Why drones only have 30 minute flight time max?

6 years 5 months ago #549810 by Scuba Mike
Have you noticed most drones only have 20-30 minute flight time?  Why is that?  


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6 years 5 months ago #549900 by Tim Chiang
It's not the drone companies that are restricting the fly time, it's the battery technology.  


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6 years 5 months ago #549945 by TCooper
:agree:  batteries only hold so much juice


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6 years 5 months ago #550766 by Owen
That could get dangerous with longer battery charges.  As it is, you have people seeing how high these will fly, and what is limiting them to 10,000 feet or so is battery charge.  Can you image all the trouble that will come from a drone that is able to get to 1 hour or more of flight time?  Or 30,000 feet?  Now you'll have idiots flying their drones in more paths of airlines.  

Big trouble if you ask me.  


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6 years 5 months ago #551297 by Finn

Owen wrote: That could get dangerous with longer battery charges.  As it is, you have people seeing how high these will fly, and what is limiting them to 10,000 feet or so is battery charge.  Can you image all the trouble that will come from a drone that is able to get to 1 hour or more of flight time?  Or 30,000 feet?  Now you'll have idiots flying their drones in more paths of airlines.  

Big trouble if you ask me.  


:agree:    


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6 years 5 months ago #551345 by Prago
That could be very dangerous, I'm sure the drone makers will thinking about ways of keeping that from happening.  Plus, as you get higher than 10,000 feet, the air get's dramatically thin.  I don't think a drone could fly to 30,000 feet.  Maybe 15,000. 

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6 years 5 months ago #551386 by ShutterPal
Agree big time, I hope that wasn't the case.  But you know, there will be people trying to fly these high up.  I hope they don't ruin it for the rest of us.  


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6 years 4 months ago #551848 by Richard K Photography

ShutterPal wrote: Agree big time, I hope that wasn't the case.  But you know, there will be people trying to fly these high up.  I hope they don't ruin it for the rest of us.  


I wouldn't hold your breath on that one! 


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6 years 4 months ago #551953 by Moossmann
OMG so true, that would be a train wreck!  


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6 years 4 months ago #552139 by Owen
Yeah, well the best we can do is pay attention to FAA regulations 


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