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Higher capacity battery?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mlees, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. mlees

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    Anyone have a favorite higher capacity battery that works with the phantom 1?

    I saw someone on youtube recommend a zippy 2800mA battery. Looking for a little longer flight time than the stock battery?
     
  2. EMCSQUAR

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    Mad Dogs are the way to go - fit in stock opening.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    And you're in luck. they happen to be in stock right now: http://www.2dogrc.com/mad-dog-2700-mah- ... -xt60.html

    If your P1 has the cross-threaded motors, you might want to try the stock 9" props from the P2, those can bump up your flight time as well (but handle a bit differently than the 8" props from the P1).
     
  4. mlees

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    Why would you go with these over the zippy 2700? The zippys are 10 bucks cheaper.
     
  5. OI Photography

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    They perform better than even 3000mAh Zippy's I've used.
     
  6. mlees

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    alright i'm sold! :)
     
  7. amrflyingdude

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    Believe me. You will not regret getting the mad dog 2700. Lighter and more powerful than zippy 2800
     
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    What do you need to charge the zippy and maddog batteries? Do you use the stock charger or do I need to buy something else? I know li-po's are crazy about a lot of stuff, so I want to jake sure I'm doing it right.


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  9. Hawkeye 1

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    I use the same batteries and the stock charger works fine for me.
     
  10. gen3benz

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    You can use the stock charger and charge them at 1.1C
    If you want to charge faster you would have to upgrade.
    Basically 1C = 2.7 on a 2700mah, or 5.4 on a 5400mah. So on and so forth.
    My G8 5400mah is capable of 5C charging, 5.4x5=27amps :shock: Supposedly 5mins from 11.3 to 12.6
     
  11. Jermz

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    I may consider a new charger when I get some bigger batteries. I mainly wanted to make sure they wouldn't blow up on me.


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  12. gen3benz

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    I hear ya, gotta be careful.
    Always check the spec sheet on lipos

    mad dog 2700's
    Weight: 205grams
    Size: 103 x 35 x 28 mm
    Max Continuous Current: 94.5A (25C)
    Charge Current:1C(2.7A)-3C(8.1A)
     
  13. Jmm_jammy

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    i've just received 2x first person view 2700Mah lipo's.
    I weighed them in at 201g each, compared to the stock 170g
    charging them up now, will do some comparisons with standard
     
  14. ElGuano

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    Those are good weights for a 2700 (the mad dogs are 202g). You should see an improvement in flight time!
     
  15. Jmm_jammy

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    First flights complete

    I flew all 3 lipo (1x standrad 2200, 2x FirstPersonView 2700) within the same hour, same weather conditions & temperature.
    All flights included zenmuse, DJI mini osd, GoPro 3 black, Fat Shark 250mw vtx, P2 props

    Standard 2200 - Flight time 7:58 14% @ 11.31v
    ATTI mode figure of 8 smooth flying. Landed within 20 seconds of first warning

    FPV 2700 - Flight time 11:07 14% @ 11.14v
    ATTI mode figure of 8 smooth flying. Landed within 20 seconds of first warning

    Standard 2200 - Flight time 9:21 14% @ 11.28v
    GPS mode, Hard flying - full left to right and full thorttle bursts, moving gimbal a lot


    Im surprised i got all 3 flights lipo down to 14%! weird, I need to change the voltage settings in DJI Assistant. I assume take 30-45 seconds of each flight to land within the recommended 20%.

    Anyway, overall I'm extremely pleased with the first person view 2700mah lipo, and I'm sure they will improve slightly is this was thier very first flight.
     
  16. mlees

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    Has anyone compared an fpv 2700 to a mad dog 2700 by chance?
     
  17. amrflyingdude

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    Do you have a link for these batteries? May buy a couple to try