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Need a Faster Decent Speed

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Brink, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Brink

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    Suppose it is starting to rain, and I need to get the bird out of the air faster than the slow decent speed in which it does. Any option of speeding it up?
     
  2. flpholt

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    there isn't any way to speed it up
     
  3. Multicoptertec

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    CSC will bring it down very quickly. Just kidding of course, don't do that.


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  4. younggun84

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    Hold both sticks down and push them together.






    (Just kidding, don't do that)


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  5. Jani Kankaanpää

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    Fly away from the clouds.
     
  6. Ohiowoodsman

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    CSC would get er down pretty quick but don't recommend it! Use that radar before flying an won't have to worry about that.
     
  7. Ohiowoodsman

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    Ah, you beat me to it!
     
  8. flpholt

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    was going to say csc it but held back from being a *** lol
     
  9. younggun84

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    Lol.

    Had to put a disclaimer at the bottom. Would have felt terrible if a new thread popped up tomorrow titled "Decent speed hack made me crash".


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  10. flpholt

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    simple answer just fly if no rain is around . hard for some people not to
     
  11. Janel

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    I have read that descending too fast can create a change in airflow such that it can make it difficult to control the craft. I am not able to come up with the correct terminolgy for it but I am pretty sure someone here can.
    Since I read this I have not descended full throttle. I believe it was training material for certification I was reading.

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    I learned a long time ago with my collective pitch helicopters not to descend straight down to avoid a vortex ring state. If I need to come down fast I put the bird into a forward dive and spiral down.

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  13. Drone_King

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    As suggested above, just keep moving and descending.

    You will avoid the vortex and downwash created by the propellers as opposed to just descending straight down.
     
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    I wouldn't purposely go fly in the rain but, don't worry so much about it!


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    Yep plenty of people have been caught or even purposely flown in the rain and no noticeable issues were caused. The motors are brushless so they don't mind. Having said that I wouldn't purposely do it. You shouldn't need to move in any direction when lowering the phantom at full speed as its set so it shouldn't experience VRS.


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  16. Philip First

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    I notice that if I rotate while in decent, it come down faster.

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    Storm - got more balls than me, powerlines would have put me off, never mind the wind and pouring rain lol!
     
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    Does anyone know if left stick all the way down and right stick forward (when the phantom is facing yourself) almost like an aircraft "slip" would work?


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  19. Kwaka Pants

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    Anything that causes more drag in theory should increase descent speed, whether rotating or moving in relation to the ground.
     
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    So you just continually yaw the drone doing 360s as you descend , I never tried that but I will next time out.

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