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POLL: How Many Batteries Do You Have For The Avata 2
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5-30 11:43
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Initial thought was to purchase a 4th battery along with some additional spare propellers. Charging 3 in the charger and 1 in the quad.  Just an immersive flyer. Realized ~1hr session is fine. If they ever go on "sale", might consider a 4th battery.  Today, charged 2 in the charger and one in the quad. Saved a few minutes for the whole charging process. 3 is turning out to be the "sweet spot".
5-30 13:09
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OldGuy2024 Posted at 5-30 13:09
Initial thought was to purchase a 4th battery along with some additional spare propellers. Charging 3 in the charger and 1 in the quad.  Just an immersive flyer. Realized ~1hr session is fine. If they ever go on "sale", might consider a 4th battery.  Today, charged 2 in the charger and one in the quad. Saved a few minutes for the whole charging process. 3 is turning out to be the "sweet spot".

I've got 4 but want 6 - just call me greedy!
5-31 00:12
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I have 4,  but only 3 work.
5-31 01:13
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DAFlys Posted at 5-31 01:13
I have 4,  but only 3 work.

I thought so
5-31 01:14
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5-31 09:44
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A J Posted at 5-31 00:12
I've got 4 but want 6 - just call me greedy!

I have four Avata 2 batteries and an Anker 737 power bank.
While you fly you can easily fast charge the others with 60W PD.
I can recharge 3...4 Avata 2 batteries with the power bank (of course depending on how much energy left when I returned home, I always immediately return when the battery low warning appears).

The Anker 737 is afaik the only known power bank that works with DJI Two-Way-Charging-Hubs of Avata 2 and Air 3, because it has a USB-C In/Out and a seperate dedicated USB-C Out, otherwise both devices fight constantly about which direction to charge (they really change their opinion who is sink/source every single second).

There are other power banks on the market with dedicated USB-C Out, but mostly these seperate ports are limited to 20W only. Unfurtunately the Anker 737 is EOL, so they clear stock currently.
5-31 10:03
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=DUH= Posted at 5-31 09:44
**** The posts are shielded ****

Looks like you need to try again.
5-31 10:03
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A J Posted at 5-31 10:03
Looks like you need to try again.

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5-31 10:04
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=DUH= Posted at 5-31 10:03
I have four Avata 2 batteries and an Anker 737 power bank.
While you fly you can easily fast charge the others with 60W PD.
I can recharge 3...4 Avata 2 batteries with the power bank (of course depending on how much energy left when I returned home, I always immediately return when the battery low warning appears).

Great tips - thanks DUH
5-31 10:05
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=DUH= Posted at 5-31 10:04
no idea what this means

Posts are shielded by the dji mods if a forum rule is breached - may be you advertised another brand or used a word they deem to be offensive. Never mind - you second attempt has stuck.
5-31 10:07
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A J Posted at 5-31 10:07
Posts are shielded by the dji mods if a forum rule is breached - may be you advertised another brand or used a word they deem to be offensive. Never mind - you second attempt has stuck.

Before I used the the offensive words ch.ea.p.e.r so.lu.ti.on and am.az.on
5-31 10:16
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=DUH= Posted at 5-31 10:16
Before I used the the offensive words ch.ea.p.e.r so.lu.ti.on and am.az.on

That may be it LOL whatever you do, do not use the word bo nus
5-31 10:17
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A J Posted at 5-31 10:17
That may be it LOL whatever you do, do not use the word bo nus

Keep in mind, if you want to go this way, do not buy the successor of the Anker 737, the newer Anker Prime will not work.
5-31 10:26
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=DUH= Posted at 5-31 10:26
Keep in mind, if you want to go this way, do not buy the successor of the Anker 737, the newer Anker Prime will not work.

Cheers Duh
5-31 10:49
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Interesting results on your poll so far AJ.  I would have thought 4 or 5 would be in the lead.  Goes to prove me wrong.  
6-1 06:06
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-1 06:06
Interesting results on your poll so far AJ.  I would have thought 4 or 5 would be in the lead.  Goes to prove me wrong.

