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How much is too much weight?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by pmacafee, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. pmacafee

    Dec 29, 2014
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    So I added a Walkera gimbal and GoPro, then I added an FPV board and antenna upgrade, then I added a Multistar 4000 to get some range back, then I added a Sunhans 2w booster and now I want to add a second battery, The battery rack seller says not to use it with a gimbal as the whole setup will be too heavy and overheat the motors. What is the limit to add-ons?
  2. Great Pumpkin

    Feb 23, 2014
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    Santa Barbara County, California, USA
    Remember that increased weight means decreased flight time. You may be able to fly with lots of toys attached to your Phantom for maybe 2 minutes. Perhaps your question might be rephrased as "how much weight can I add to my Phantom before it won't even lift off the ground?"
  3. rebelyellNC

    Dec 22, 2014
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    White Oak, NC USA
    Regardless of how you phrase the question, the OP is interested in knowing what is practical AUW and what is not. Having done a number of mods to my Phantom 1.1.1, along with FPV, I'm interested too. Anyone have any real experience on how much is too much???
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