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Flight Time Thread

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by rustysd, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. rustysd

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    Phantom FC40 w/ Ebay Gimbal and GoPro flight times (before first red blinking light):

    8 minutes with 1 2700 Mah thunderpower battery

    9:20 minutes with 2 dual-mounted 2700 Mah thunderpower batteries (flew aggressively in both GPS and ATTI mode)

    Will test soon what flight time is with 2 dual-mounted 2200 Mah stock batteries.

    I was disappointed in the dual mounted time with 2 2700s.

    Anybody else have flight times to share for the FC40s with gimbals attached?

    I have a Walkera but am still struggling with how to externally mount it. I don't have the time/patience for carving out the internal battery compartment.
     
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    Try flying the single 2700. I get 16 mins with so. With some to spare. Most people have reported that the dual battery option is inefficient.
     
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    That's with no gimbal right?
     
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    Correct I have no gimbal. Although I think the added weight of an extra battery seems to be a false economy. A larger capacity single seems best
     
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    I got 10 minutes today with walkera 5200, gimbal, gopro and p2 props
     
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    Wow. Please share what voltage you land at.
     
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    Don't know!