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Yet another Maiden Flight video

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by cahutch, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. cahutch

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    My maiden flight with the new P2V+
    Nothing fancy. Slow and easy. Pretty boring actually.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ZxiAAktpY[/youtube]

    I’m used to flying a smaller quad completely manually so it was pretty easy. I wasn’t really nervous at all.
    The only thing that took some getting used to was the centering throttle and trusting the hands off hover.

    I had 11-12 satellites the whole time. Got a 3D GPS lock pretty quickly actually.

    No problems with control or FPV link but I didn’t go far.
    I didn’t even really use the FPV. I’m so used to flying LOS that I forgot to look down at the screen.
    Not that I could really see the screen in the sunlight.

    Battery life was less than expected. Only 12:45 to 30% battery and low battery warning.
    App reported 23% remaining at touchdown and engine shut off at 14:08
    Does the battery capacity improve at all after a few charging cycles?

    Yes I was wearing the training wheels and I’m hoping that has something to do with the low flight time.
    The prop guards will come off after another flight or two.

    I didn’t test RTH and don’t know if I will ever test it deliberately.

    Update: Second Flight, up to 55 meters, a slow panorama with a spiral descent.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uodX21tBU6o
     
  2. JWarren

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    Congratulations! Are you sure your battery was at 100% when the flight started? I'm thinking no way.
     
  3. cahutch

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    The battery was fully charged and the app reported 99% at takeoff.
     
  4. JWarren

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    Strange on the battery. If I had to bet, I'd say it was just a quirk. Charge it up, or use another battery and I'll bet you'll see a difference.
     
  5. happydays

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    Battery life will improve after a few charge / discharge cycles.