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Phantom 1.1.1 landing

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Monte55, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Monte55

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    I'm still not sure about this. If I'm flying and I missed my low battery warning, when the quad auto land and if so does it just drop and land or land at home point?
     
  2. OI Photography

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    When it hits the voltage listed as the "Second level protection - loaded" value in your Assistant software, it will just descend straight down where it's at until it detects it has stopped descending (and presumably has come to rest on a surface).
     
  3. Monte55

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    Thanks man
     
  4. jaysan

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    I thought it went back home ? Assuming you set that up before flying
     
  5. OI Photography

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    Not for low battery, just for failsafe (loss of signal or triggered from the controller).
     
  6. PJ105

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    Had my first loss-of-signal today (went a bit too high,lol) and it came back like a charm......right to the take off spot. There was a tree, however, that was in the way, but luckily it just trimmed a bit off the sides and kept on coming down.

    Questionn: by this time I had made it back to the takeoff point and was waiting there, but I wanted to let the machine do its thing. But in the future, once back in range, how do I re-establish connection? Throttle all the way down and switch to ATTI? Just for future reference.

    p.s. and yes, the tree that was "in the way", was there when I took off......when I took off *kinda* from under it. So a lesson there. Always take off keeping in mind that in case of lost comm, your phantom will come right back there.....hopefully with an open path. Think ahead!

    A vid of the last part of the descent.....notice wifey's evil laugh at the end....priceless! lol

    http://youtu.be/ZGIMOLgt8aI
     
  7. Gizmo3000

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    -actually, once hit his 2nd level protection, you'll notice a significant loss of power, power will decrease until you need to give it nearly full throttle just to hover, and then moments after that,shortly thereafter it will auto-land wherever it is at.

    - to regain control once the craft is in FTH and within range, make sure throttle is at 50% or greater, and then flip it to ATTI (or if you had been in ATTI mode when RTH occur,d switch to GPS and then back again to ATTI.