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Zippy 2800 fly time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rotorhead42, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. rotorhead42

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    Guys, I`m impressed using a 2800 Zippy battery, it lasts so long. Why would I then use 2 at the same time? I can take a lot of photos in 10 minutes, I haven`t tried it to its red signal state yet. I bought a battery balancer that shows 11.55v after I flew 6 minutes, does it mean it used less than half of the battery charge? I`m impressed :D

    My Phantom has the gimbal, GP3B, FPV transmitter in mount and even the twin racks for double batteries. Normal stock batts don`t last as long!
     
  2. Ksc

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    can you link me to where you got them?
     
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  4. martcerv

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    They are a crazy tight fit, advantage is if you get 8t in even if the door opened it wouldnt come out. :lol:

    I have been using these and storm 2700 30c batteries both pretty much the same flight time around 8 min with my heavy setup. The storm is a better fit but as I bought 5 zippy's I have cut a slightly larger opening and am now just flying either these or the storms.
     
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  6. rotorhead42

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    I use clear tape to hold the battery door, since I use the Phantom as a camera rig it doesn`t matter. I`ve been getting incredible shots, look at this one today:

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    I didn`t edit the photo so you get a feel of the phantom, balance cable hanging! Only one issue, I had a yacht get close to the beach and did a photo shoot, since my FPV camera arrives in a few days, I could not see what I was doing so it didn`t do well. Shooting a boat in the ocean is almost impossible without FPV, the angles are too hard to measure.




     
  7. martcerv

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    That looks like an amazing location, you should be able to somehow tuck that cable in or use some velcro to keep it out of shot. I put mine back inside the door though its nit that easy to do.
     
  8. jumanoc

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    Hey you can use your GoPro as FPV at the same time. Just need a simple wire for output the signal to VTX .
     
  9. rotorhead42

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    I did use the GPHB for FPV but for some reason using FPV degraded the video and photo quality being recorded, I don`t know why.
    I ordered a separate simple wide angle camera that`s virtually weightless, to allow the GoPro to do its job.