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MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review]

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  1. Tobrouk

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    Hello everyone!

    Just a little review of the MultiStar High Capacity 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack.

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... _Pack.html

    My configuration:
    DJI Phantom 1.1.1
    P2 stock props
    Zemnuse H3-3D
    GoPro Hero 3+ black (self powered)
    Fatshark TX
    Flytrex core V2
    iOSD mini
    PMU V2
    Zenmuse GCU

    Total take off weight 1237 gramms

    Naza V2 settings:
    1st level protection set to 10.6 (loss 0.4)
    2nd level protection set to 10.1 (loss 0.4)

    Environnment:
    Altitude aroud 1000m
    Temperature 0-3 degrees

    Flight time DJI stock battery 3S 2200mAh:
    1st level protection 7min3sec
    2nd level protection 7min54sec

    Flight time Multistar 3S 3000mAh battery:
    1st level protection 9min10sec
    2nd level protection 11min30sec

    I did 3 flights with the Multistar and 3 flight with DJI stock battery and I get constant timings. No modifications to the shell needed. So I can clearly recommend this battery to everyone seeking for additional time for their filming projects! This could be a way for those who don't want to make the 1.5 conversion or any other changes to their configuration! This battery is made for smooth aerial video flying.

    PS. there are some bad comments on HobbyKing about this battery but I can't agree with them, at least on my configuration!

    Enjoy!
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    i had the Multistar 4000 mah 3s on my FC40, i built a F450 E300 kit and use 6600 Mah 4s Multistar battery's. i just ordered 2 more. i have nothing but good to say about them. your phantom is a little heavier than mine,and i was getting 15 + min flying. Try the 9 inch Vision props for a little bump also.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Hello!

    You had 15 min with the Multistar 3S 4000mAh right? Because I used the 3000mAh one! So I guess with the 4000mAh I would also get around 15 min...

    CHeers!
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Yes ,I was averaging 15 min with Vision props and no guards. I'm mostly a easy flyer ,if I get on it or it's windy,my times suffer a bit.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I have had good results with the Multistar 3s 4000 mah batteries. With just a little trimming of the battery compartment opening, the 4000 will fit in the Phantom.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Ive recently purchased a few 5200 mah Multistar for my 1.5 conversion. Ill let you guys know how I get on over the coming weeks.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I'm getting exactly the same flight time with the stock 2200mah battery vs. the 3000mah multistar...
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Check your battery voltage after you land. These batteries have quite a bit of sag. You can run them to a lower voltage under load and they recover after landing.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I've already lowered the voltage. I forgot how much though... Any recommends in the voltages I should use?
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I too have done the widening of the battery bay on my Phantom to permit the use of the Multistar 3s 4000mAh battery but not yet had the opportunity to check flight times. My Phantom has the Walkera G-2D gimbal and ILook camera which is lighter than the H3-2D and Gopro combo.

    I also use a pair of the 3s 5200mAh Multistar batteries on my F550 hex which has an AUW of 2.7kg. I get a comfortable 17mins of flight time.

    Regards

    Nidge
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I have my first warning voltage set at 10.7 v. With the 4000 mAh Multistar, i am getting 20 minutes for the bare Phantom, 15 minutes with the gimbal and GoPro attached. The battery is showing 11.2 v after landing and comes back to 11.3 after a minute.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Great review Tobrouk.

    It is very important to consider Weight as well as Altitude and Temperature in any comparison.

    I fly at about 2000 m or 6,000 feet.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Ok thank you. I'll check my setting soon. Little busy at the moment.

    Btw I only get 6 mins out both battery's. But fly a qiuet heavy bird.
    Chinese gimbal (modded higher power output)
    Denver ac5000w camera
    Chinese FPV + cctv FPV camera.
    9450 props. Never tried original props because I think the bird is overweight. But If they hold I bet they will increase flight time.

    Total weight +/- 1300 gramm
    24m from sea level, and about 0 degrees Celsius.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I am at 600 feet elevation. Weight is 1170 g with go pro, gimbal and 4000 mAh Multistar. Flight time of 15 min was at 40 degrees F.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    :cry: I can only dream of flying that long. :cry:

    Someday I will fly at sea level and may never return to my mountainous home.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Hmm. I got two of those 4000s .

    I'm at about 400 ft, temps have been 45-55.

    I have the 1.1.1, stock props, prop guards, voltage alarm, and GoPro in the case on the simple stock mount.

    Best flight yet is 8:07, with most at 7:15-7:30.

    Battery is 11.1 at landing, and up to 11.4 within a minute or two of landing.

    Charging is only showing 1500-1650 mAh going back into them. The 8 minute flight took 1885 mAh.

    Maybe I need to really try to fly a couple packs really easy and see if I get any better.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    Get rid of the prop guards, mount the P2 props, and drop your low voltage warning level by a few tenths. You should easily fly for 15 minutes.
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I think syotr is right, BUT, if you loose the prop guards you can't bounce off of stuff. :lol:
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    After almost 200 flights (http://www.flytrex.com/fpenseyres/) with my Phantom I can assure you that these settings are fine!

    Naza V2 settings:
    1st level protection set to 10.6 (loss 0.4)
    2nd level protection set to 10.1 (loss 0.4)

    Have a good day!
     
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    Re: MultiStar 3S 3000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack [short review

    I had the opportunity, today, to do a comparison between a standard Turnigy 2200mAh 25C battery and the Multistar 4000mAh 10c battery.

    Setup is:
    Phantom V1 with 9X4.5 props
    Walkera G-2D Gimbal and ILook camera.
    200m ASL
    Ambient temp was about 6C

    Flying style was aggressive switching between GPS and ATTI modes flying a pattern around the perimeter of my flying club airfield with continuous variations in altitude.

    2200mAh battery produced a flight time of 10:50 before the second level protection of 10.4Volt kicked in and the craft auto landed. After two minutes the battery bounced up to 10.6Volt

    4000mAh battery produced a flight time of 17:30 before the second level protection of 10.4Volt kicked in and the craft auto landed. After two minutes the battery bounced up to 11.0Volt.

    Regards

    Nidge