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Loosing power

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Rickesco, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Rickesco

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    Hey
    I 've been having an issue with loosing power half way thru my flight. Battery power iwere at 60% and the Phantom Vision 2+ just starts dropping and lands. I throttle up and nothing happens. This has happened several times now with different batteries and I can't figure what it could be. Any help would be appreciated.

    Rick
     
  2. burlbark

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    Try charging and then hooking up your Vision to the assistant and checking battery voltage and cell voltage. You could have a bad charger, several bad batteries or a cold solder joint on the main power leads.

    Jeremy
     
  3. Rickesco

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    Well I checked all four batteries with the assistant and they all showed as good voltage. I flew again this morning and the same thing happened with all four batteries. I drained them all to 8% and now I'm charging them with the field charger to see if it's the charger. I'll try again tomorrow and if it's still doing it I think I need to open her up and see if there are any connections that are loose. Also does anyone know if I should upgrade the firmware to the current one?? One thing that I noticed is that the battery starts off at 22 minutes and within a couple of minutes it drops to 10 minutes and all I was doing was hovering.

    Rick
     
  4. Mako79

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    How many cycles on the battery? Are they series 2 batts (part number PH2-5200)?
    Does the battery percentage go red when throttling hard, especially against the wind?
     
  5. Rickesco

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    After charging a;; the batteries with the field charger I was able to have good flights. no issue. I guess I guess I need to replace the charger. Two of my batteries are the older version and two are the new ones. The new ones only have had 5 charges and the old one probably 20 to 25 charges..
     
  6. Gordy Kehler

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    Had the same thing happen to me. Mine happened when I rotated the drone to change direction. It happened on 2 different drones. Both were running the 3.08 software, Assistant 3.8. I suspect it has something to do with software and the new version of remote controls. I would like to change back to Version 3.0 or earlier.
     
  7. Rickesco

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    Let me know if you back up on the software version if that helped..
     
  8. Gordy Kehler

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    Wasn't able to change to an earlier version of software. Stuck with the latest and not so greatest. Help...