Topic: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

When I use the flip feature in FreeFlight, my drone flips but as soon as it finishes, it looses a lot of altitude and looks like its about to crash, you could say its always having to recover very violently, and looks like its always about to crash and if I don't put it at full throttle after it flips, it usually hits the ground.

And yes, i am doing this in 0 MPH wind, and it is at sufficient altitudes, about 7ft in the air, it is practically a brand new Drone, got it 7 days ago, and has never been crashed, is running Firmware 1.18 and I'm waiting to upgrade to a better Firmware than 2.20.

Is this a current problem with 1.18 Firmware, or is there a more extensive problem?
I am using a iPad 2

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

sorry * Is this a current problem with 2.1.18 Firmware, or is there a more extensive problem?

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

I think it is a blade issue I had this problem and put a new set of blades on and it does not happen know.

AR Drone 2.0  software 2.1.16
iPad 2 IOS 5.1
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Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

1.4mile (2.25kilometer) World Record AR.Drone 2.0 long range flight
December 16th 2012.................YouTube Link here

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

b00mb00mchuck wrote:

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

Thats a very nice rig you made, but my Propellors are flat from what I can see

Anymore suggestions?

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

Explit Player wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

Thats a very nice rig you made, but my Propellors are flat from what I can see

Anymore suggestions?

2.1.16 and 2.1.18 do the same.  Flip drop!     

Fix?  Yes!   Don´t Flip... Or flip when you are near Heaven! (or Nirvana)!

Let's wait for the far and remote possibility of some decent firmware in the future.... Before The-End-Of-The-World!  hmm

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

Apparition wrote:
Explit Player wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

Thats a very nice rig you made, but my Propellors are flat from what I can see

Anymore suggestions?

2.1.16 and 2.1.18 do the same.  Flip drop!     

Fix?  Yes!   Don´t Flip... Or flip when you are near Heaven! (or Nirvana)!

Let's wait for the far and remote possibility of some decent firmware in the future.... Before The-End-Of-The-World!  hmm

Sorry man, gotta flip, its addicting!

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

Explit Player wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

Thats a very nice rig you made, but my Propellors are flat from what I can see

Anymore suggestions?

Classic answer... "props are good from what i can see"

Three weeks later... "i finally straightened my props and all my problems are gone!!!"

You can't just look at your props and see lift problems

Your not gonna find a different answer... lack of lift is your problem

1.4mile (2.25kilometer) World Record AR.Drone 2.0 long range flight
December 16th 2012.................YouTube Link here

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

b00mb00mchuck wrote:
Explit Player wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

I agree with Br

Easy fix
http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=4957

Thats a very nice rig you made, but my Propellors are flat from what I can see

Anymore suggestions?

Classic answer... "props are good from what i can see"

Three weeks later... "i finally straightened my props and all my problems are gone!!!"

You can't just look at your props and see lift problems

Your not gonna find a different answer... lack of lift is your problem

Ok, I will try it, whats the best way to remove the C-clips that hold the propellors on?

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

I don't believe it is a prop issue, mine would drop on firmware 2.1.18 while doing a flip, but not with 2.1.16, just my two cents.

11 (edited by Explit Player 07-17-2012 01:00:45)

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

I posted a video on Youtube about my problem, it drops about a foot every flip and tries hard to "correct/save" itself after the flips. But the last flip is what happens most of the time (no matter how high it is, it always has to hit the ground and comes back up...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP4--Nklk54

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken

12 (edited by Explit Player 08-09-2012 22:47:44)

Re: Ar Drone 2 flip unstable

OK, so b00mb00mchuck's propellor straightening technique was the fix. Anyone with the problem, just look at the thread. big_smile

Ar Drone 2.0 -Firmware- 2.1.3
Ar Drone 1.0 -Firmware- 1.7.4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus- JellyBean 4.1.1
iPhone 4S and iPad 2- iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken