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How many batteries do you have for your Inspire 1?
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dsinfiel
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After flying my Inspire 1 consecutively through nine batteries, my bird fell from a 100m hover in the sky with a TB48 inside. No word from DJI on the cause, but they swapped the bird, 9 weeks later! **Third time they've replaced my Inspire 1**

I was under the impression these things could handle a professional workload, but I was wrong. I purchased a bunch of batteries, along with a second Inspire 1, because I need my final videos to be continuous, which requires 2 drones because one always needs a battery change while the other captions the action from the sky.

After researching on this forum for months, plus my personal experience with Inspire 1 failing for no reason, I want to know:
--At what point does the bird need to cool down? After 1 battery? 2? 4? 10?
--How many batteries do you have, and which size
--What are you using your Inspire 1 for?

Lastly, in regards to the live downlink... Has anyone else tried the Teradek system for a live streaming event? DJI used it when they unveiled the Inspire 1 to the public:

I'd like to step up my live streaming game, the DJI downlink doesn't cut it. Suggestions?
Check out my personal live streams and other Inspire 1 videos, if you'd like: youtube.com/duncansinfield

2015-6-26
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arunmehta
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i have eight batteries.. 3 T48 and 5 T47 the 47;s are sitting one T48 iu have 55 charges other 44 charges mostly fly 48's
my use is mainly fun not professional
i cool my T48;s before recharging because i normally use below 10% each time and it gets hot (usually 50+C)
2015-6-27
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Skywolf007
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I have 3 TB47s and 1 TB48 - Might get another 2 48's once I have my pilot license. Until that I fly for fun.... I usually charge my batteries as soon as I get home - so they are cooled by then.

Sometime when Im flying at home, I put the battery on the charger immediately. The charger will wait until the battery cools down - even indicates on the led - battery too hot..

2015-6-27
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Overmind
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Holy Mac boys - that's seriously impressive, flying so many batteries consecutively.  Respect!  I have half that!  
2015-6-27
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Bart1209
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I have 6 T47's. i have only ran all 6 batteries continuously one after the other  twice with no problems yet.
2015-6-28
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gybo102
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At the time I had 3 batteries, 1-TB47 / 2-TB48. My inspire "bricked" from the sky at 226 ft and fell to the ocean ( about 2 feet in) while running the 3rd battery. never had any issues before then.
2015-6-28
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gds3d
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11, but one has died.  10 are the 48's.  I have only ran 5 consecutively and had zero problems.
2015-6-28
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dsinfiel
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gds3d@comporium Posted at 2015-6-29 02:00
11, but one has died.  10 are the 48's.  I have only ran 5 consecutively and had zero problems.

CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!
2015-6-28
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HermosaDrones
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i was recently at an LA Drone Users Group Meetup when one of the speakers was talking about batteries.  he said one of the best ways to get more flight time from lipos is to pre-heat them.  Does anyone know the best working temperature range for the 47s and 48s?
2015-6-28
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mikewat43
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I have 5. 2 T-48 and 3 T-47..... Need a couple more.
2015-6-28
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tk2004hm
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I have 5, T-48 and 1, T-47 I run my 48 all 5 one after the other but I play it safe only run them down to 25% then go to next one, I have done this on all my jobs never had a problem just make sure to top off every time you go out, why take a chance and start out on a half charged battery. and let them cool before recharge.
2015-6-30
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stazrich
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I guess you can never have too many batteries. Minimum of 4 would be ideal to start with.
2015-6-30
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Heliflo
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5x TB48 - 6x TB47...
2015-6-30
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cmontisano
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I have 9 TB48's all have even counts of recharge, I fly mine down to 40%-48% that gives me 108min @ 12 min per battery total video and flight time, then store them for as long as need be or till the next time I get out (Never know when that is i.e. wife and kids). I always recharge before use and deep cycle every 20 charge cycles or firmware mandated.
2015-6-30
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dsinfiel
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cmontisano Posted at 2015-7-1 10:01
I have 9 TB48's all have even counts of recharge, I fly mine down to 40%-48% that gives me 108min @  ...

Excellent!!!
2015-8-11
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joeyjoe
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Have 8 batteries, 7 X TB48's and 1 X TB47. More than enough to have a great afternoon of flying. Though I do want two more TB48's.
2015-8-12
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HermosaDrones
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i have 3 47s and 2 48s.  i've flown all five in a row with small breaks between.  I also carry  a 150 watt and a 500 watt invertor in my truck as well as an 800 watt generator.  The 500 watt inverter can zap the battery so i prefer to use the generator when possible.
2015-8-12
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