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First battery warning.

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by leekiya, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. leekiya

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    Hi guys, i all ways bring my fc40 back down after the first red blink to warn me of low battery, which is all ways 3.8v which gives me about 8 mins flying time. Is anybody else flying for a few mins longer and do this all the time. If so how many more mins longer 1 or 2 ect ect. Just wondering if i am being over cautious that all.
     
  2. mikey

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    I haven't flown a lot... maybe 10 flights max (although I've had it long enough I should have many more under my belt). I've always taken it to the second warning, which at times has given me an additional 3 min or so. However I'm wondering if this is the cause of my drop in flight time. I started out at past 10 min.. but now can hardly pass 5 min.. (with the original battery). I haven't changed any of the low voltage settings (btw)
     
  3. leekiya

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    Ok cool i will try next time staying up for a couple more mins maybe and then check what the lipo is at after doing that a few more times. Its strange how your flight time is dropping, i can only think maybe once or twice its dropped below 3.2v which is min for a lipo and its not liked it maybe. cheers for the info mikey.
     
  4. Cajvol94

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    After I get the 1st level alarm I always bring it close and fly it at about 1/3 to 1/2 throttle and usually get an additional 2min or so.
     
  5. leekiya

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    ok cool cheers i will try this.
     
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    i'm flying normally untill my phone alarm goes of after 8 minutes. Then i fly in such a way i can check the red light warning constantly, when the first warning comes i bring it in and keep flying close untill it lands by itself. in total about 12 minutes. with the standard and the turnigy 2200 packs.
     
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    Continually taking it to the 2nd level warning begins to harm the battery. You'll find you'll be getting less and less time out of it.
     
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    The batteries are 8 euros per pack. Once they go down in flight time, i'll get new ones. Got 6 of the cheap ones now. Plus the original pack and a 2700 pack.