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! :-)

Views: 518

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


You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

© 2018   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service