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4 phantoms,4 different batteries...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stathis, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Stathis

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    If the smart batteries were compatible at least,it would be nice and a serious reason to upgrade
     
  2. msinger

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    If you're referring to the four Phantom models in the Phantom 3 series, all of those batteries are the same.
     
  3. DroneDestination

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    I think he meant the P1, P2, P3 and now P4
     
  4. msinger

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    Perhaps? But, then we could start wishing to use P1 props with the P4 (etc). I'll take the P4 props any day. I really like the new locking design.
     
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    Every release of the new models came with updated batteries because they keep adding more power to them. There would be no way to make a battery from a P1 work as they used typical hobby lipos. The P2 and P3 series look the same on the outside but have different cell counts & power on the inside. The P4 is a monster sized battery (more power, more cells). I am surprised to hear of peoples complaints about shorter than expected flight times with the P4.
     
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    How do you balance them ? Or is that a thing of the past with the P4 ? I'm still fling older birds .
     
  7. jonebk12

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    Batteries are definitely one area where I want my Phantom to keep up with the times, technologically speaking.
     
  8. DroneDestination

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    DJI props since the P3 (and maybe P2, idk) have been very well balanced. I think P4s will be no execption!
     
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    I don't see a problem with it. I don't want arbitrary limitations placed with DJI trying to make everything cross platform. I would rather have a custom battery for each generation.
     
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    Yes I use the 9450's they are real close to perfect not sure if the P3 has different hubs than the P2
     
  11. LuvMyTJ

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    The P2 & P3 props are the same threading but the P2 has a metal hub where the P3 has a plastic hub. The change was related to the active P3 braking.
     
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    The same way you balance other props. I haven't seen a prop rod for P4 props yet. But, I found the props fit on the rod that comes with the Du-Bro 499 prop balancer.
     
  13. Stathis

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    P2 and P3 batteries look the same but with different voltage...It would be nice if the shape of the batteries was compatible but with improved specs like capacity ,quality and more...From p1 to p2 that was impossible ,from p2 to p3 it was easy and from p3 to p4 very easy...Many industries in the market follow this road with excellent results.
     
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    The battery tech evolves along with the Phantom. DJI needs to create a recycling program so that old batteries are dealt with responsibly.
     
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    Right on that's what I was wondering because I heard they have a quick release hub .
     
  16. msinger

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    Right. But, there is a hole in the center of the prop hub. It's just not threaded like prior Phantom props.
     
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    Impossible, because the P3 NEEDED the increased power output of a 4S LiPo.
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    Pretty difficult; have you seen a P4 battery's shape and size? It is also a much higher capacity.
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  18. Stathis

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    So, p4 users are satisfied with the flight time of that huge battery?
     
  19. DroneDestination

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    No, that's not what I was implying. I was just saying that for DJI to have backwards-compatible batteries wouldn't be as easy as a lot of people think.