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mjbok

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For the record I have an Air, a Spark, an original Phantom, and a Typhoon. I don't fly that much, but took my air out to do some water tower photography this weekend and had a few questions for more seasoned pilots:

1. At what percentage do you return home and land? I usually do at about 35%, which is probably a little early and a little of me being scared as I had my original phantom drop from 200 feet up.

2. What kind of flight times are you getting? I looked at my flight times and I'm getting between 12-15 minutes, usually 13 or 14. This seems really low. I know I still have some "left in the tank", but I swear I got more battery life out of my Spark.

I'm not flying in sport mode and usually in not too windy conditions. Yesterday was absolutely calm, took off with a full battery. Went up around 250 feet with a total distance flown of less than 3000 feet. Switched between pictures and video, started landing at about 30%. Was down to about 20 at touch down. Total flight time less than 14 minutes.
 
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My flight times average 15 to 18 minutes, no sport mode. Depends on the distance flown and wind. I Begin landing at 25%, this usually gives me plenty of time.
 

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I’m wondering about flight time per battery too. I just got my Mavic Air last week. I started flying around my house, with prop guards, and with obstacle avoidance on. I was getting 12 minutes flight time. I took the guards off and deactivated the obstacle avoidance, plus pushed my low battery down to 18%. I am now getting 14+ minutes. I am flying around trees and going slow, 1-3 mph. Is this normal? I’m taking off at 5900 ft ASL. What are your flight times? And do you do anything special in the GO App to achieve good battery time?
 

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For the record I have an Air, a Spark, an original Phantom, and a Typhoon. I don't fly that much, but took my air out to do some water tower photography this weekend and had a few questions for more seasoned pilots:

1. At what percentage do you return home and land? I usually do at about 35%, which is probably a little early and a little of me being scared as I had my original phantom drop from 200 feet up.

2. What kind of flight times are you getting? I looked at my flight times and I'm getting between 12-15 minutes, usually 13 or 14. This seems really low. I know I still have some "left in the tank", but I swear I got more battery life out of my Spark.

I'm not flying in sport mode and usually in not too windy conditions. Yesterday was absolutely calm, took off with a full battery. Went up around 250 feet with a total distance flown of less than 3000 feet. Switched between pictures and video, started landing at about 30%. Was down to about 20 at touch down. Total flight time less than 14 minutes.
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For the record I have an Air, a Spark, an original Phantom, and a Typhoon. I don't fly that much, but took my air out to do some water tower photography this weekend and had a few questions for more seasoned pilots:

1. At what percentage do you return home and land? I usually do at about 35%, which is probably a little early and a little of me being scared as I had my original phantom drop from 200 feet up.

2. What kind of flight times are you getting? I looked at my flight times and I'm getting between 12-15 minutes, usually 13 or 14. This seems really low. I know I still have some "left in the tank", but I swear I got more battery life out of my Spark.

I'm not flying in sport mode and usually in not too windy conditions. Yesterday was absolutely calm, took off with a full battery. Went up around 250 feet with a total distance flown of less than 3000 feet. Switched between pictures and video, started landing at about 30%. Was down to about 20 at touch down. Total flight time less than 14 minutes.
I wish my Mavic was getting the flight time yours does. Mine gets 10 to 12 minutes.
 
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