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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by sprite1275, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. sprite1275

    Aug 10, 2016
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    Took the P3S for its first flight yeterday. What an awesome bird. So easy to fly it's scary.

    After reading up on quite a few fly aways is the general rule to flip it straight into Atti mode? (S1 swtch to middle) Obviously let RTH do it's thing but if that fails?
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    A fly away is normally a pilot error -- AKA the pilot does not understand why the Phantom is flying away. What you do to recover it really depends on the scenario at hand. For example, if you always just flip it to ATTI when you run into trouble, your Phantom could be carried away in a strong wind (if you don't know it's windy). If you take the time to understand your aircraft, the chance of an unexplainable flyaway will be minuscule.
    #2 msinger, Aug 15, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2016
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  3. WilliamM

    May 30, 2016
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    Lancaster, Pa.
    I would also test all three RTH's under a controlled condition. By the Go app, S2 switch on RC and lastly turning off the power to the RC (fail safe). This way you can see if all is working like it should, and you'll know if all else fails RTH should work.
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