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Old 02-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #1566
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Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Somewhere near Seattle
Oddometer: 490
Originally Posted by XR650L_Dave View Post
Will a hex stay up if one motor goes out?

I imagine the stabilization system might even do it automatically without special programming..

I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:

It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
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