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Batteries for continous flight?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AndyJarosz, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. AndyJarosz

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    How many batts/chargers do you guys use if you're going for continuous flight time?
     
  2. netphreak

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    Define continuous... Are you looking for longer flight times, or constant flight? I use one 2400 mah battery and I get around 8 minutes of flight time. I also use a better charger that can charge a battery in 20 minutes. I carry six batteries, so if I want to reload batteries, I can pretty much run until I get tired of changing batteries out.

    I do want to work on a cable tether system, but that's a project for another time...
     
  3. ElGuano

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    Along the same lines, taking into account the overhead of landing, prepping for a new flight, resetting Gopro, etc, I can pretty much get "continuous" flight while charging at 1C using 3 batteries, constantly cycling. My FPV VRx/monitor batteries only lasts about 1.5 hours though so that is limiting.
     
  4. BruceTS

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    I have 6 batteries, which gives me continuous flights. the charger I use can have 4 on it safely at a time charging at 1c. Usually I like to let the battery that was just flown cool down before charging. I have a few 2700 mah batteries to try out, but been too busy to get out.
     
  5. AndyJarosz

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    Thanks for the replies guys. To clarify, I'm looking for constant flight, not longer flight times.

    What chargers do you guys recommend? I like the idea of having more batteries and charging slower, then less and charging faster.
     
  6. Gizmo3000

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    remember that it's ideal to let your batteries cool down after flying,
    charging them while they're still warm from a flight might damage them.
     
  7. WReimer

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    "constant flight"... Are you suggesting flight uninterrupted by landing?

    Two. That's really all you'll be able to fly with. That will give times of 14-20 minutes...no more..

    You'll have to land after two