Advanced n00b question about cutting motors while flying

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I did my first flight last night and have a question that I don't know how to test for in flight. After landing, the motors can be turned off by pulling the left stick all the way down for 3 seconds. I can easily imagine pulling the stick all the way down while at a high altitude to do a quick descent - would that kill the motors in mid-air? Seems like being a flip of the stick and three seconds away from completely killing the motors while in mid-flight would be a really bad design. Does that feature only work after it's landed?
 

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Page 46 of the manual describes the motor stop/start procedures.

Only CSC will cutoff motors in flight.
 
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Welcome Clinton, as N017RW stated, holding left stick while defending only will shut down when in the ground. It uses a barometer. When there is no change for 3 or so seconds (landed) then it will turn off motors.
 
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If I push the left joystick all the way up and I'm against the ceiling will the motors shut off?
 

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No. Why would they?
I guess so this don't happen.
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We need a FAQ sticky, for the love of god.
YES-- and everyone new to the forum is directed to that page and signs off before they can post.:):)
 

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