What happens if I switch off the propellers in mid air?

Discussion in 'Typhoon H Discussion' started by CelicaMalta, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. CelicaMalta

    CelicaMalta New Member

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    What happens?? Is there ba safety to prevent the drone from falling? Thanks

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  2. HarveyH54

    HarveyH54 Active Member

    My Q500 lost power, bad battery connector, and it fell, sort of tumbled down, considerable damage. I'd suspect that if you cut off the power to the props, a similar fate. It would be more in the category of pilot error. I've seen videos, and read a few posts, about people who catch their drone in hand, rather than land them. Little crazy, but may make sense in some situations, like on a boat, rough ground, vegetation. If you can hand catch, would guess you could shut it down.
     
  3. CraigCam

    CraigCam New Member

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    A multirotor without power is a rock in the air.


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  4. SucculentGrapes

    SucculentGrapes New Member

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    Down she goes. If you completely take out power theres no power for the failsafe to activate either.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Active Member

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    Well toss up a rock, and watch how it flies as it comes down,,,that is your drone,without power....
     
  6. CelicaMalta

    CelicaMalta New Member

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    Is there a safety to not switch off the propellers during mid flight??

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  7. jvawter

    jvawter New Member

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    I would think that if you tried to stop the rotors while in flight, the firmware of the controller would have programming to ignore the rotor button (red button on ST-16) to prevent shutdown when in flight. For a definative answer we would have to consult Yuneek for the answer.

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  8. Dino

    Dino New Member

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    If you push the start/stop button during flight, the H will slowly descend until it touches down, then shut off, at least under normal conditions. I had a malfunction where my H wouldn't come down below 10 feet so I tried the stop button and it shut it off mid flight. Not sure what happened that time, but I've tested it before then and it lands it, even on a hand catch. That being said, don't go try it and blame me if your bird falls like a rock.
     
  9. CelicaMalta

    CelicaMalta New Member

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    Thanks guys! Last time I pressed the red button (start/stop) by mistake for a quarter of a second instead of pressing the photo button) and wondered what could have happened... Thanks alot

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  10. Jagerbomb52

    Jagerbomb52 Guest

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    This is why they have a 3 second delay on that switch. You can also buy a cover for that switch to stop you from pushing it. I think most of us have almost pushed that switch at one time or other. :)

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  11. Bruce

    Bruce Active Member

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    I know on the Q500 4K, if you push that red button while the drone is flying, the props will stop, and it will fall like a rock....that is why it is red and the button is recessed into the socket a little. all the other buttons are not recessed. Don't push the red button while the drone is in the air....that being said..it could be the only alternative, during a run away............if it runs away, it is going to crash someplace, better you bring it down, where you can find it, and possibly having it fly away and hit somebody......
     
  12. CraigCam

    CraigCam New Member

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    If you hold the switch past the three secs, it is motor stop free fall. I don’t recommend it. I’ve done it indoors to stop a 480 pro from striking a ceiling and that less the ten foot fall broke landing gear motors and two motor arms.


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