We are limited by our controller!!!

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  1. asuwrestler

    asuwrestler Active Member

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    So what i have concluded is that you are limited to flying by your controller battery....here is why, your iPhone can have a charging case on it that will make it last for hours, such as a Mophie, you can have as many batteries as you want so you are not limited there, but where your problem is, that once your controller battery runs out, flying is done, at least for a couple hours because you cant charge your controller at the same time as you fly, does this sound right?

    Also and correct me if i am wrong, your controller will last about 3 fully charged Mavic batteries....
     
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    BlakPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    So you can't use the USB port for your phone/tablet and the microUSB to charge?
     
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  3. Motley

    Motley Well-Known Member

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    You can plug a battery pack into the controller to give it more juice. Just plug your device (phone/tablet) into the USB on the bottom and then plug a battery into the side port using a micro-usb cable.
     
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    asuwrestler Active Member

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    From what i concluded you cant, now there is a video out there that shows a guy configuring a setup to do all that, but from what i understand you cannot fly and charge at the same time on the controller...
     
  5. Aikiguy

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    I don't have my Mavic yet, who knows I might someday get the one I have ordered.
    Have you tried this, I have heard that it works from 2 sources, and doesn't from a host of others.
    Thanks,
    Guy
    :)
     
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    Motley Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody tried to use a external battery pack to charge their controller while they are flying?
     
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  8. Motley

    Motley Well-Known Member

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    Did you watch the video above? It clearly shows it charging while the app is running. The phone should have nothing to do with the charging circuitry in the controller.
     
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    thats what i was asking, has anybody tried this out?
     
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    Bulky but entirely do-able! I agree that the weak link is the remote controller battery. The battery capacity will diminish over time as well so even shorter usage times will be presented.
     
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    Sure they have. The person in the video has.
     
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  12. Motley

    Motley Well-Known Member

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    I definitely agree they should have made the battery replaceable. It is not easy at all if you have seen one of the controller teardown videos, makes the controller kind-of throwaway which is very unfortunate.
     
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    Not for DJI. :) Building in obsolescence has been done since the advent of man selling something to another man.
     
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    Yes I have, and it works fine...
     
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    longrange Well-Known Member

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    I can fly 10 batteries on 1 RC charge. I use a iPad mini. I know android phones r charging and reducing RC battery life. When working properly the RC is not the weak link. The number of mavic batteries I can afford is the weak link.


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    I think the weak link is the availability of batteries right now....


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    What is a typical flight time for your batteries? I know the battery life diminishes in cold weather but I can only get about 3 20-22 minute flights out of my RC before it hits 30% and I feel it needs to be charged.
     
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    I have not payed super close attention to exact numbers yet, but while flying 2 batteries, before I got my other 2, in -10C conditions I would never see the RC charge below 80% when I was finished with the 2 batteries. I was only running them down to about 40% though to be on the safe side with the temperature. That was using an iphone 6S plus in the RC
     
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    Yeah, running a 5S here. After going through all three of my batteries, which is to say running them down to 20% or so, I still had 69% on my controller. My iphone, not so much...
     
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    longrange Well-Known Member

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    I run them down to 30%. So my guess is around 18-20 mins per battery. I love sport mode so less flight time.


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