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Barely holding altitude...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by adanac, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. adanac

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    I'm running 3.06 and Ianwood's profile and at around 40% battery it wanted to slowly descend. I had to keep bumping it back up and it might be okay for a bit and then want to slowly lower again. It was my first time with the 8FG and that profile so there are a lot of variables here.
     
  2. 4wd

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    That sounds like a failing battery, do you have another?
    It might improve things to run it fully down and recharge.
     
  3. adanac

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    How do you run the batteries down without leaving it in the bird for hours at a time? Seems nutty no one has introduced an easy way to discharge.
     
  4. gary1968

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    Can you not make up a connector to a car light bulb and discharge with that?
    You would have to monitor the pack valtage to ensure you don't take it down too far
     
  5. N017RW

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    The smart or intelligent battery is designed to prevent over-discharge or any other LiPo related 'Uh-Oh' moment.