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Cancelling auto land when battery low

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jamespb78, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. jamespb78

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    Hi all

    On 2 occasions now I have tested what happens when the battery gets to critical level 15%.

    The iPad app comes up saying auto land, and to tap on the X to cancel, and then I need to confirm.

    The problem is that it STILL lands though! Even though I'm telling it to cancel, it still lands. Battery is at about 14% at this stage.

    Now if I was above water this is obviously going to be a huge problem. Not that I intend on flying the battery that low, I just want to know what to expect when the battery gets to less than 15%.

    So is there an option to turn this off ?

    Thanks


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  2. With The Birds

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    You can reduce your critical battery setting so it doesnt kick in as early. You can fly to a limited extent when critical kicks in but you are landing.
     
  3. jamespb78

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    So aircraft WILL land when critical battery limit is reached regardless ?

    Is it best to therefore set critical limit to 5% or less? So that the aircraft doesn't land automatically wherever, when I'm trying to bring it down safely ?


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  4. With The Birds

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    Thats what i said..... i think..
     
  5. Erroll

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    I believe the minimum critical % is 10. But you can still keep it in the air for a while by applying throttle.
     
  6. RedHotPoker

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    You you want some insurance, do as I do. Set your warnings at 30% and 20% so it does have a little juice left, if you need to take back control. You can always reset the values while on the fly, as well. ;-)

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  7. With The Birds

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    Thats what i do poker..... batteries give more flights before they throw a leg out of bed also.
     
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    Forgive me for being somewhat skeptical. Even with a 40 mph tail wind that is a stretch.

    In any event, even if that were possible, rather make RHP's numbers your default, and adjust as the situation dictates...
     
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    Setting the critical voltage lower will only delay your problem, setting it higher will give you more time to maneuver.

    Default values are good enough.
     
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