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First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Settings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryanm123, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. ryanm123

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    My phantom one is dying (auto landing) after 5 minutes of flight :( I am using a 11.1v 2200mah lipo and when I plug my phantom into Naza it says my current voltage is 12.6V. My first level protection (no load - 11.55v) and second level protection is (11.10v) is this normal or did I somehow mess up the default settings? I am very new to lipo so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    What do you have mounted on the Phantom? (gimbal, camera, osd, FPV, etc)

    Is that 12.6v when you first plug in a fresh battery? What's the voltage after you land?
     
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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Your no load settings are to high. Set you first level to 11.10 no load - 0.50loss - 10.60loaded, sec level 10.9 no load 0.50 loss -10.40 loaded. Provided it's not loaded with gimbal, FPV etc...
     
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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    We need to know the loaded voltages for your LV alarms, NAZA doesn't do anything with unloaded. Also need your AUW and loadout.
     
  5. ryanm123

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    12.6v is fresh out of the charger.
    My phantom auto landed itself at 11.5v (Naza's Current Voltage"
     
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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    I tried to understand how to find the loss etc… can anyone dumb it down for me?
     
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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Ignore unloaded voltage. Ignore line loss. These don't matter at all to the NAZA. The only thing that matters is the loaded voltage. What is your level 1 and 2 loaded voltage alarm set to, and what is the takeoff weight of your Phantom?
     
  8. ryanm123

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    FIRST LOADED 11.55v
    SECOND LOADED 11.10v

    I don't have anything set for LOSS
     
  9. ElGuano

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Great. Your low voltage alarms are way too high. If you land at red flashes, you're probably using 30% of your available capacity. I'd recommend:

    Low voltage level 1:
    10.6v no load, 0 line loss, 10.6v loaded

    Low voltage level 2:
    10.5v no load, 0 line loss, 10.5v loaded.

    Make sure you land very shortly once you see the low voltage level one flashing red. That'll give you a lot more flight time and use up your battery to the recommended 80% discharge.
     
  10. ryanm123

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Okay! Thank you very much. I will try this and let you know how it goes. I also just ordered a gimbal so I'll be back to figure out how to set that up soon! You guys are the BEST!
     
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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Glad to be of help, safe flying out there.
     
  12. ryanm123

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Worked great! Got a 11:55 flight with an empty GoPro housing attached. Thanks a lot! :D :D :D
     
  13. ElGuano

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    Hmm, no thumbs up icon, I could have swore there was one here :)

    Remember though, with these settings, you have much less time to get back on the ground after the LED starts flashing red. I would not wait until level 2 kicks in, I'd plan to be back before level 1.
     
  14. ryanm123

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    Re: First Level Protection / Second Level Protection Setting

    Yes, I've been landing it right when the first indicator comes on. I installed the gimbal today with no issues "idk how". :mrgreen: