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F450 vs F550 Flight time?

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by Phantom_Alex, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Phantom_Alex

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    Hi Everyone,

    Fantastic news RE the new space :D

    Ive got a question for any F450 owners, what your flight times?

    Im looking into building my own, however battery life is of vital importance to me, I live near Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, UK and want to be able to fly off over the island and look back onto the cliffs, (with ALOT of practice first of course) but i need at least 12/13 minutes of flight time. 20 would be much better, like the P2.

    From reading the other thread, i gather that a stock F550 runs for about 9 minutes on a 4S 5500mha battery, so what does a F450 run for? I assume its more due to less motors to run and weight etc..

    Speak soon!
     
  2. labmansid

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    Looks like most pilots on here have the 550 instead of the 450, since you haven't gotten any replies yet.

    I can't speak firsthand about flight times since I don't own either yet, but according to helipal, their stock configured F450 runs for 14 minutes. I'm sure with some tweaking/upgrades the 450 could get a bit more worth of time. Of course, the same could be said for the 550 as well.
     
  3. rmklaw

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    Depending on flying style and conditions, I get between 10.5 and 12 minutes with new Hyperion 4s 5000mah and 8" props, with a gross weight of 1.9 Kg. My new Pulse 6600 battery adds an additional 1.5-2 minutes (again, depending on flying conditions and style). UI fly very mellow.
     
  4. Phantom_Alex

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    Thanks both, I've done some research and I think with 10x4.5 I can expect a good amount of flight time with a 3S 6200mah, about 17-20 mins!

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