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Battery life

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by pilotpeter, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. pilotpeter

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    I've got 2 batteries for my p3a. One has 80 charges on it and the other about 160. I have no intention of not flying the battery with higher time on it. What will I notice as it ages, reduced flight time? Or is there danger in flying a battery that old?


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  2. BigAl07

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    You'll notice some reduced performance (not as much punch) and reduced flight times but it will most likely be gradual and subtle. When you start noticing battery cell voltage deviations that don't correct after the DEEP cycle then it's time to replace the pack IMHO. Also if I don't trust a pack or have any doubts what so ever I replace it. The phantom doesn't glide very well when the props quit turning.
     
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    As a side note... the charts/reporting from Healthy Drones can help to show a "trend" with a battery that could help "see" something in the works.