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Flight time = Appx. 7 and 1/2 minutes.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tgrizzle73, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. tgrizzle73

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    I have a Phantom 1 with a Zenmuse H3-2D gimble, GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition, and Fat Shark Predator v2 FPV installed. I only get 7-8 minutes flight time, (which is fine by me), but I was wondering if this sounds right by everyone else?
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    It ll depends how much your bird weighs. I assume (again only an assumption) you are around 1250gms based on the equipment you have, with the stock battery you should be getting 7 to 8 minutes, so yes, that is about right. if you get a better battery you can get a couple of minutes more
     
  3. ElGuano

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    That is exactly in the middle of the bell curve for your setup, maybe even a bit better than avg.

    You can bump it by up to 4 minutes more if you switch to 9443 props and a 2700mah battery.
     
  4. TomBro

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    Anyone know of a source for good self tightening C.F. props. I bought some on Ebay that don't work at all.
    Also ElGuano for the larger battery - does that require the larger battery door?
     
  5. ElGuano

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    No, larger ones like the maddog 2700 are made to fit without modification. If the dimensions are within 106*28*35mm, it should fit.
     
  6. TomBro

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    Gracias -
    Self tightening C.F. props? Anyone? . . . . . Anyone? . . . . . . Bueller? . . . . . . Bueller?
     
  7. ElGuano

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    EBay is your only real option, even the non-ebay ones are froknthe same factory. I have 7 sets of cf props for the phantom, they all fly great once properly balanced.
     
  8. Howzit

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    7-8 mins is my exact time with FPV+GoPro (no gimbal) with stock props and stock battery. So, I'd say you're right on the money.

    I've bought a set of the p2 props and p2 carbon props along with some 2700mah batteries. Finishing up the OSD install right now and I'll report back when I have times.