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Each Flight costs $0.53

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by MikesTooLz, May 25, 2014.

  1. MikesTooLz

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    According to the manual the batteries should be discarded after 300 charging cycles.
    At $150 per battery that works out to be $0.53 plus the cost of electricity to charge the battery for each flight.


    I never really thought about this before.
     
  2. SeeUAV

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    If someone better at maths feels like working it out, would be interesting to see the overall costs of a flight based on part lifetime, charging power consumed, and disposable parts/batteries. But who has the time for that. Interesting to know how much I pay just for the batteries though. Cheers for thinking of that.
     
  3. offtosleep

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    Unless your drone goes down and damages the gimbal and camera. Then those flights go to $800-1300/flight :lol: :)
     
  4. SilentAV8R

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    I fly several other electric models. My 10S pattern plane has packs that will give me maybe 100 cycles if I treat them really nice. Each flight is 8 minutes long. The packs cost $500 per set. That's $5 per flight. Even cheap packs will cost around $275, which is still $2.75 per 8 minute flight.

    53 cents is a bargain!! For 18 minutes (my average flight) that is only 2.94 cents per minute. The pattern plane 62.5 cents per minute!