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P3A stops abruptly

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Michael Stuart, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Michael Stuart

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    I have had the P3A for a few weeks now, and I've noticed that when I move the right stick to the middle after it being pushed slightly forward or backward, the drone stops abruptly. I try to move the stick to the middle gradually, but at a certain point, when the stick is close enough to the middle, the drone abruptly stops. I guess my question is just if this is ok for the drone. As long as the drone is fine, I'm ok with this. I would, however, like to be able to slow the drone down more gradually. Does anyone know any fixes for this?


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  2. SimonH78

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    Its fine that's just the motor active braking effect it can look sharp/violent... its normal, you can tweek the setting to be softer/smoother, but as standard its quite abrupt. :)
     
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    You can raise the sticks on your controller also. I've got mine all of the way up. It actually gives you a lot more control. Still though I do enjoy the quick stop :)

     
  4. Michael Stuart

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    What do you mean "raise the sticks" on the controller?


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  5. SimonH78

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    You can do this but you can also reduce the effect in the GO app reduce by 10% at a time...to see if thats any better - go to under the "drone" icon - Main Controller Settings/Advanced Setting/Sensitivity/Brake
     
  6. Michael Stuart

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    It says I can adjust it anywhere from 70-130. Will taking it up towards 130 make it brake slower, or will taking it down towards 70 make it brake slower?


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  7. SimonH78

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    Lower is softer... 10% at a time see how it goes...
     
  8. Michael Stuart

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    It lets me reduce it by 1% at a time. But 10% might be the best number anyway since I would probably see an actual difference.


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  9. SimonH78

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    90% should be better - remember its NOT a racing drone, so fly smoooooth its a flying camera!!
     
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    When I first got my P3 I ordered a few things from UAV Bits and they very kindly sent me a set of stick extensions as a 'thanks for the order'. I really like them, after having used them I'd pay $8 to buy a set. Besides the height I also like the bigger 'pad' for control.

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    Here -
     
  12. toegema

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    If you put the drone in Atti mode there are no abrupt stops. In GPS mode, when the sticks are almost idle/in the middle, the drone tries to halt/full stop at the current GPS position.


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    I have another question along these same lines. When I lower the drone to bring I back to me, it seems to wobble when I bring it down quickly. Is there a max descend mph that it would be a good idea to stay under, or does it not matter?


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  14. Traveler

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    Bring it down more like a fixed wing craft than a helicopter. This will help with that a great deal. I like to comedown in a circle appropriate in size for the environment.





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