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How's your real world battery life?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by atoms, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. atoms

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    Just tested with a fully charged battery with 99% life according to the app.

    I flew around pretty steadily and did a few high power ascends running the Zenmuse Gimbal and recording on my GoPro.

    Time to 1st low voltage warning: Approximately 15 minutes.
    Time to 2nd low voltage warning: 18 minutes, 30 seconds.

    60 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. 10 to 15 MPH winds.
     
  2. LandYachtMedia

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    That sounds reasonable and what you should expect. I get about 18min total flight to the first warning on average. I rarely do high rate assents though. More just fly around and do tracking shots and such.
     
  3. Ksc

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    florida weather. zenmuse, immersionrc fpv tx, mini iosd, ground station, gps flight. averages about 17 minutes to 25% battery. at least my video footage is 17 minutes long.
     
  4. UFOwithaGoPro

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    Both of those figures are pretty darn good IMO
     
  5. dentedk

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    14 min to the first warning. But, I have been flying in the cold and flying pretty fast.
     
  6. bernardb

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    I get about 17 minutes to first warning.
    All up weight = 1278 grams
     
  7. RUSHNREADY DJI

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    i have never ran my flat as to scared lol as i not go a monitor yet I normally pull it in about 20 min with warning light flashing . Last run the video was just over 20 mins that was with manual landing I also take it really high allot and descend then back up lots of fast movement allot of power , I get worried about letting it decide to land its self lol. but i am happy with 20 mins manual land too. I am now waiting to get a monitor and transmitter and all the good stuff so I will be expecting a drop in the performance , If I remember correctly i think longest manual land is around 22 mins but I think it started to descend its self as I did a low fly by about 3 ft of the ground then it just descended and back flipped of the ground . So that is why I stop around 20 min for manual land. Safer
     
  8. idan_estee

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    I get to about 13:40 before first warning light comes on.
    I can fly to about 15:30 and by 16:00 it doesnt want to throttle any more.

    I fly with the zenmuse, gopro3 black and fpv. Not sure why Im not getting good timings like 18 mins till first warning. Does air humidity affect efficiency?
     
  9. Tahoe Ed

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    I am getting 15-17 on my P2Z. I am happy.
     
  10. Seahorse

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    18-20 mins to 30% which seems ok to me for a P2V.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
     
  11. shartlza

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    With nothing attached to mine i got 24min to 30% warning and 26min 25% warning. Mixed flying fast and slow, fast up and slow down and mostly in GPS.
     
  12. Jax Quad

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    I think we are all getting similar times. About 14 minutes with GoPro and FPV gear and 24 minutes with nothing on.