Impressive endurance test, now if batteries could just last this long.

 

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Tags: DJI, S1000, endurance, testing

Comment by taylor ireton on February 24, 2014 at 8:40am

Is it me or is this copter being powered externally via the 2 wires hanging from it?


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Comment by AKRCGUY on February 24, 2014 at 8:43am

It's on external power but still an impressive endurance test on ESC's and motors.

Comment by John Stuart on February 24, 2014 at 10:10am

What happened after 72 hours?


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Comment by AKRCGUY on February 24, 2014 at 10:17am

@John- Great question...:)

Comment by Hugues on February 24, 2014 at 11:40am

typical marketing stunt, because an endurance test based on an external power supply is totally useless. It does not event puts to the test the "DJI" copter, but rather the lifetime of the motor's bearings (and/or ESCs).

 if it is to test life duration of motors, you can do this with a motor on a bench...

Comment by Thomas the Nerd on February 24, 2014 at 11:44am

After 72 hours, they've proved their point. That's a full weekend of flying, non-stop.


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Comment by Bill Bonney on February 24, 2014 at 12:10pm
Where can i get this 72Hour weekend you speak of. I feel cheated with mine being only 48Hrs ;-)
Comment by Thomas the Nerd on February 24, 2014 at 12:58pm

You have to start on Friday, and it might spill over into Monday...

Comment by Euan Ramsay on February 24, 2014 at 1:22pm

You guys have weekends? I have kids instead...my flight time is measured in minutes, quite literally.

Comment by Euan Ramsay on February 24, 2014 at 1:24pm

I noticed the S1000 is tethered, and the cables are under tension. Why not let it hover by itself? It'll be less strain for a start, and a more real world test. I'm assuming it can get GPS lock, of course.

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