How much weight can the Mavic Carry?

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  1. tml4191

    tml4191 New Member

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    The newer phantoms can carry about 2lbs, so how about the new Mavic? Can this hold some external batteries to further that 27min flight time? I have yet to get a Mavic, but its weight carrying capabilities is something I am interested in. Has anyone tested its maximum weight?
     
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  2. GadgetGuy

    GadgetGuy Well-Known Member

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    It weighs roughly half as much as a P4, and is optimized for that weight. I doubt it will be capable of handling the additional weight of external batteries, although I hope I am wrong. The P4 handles 500g of externals. Perhaps the Mavic can handle 250g? The max of 27 minutes will be more like 20 minutes under normal use. It definitely needs a battery mod to reach 25-27 minutes of normal use.
     
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    Not much of a place to put any kind of a payload.
     
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    GadgetGuy Well-Known Member

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    You could piggyback it on top of the battery, but it would then be top heavy! :eek:
    Anything underneath would interfere with the sensors and cameras and folding arms.
     
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    Dronebow Well-Known Member

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    I could see maybe a strap over the battery and around leading to a hook below on the strap itself. Might be a way to hook that Halloween bat or ghost and fly it around.. ;-)
     
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    DefaultIT Well-Known Member

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    Just to address the terminology used here, I don't believe the Mavic is "rated" to carry anything additional.
     
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    Anything hanging underneath would interfere with the sensors and the bottom facing cameras. It's a no go....
     
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    Thanks for the correction ^
     
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