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Brand New Faulty Bad Battery on P2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wind_Shear, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Wind_Shear

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    I've had two fail out of four.

    The original that came with my P2NV, and another purchased as a backup.

    First suddenly read 30,000 discharge cycles.

    The second did exactly what you're describing.

    I'm now on week 9 waiting for Robert @ UAVProducts to get me the first replacement and week 2 waiting for a DJI RMA on the second.
     
  2. Wind_Shear

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    Exact same thing happened to me. I happened to be flying deep in the backcountry in the Everglades filming some porpoises herding baitfish 600 meters from where I was standing on the beach and at 8 meters altitude when I noticed I was suddenly descending. At 4 meters I gunned the throttle and didn't gain any height but stopped the descent, so I headed straight for the home point in my iosd display at full speed.

    One of my closest calls to losing my bird.
     
  3. ElGuano

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    I've heard there have been some P2 batteries with similar faults. They may trigger failsafe at about 50% discharge. Definitely contact your dealer and get a replacement, don't fly that pack.