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Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by matseffect, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. matseffect

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    Hey all

    Just got my Phantom a few days ago and I just wanted to check if the flight times I am getting are normal. With the battery that came with the Phantom I am getting between 6-8 minutes of flight time and with a second battery I ordered (zippy compact 25c 2200) I am only getting around 5 minutes.

    Just wondering if that's normal? Its the Phantom 1 btw.

    Thanks
     
  2. Meluk

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    Sounds about right. I get about 4 to 5mins on my heavily used batteries.


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  3. matseffect

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    Thanks mate :)

    Another question could anyone recommend what batteries to use to push it towards flight times of maybe 10-12 minutes?

    Thanks
     
  4. churel

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    Hi,

    with stock battery and bare phantom I get 8 minutes.

    it decrese to about 5 minutes with gopro H2 and gimbal + mini 5,8 video transmitter. ( voltage protection off)

    When I try same configuration with 2 x zippy 2200 battery I got 7 minutes

    recently I try it with 3 x 2200 but ı cound't get time to get end of battery becouse phantom loose orientation (probably to heavy, it was about 1.732 kg)

    Now I am planning to upgrade it with anti-gravity motors and 9 inc prop. I sow video in you tube guys having about 20 minutes with this configuration. ?????

    any İdea ?


    Can
     
  5. OI Photography

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    Using the stock P2 props and a 2700-2800mAh battery (which are the largest ones that will fit in the P1) should get you to 10 min, probably not a whole lot more than that though. Using that config with two of those batts (one inside the body, one outside) might get you to 14 or 15 min.

    When trying to increase your flight time, weight is as important of an issue (possibly more so) than battery capacity. On a P1, the general rule of thumb is that 1g = 1 second. In other words, each 100 grams you add will rob you of ~1 1/2 min of flight time.
     
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    On my Phantom FC40 I have two standard 2200 batteries.
    Initially I was getting about 12 minutes but this dropped drastically on both after a week or so. I read up about adjusting the battery warning levels using the software and now consistently get 12 minutes of active flight before any warning light and land immediately after that.
    The final voltage on the unit is usually 10.7 at a minimum.
     
  8. tanasit

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    A while ago with my P1, I wanted to test how different props affect the flight time:

    I just want to see the differences of the flight time using different props. I chose: Phantom stock; Graupner e prop 8x5; GWS 3 blade HD-9050x3; Master Airscrew TB2318 (cut tip); APC 10x3.8 (cut tip). I tried to keep the other factors the same so I used the Phantom stock 2200 mAh pack charged until the light was solid green (Phantom charger) and let the pack sit to stabilize the voltage surge about 30 minutes or so. I let the pack cool down after each test before another charging. The pack was used earlier about 5 cycles. The room temperature was about 40F throughout. The flight time started when it lifted off and I hovered at eye level with ATTI mode until it landed under the fail safe condition. I also recorded the sound level at 2 meters. And here are the results:

    Prop time (min:sec.) / sound (dB)
    Stock 12:48 / 83
    Graupner 12:40 / 84 adjust throttle a few times
    GWS 13:39 / 83
    MasterAS 8:33 / 84.5
    APC 10x3.8 cuttip 13:54 / 84
    Gemfan 9x4.7 14.06 / 86 stable, hold atti well
    APC 9x4.5 oscillation!
    FC 3-9x4.5 11:31 / 92 adjust throttle 2 times
    FC 9x4.5 11:42 / 90 stable, hold atti well
    Gemfan 9x4.7 14.22 / 86 stable, hold atti well Nano-Tech A-Spec 65-130C
    Carbon 9x7 13.29 / 90 slight oscillation (reduce Pitch & roll to 80%)

    Carbon 8x4.5 with Contour cam weight = 2.25lbs or 1020.583 g. 8:40 minutes.

    Stock 19:45 (2x2200 mAh)

    Note that the warm up time was about 2 minutes before the fast flashing yellow stopped. All hold the altitude quiet well with 2-3 throttle adjustments except the Master Airscrew which required throttle adjustment every couple minutes.