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Ok to top off battery?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tonyt76, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. tonyt76

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    Hey guys,

    I just picked up a Phantom 3 Advanced recently and am very new to the hobby of quads. I have been reading forums and watching youtube videos for over a month now trying to learn as much as possible. I had a Phantom 2 Vision+ v3 for a few weeks but couldn't resist the P3.

    Ok on to my question... I don't fly my Phantom everyday and let it sit for days between flights. This results in me going out and flying with 80% battery or less. If my battery is less than 100%, is it ok to top off the battery to 100% before flying? Or am I better off using the remainder of the battery and then fully charge it for next time?

    Thanks! FYI, I live near Trenton, NJ in case there are other local Phantom members that want to meet up and fly.
     
  2. passive jay

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    i asked this a couple weeks ago, the general consensuses was yes it is ok.
     
  3. RedHotPoker

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    Hi Tony,
    Welcome to the forum.
    Make sure you Read the battery maintenance manual and watch some YouTube vids..


    Hi jay, hope all is well with your Phantom..


    RedHotPoker
     
  4. passive jay

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    hey there! its awesome! I have some filters coming in the mail, cant wait for even better photos and videos!
     
  5. RedHotPoker

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    Hey that's awesome. I hope you post some of your keepers, for others to see.
    What like ND, neutral density filters? I saw that three pack kit, interesting...

    My Phantom 3 Pro' should be here on Monday. Finally be flying it.
    That was a long 6 weeks.. 48hrs to go... Hahaha

    Has the weather man there, been cooperating with your flight schedule?
    I have heard lots are getting plenty of rain and thunder showers.


    RedHotPoker
     
  6. passive jay

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    i picked up a three pack from polarpro or something like that, 2 ND filters and a CP
     
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  7. RedHotPoker

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    I didn't know that my 4K camera would already have filters built in.
    Someone mentioned ordering a replacemrnt kit, thinking it was an add on filter.
    http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-3-uv-filter

    So adding another ND may not be necessary.

    But nothing wrong with experimenting... ;-)
    I want to see what you discover.

    RedHotPoker
     
  8. dmcgrew

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    The UV filters don't really do anything. They're just more of a lens protector than anything. An ND or Polarizer filter will let less light in and allow you to use longer shutter speeds :)
     
  9. marg2

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    Yur a Heli man! Im Charging my Helimax 50 nitro
     
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  10. RedHotPoker

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    Hey hi,
    Those are sweet... Charging theTx Rx batteries.


    Yeah, helicopters and quads rule.

    RedHotPoker


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