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56 minute flight on one P3A battery!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scratch, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Scratch

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    And here's the proof!
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    Did I forget to mention that the props were off, the motors were idling the entire time, and I was walking with it...

    I was trying to map out some trails by our house. I only got one battery light to go out, still had three lights left. I left the TX back at the house and just carried the aircraft on the walk. It actually went a lot longer than this, but for some reason, it stopped recording the "flight path" at some point. (The farthest left path)

    We have 20 acres of wooded trails and I thought I'd use my new Phantom to try to map them. This is about half of the trails. I'll have to do the rest another day.

    I hope nobody saw the weirdo walking around the woods carrying a flashing, whirring, white contraption, this morning. I just wish I would have known that it stopped recording the path, since I kept walking for quite a while. I know at some point, when I was behind a big hill, it must have lost signal since the motors spun up and tried to return home. Once I got to the top of the hill, it must have reacquired the signal and it went back to idle.
     
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  2. Scratch

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    By the way... Does anyone know a better way to save this image?

    I'm using an iphone 5S and would like the image to be larger. I have an ipad2 and won't work with the RC. If I had an iPad Air I'd be able to save it as a larger, zoomed in image, but I don't.

    Anyone have any ideas....?
     
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    Next time bring the remote with you and you won't lose signal!
     
  4. Scratch

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    I wanted to, but some of the trails are steep, and muddy... and I didn't want to drop one of them.

    Next time I think I'll drag one of my kids along to carry one of them.​
     
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    Couldn't this make something overheat or something?
     
  6. Scratch

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    I felt the motors, vents and arms to see if either the ESC's or motors were getting hot, and I never felt anything warm...
     
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    For some reason I missed the joy of flying during that run. What did it get you? Going to try it autonomous ?
     
  8. Scratch

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    Nothing to do with flying. These are Jeep trails on my property and I just used the Phantom to help me make a map of them.
     
  9. BigAl07

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    I think this is an excellent idea and good use of available resources.

    If you wanted to do it another way you could use MapMyHike. I use that for fishing to know how far I've traveled and other details about the hike.
     
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  10. Scratch

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    Is MapMyHike an app I'm assuming?
     
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    Yes sorry about that. I have it on my iPhone and use it a lot. I start it when I leave my car Fly Fishing then stop it when I get back. I can tell how far I've gone, get a good map of the route I took (should see the one where I got stuck in a field of briars LOL) and get details like how far, how long, avg speed, elevation changes etc.
     
  12. Scratch

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    Thanks!
    Thanks, I'll check it out!
     
  13. Scratch

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    Wow... That app is great! Seems even more accurate than using the P3... Wonder if it uses GLONASS...? LOL...


    Thanks for the tip!
     
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