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Larger Batteries

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mnuser, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. mnuser

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    Can I buy LiPo 5000 batteries for the Phantom to increase flight time? If not, is the only option two batteries?
     
  2. DeweyAXD

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    You can use any size 3s you want upto and including 5000mah as long as it is above 25c. The problem is mounting it and weight. You may find 2 batteries are the better option. I use dual batts running a stock 2200mah under the belly and a 2250mah turnigy nanotech in the shell. That gives me 13 mins useful flight time from start of motors to landing.
    You may find a 5000mah gives you similar but it'll be a right fatty and leave you little room for FPV kit (if you choose to go that way). You will have to find a way to mount that in the shell which has its own challenges.
    What weight/size is the batt you have in mind?