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Standy time - battery reserve

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Postby Ramius » Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:05 am

Has anybody seen how long,given a typical battery setup,one could lay in wait at the bottom to ambush...I mean surface,later on,given that no commands are given for a while?
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Postby Art Broder » Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:45 pm

I haven't stayed on the bottom very long, but I assume you would be limited by your transmitter battery capacity in most cases, because using a main drive battery and BEC on your sub with no functions of the sub being used, only the receiver would draw a small amount of battery current on the sub. The standard old AM or FM radio set supplies receiver and transmitter batteries of about 700 mah capacity, and I usually get about 2 hours use from a full charge.
In most setups turning your transmitter off to save the battery would activate a failsafe and surface your sub. Others may have more experience or radios similar to yours, with different capacities and durations of operation.
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