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How Many Landings on One Battery?

Hondo76251

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#1
How many times can you take off and land on a single battery?

Here's my first attempt:

The plane is UMX Timber, the battery is 280mah 35c 2 cell


I was able to get 32 landings (and one go around :ROFLMAO:) in about 12 minutes. The video is a single take but sped up for time sake... (5 min of touch 'N goes is plenty! lol)
 
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Hondo76251

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#5
Alrighty, game on Hondo! I’m going to shoot for 33 landings. We’ll see where I get :LOL:
Awesome! What plane ya got?

I'm hoping to get time here over the 4th to try it with the big FMS Beaver (not sure I'm brave enough to fly that one until I have to dead stick it in though!) :ROFLMAO:
 
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Awesome! What plane ya got?

I'm hoping to get time here over the 4th to try it with the big FMS Beaver (not sure I'm brave enough to fly that one until I have to read stick it in though!) :ROFLMAO:
I’ve got an old slow stick I might use. Just gotta figure out how I’m going to film t all
 

Hondo76251

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#8
Depending on what gear you have, I've even used my cell phone (actually my phone and an extra old one I had around with a cracked screen for extra angles) with a foam board holder of sorts (like a folding picture or card holder)
 
#9
Depending on what gear you have, I've even used my cell phone (actually my phone and an extra old one I had around with a cracked screen for extra angles) with a foam board holder of sorts (like a folding picture or card holder)
I’ve got the gear, but I might have to hire my brother to hold the camera. If we keep the competition up, I should invest in a head mount for my GoPro
 

Hondo76251

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#10
I like using my hero session on the head mount. It seems to work better for most filming because, as the pilot, you tend to know better where the plane will be and will naturally turn your head and keep it in frame... I'm going to have some footage from the plane on the next one though too... :)
 

mayan

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#11
I like using my hero session on the head mount. It seems to work better for most filming because, as the pilot, you tend to know better where the plane will be and will naturally turn your head and keep it in frame... I'm going to have some footage from the plane on the next one though too... :)
I recently started using my phone with a tripod, the last time that gave me great footage.
 
#14
Might want to make it 43! ;)

After one failed attempt (video will be up shortly) A preliminary run through of the video of my 3rd attempt put it at 42... I should have it up by tomorrow...
Okay, do hand tosses count as take offs? I just got 50 landings in but my session died. So it’s just a fishing story for now 😂
 

Hondo76251

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#18
I have the 430mAh battery in but I haven't had a chance to fly without any wind yet!

The best I have so far is 48 but I was at 3/4 throttle and higher on almost all of my turn arounds due to the wind (The little timber is quite sensitive to even a slight breeze) so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a bit better if I can find a time to fly while its calm (like on my first video!)