if you were allowed to quickly transform back into flying mode, that would probably fix the issue.. as well as reward players who are able to quickly react
I meant to mention that. Completely agree. The biggest issue with falling down into the ditches is that the mech is unable to transform until it hits the bottom of it/ or is simply limited in speed to not be able to make it in time. I would also suggest making transformation faster and make it so it can be cancelled midair. As in you go for a landing but find the situation unfavorable, so midway to the ground you simply turn back into a plane and fly away. This would also make cliff collision irrelevant, or better yet an important game mechanic. If you were going to fast and fell into the ditch, your fault.