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Which batterys are good and fit without mods

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by cralikebm, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. cralikebm

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    Hi i have read the threads on batterys and am unsure which are best i have 2x phantom original batteries and they give approx 10.5 mins flytime with just the fc40 cam on.

    I have a Overlander 2900mah battery arriving in the morning so i will repost back how long it lasts it fits in without making any mods and was £30 on ebay.

    They also sell the Turnkey 2200mah batterys at £34 for 2.

    What other batterys are quite cheap and fit without making any mods? does the maddog etc fit?

    Just want another 2 cheap and chearlful batteries so i have 5 all together.

    Or if any good bigger capacity batteries that are a reasonable i may consider if i get good flight times.

    I dont mind cutting a bit of the door casing but dont want to have to extend the door.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Tallyrver

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    I did the Multistar 4000 3s mod,all i did was shave a little around the door .just enough to get the battery in. you cant see it with the door closed. i get around 15-17 min ,with gimbal and GoPro size camera. best thing i did besides adding the Mini OSD.
     
  3. cralikebm

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    Thanks for that have read about multistar but unsure about chopping door as only had 3 days and just incase need to use warrenty, i only have fc40 cam on so light at the moment if had gimbal and gopro i think would do mod.

    Could i ask what the mini osd does i have bought a £20 tracker of ebay which weighs 50g i was going to fix it under the body so if have a flyaway i can txt it and get map location and find it. Does the mini osd do this or is it run from the main battery?

    Thank you
     
  4. Tallyrver

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    The mini OSD (on screen display) is one component of Fpv (first person view) it pulls information from the aircraft and sends it via a transmitter to a display screen .
     
  5. kitari

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    I have the maddog 2700 batteries and they fit just fine without any mods. With new batteries, I got around 14 minutes of flight time, and now after many flights with it, I get about 11 minutes compared to my stock battery which gets me about 8 minutes after close to the same amount of flights. That's with a stock FC40 with camera.