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multistar 3s 4000 mah

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by markstoys, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. markstoys

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    how many out here uses the multistar 4000 3s and how does it comare to the phantom stock battery ,
     
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    It is wonderful. I get 8 or 10 min at most with stock battery and about 16 to 18 minutes with the 4000. It's snug in there and you have to mod the opening of the battery tray a little bit but it's well worth it

    dji phantom fc40
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    I used a dremmel to sand down the opening so it looks nice and professional. On a completely stock FC40 you will consistently get 17 to 20 minutes.
     
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    The discharge rate on the multistar 4000 3s is only 10C, but does have a higher value for short period (20C for 10secs?). However, I notice if you weigh down the phantom (gimbal, flytrex, FPV, PMU, mini-IOSD, etc.) these batteries do not perform as well as stock phantom 2200mah ones in terms of movement. In my case, the phantom has a hard time keeping level with the load and 9443 props. I suspect it will manage much better with 9450 props, but haven't tried yet. It does not have a problem with the stock 2200mah battery, albeit does not last as long.
     
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    Do you know what your bird weighs?

    Beario, you're probably correct for flights at or near sea level. Where I am (6,000 feet) :( flight time of 12 minutes is reason to celebrate.
     
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    Can you say, too heavy?
    1457grams with a multistar 4000mah :mad:
     
  8. IflyinWY

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    :eek: OMG :eek:

    I think you're on the wrong side of the Weight vs Power curve. I can see why you prefer a lighter battery.
     
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    It is only 1200 feet above sea level here. I saw a video of a guy flying his phantom while climbing Everest. He was not sure it would fly, but it did and then crashed as it was not gaining much altitude.
     
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    I saw that flight too. Didn't stay airborne for very long.