I was curious what kind of flight times I might expect from the little 3DR quad, so I tried an experiment today. I used a little LiPo alarm (super useful!), and flew it with a combination of a pre-programmed route (a couple minutes) and just a little random flying around. I had the GoPro Hero3 BE slung underneath with a simple velcro mount (super jello!). Here's a video (compressed in time) showing the whole flight. 12:40 is pretty impressive. I want to figure out how far out over the ocean that translates in to! :-)

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Tags: 3DR, GoPro, Hero3, flight, times

Comment by Marius van Rijnsoever on July 31, 2013 at 3:08pm

Thats great. How many mAh was your LIPO?

Comment by Jared M on July 31, 2013 at 3:42pm

What version of the 3DR quad are you flying and what version is the software.  I have an excel sheet with my durations flying the 3DR quad-D using a variety of batteries and payloads.

Battery Duration

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