Topic: A.R DRONE POOR BATTERY LIFE
Has anyone got an answer to the follow? (PLEASE)
I have a Drone that when you plug a new charged battery into it starts at 100% and as soon as you take off the battery level drops to around 48-50% straight away. From there I get around 7-9 mintues run time and then of course it then dies. Now this is with the settings all set to 'default'. As soon as you crank up any seetings this time is greatly reduced.
Now i have tried several different batteries with different chargers and they all do exactly the same thing. According to page 7 of the user guide for the Drone the batteries should take 90 minutes to charge. I have never had one take that time, they all take 2.5-3 hours to charge!
Now either i have a bunch of batteries that are faulty or a bunch of chargers that are faulty because it does not matter what i do i end up with the same result. It is not a faulty board in the Drone either as this has been replaced and yet again the same result happens.
So, I know other people are having issues. Parrot say the batteries should charge in 90 minutes and have a run time of around 12 minutes. Well I have two Drones that I have tested with several batteries and chargers and I am getting nowhere near these numbers that they claim.
Anyone have any answers???
(on another note I had a thought that maybe it was a software issue that was causing the poor battery life so I tested 1.6.6 and 1.7.4 and again had the same result)