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What is the best lipo for Phantom available in the UK?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jmm_jammy, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Jmm_jammy

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    As the title says, what is the best lipo available for the phantom in the UK?
    That will fit a standard Phantom 1, and by best I mean gives the longest flight time from a single lipo.

    I've been searching and it seems the Maddog lipo is best but.... Not available in the UK!

    Thanks
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    It really depends on your total weight. Zippy flightmax 2800 gave me 13 minutes when I had my go pro with the clear case mounted straight in to my P1. the I added a gimbal and FPV and I get 8minutes with a tweaked Low Voltage Alarm.

    The battery weighs 230 grams so if you have a somewhat light bird it really does well
     
  3. DanCH

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    This one seems good:

    http://www.firstpersonview.co.uk/batter ... nt-battery

    But I haven't bought any myself yet. I do plan to get 2-3 in a few weeks, after reading a thread where a guy tested that the battery did indeed give the claimed improvement of 22% longer flight time. This upgrade paired with PV2 props (if you have a v1.1.1) seems to be the easiest way to add 5 mins flight time.
     
  4. FC40 Pilot

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    In the same quandary! With a phantom weighing aroud 1.2kg need to look at weight vs capacity for increase flight
     
  5. Jmm_jammy

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    My phantom weighs 1086g inc. lipo, zenmuse, mini iosd, vtx, GoPro

    I have upgraded to the P2 props which was +2 minutes, flight time currently just over 8min until first warning.

    I have order 2x of the lipo from firstpersonview, I will put up my experience once tested.
     
  6. ElGuano

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    That's a very light setup. I'd suspect you could almost hit 10min with the stock DJI 2200.
     
  7. Jmm_jammy

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    Not sure about 10 min, I'd definitely use more than 80% if I did.
    I think I may squeeze more out if I change the default gains, but not sure what to, at my weight.