The main bundle comes with 3 and most people will fly with the MC3 so won't be draining the battery as quickly as someone flying in full manual.
The flight time in manual is 9-12 minutes but in N/S mode it's around 14-17 minutes or even 20+ if you just hover about exploring in the back yard a stones throw away.
So for most people spending £109 on an extra battery or £218 on two when they are already getting up to an hour from the 3 they already have probably isn't worth it.
With my 4 batteries flying in manual I'm getting around 45-50 minutes which still isn't enough for me lol. On the other hand, concentrating that intensely for that long can also be very draining when flying batteries in succession! So I'm quite happy with 4, for now!
6-1 06:16
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A J Posted at 6-1 06:16
The main bundle comes with 3 and most people will fly with the MC3 so won't be draining the battery as quickly as someone flying in full manual.
The flight time in manual is 9-12 minutes but in N/S mode it's around 14-17 minutes or even 20+ if you just hover about exploring in the back yard a stones throw away.
So for most people spending £109 on an extra battery or £218 on two when they are already getting up to an hour from the 3 they already have probably isn't worth it.

All good reasons to have at least 4 batteries if you fly mostly in Manual.  
6-1 06:33
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-1 06:33
All good reasons to have at least 4 batteries if you fly mostly in Manual.

Billy Kyle has 10 batteries but flies commercially - everyone will have their limits depending on personal preference. 3 is typically the norm - especially as the hub holds 3.
6-1 09:26
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A J Posted at 6-1 09:26
Billy Kyle has 10 batteries but flies commercially - everyone will have their limits depending on personal preference. 3 is typically the norm - especially as the hub holds 3.

For my Air 3 I like to keep 3 batteries in the hub and one in the drone and two extras in my bag.  
6-2 04:19
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Always 4. It's a good amount. Drives me nuts having the charging cradle missing a battery, or an empty slot on the drone.  Plus, no matter what your solution or container, you will ALWAYS be able to have 4 batteries and fit it in the exact same space as 3.

I always buy ND filters + battery + RC screen cover/folded prop cover + fast charger + 2 SD cards, at the same time I get the drone. That like, "the base setup", IMO. You can add more, but i feel like this bundle has you covered for pretty much anything. Would be nice they actually sold a higher tier bundle like that, as a "complete kit" or "premium fly more combo" or something like that. The FMC seems nice, but honestly feel kinda lacking, and kinda incomplete, when you actually get into it
6-2 04:49
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-2 04:19
For my Air 3 I like to keep 3 batteries in the hub and one in the drone and two extras in my bag.

Wow - thats a lot of flying time mate! Do you pair them up or fly all day when you plan the flights?
6-2 09:08
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Brennan5 Posted at 6-2 04:49
Always 4. It's a good amount. Drives me nuts having the charging cradle missing a battery, or an empty slot on the drone.  Plus, no matter what your solution or container, you will ALWAYS be able to have 4 batteries and fit it in the exact same space as 3.

I always buy ND filters + battery + RC screen cover/folded prop cover + fast charger + 2 SD cards, at the same time I get the drone. That like, "the base setup", IMO. You can add more, but i feel like this bundle has you covered for pretty much anything. Would be nice they actually sold a higher tier bundle like that, as a "complete kit" or "premium fly more combo" or something like that. The FMC seems nice, but honestly feel kinda lacking, and kinda incomplete, when you actually get into it

I get that - I've spent another £650 so far on extras on top of the fly more three batteries bundle and I'm not done yet. It will be a £2,000+ set up by the time I'm done!
6-2 09:10
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i now have 3 (fly more with 3 batteries) but i would like to have at least one more.
For my mini 2 i also have 4.

but at the moment, i find the price a bit to high on the batteries.... so maybe later i'll get a 4th one.
6-3 03:40
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Went out into the Highlands of Scotland to fly a wee bit. Took 3 drones (Mini 2, Mavic 2 Pro and Avata 2), 11 batteries and didn't deplete them all. Too many tourists getting in the way at the end. And that was me on the road at 5am!
6-3 04:44
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A J Posted at 6-2 09:08
Wow - thats a lot of flying time mate! Do you pair them up or fly all day when you plan the flights?

