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Milestone: 200th P3P Flight & some stats

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Sky King, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Sky King

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    Just reached the 200th flight threshold today! I've had 2 crashes, into trees, my fault. (no camera damage) 1 shell swap. Zero flyaways. (always use Trackimo just in case) 1 international trip to Israel and flew it there over the Sea of Galilee with no problems. No problems checking it as baggage.

    Battery break down:

    #1a 52 charges (a couple of extremely low voltage warnings)
    #1b 43 charges (zero low voltage warnings)
    #2a 8 charges
    #2b 4 charges

    No cracks and only tightened a few screws once as needed.
    MANY flights over water both low and high altitude.
     
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  2. R2-D2

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    Congrats Sky King, how do those numbers add up to 200? Did you get 200 flights on about 100 charges?
     
  3. III% Streve

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    A "flight" is a power cycle. Not a recharge. And a charge is not plugging in a 60% battery and charging to 100%. Its a cumulative charge equaling 100%. The math is never right, somewhat unfortunately.
     
  4. Sky King

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    Yes. Not all flights were on one complete battery charge. Some were multiple flights on one battery. Some flights were more stationary taking time lapse pics, POI shots etc.

    I have 30 hrs 15 min flying time
    Total distance is 623,000ft (118mi)
     
  5. R2-D2

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    Right on!

    I hope to see more posts like these with well over 200 flights and less, 'I crashed my P3P posts'. What you said is kind of what I had figured. I only have about 15 flights, I had 15 more but they got deleted when I rolled back my IOS software. I usually try to land the bird around 40% so I have that extra time on the battery to later run video tests, simulator and other stuff. After reading about all of these crashes where the pilot took off around 53% and it went crazy. I'm only taking off with full batterys from now on.
     
  6. RoyVa

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    Good pre flight check lists pay off. Full battery is #1
     
  7. Sky King

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    My main flight check list is: Start up Trackimo & stick it to current batt; Turn on P3P & WAIT until I have at least 14-15 sat.; Listen for the "Home point has been set" prompt; Check batt percentage; Auto take off & hold for about 15-30 sec; Climb to about 20-30ft and hold for about 15 sec; Check sats again and then commence my sortie. I've never had a problem since using this procedure.
     
  8. phantomlova

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    no compass calibration ?!?!?! ;)
     
  9. johngussman

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    I am around 250 flights with the P3P over the last 5 months with no big surprises, and never an issue that would cause a crash. I have a lot of faith in this little bird now, but in the back of my mind always worry a bit with all flights and suppose this is a good thing to keep me from getting sloppy.
     
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  10. Sky King

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    I don't unless I my location changes many miles.