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P3S lands better than P3A

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Pommo, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Pommo

    Dec 13, 2015
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    Hopefully there isn't another thread about this. I was out flying my P3A today and after getting to a mile and a half I bottled it and hit RTH, she performed, as usual, flawlessly except when she came in to land. Now I normally hand catch but I decided not to today and I was a bit intreagued when I noticed that she does slow a little when she comes to land but nowhere near as much as the P3S I had which seemed to hover about an inch or so off the ground before softly landing. Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe there's a setting for it that I don't know about?

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  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    If you're talking about the auto land feature, then, yes, it's something many people have noticed. You should practice setting her down manually. You can surely set her down more softly than the computer.
  3. Oso


    May 19, 2015
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    Western US
    The P3A and the P3P have both been reported numerous times to auto-land harder than does the P3S. This reason why is not really known as far as I know. Most posts in each thread on the topic simply tell you to hand catch, or manually land, or turn off VPS, etc. That's fine of course, but the fact remains that the P3S autolands softer than the other models so you probably should not expect your P3A to match it.

    P3A Auto Landing
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