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When a Phantom II Falls 10 Stories

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Drones_Landing, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Drones_Landing

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    It almost made it too... :disrelieved:
     
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    Welcome to the forum .
    Hope it didn't total it !
    If it didn't ya in the right place to fix it :)
     
  3. Drones_Landing

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    Thanks!
    It only totaled the H4-3d Gimbal and 2 of the props. The shell has taken quite a few hits pretty well :sweatsmile:
     
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    P2 is a tough bird :)
     
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    When it falls 10 stores from the sky pickup the pieces and go home and have a good cry.:(
     
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  6. Drones_Landing

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    That's
    That's about all you can do :pensive:
     
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    Did you have a FPV system onboard??
     
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    Ouch!


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  9. Drones_Landing

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    Yes and the IOSD-Mini. I thought descending at around 30% battery level would be enough but the whole drone powered off at about 4% and it just fell like a stone.
     
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    That's what happens when the battery voltage hits 10.6v. It sounds like the battery wasn't in as good a shape as you may have thought but you were right in thinking 30% should have been enough for a safe landing. If the battery is still in good shape charge it fully then check the current levels it in the P2 software and post a screenshot.
     
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    Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 1.18.34 PM.png

    Everything looks fine to me. Must have been a fluke..
     
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    Check the current mA in the upper right corner. Now compare the mA readings on the next two I posted.
    Barttery #2 before charging.jpg Barttery #2 after charging.jpg Barttery #2 before charging.jpg
    It may have been a fluke or could have the cooler weather which drain a battery quicker then you expected. In any case once you repaired any damage done do a complete advanced IMU calibration. Have you open the shell checked the GPS antenna? Well if you cannot get any GPS signal it would be a good idea to do so and a replacement antenna is under 10 dollars.