The location of the battery affects the performance and handling of your mini quad. The LiPo battery itself is a mass, in fact it’s so heavy it can change the centre of gravity. In this article we will discuss the benefits and downsides of mounting the LiPo on top and bottom of the frame.
Lipo batteries degrade over time, sometimes this degradation results in dead cells. It seems to be a waste to throw the whole pack away because other cells might still be working. In this post we will show you how to make a working LiPo by combining the good cells from multiple damaged/defective batteries.
The Fatshark battery case is a convenient holder for 18650 cells. However it’s not designed for charging, and you have to take the 18650 batteries out of the case to charge them. It’s quite annoying so I decided to modify the case so that I can plug it straight into the charger for charging.
Before throwing away damaged or old LiPo batteries, you should first drain them completely until there is no charge left. In this article I will show you how to build a battery discharger using high power resistors.
The inevitable question for RC hobbyists is how to get rid of old or damaged LiPo (Lithium polymer battery). There are tons of videos online showing how dangerous LiPo batteries can be if not handled correctly, causing explosions and fire. In this guide we will show you how to dispose damaged and old LiPo batteries safely.
I tested some high KV motors with 6S and the result is pretty interesting. Generally it’s recommended to use low KV motors around 1700KV for 6S and 5″ propellers. But when I first heard the idea of using high KV motors on 6S I was a bit skeptical so I decided to find out for myself :)
Charging LiPo batteries in the field is an excellent way to let you fly for longer. I will share my field charging solution which I believe is better than buying more LiPo batteries in many aspects.
Looking for recommendation of 4S LiPo batteries for 5″ and 6″ FPV mini quad? In this article we revealed some of the best batteries recommended by the community in April 2017.
Today we are testing the Fusion 4S 1500mAh LiPo battery from DemonRC. It’s labelled 666C which is joke as it’s the devil’s number. This is funny but it doesn’t tell us what to expect though so it would be interesting to find out how it performs.
In this review, I tested some popular 6S LiPo batteries for racing drones and mini quads, comparing their performance including capacity, discharge rate, and internal resistance.
4S LiPo is currently the standard battery cell count for FPV mini quads and racing drones. As we are all continuously striving for more performance in our quadcopters, 6S setups might be a better option, or not?