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Rapid Straight Down Descent - How fast is ok?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by JoeButch, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. JoeButch

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    I've read that descending straight down at a very fast rate can cause the phantom 2 to go out of control.

    My question is: What is considered a very fast rate? How many feet per second? I've been very babying it currently when descending and wondering how fast I can let it go down safely.
     
  2. Geoelectro

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    For me at least when the descent speed causes it to fly erratically slowing the descent always straightens it out. I haven't tried a full speed descent attempt. Also, if you descend at an angle you can bring it down much faster.

    Geo
     
  3. UFOwithaGoPro

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    Warning: Holding throttle control stick all the way down while airborne will still stop the motors after the prescribed amount of time!
     
  4. ElGuano

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    I keep it to about 2m/s descent (sticks a bit less than halfway between center and zero, in most cases), which gets down from 100m in less than a minute. +1 on adding elevator or aileron to the descent.
     
  5. tupes

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    This. ^^^^ good advise. What I try to follow after I came down to quick and crashed.