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AC5FF
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Just curious how far some people have pushed their batteries.  I pushed mine a little further than I would have liked the other day.  Didn't realize just how far until I looked at the logs closely.

So Friday night there was a town celebration here.  Lots of family get togethers, carnival, parade, fireworks, etc etc.  Since I knew we would be close to the fireworks in a open area I wanted to see if I could get some good photos and video.  I believe I did - still working on the production video

I digress ...   Anyway I took off with a full battery, ran it up to 400ft and downrange around 400ft.  Put it into tripod mode and started taking video.  I was more watching the fireworks than the battery.  When the warning came up I canceled the RTH and started flying it back myself (Had visual sight of it the whole time).  Well, it was taking FOREVER to get back to me.  Honestly I started getting scared it would fall out of the sky.  It wasn't until it was 100ft high and maybe 75ft away that I remembered I was still in Tripod mode.  No wonder it was flying so slow! In the end I was able to land it without difficulty.  

When I reviewed the log I was just under 9% battery remaining!!  WAY lower than I would normally push the pack.  What caught my eye though was the flight time:  15min 32sec!!!

That is what made me think to ask what your max flight time has been!

Below is one of the shots I took.  Looks good on my phone, but when enlarged I can tell the wind was effecting a 2sec exposure a little bit.
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S-e-ven
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"Below is one of the shots I took.  Looks good on my phone, but when enlarged I can tell the wind was effecting a 2sec exposure a little bit. "

Still a very nice shot.
I have extended the flighttime, eh, the battery drain, even further down . The one or the other time.
But my longest flight was ~ 14 and a little.
I think that Spheres needing a lot of juice ;-)
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Mittens
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So far my longest is little over 12 min... my batterys are pretty new and I fly in sport mode most the time, so maybe that has something to do with it?  Makes me want to see how long I can stretch its legs.
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S-e-ven
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Mittens Posted at 2018-7-31 09:52
So far my longest is little over 12 min... my batterys are pretty new and I fly in sport mode most the time, so maybe that has something to do with it?  Makes me want to see how long I can stretch its legs.

For that, you probably need no wind and to fly in p only and best way straight for- and backwards.
Have fun ;-)
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Sparky_17
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thanks for your story and very nice picture .. thanks for sharing
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Sparky_17
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I get about 11-13min regularly depending on wind and battery level.  This is typically not pushing it below 20%
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Sparky_17
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oh and based on tests and information acquired here, you will get most out of your battery if you hover in place vs flying around or in sport mode
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Bing Err
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Wow, excellent flight time. Just remember to flip it into Sport mode and it should stop any active track, sport mode, or other features that may slow down your Spark.
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S-e-ven
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-7-31 16:28
Wow, excellent flight time. Just remember to flip it into Sport mode and it should stop any active track, sport mode, or other features that may slow down your Spark.

A good tip, indeed
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AC5FF
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Yes, good tip.  When I remembered what was going on and why it was flying so slow I hit the STOP button in the app and was down in less than a minute.
But I'll have to remember the SPORT mode to get back on the ground sooner when I'm that worried again.  I was sweating bullets! HAHA
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jacksonnai
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wow very nice shot
2018-8-1
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62+
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When it at 30% I bring it back home. Just to be safe.
10 to 11 min flight time.
Very nice photo
2018-8-1
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nice shot
2018-8-1
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DMX_MT
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Nice Picture.
2018-8-2
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Mittens
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I played last night and in sport mode on a long distance flight I hit 13 min, and on normal mode with front sensors so 6-7mph staying relatively close, I hit 14min.... screw 1 min for the lack of speed to get somewhere faster and then play around.
2018-8-2
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Driel87
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amazing shot!
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