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testing flight time and quality with various batteries

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by larryleibo, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. larryleibo

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    i received my 2 zippy 2800 s and my multistar 4000 and tested them
    please not i have stock everything,except a tray for 2 batteries and i has a y configuration to hold 2 batteries, see image.
    results

    2200 single battery 9 safe minutes
    2200 2 batteries on outside tray 18 min
    2800 single 12 minutes
    2800 2 batteries 21 minutes
    4000 1 battery 18 minutes

    by the way, this was the first time i flew without prop guards. it flies so much better without the prop guards, longer time and more stable.
     
  2. dtviewer

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    Good info....Thanks for the post.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    Larry, what voltage were you landing at...was it always the same?
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Aircraft Configuration:
    FC40 camera & stock holder
    3 1/2 prop guards :roll:
    Battery door & hinge pin removed

    Flight Conditions:
    Elevation: 4,530 msl
    Temperature: 56 f
    Station Pressure: 25.106
    Dew Point: 27 f
    Density Altitude: 5,230 feet/1,594 meters
    Wind: NNW @ 10 to 15 mph

    Battery (x3): Turnigy Multistar 4.0 4000mAh 3S 11.1volt 10C discharge (about 6 flights since new)
    Flight time: 10:50 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.45 Flight activity level: Moderate/High
    Flight time: 10:10 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.44 Flight activity level: Moderate/High
    Flight time: 10:05 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.56 Flight activity level: High

    Battery: ThunderPower RC 2700mAh 3S 11.1volt 25C discharge (about 20 flights since new)
    Flight time: 11:05 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.25 Flight activity level: Moderate/High

    Battery(x2): Lectron Pro 2700mAh 3S 11.1volt 35C discharge (about 35 flights since new)
    Flight time: 8:56 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.39 Flight activity level: Moderate/High
    Flight time: 10:36 Ending Voltage (after 4 hours): 11.26 Flight activity level: Low (hover @ 5 feet) Note: Plugged in for 7 minutes prior to flight.


    There you go Larry, start graphing... :cool:
     
  5. larryleibo

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    I use 1.65 first warning
    10.55 second warning
    But I put another external warning light when any call reaches 3.70
    So I have 3 warnings
    I also took off prop guards and have even longer flights
     
  6. dtitus6297

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    I have never used prop guards, but I get 12 min till auto land on the stock 2200 battery. Is anyone else getting times like this? My first flight when I got it was 16 min till auto land. On my 1st flight I was just hovering around and going up n down checking things out. 16 min is still impressive with stock battery and voltage settings. Down to 12 min now and holding although I usually land at 11 min
     
  7. Charger22

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    I am around 11-12 min with stock and 2200 pulse. Don't k ow what the next battery will be the 4000 seems Nice. Is it more sluggish with the extra weight?
     
  8. IflyinWY

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    I would imagine it is more sluggish because of the extra weight. I don't have the advantage of being agile at my elevation. The air is so thin, the wind blows so much, and I'm flying quite aggressively (or so I'm told) that I can't really answer that question.

    I do know, for my situation, the 4000 is a great power source.

    FYI: It does have a bit of trouble discharging at the rate I suck it up. Sometimes I have to fly gentle to allow it to keep up. Great flight times though. Best I've found so far.

    The 4000 will fit in the battery compartment with very little modification to the opening. Ya just need to find a way to keep it secured so it doesn't try to leave. :eek:

    My vote is in favor of trying it. It made me smile :D
     
  9. larryleibo

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    sorry for the delay in response.
    the multistar fits in my battery compartment barely, after i dremeled the opening a bit , it fits nicely in the compartment but the door dioes not close well enought to make me feel secure
    so i took a piece of bicyle inner tube and cut a piece about 8 inches and screwed in in under the camera housing and glued a jewelry clasp to the body and use the rubber strip as a safety strap.

    i did see a larger door from shapewuys and considering buying it but dont buy it in white.
    see my photo
     

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