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by belrik
06 Oct 2013, 19:27
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 3994

Re: Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggesti

Thanks for your help, a lesson learned. Will pay more attention to storage in future and probably invest in a proper balance charger which can prepare the lipos for storage. Appreciate the advice.
by belrik
06 Oct 2013, 02:39
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 3994

Re: Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggesti

Yes, you have guessed right. They have been in storage for some time but would have been drained to empty prior to that. I'm not familiar with li-po cells outside of laptops but I'm guessing that the battery chemistry may have deteriorated as a result of this? I've just been playing with the quad an...
by belrik
06 Oct 2013, 02:13
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 3994

Both batteries drain in 30 seconds from launch- suggestions?

I took my AR.Drone 1 out yesterday after dusting it off and charging the batteries. First I upgraded the firmware (which may have been my mistake) and then tried to fly.... The copter was bobbing up and down and almost instantly gave me a low battery warning. Figured a bad battery so swapped in the ...