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Fast battery drain

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by FlyingSam, May 13, 2014.

  1. FlyingSam

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    My battery is draining in like 15 minutes !! I'm flying too fast for some fast stunts ,, does it matters ?
     
  2. J Dot

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    Flying faster, with more stunts, will exhaust the battery a bit faster
    But your losing close to 10 min fly time? Do you ( CYCLE ) your batteries?

    After every 5-8 flights, drain batteries all the way ( not going below 8% )
    Then fully charge again, the batteries maintain ( MEMORY ), if you do not
    Cycle your batteries, they will take LESS charge, each time you charge them,
    Ultimately REDUCING battery power and life!

    Also those batteries are only have a ( 1000 ) charge life, before they start to fail
    And no longer hold full charge!

    Try cycling first, if not hook to PC ASSISTANT, and check battery stats, they may be
    Out of whack? If you fly close ( line of sight ) change your ( low volt warnings ) from
    30% first alarm, and 20% critical alarm, to
    25% first alarm, and 15% critical alarm, this may give you a few more minutes fly time!

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. FlyingSam

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    Thank you so muchfor the informations , i guess the warning signs are blinking a bit early , so maybe u should change the percentage