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New controller auto decent - be careful

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by gfm1135, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. gfm1135

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    A word of caution. The new controller left stick will stay in the decent mode if pulled all the way down. I was out 6,000 feet and lost FPV connection. I was bringing it home and accidentally hit the decent stick and it stayed in the decent position. Without knowing it was stuck down and decending, it landed..........in 25 feet of water. My error. Happy Thansgiving.
     
  2. Damon

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    DJI calls it "throttle lock", I call it " Really Stupid"

    ;)
     
  3. gfm1135

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    I'm with you Damon. What were they thinking! When do you possibly need to lock a stick.
     
  4. paulajayne

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    Open it up and remove the metal lock - held with two screws.

    Someone posted a pic of it on the forum - I cannot find it -
     
  5. gfm1135

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    Thanks I will when and if I buy a new one. Mine is resting in 25 feet of freezing water.
     
  6. paulajayne

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    Fresh water? if so get a buddy who dives to rescue it. (if you know where it is.) Then search for the many threads about drying out the bird.
     
  7. gfm1135

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    I wish I could. Lake is has some ice in it. To cold to dive for it.
     
  8. paulajayne

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    Diving under ice is not a problem and I used to train my divers to do it working off a rope line.

    The local diving club may like to take the recovery job on - will not hurt to give them a call.

    May get your quad back and they will get some training.
     
  9. rbhamilton

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    Find a Canadian. Ice dives are actually lots of fun. I bet you would be surprised if you put something on Craigs List (or your local equivalent). Divers are always looking for a reason to go diving and this is as good as any.
     
  10. gfm1135

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    I may try that although it has some hurdles. All the boats on lake are winterized and shrink wrapped for the winter.
     
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    Yikes. I almost also did this. Wondered why my bird was acting weird only to realize left stick was stuck down
     
  12. npalen

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    Does anyone know the intent of DJI in adding the throttle lock? There must be a reason for it
     
  13. Nathan Carter

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    Probably for when you are returning from stratosphere, so that your finger doesn't start hurting. :roll:
     
  14. Happyflyer

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    I can see that working. But, just another thing to keep track of to not hit ground, or water....
     
  15. hionbusa

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    Man.. that sucks. I was researching if the throttle lock would land the phantom smooth.. Didn't feel like experimenting myself.
    How did you bring it home? S1 switch initiated or the vision app ?
     
  16. eyecon82

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    throttle lock is not like auto land. It will land hard possibly breaking the camera off the gimbal
     
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    I don't have the new controller, but when I read it had a down throttle lock I assumed it was for complete motor shut-down when finished. Still pretty unnecessary and an accident waiting to happen.
     
  18. aartsf

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    And picking your nose with you left hand ?