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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by wood man, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. wood man

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    I have noticed for awhile now that each time i fly the batteries are always at 65%,now the period of time between when i charge and when i fly could be a week.
    I have 2 47's and one 48
    I find that odd as the phantom 2 batteries are not like that
     
  2. turbodronepilot

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    Hey wood man...
    You can adjust your time to discharge rate in the pilot app from 7 down to 1 day..
    seems like yours must be starting to discharge right away...
    At first the phantom batteries didn't have the automatic discharge feature. .
    I believe it came out around the time of the p2v+v3 ..
    also make sure you fully charge your batteries before flying or you run the risk of having a malfunction resulting in a unwanted landing...
     
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  3. Gregg G

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    Do the batteries build up heat when they auto discharge. should I take them out of the hard case?
     
  4. wood man

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    when you mention to fly on fully charged batteries do you mean before a flight you top them up as i always charge the batteries after they cool down and then use them for a flight but i don't put them back on the charger before the actual flight.
    Can you add to this? ...thanks
     
  5. turbodronepilot

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    I don't believe the batteries make a significant amount of heat when they discharge although you might want to store them away from anything flammable. .
    some pilots use old ammo cans, with vents ,to store their batteries in ..
    I've also seen a cinder block storage center with a couple of batteries in a compartment. ..
    I remember a couple threads about battery storage so i did a search but it didn't yield much..
     
  6. turbodronepilot

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    As long as you fly before they start to auto discharge you don't need to top them off..
    According to the editor it's best to store your batteries at 50% or 3.8v per cell then charge before flying...
     
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    Yes they do get a little warm. It's best to store them in a cool and dry area and at 50% charge. Don't leave them in a hard case and always visually check them even when you are not using them.
     
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