Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

  1. Hao Nguyen

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Vietnam
    Currently, I set it by default at 30%. But I feel I can achieve at lease more 3 mins before landing my P4 safely.

    Could you guy share your setting for Low Battery Warning?
     
  2. wassala!

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    26%

    W la figa
     
  3. Dirty Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Glen Burnie, MD - USA
    15% for the low battery warning. This has no effect on Smart-RTH it's only when the alarm begins sounding. I have critical set to the minimum setting of 10% which is when the bird will auto-land. Wish you could disable this or set to 5%.

     
    Hao Nguyen likes this.
  4. CThruU

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    West Virginia
    23%. I enjoy the unusual. I often continue flying to 15%.
     
  5. Great_Lakes

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    South Eastern Michigan
    15% and 10% respectively. I've only let it reach those levels once or twice. I'm usually back home by 30% anyway.
     
  6. QuadBart

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    USA
    I do 25% and for what I do, its still plenty....
     
  7. ftttu

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    129
  8. jwt873

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    Woodlands, MB Canada
    Low 28%
    Critical 18%
     
  9. Hao Nguyen

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Vietnam
    Haha, I could hack the app. But I have only 1 bird, I'll try in near future and let you know.
    Btw, thank you for your sharing, I like your videos a lot.
     
    Dirty Bird likes this.
  10. Hao Nguyen

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Vietnam
    Thanks guys. Appreciate your sharing!
     
  11. Hollywood

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    10
    Low - 30%
    Critical - 15%
     
  12. kosmik

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    It would be interesting to see what these percentages actually mean. I had a custom-built quad before ap4 and I had 10% for RTH, at the same time I had custom-built remaining flight time estimation similar to what DJI has which was showing remaining time assuming I land with 20% capacity. The things is that at 10% remaining capacity my quad couldn't really keep in the air due to significant voltage drop, so it was descending even at full throttle.

    Does anyone know what e.g. 10% in DJI world actually mean? Is it really 10% capacity remaining or it's 10% on top of some minimum capacity like 5%?

    Sent from my SM-G925F using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  13. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    18,982
    Likes Received:
    5,586
    Location:
    US
    I've never seen this documented anywhere. I think it's more important to be mindful of the following:
    • The battery percentage is just a calculation (it might not be accurate)
    • No matter how much juice is actually left in your battery, it'll auto land at its current location when it reaches the critically low level
    • You should watch the battery voltage since it'll shut off when the first battery cell reaches 3.0V
     
    Dirty Bird likes this.