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Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight time.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Bugsbunnyheli, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Bugsbunnyheli

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    My Phantom 2 is about to lose some weight...
    I added a few things and now I really want the kinda steamline on the underside again.
    So my P2 need a weight loss plan.. :D
    Here is what I have now.
    1)Dji Avl58
    2) Dji mini osd
    3) Dji Fpv hub
    4)Gopro on H3-2D
    In the next few days I will have a new skinny 600mw transmitter replace the avl58
    the connections will be soldered delete fpv hub
    mini osd replaced with flytrex

    Dji weight loss plan what ya think
     
  2. d4ddyo

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    Minimal weight loss. probably negligible performance gain.
     
  3. LeoS

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    I think that's a huge loss in functionality and safety feature.
     
  4. Bugsbunnyheli

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    The safety part... hummm I am not going More than line of sight so the osd will not effect much.
    But I will see what happens and I can always change back
     
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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    Leo does have a point, even within line of sight and at low altitudes, being able to have precise real-time visibility of batt level and gps strength can be very valuable.

    There are ways to lighten the iOSD mini through removing the casing as well as replacing the bulky stock cable, if you're that focused on every gram.
     
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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    +1 on the safety net. Flytrex isn't going to tell you current battery or IOC mode. Hell Flytrex isn't going to tell you anything until after the fact.
     
  7. d4ddyo

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    still is not gonna do crap for flight time
     
  8. Bugsbunnyheli

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    Well we will see what happens and I will report back :D
     
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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    A loose and general rule of thumb that I read somewhere in this Forum says that you gain 1 second of flight time for each gram of weight lost. As a guideline, might be a close enough for gummint work.
     
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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    General rule of thumb is that 1g lost gives you 1 second extra flight time. So how many grams are you actually shedding?

    Getting rid of IOSD? Bad idea.
     
  11. 2trickpony

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    Would it not be easier to just fly your battery down to 8 or 9% instead?
     
  12. chrisc

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    Re: Hopefully a lighter Phantom2 will give me more flight ti

    This. I 'd rather knacker a battery early by running to lower voltages to keep some visibility of the essentials.

    I think you'd gain more time by running the battery down more than saving a couple of grams.