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Transmitter Battery Voltage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikrob, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. mikrob

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    I have a Phantom V1 that I operate with a Futaba 8J transmitter. Using Duracell alkaline batteries in the transmitter causes a voltage drop every five minutes...6.0 volts. 5.9 volts, 5.8 volts, 5.7 volts, etc. The Futaba manual says using 4 cell
    Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries (1.2 volts x 4= 4.8 total volts) is acceptable. (the manual also says that the Futaba 5 cell rechargeable battery pack (6 volts) will discharge quicker than the lower voltage 4 cell batteries. How low should the transmitter voltage be allowed to drop before risking loss of control?
     
  2. N017RW

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    See page 33 of your Futaba manual.
    If you don't have one???, you can see it here:

    http://manuals.hobbico.com/fut/8j-manual.pdf