Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Will my P2V fall from the sky?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by tommyog, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. tommyog

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    A question from a new owner of the P2V. When decending from a high altitude "full down" for more than 5 seconds. Will engines shut down, and my P2V fall from the sky?
     
  2. mediaguru

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Utah
    It shouldn't.

    I try not to go straight down. I noticed that the bird has a tough time doing that. I try to give it some forward direction as it descends. After further reading I'm thinking perhaps it is getting caught it its own prop wash.
     
  3. OI Photography

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,542
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN
    Tommy, the Phantom has a feature to prevent that ("Intelligent Throttle Control"), which I believe is enabled by default in the Vision. However, you should still avoid coming down too fast or the aerodynamic effects will cause you to drop uncontrollably even though the motors don't shut down.
     
  4. GetaGrip

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2014
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
    Yes it will. Always stay above 10%!
     
  5. tommyog

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm, it seems that there is a bit of confusion on this matter...
     
  6. GMANNZ

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand

    ?? confusion ?? ... None at all .... descend straight down and you will get hit with an aerodynamic vortex and you will more than likely lose control and crash, hence people saying when descending give copter some forward or backward motion ..... as far as I know the only time the engines will shut down is if you run out of power, turn them off yourself or crash into something and kill them.