If I'm running surveillance on the backside of my property or making several perimeter runs I can easily go through 4 batteries so usually the 5th is an emergency spare.  If I'm just out for a "sightseeing" or exploration flight I normally only go through 3 full batteries.  I kind of relate it to I never go anywhere without a spare tire for my truck when I'm on the road so I never go anywhere without spare batteries for the drones while out flying.  All the batteries are numbered and I cycle them through sequentially to keep the same amount of usage on each.  
6-3 06:00
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BadBert Posted at 6-3 03:40
i now have 3 (fly more with 3 batteries) but i would like to have at least one more.
For my mini 2 i also have 4.

4 is the sweet spot for me!
6-3 08:50
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yogi053 Posted at 6-3 04:44
Went out into the Highlands of Scotland to fly a wee bit. Took 3 drones (Mini 2, Mavic 2 Pro and Avata 2), 11 batteries and didn't deplete them all. Too many tourists getting in the way at the end. And that was me on the road at 5am!

Thats a huge amount of flying in one hit. Fair play!
6-3 08:50
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-3 06:00
If I'm running surveillance on the backside of my property or making several perimeter runs I can easily go through 4 batteries so usually the 5th is an emergency spare.  If I'm just out for a "sightseeing" or exploration flight I normally only go through 3 full batteries.  I kind of relate it to I never go anywhere without a spare tire for my truck when I'm on the road so I never go anywhere without spare batteries for the drones while out flying.  All the batteries are numbered and I cycle them through sequentially to keep the same amount of usage on each.

Good idea to number the batteries and fly them sequentially - that way you won't over use one over the other
6-3 08:51
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But I want one more
6-3 18:31
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ro_walker Posted at 6-3 18:31
But I want one more

Don't we all LOL
6-3 21:54
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A J Posted at 6-3 08:51
Good idea to number the batteries and fly them sequentially - that way you won't over use one over the other

It really has worked well for me.  
6-4 02:46
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-4 02:46
It really has worked well for me.

It keeps them balanced mate
6-4 02:47
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A J Posted at 6-4 02:47
It keeps them balanced mate

I didn't do that with my original Mini and I wore out one battery really quickly and had two barely used ones.  That was when I decided to rotate their use sequentially.  
6-4 03:17
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-4 03:17
I didn't do that with my original Mini and I wore out one battery really quickly and had two barely used ones.  That was when I decided to rotate their use sequentially.

It's easy to repeat the use of one over the other. Batteries have an EOL of course and one too many charges leads to an early retirement for it
6-4 03:21
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-4 03:17
I didn't do that with my original Mini and I wore out one battery really quickly and had two barely used ones.  That was when I decided to rotate their use sequentially.

And they're not cheap! lol
6-4 03:21
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A J Posted at 6-4 03:21
It's easy to repeat the use of one over the other. Batteries have an EOL of course and one too many charges leads to an early retirement for it

So true and once you start getting the EOL warning you can't clear it from the screen.  
6-4 03:31
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A J Posted at 6-4 03:21
And they're not cheap! lol

Well, the Mini batteries were cheap compared to the Air 2 batteries.  
6-4 03:34
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-4 03:31
So true and once you start getting the EOL warning you can't clear it from the screen.

Which is annoying! I remember that happened quite a bit on my old Inspire
6-4 03:44
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-4 03:34
Well, the Mini batteries were cheap compared to the Air 2 batteries.

The Inspire TB48 were £200 each if I remember highly - I had 4 of those too! And they only lasted about 14 minutes!
6-4 03:44
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