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How to Cancel-Low Battery Return to Home

tmiller

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Hello, Is there any way to cancel the low battery return to home function? I was flying the other day and since it was in my back field low altitude I let it go past the initial warning to the critical warning. Once it initiated it's critical low battery RTH I was unable to cancel/override. Since it was hovering right in front of me I simply grabbed it and shut it down.
 

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Why would you override the critical low battery? Are you trying to decrease your battery life?
 

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Why would you override the critical low battery? Are you trying to decrease your battery life?
No, Since it was right in front of me I simply kept flying for a few and it would have had to fly up to altitude to RTH and I just wanted to land it in front of me. I couldn't cancel the RTH.
 

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It will land on Critical Battery which is usually at 10%, but will RTH on low battery which varies when that triggers based on flying conditions. But then there's the "low battery warning" which is just that, a warning, and not part of the RTH system, so there can be confusion between the two.
 

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It will land on Critical Battery which is usually at 10%, but will RTH on low battery which varies when that triggers based on flying conditions. But then there's the "low battery warning" which is just that, a warning, and not part of the RTH system, so there can be confusion between the two.
That's for the info, I guess I'll have to fly it to that battery level again and see what it does. Maybe I didn't give it time to complete it's task.
 

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I'm a new pilot, but I had the same problem. On my property, but out of sight, the screen froze. I walked out to where I last had control. It was hovering there. I tried to fly it back to the yard using smart controller and walking behind it. A hundred or so yards later it started to try to rise, I tried to use the joystick to bring it down - no deal. The best I could do was keep it from rising. After a minute or so of down commands, I gave up and let it rise. It returned to the last place I had taken off from - I know... "Good, RTH worked" However, it scared me since we were only barely clear of overhanging branches and I was scared to death it would jump up into the trees and crash. I'm researching now to figure out how to make it do what I tell it to do when I disagree with its preprogramming.
 

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It sounds like low battery RTH was triggered. Unless you cancel RTH, stick controls will only temporarily counter RTH movements.
 
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Press pause
I too have this issue. I was actually landing it manually and 2 feet from the ground when low battery RTH kicked in. I couldn't gain control. Pretty sure I pressed pause, but not sure. I let it go through the RTH routine, which was fine. So, does Pause typically work to cancel RTH