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What happens if your quad is overweight ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GreyGhost, May 29, 2014.

  1. GreyGhost

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    I've seems a few people here and there talking about weight limits and the badness of being over them.

    What can we expect if our quad is overweight? Also what is the current weight limit? I think I head 2000g is current?
     
  2. Peter Evans

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    DJI recommend nothing over 1300g and some dust. With my Sony RX100 rig, I have 1,550g and it lifts off and flies without any issues. See http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=15626

    I don't know where you got the 2kg limit from, I'd never try it at that weight.
     
  3. N017RW

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    You can expect lower flight times,
    Slower response to inputs,
    Increased load on the motors,
    Possibly a bit more stability.

    Don't know about any specific limits.
     
  4. Big Ben

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    This is how it flies when at its weight limit. When descending make sure to allow for enough 'braking distance' because it won't reverse that motion quite so easily and ground level is where the damage usually happens. :D

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhaocIQounQ[/youtube]
     
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    Might be subject to fat jokes
     
  6. Uncle Meat

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    Keep in mind motor bearing wear is accelerated with every extra gram your AVP has to carry. The more weight you carry the more stress on the motor bearings.

    U.M.
     
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    If your in the Uk it could be eligible for a blue badge,