Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

PH 2 non Vision - unstable on descending and flips WTF

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Redifredigopro, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Redifredigopro

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys I do hope someone can help me, I've just got me new ph 2 set up and its flying fine, I've put on some prop guards for safety and prop protection. when i descend for landing it starts to wobble then flips upside down and crashes ! its done it 3 times now and has wrecked my gimble !Is this the prop guards that are doing this? or is it something else. Please help :(
     
  2. japaneezy

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. CJ31

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Yes it's VRS. When you descend straight down, you lose lift in your own prop wash. You need to come down slower and have some lateral movement when descending. Prop guards likely make it worse.
     
  4. WeaponsHot

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Peoples Republic of Hawaii
    Take the prop guards and try again, in a soft area of course. :)
     
  5. Redifredigopro

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys for your replies, I'll give that a try up on the moors where it can bounce if all fails again ! :p
     
  6. Gonzoshots

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Carbondale, Colorado
    Also the new Main Controller Firmware (March 26, 2014) update should help, they now limit the maximum descending speed is limited to 3m/s. I always hoped they would do this, it tough to gauge your descending speed when the quad is at a very high elevation.

    I had the infamous wobble of death once and did a lot of research and now always descend with significant forward or backward direction and never straight down.

    You can a video of my Wobble of Death Experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQvyqSl2Mo0

    Please excuse the music, I originally used Tom Petty's Free Falling music but they blocked the video!