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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:25 PM
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At what percent throttle does your quad hover?

A simple question for the quadcopter gurus out there. At approximately what percent throttle does your quadcopter like to hover at with a fresh battery?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:27 PM
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50-60%
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Since I moved from single rotor to multi I used the same standard of around half throttle for hover.

I set my all quads up at a power>weigth ratio to get around half throttle hover. I do have a few quads that will hover at 1/4 throttle due to light weight and WAY more power than needed
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Roughly 50%. Which is weird since it hovers around 50% with 4S and 3S, even with batteries that weigh roughly the same. However, when you go full throttle 4S gives it a noticeable advantage.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Around 45%-50% here.....55% and up? out of sight.....soften down to 45% to descend and lessen to land. This is carrying a camera gimbal and gopro.



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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:31 PM
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A simple question for the quadcopter gurus out there. At approximately what percent throttle does your quadcopter like to hover at with a fresh battery?
not that simple. depends on your setup.
ive quads which hover at 50% but also 20% throttle...
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:34 PM
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about 50% when its carrying two 4s 5000 packs, an AV200 and a very light camera
Around 55-58% when I load it down with a canon T2i

Its a DW AD8HLE with 8 Avroto 2814's and APC 12x3.8 slow flyers.
not a light ship when loaded up with camera gear.

without the camera gear, its a rocket ship
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 03:51 PM
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with the setup i have now on my quad it hovers about 40%-45%.

i had a overpowered quad and it would jump from the ground at 15% and hovered at a notch from idle.. not funny to fly though....
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 10:57 PM
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As soon as I arm my Hot setup quad it is almost bouncing off the ground
Think I need to prop down a little.

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Old Jun 10, 2012, 11:23 PM
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My quad is only slightly overpowered it hovers at about 30-40%
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 01:04 PM
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i am bulding a hobbyking x-4 and if i keep my set-up i will get 72 % of throttle for hooving is it too much??
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 01:51 PM
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i am bulding a hobbyking x-4 and if i keep my set-up i will get 72 % of throttle for hooving is it too much??
I guess you are using ecalc, right?
change your current set up with bigger props (make sure they fit in your frame)
usually that helps.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 02:05 PM
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I try as hard as I can to get the quad overpowered. My mini is roughly 30%
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 02:30 PM
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yes i used ecalc and the 12 inch prop fit on the frame
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 03:04 PM
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i want a low kv for more stability,a non accrobatic flight
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