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VRS is not fun!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by WPSPETE, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. WPSPETE

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    Flew my 35th flight tonight on a paragliding launch. I was coming in at 31% battery and all of a sudden it started to drop. At first I was thinking battery problem. Then it clicked that it was VRS. I was only about 20' off the ground and it was dropping fast. I kept my forward speed and pinned the throttle. I should have put more forward but it recovered at just under 10'. Scared the hell out of me. I was coming in with a light tailwind. Won't do that again.
     
  2. Damon

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    Confirm on latest firmware, prop guards or not and stock props or CF. I have yet to experience it and hoping to recognize it to counter it as you did.
     
  3. WPSPETE

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    Latest firmware, never had prop guards, stock props but not the latest ones. I think that tailwind was coming in slightly faster than I was moving. Pushing the dirty air where I was flying maybe. It wasn't fun and made me pucker. But glad I pulled out of it.
     
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    Good to know. I will definitely be more vigilant to monitor winds making sure to avoid travelling down with the tail wind.
     
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    just wanted to ask if you had any more weight on it then gimbal and gopro?
     
  6. WPSPETE

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    I have the fpv tx and iosd. But nothing other than that. This was my 35th flight and I have never had this problem. I was on top of a mountain thou. And it was cooling down, just last sunset. Maybe hit a downdraft? Probably not thou.
     
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    That's a good read. I am usually really careful with avoiding VRS. Lapse in judgement yesterday maybe.