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2 batteries in parrallel?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by nedro018, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. nedro018

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    any way to do it?

    can the P2V+ carry it?

    is there a parallel harness sold anywhere?

    im thinking the biggest factor in flight limits is the extra weight of a 2nd battery.

    im sure the long range junkies like DBS already know of this answer.

    im NOT looking for any "performance hindrances" answers since, well, its a flying camera not a tour de france competitor.

    can it do it or not. is the harness sold or not. thx.
     
  2. DBS

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  3. mede8er

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    Or you could pick up a bulldozer like this.... ;)
     

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  4. locoworks

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    the motors would be spinning their guts out trying to lift all the extra weight.
     
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    Yup, doubling battery capacity doesn't mean double the flight time because of all the extra power required to carry the additional weight. She would probably be a real slug in the air too!
     
  6. rbhamilton

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    Why stop at 2? Just hook up 100 batteries and fly all afternoon.

    Obviously that's silly but it gets your head thinking in the right direction. There's an optimum amount of weight the motors can lift. A bigger battery may hold more charge but it takes that much more power to lift it. In the end, with the technology we have today, we are best going with the battery DJI designed the drone to lift.

    Electrons are very light though. So some day a more efficient way of packing electrons into a battery might just let the thing fly all day long. Just don't hold your breath waiting...
     
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    Or a very long power cord. :)