SP140, top power in chill mode

I noticed that with a fully charged battery and in chill mode I get about 10kW of top power, which in my case is enough for a no wind takeoff. However I also noticed that as the voltage drops during the flight so does the max power. After using about 50% of the 4kWh battery capacity, I was only able to get 6kW at full throttle. This was enough to gain altitude however I can’t see me getting off the ground in a no wind day.

I am guessing that the ESC is limiting current and not power in chill mode, is there any way to set a power limit instead? If not, can the top power/current in chill mode be adjusted? Or was this some sort of an over-temperature limit I was hitting?

Yes chill mode limits throttle percentage to 70% and also reduces throttle ramp up.

If you are using a bi-blade, with chill mode and lower battery voltage the power is bellow 10kw but 6 seems pretty low.

I want to add a feature that make the modes based off power and not throttle percentage. That way say chill mode could be set to 10kw and it will stay the same even with different props and voltage.


Yes, thrust felt pretty low, was climbing but not enough for a take off. The constant power mode will definitively be better. Will give normal mode a try.

I would use that! My experience was similar, I wanted to try the chill mode for my second flight starting at 35% of battery. I was able to take off but then it felt like I wasn’t climbing at all. I was on full throttle and on the breaks the entire flight just to keep the altitude, made a gentle circle and landed. The throttle window was showing 6-6.5 kWt at most the entire short flight.