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Question on P2 low battery situation

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Gludy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Gludy

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    Flew the phantom 2 today to see what happened when battery runs low. The P2 just settled down and landed where it was when it reached the 15% battery level. I thought it would return to base on the last 15% of battery but no, it simply landed where it was. I then turned off the controller and it then started up again, lifted to 20 metres and executed a return to base.
    Is there anyway it can be made to always try and return to base when the battery reaches 15% instead of landing first?
    That would seem more sensible to me.
     
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  3. Gludy

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    Wow
    I am so sorry about that - I would be gutted.
    I live by a lake and over the last few weeks have flown over water many times.
    Today I went to a large playing field to show my grand kids and ski was now very lucky went it just decided to decent.
    I have the iOSD but was not even looking as I wanted to test it to battery low level.

    There is a youtube video about fitting floats to a phantom

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAfEh8VeluY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWZQsTUYuNw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1XTN-McM4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PR9yZGAc-4
     
  4. Gludy

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    What i am now thinking is that when you see the P2 defending to land on the 15% battery level, if you switch off the control before it reaches the ground will it attempt to fly home and land? This would make sense from my experience today.
    So if, for example, it was defending into the water then switching off the control may well save it.