Battery issues

The Fly12 CE is an unsupported Fly device, check out our latest Fly devices.

Battery runtime is not as expected

For expected runtimes depending on your usage, please see below. If for any reason your Fly12 CE is not close to the expected runtime, please try the following:

How to perform a bench test

  • Format your SD card.
  • Disable Idle Mode via the CycliqPlus mobile app.
  • Give your unit a full charge using a wall charger.

Once fully charged, place the unit on top of a flat surface and turn it on. We recommend turning off the LED lights so you can check how long the battery lasts in default mode. Note the time you switch the unit on and the time the unit switches off to determine the battery life. If the results from the bench test are well below expected runtime, please create a support ticket with our Customer Support team.

Expected runtime

Your Fly12 CE runtime will differ depending on your light mode and video settings.

Expected runtimes are listed below:

Up to 7 hours 1080p at 30 FPS (frames/second), camera only mode with Electronic Image Stabilisation turned off
Up to 5 hours Lowest solid mode and camera
Up to 4 hours Medium solid mode and camera
Up to 2 hours Highest solid mode and camera

Note: Depending on the age of your unit, battery deterioration can be expected. Road conditions and scenery complexity (eg. a desert as opposed to a forest) can also affect battery runtime as the EIS and higher bitrate will consume more power. Colder temperature also affects battery runtime.

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