Motor Fail

Discussion in 'ALTA' started by Rael Lubner, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Rael Lubner

    Rael Lubner New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    What happens when a motor/esc fails? I have seen nothing showing how the copter is controlled. DJI has a power output fail protection, which allows you to control the copter.

    It appears Freefly has done a lot of testing, however, a motor/esc will fail at some point. It will be nice to see how the Synapse will react to a motor fail.
     
  2. Kyle Foley

    Kyle Foley New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    3
  3. Rael Lubner

    Rael Lubner New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2

    It's a good article but does not really confirm what happens.

    1. How about redundancy? What if you lose a motor?
      The Synapse flight controller can compensate for the loss of a motor to a certain degree and you may be able to fly and land safely. Maneuverability is compromised, especially for yaw, but the copter can theoretically fly on 5 motors as long as the payload is not to near the max. Stated another way, this is not perfectly clear at this time."
    What we need to see is a video showing a motor fail and controllability.
     
    Mateusz Hajdziony and Kyle Foley like this.

Share This Page