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New film on Battery Capacity

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Firestat, Nov 4, 2013.

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    I thought running a LiPo down below 20% of its total capacity was a no-no if you want max life out of the battery. 3% sounds like it would guarantee the early demise of the cells. Or is my understanding outdated?

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    I thought you had to be real carful of that too. Maybe they are willing to sacrafice a battery to prove a point.
    Anyway, it says in the manual to run it down to 8% every once in a while, so don't know.

    In any case, 20 or more minutes is certainly long enough for me.
     
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    Me too. My prior R/C experience with pattern and scale planes taught me that 12 or so minutes was the limit of my ability to concentrate and fly well. After that, I'd get sloppy.

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    So I take it that they turned off battery failsafe? (where it's set to land at 20%?)

    If keeping it at 20%, guess that would mean 20 minute flights until failsafe kicks in, which is still plenty.

    I'll be interesting to hear more real-world reports.

    ..and hopefully a 3rd party will start producing less expensive batteries.
     
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    I guess that they overrode the controls.

    In any case, I don't possibly see me flying for more than 10 minutes at a time, bringing it down and letting the motors cool. More than enough battery to entertain myself and those around me.
     
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    Great video! Almost 28 minutes sound amazing.