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What will happen if crash happened between WayPoints ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by AAC, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. AAC

    AAC

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    My recent ground station waypoints flight crashed to unexpected soft branches on ascending path between saved Waypoints.
    My PV2+ lost control, free fell 15 feet (not touching ground yet) and keep low flying 3 feet above ground like no control. Almost hit a moving vehicle. Just wondering why the flight locked to 9 GPS signal couldn't pick up the original paths after the soft crash and free falling ? Is this normal ?
    Eventually, I switched to ATTI mode to turn it off. What will happen if it hit by curious seagull or pigeon when it is in the air under Waypoint mode ? Will it fall to the ground zero or free fall some distance and back to programmed paths if picks up GPS signal ?
     
  2. 4wd

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    Well hitting something won't be good and I wouldn't expect it to easily recover and continue the mission after a tumbling fall.
    Do you get good satellite numbers when you restart?
    The GPS antenna is somewhat prone to damage
     
  3. MapMaker53

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    Hit anything and you are probably just falling to the ground with a very sad ending.
     
  4. AAC

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    Thanks.
    It was lucky that nothing got wrong after a free fall 15 feet. It kept flying 3-5 feet above ground but not following the saved waypoints. There was more than 8 satellites picked up before and after soft crash.
     
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    Like tosee that video...
     
  6. aartsf

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    Interresting story and question AAC. Doesn't anyone has a simular experience or an answer with respect to AAC's question?