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Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by Lonelycruiser_au, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Lonelycruiser_au

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    Had my fc 40 for about a month and love it, received my aerial freaks cyclops gimbal today and fitted it. Short flight in the back yard went well. Also purchased a couple 4000mha turnigy batteries from hobbie king. So I'm looking forward to a good test flight tomorrow.
     
  2. Molokai

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    Got some pics? haha
     
  3. Lonelycruiser_au

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    Will post some pics tomorrow, had a test flight today and was impressed with the gimbal. Video footage is excellent. My 4000mah battery's went well also. Fully loaded with the gimbal, larger battery and prop gaurds,flying with a set of battered carbon fibre props, I got roughly 14mins out of each battery.
    Only disappointment was I found that I get better range in fpv with the missus Samsung note 3, my iPhone 5s just drops out
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    Would you mind letting us know, at what elevation (above sea level) you have been flying?

    I've been flying the same, I think, 4000 turnigy battery and have reached 11 minutes with just the stock camera. Pretty sure the 6,000 feet above sea level starting point is reducing my flight times quite a bit.

    Looking forward to your pics. :cool:
     
  5. dtviewer

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    I would bet with some vision props instead of the Carbon fiber you would get even better flight times.
     
  6. Lonelycruiser_au

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    Perth Western Australia is only about 10 meters above sea level.
    Disappointed this morning I found my dji lipo charger has died after charging my 4000mah battery, have to go and find a unit with higher current output.
    I have a set of vision props coming in the next week or so
     
  7. IflyinWY

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    Thanks for the elevation info.
    I've been charging mine at 3 amps and they seem to work pretty well. Then again, I don't have anything but the 2700s to compare with.

    I had an issue with the balance wires at the charger end. The insulation was breaking and the wires would have broken soon, could have been the power pole or the 4 wheeler. I do wish they would quit running into my quad. ;) Anyway, I needed to work on the connections.

    How did you test the charger? Things get pretty beat up around here and I should be keeping an eye on my chargers.
     
  8. Lonelycruiser_au

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    Pictures as promised
     

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  9. Molokai

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    Looks good!! I want to see some video with that gimbal on it!
     
  10. IflyinWY

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    Cool, but what happened to the battery wires?

    Should we see what happened to the other end or did you manage to stuff them inside before the battery?

    Is that a stock battery door? I took mine off to fit that battery.

    So many questions. :D
     
  11. Lonelycruiser_au

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    OK, Installed battery wires first, tucked them in to the left side of the compartment.
    I did get the dremel out and shave a bit from the bottom and the top of the opening. Still using the standard door( have ordered a big door not sure I need I now). I ordered to of these batteries and they both fit , little tight to get in and out thou.
    here's a shot vid of the flight.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTZnL5lMwSY&feature=youtu.be
     
  12. Molokai

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    Video is private.
     
  13. Lonelycruiser_au

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    On line now, I had go out before it finished up loading
     
  14. IflyinWY

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    Your new gimbal seemed to work pretty well in the video. :D


    I've noticed a significant increase in flight time with this 4000 mAh battery if it is not worked real hard as it gets low. I can get a red flashing light, start flying nice and easy, and keep going for a few minutes. It's like driving a car with a fuel pump that can't keep up when you're foot is to the floor. My imagination or do other folks notice this too?
     
  15. Molokai

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    Looks great man! Thanks for sharing!