" or as some call it "prop wash". This is the disturbed air from your propellers hitting the ground and washing back up, which will cause you to be unstable. Good luck and happy flying.
     
  5. Meta4

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    Litz is correct.
    The ground is an obstacle too - keep well away from it.