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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mick, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. mick

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    To use the phantom professionally, say for half a day shooting for the client, how many batteries would you need sensibly, thank you, Mick.
     
  2. Hughie

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    You may want to consider this from a different angle. Once you get much above 3 or 4 you should really be thinking about recharging whilst you fly, You can do this from a vehicle of course if necessary. I wouldnt go out and buy 10 batteries just so you can film for two hours.
     
  3. jlo

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    The problem you'll run into charging in the field is the cool down period. Still going to need at least 6 maybe more. 20 minutes on, 30 minute at least cool down before it'll will accept another charge.
     
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    Good point.
     
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  5. mick

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    Thankyou both, and Hughie, im just up the road from you in Ripon
     
  6. Hughie

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    Looks greener and more flyable up there mick :)
     
  7. msinger

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    5-6 batteries would be about the minimum if you're planning on recharging with a single charger as you go.
     
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    I'll have 2 chargers, 5 batteries, and can plug 2 at a time into the Bestek inverter in car. Cool-down is 15 minutes or less for batteries if holding in front of A/C vent and slowly rotating.
     
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    As long as you’re only charging using a 1-3 C rate, cool down is not necessary.

    In the field I use an iCharger 106B+ powered from various 12VDC source - commonly charge my P1 2.2Ah bricks @ 6A. Throw ‘em on immediately after flight and they actually cool as they charge (yes, I use external temp sensors from the 106B+ and sometimes an IR temp gun to monitor)

    Ready to go again under 15 minutes so as long as I bring 3-5 bricks, I’m flying all day if I want…
     
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    I have 5 batteries. Can fly all day. After use slap the battery in front of the AC for a few minutes and it will charge right up.

    Been doing this since 5-04-15 when I got my P3 pro and hasn't effected my batteries one bit. I'm getting one more battery today I think 6 is perfrct for all day unlimited flying.