Originally Posted by phil alvirez
as am new to the rad, i have this question to all of you guys who have been using it for some time:
how do you know how long you can stay up there without risking loosing signal due to an exhausted battery?
If you set your ESC for a 3.3volt per cell cutoff, you will know it is time to come home when your motor won't run. Since the plane glides forever so you won't have any problem dead sticking it in.
I typically get 60 to 90 minute flights with a 1300mah battery, depending on the quality of the thermals and my luck in finding them.