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Rapid Change in Ground Distance

Discussion in 'Q500 4K Discussion' started by jves, May 23, 2016.

  1. jves

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    What would be the effect on the Q500 with a rapid change in ground
    distance? Example: Liftoff to 20' than fly over cliff edge with distance to
    canyon bottom 1200' below. I performed this maneuver in Utah and the
    bird became unstable as it flew past the edge of the cliff. Not sure what caused the erratic/wobble flight. Possible updrafts or rapid distance to
    surface change?
    Many thanks for any input.
     
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  2. Ed M

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    If you were at 20' when going off the edge it still thinks its at 20'. It does not know its at 1220 ft.
     
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  3. Subtle Shots

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    Most likely it is excessive updraft wind speeds and gusts causing the unstabilities
     
  4. BlueFighter8

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    Totally agree with Subtle Shots. I was flying my typhoon 4k just 6 or 8 feet above ground level and it started to get windy. the speed of the wind was no more of 10-12 mph but I noticed that some wind gust were stronger on ground level than above. The bird was flying erratically changing altitude on its own.
     
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