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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rustysd, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. rustysd

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    It was up high and refused to come down.

    I was in ATTI - which I fly in b/c I felt was less prone to flyaway errors.

    Battery was getting low so I flew above my head - it was pretty high but well within visual range.

    FC40 would not come down - just sat there! I finally switched to GPS mode and it slowly came down. So wierd. Any ideas?
     
  2. rustysd

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    Anyone have a similar experience of stalling up high ???
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    That's a first, and does sound rather odd.
    you pulled the sticks down very hard to land it?
    how high up would you say you were? (could you see the flashing lights?)

    there's a chance you flew up so high that it hit failsafe, which would have made it non-responsive
     
  4. rustysd

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    Yes I pulled sticks down hard.

    Not all that high - I could see it clearly.

    There were lots of exposed power lines around - maybe that's why
     
  5. ElGuano

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    I'm pretty sure it's not the power lines.

    That is a weird one, I'd be very interested to know if it ever happens again!

    Other than being caught in a localized updraft (which is rare but does happen), did you notice anything weird going on while it was stuck there? Were you still getting single/double yellow blinks? Did it respond to other commands to yaw/move forward/backwards/sideways?

    I'm also thinking the the most likely case is you lost TX control for a few seconds, and it went into failsafe, and you regained control by flipping between GPS and ATTI once or twice. That sequence of events could be 20-30 seconds, which would lead you to believe you were stuck without stick input until you flipped to GPS.