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Props stop in flight for no known reason

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by skeyephantom, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. skeyephantom

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    Had P2 for a year-and-a-half. No major crashes until today. P2 was sitting idle for about 4-6 weeks. Charged everything up to test flight in the back yard before some serious video shoots this coming week. Flew low for 2-3 minutes, then jumped quickly to about 50-60 ft. Did a slow spin and then pulled back stick to slowly descend. Suddenly, the prop motors just stopped and the P2 fell to the ground, luckily hitting a tree, which broke part of the fall. Initial assessment is broken landing gear, but I will have to investigate in more detail. GoPro OK and recorded crash. LED's were still flashing, power showing on. Tried throttle up again and all seems to be working, but did not did not fly until I can research cause a little more. Would appreciate any insight.
     
  2. TeamYankee

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    "Did a slow spin and then pulled back stick to slowly descend. " - CSC in flight maybe?

    Or it could of been the battery giving up... have you plugged it into the PC software to see if there is a battery alert ?

    Post a link to the video...
     
  3. skeyephantom

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    Doubt it's battery. Showed power still on with LEDs flashing after crash like nothing happened, then props powered up OK after crash. Is it possible for there to be a battery outage, but then immediately return to full operation? Will investigate PC software today. Thanks.
     
  4. skeyephantom

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    Sorry....what is CSC?
     
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    The same or similar stick position(s) used to Start the motors.

    Combination Stick Command