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'intelligent' battery power graph?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by johnnyu, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. johnnyu

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    Seems to me the length of time it takes the battery to say you have 15 minutes left and the time it says its going into emergency landing mode at 5 minutes left are not quite 10 minutes apart.

    Having had two birds encounter issues with suddenly short-lived flights, has cause me damage and loss of one bird.

    Anyone ever bother to graph the actual times the battery can deliver?
     
  2. N017RW

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    This is a 'fools errand' (figure of speech, please no offense intended).
    Battery drain, etc. is too dynamic and will change as the battery ages not to mention local weather conditions and such.

    I appreciate what they are trying to do with these graphs but like the Altimeter data, it should be met with skepticism and caution.

    You have observed and experienced this first-hand.
     
  3. msinger

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    It's best to monitor your battery as you fly. Battery discharge times will vary by battery, flying style, current weather conditions, etc.
     
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