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  1. Jrods

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    Any one have any tips on how fast, how high, ect. to get the most time out of each flight. I am getting some where in the range of 16 to 20 minutes most of the time out of a battery. And extra 4 or 5 minutes would make a world of difference and would mean that I could get most work done in one flight.
     
  2. N017RW

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    There has been a lot of debate over the most efficient flight profile. But 20-25% more than your current times seems out of reach. At some point battery aging will reduce capacity and there's no way to overcome that.
     
  3. Hao Nguyen

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    That depends on weather condition, like last Saturday with 16mph wind, I only had about 22 mins of battery. My P4 had to fight the wind a lot to maintain its coordinate.
     
  4. Sky Architect

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    I have heard that returning home when at 20-25% battery will lengthenjoy the life of the batter compared to pushing it down to 5%. Most of what I have seen is try to do different things and turn some extra features off. That might lengthen your flight time but again I am not too experienced of a flyer yet. I just have done a lot of research.
     
  5. Erised

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    My max time is 24 minutes and landed at 8%, this for me is way too low for safety and long term battery life. 17 to 21 minutes brings my batteries around 15 to 20%. Check out the threads on max range records, many of the pilots post their speed and other variable in their quest.
     
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  6. MarkNH

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    A lot of distance flyers go about 30 to 32 miles per hour.