I'm pretty sure the physics was changed to fit the Jetpack movement.
I can't believe everyone isn't talking about this.
I can't believe people who fly jets on a regular basis and call a Hydra as their "belowed" aircraft can't handle these changes. Sure, it will require breaking a habit, but jet physics was changed in 2016 as well.
There are two ways you can handle that:
1) Rapidly changing the VTOL mode while pulling your nose up as I already mentioned. But you should start doing it long before the ground.
2) Dive down and enter the horizontal circle while you are close to the ground turning turning all your vertical energy into the horizontal one. At this point you won't have any vertical momentum, so it's safe to enter VTOL and make final adjustments in order to land.
I even made a picture for you (I mean, wtf, guys? an average pilot should know this stuff already)
I hope it's fixed ASAP
I hope it won't.
I was very annoyed with this instant VTOL stops and other arcade-like physics when I first started to fly the Hydra. You can't call it realistic. There is no way a real aircraft can't stop in a second.