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Professional My batteiers new and only flight time is 15 mints

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by omarkatwe, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. omarkatwe

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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1440447612.971335.jpg folks any help here i have both batteries brand new , and i cant fly more than 15 to 16 mints , whats the issues here,??? Both updated to the least framewre and both news , what should i do here ,
     
  2. III% Streve

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    There is far too little data here to say anything useful as a response.
     
  3. bobmyers

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    The wind, how fast you fly and other factors influence the total flight time. The advertised flight time is at the optimum. Hovering, no wind, no video camera recording. Be sure you don't try to push the envelop on the batteries until you get a few flights on them. I typically fly and record video for 12 minutes and that gives me time to land with 30% battery left. If I went 15 minutes, that would run the battery down to 10%, which is not a good practice-- that is pushing the envelop IMHO. Cheers:):)
     
  4. III% Streve

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    You also have to think about wind on the return trip. Battery time is estimated based on current flight profile, and existing battery. And changes every few seconds. Flying 15 minutes down wind will NOT make a full return flight!