Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

  1. pwiggy

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    I just received my phantom 4 and was wondering how much weight can the phantom lift in sport mode or P mode?


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  2. pwiggy

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    Anyone know?


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  3. DJG

    DJG

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a you tube video about this it is @ 2.5 lbs.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  4. snowghost

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    213
    Location:
    SoCal, USA
    IIRC that was less than the P3's max takeoff.
     
  5. thunderbird

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    Not true
    P4 struggle anything more than 1.5lbs
     
    #5 thunderbird, Jun 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  6. roosta

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    What about the P4P...anyone?
     
  7. thunderbird

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    P4P has better carrying weight
    I tried 1kg but wouldn't recommend stressing the p4p
     
  8. roosta

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    More concerned without the payload, max safe/acceptable take off weight without any significant drain on the battery?
     
  9. RémyHeli

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    177
  10. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Location:
    Australia
    Why would the P be better? Isn't the propulsion system the same as P4 -P?
     
    RémyHeli likes this.
  11. thunderbird

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    always fly on P mode if you're carrying weight
     
  12. RémyHeli

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    177
    Generally by P4P we mean P4 Pro, not P4 flying in P mode. So can we agree P4 Pro has same propulsion performance as all other P4 (not talking about battery and quick release prop mount).
     
    roosta and With The Birds like this.
  13. jakobe75

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    75
    1:15 is of interest.

     
  14. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Location:
    Australia
    I remember last time this was posted, most amusing is why you might need to mark the props with a sharpie prior to butchering the end off with side cutters.
     
  15. roosta

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    I'd like to see some tests without stressing out the motors/propellers with extra unnecessary weight - I was looking more at adding a skin/sticker, gimbal guard and prop guards....not much weight at all, obviously, but would be great to know the overall effect of certain grams on the total available battery life?

    RoOSTA
     
  16. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Location:
    Australia
    Expect to loose 1.2 to 1.7s flight time per gram of additional weight added (weight alone, additional drag is also a contributing factor).
     
  17. RémyHeli

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    177
    You might want compensate with higher capacity battery option having +500mAh for + 13gr. only extra battery weight if I remember well. Budget permitting..

    BEWARE: dont put sticker containing metal particles!
     
    #17 RémyHeli, Jun 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017
  18. roosta

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    I have 2 genuine Dji batteries for my P4P. I appreciate the info regarding weight affecting the flight time.

    I'm a bit concerned about 3rd party (and extra capacity) batteries. They would probably weigh more... Can they void warranty? Who here uses them and which manufacturer? Interested to learn some opinions.
     
  19. jakobe75

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    75
    You mean like the mettalic foil dji sticker on top?
     
  20. RémyHeli

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    177
    We are in P4 category forum, not P4P, so I assumed you possibly don't have 5'870mAh battery part 64 but rather 5'350 (part 54). If you have already 5'870 it's fine.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Phantom max off Forum Date
MTOW (Maximum Take Off Weight) of Phantom 4 Pro Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Dec 11, 2016
Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) Phantom 4 Pro Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Dec 11, 2016
Phantom 1 max take off weight ? Phantom 1 Help May 15, 2015
Max Take Off Weight Phantom 2 with new ESC/motors/propellers Phantom 2 Vision Discussion Nov 22, 2014
Maxx Uav Phantom 4 Battery Adapter Clip Phantom 4 Pro Help Aug 6, 2017