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Phantom 2 battery life- flight times

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Garysam, May 11, 2014.

  1. Garysam

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    Have my new phantom 2 for about a week now, Gopro 3+ Black, H3 D3 gimbal, and FPV. GoPro is fully charged when I send it out. My issue is flight time I'm typically getting 15 1/2 minutes is this what I should expect or is this a little short. Anyone have any ideas on how to extend the flight times or do I have a malfunction somewhere along the way.

    What kind of flight times are you guys getting with similar equipment, what are reasonable flight times for the equipment I have.
     
  2. Sanababit

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    That time lenght is about right for me too, 13-15 minutes flight, with gopro hero 3+ black, boscam 1200 transmiter, mini iosd, h32d gimbal

    Sana
     
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    sounds right to me.
     
  4. Garysam

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    Thanks to all puts my mind a little bit to rest didn't want to be chasing a phantom. I wonder if adding a ground station would decrease flat time yet again?
     
  5. Sanababit

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    AFAIK any weight added or equipment added means less flight time, if i am not going to use my fpv i always remove my transmitter from the phantom, i get a little more flight time, if you are not going to film then remove the gimbal and camera i bet you could get more than 20 minutes flight time

    Sana
     
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    I have had 17 mins on my GoPro with P2z, IRC600, mini Iosd and GS with just under 30% left. Usually I keep to 15 mins.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8
     
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    That's great flight time those are times I'm looking for. The test I've been doing as of late are 15 1/2 to 16 minutes phantom actually comes down and lands and runs almost totally out.

    I wonder if it's my flying habits, example I will accelerate to approximately 200 feet, then come down and cruise around for a minute or so maybe 6 feet then then accelerate back up to higher altitudes 150 feet or so I probably do this maybe three times. Sometimes when hovering around the 6 feet i'll do a short speed run.
     
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    It's those climbs to altitude that eat battery power. Do a gradual climb cruise at higher altitude then bring her home you'll see vast improvement in times.
     
  9. Garysam

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    Emcsquar, thanks

    Actually as I was writing that I was starting to realize that might be some of my issue. Us older pilots takes a little bit longer you know. But it's good to have confirmation.