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Turn off Phantom 2 IN AIR to fall and save battery

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Haze, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Haze

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  2. ElGuano

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    I've seen this done quite a few times with different quads on a NAZA. The thing is, the success rate (successful recovery of attitude) seems to be about 60-70% :O

    Those aren't numbers I like!

    If you're going to do this, you might as well go into Naza-M mode and drop in manual, which is more than what you'd need to get down in excess of the 2m/s limit.
     
  3. wkf94025

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    Ballsy the first time, ballsier the second time.
    I gather he did this without FPV? One Mississippi, two Mississippi,...?

    Flytrex should put up a couple free-fall categories:
    Max descent rate, and live to tell about it... ;)
    Total meters fallen power off, and live to tell about it... ;)

    Manual mode idle is a whole lot safer & smarter, IMHO.

    Kelly
     
  4. The Editor

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    Good grief his motors sound rough !!

    I don't give his bearings many more hours/minutes before one of them fails !!!! :shock: