Mavic Remote Battery Life?

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  1. thefrisbee995

    thefrisbee995 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen any threads on here or anything online about how long the remote controller will last. When I had my P3 Pro I used to get like a dozen flights (running the drone battery right down each time) before it hit 1/4 capacity. Any ideas on how long the mavic controller will last in comparison?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Alex Baxter

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    I read somewhere that it's 6+ flights, but can't for the life of remember where, or the authenticity of the source..
     
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    Thanks Alex, I'd have guessed it would be about 6 flights but I was hoping maybe a couple more. Anybody got any sources on here?
     
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    I hope it can be charged via Micro USB during flight, just in case I forget to charge it. Then I can just pop a battery pack charger in the bag.
     
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    thefrisbee995 Well-Known Member

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    Good question, I'd love to know if this would be possible too. Doesn't look like anybody has looked into the controller as much as the actual drone.
     
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    @Blade Strike said it'll last for 6-7 battery packs.
     
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    That's what I'm currently seeing.. these are 20+ min flights.
     
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    Hi Ken,
    Have you tried charging the remote whilst flying g (with a power bank or similar?)
    I am going to guess this will not work due the the USB protocol and two devices connected simultaneously but worth a try.
     
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    Yes you can.. but you have to use the upper usb power to charge and the lower usb for mobile device.
     
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    Great - thank you.
     
  11. djholt

    djholt Well-Known Member

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    Having flown a bit now, I'm getting roughly six ~20 minute flights with the RC battery.
     
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    Does the charge percentage of the controller represent the level (capacity-mah) at which the battery is discharged? I know flying electric helis to only fly down to no less than 30% on a lipo then they start to get hurt. I would prefer a readout that tells me capacity used during the flight. I did a bench test with no phone attached (Yes it's an S7 Edge) no controller inputs and the battery was down to 20% in 45 minutes. I did my first flights on the Mavic this morning and was down to 45% after 2 flights. I have 4 Mavic batteries and the remote charging is sloooow. Would have to wait a least an hour to get a full charge again.
     
  13. Cerberus

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    Let me see... flight time of around 19 to 21 minutes, my RC drops to around 87%

    so 13% per battery for me..

    that would roughly make , what, 6 batteries before my RC runs out of juice..
     
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