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High Density Batteries Topic

Postby borgqueenx » 30 Apr 2011, 10:15

Here i will hunt, search and hopefully receive reply's of AR Drone batteries.
to be put on this list you need the battery to be 100% compatible with the AR Drone. wich means: same connectors.
Size and C-rate does not matter.
if you contribute to this topic and reply, i need links, unless its your own report of battery life.

So here is all that i have found. these are all no-official reports of the battery life:

Standard Parrot AR Drone battery:
--Claimed: 10-15 minutes.
--Reported: 7-10 minutes of average life.
http://ardrone.parrotshopping.com/uk/p_ ... x?i=199954" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Droneparts.de 2200mah battery:
(size:as original)
--Claimed: 19 minutes.
--Reported: None found, please purchase and tell me.
http://droneparts.de/Parrot-AR-Drone--N ... 1bf5576f6/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Droneparts.de Turnigy/Zippy Flightmax 1300mAh battery:
(size: as original)
--Claimed: 10-13 minutes.
--Reported: None. tell us!
http://droneparts.de/Parrot-AR-Drone--N ... e3f1d99c0/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I-Drone.co.uk 1500mah:
(size: as original)
--Claimed: None.
--Reported: 16 minutes of average flight time.
http://www.i-drone.co.uk/iDrone/1500_Battery.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Maxamps 2600mah:
(size: bigger)
--Claimed: 24+ minutes.
--Reported: 20 minutes of average flight time.
--extra note: freekin' 85 dollar not including shipping, plus its twice as big(but still fits under the hull).
http://www.maxamps.com/Lipo-2600-111-Drone-Pack.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

So far, it seems im going for the droneparts.de battery...
But still interested in hearing about other reports of desame and/or other batteries.
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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby droneparts_de » 30 Apr 2011, 10:54

Turnigy/Zippy Flightmax 1300mAh: between 10-13min
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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby borgqueenx » 30 Apr 2011, 12:37

thanks. added :)

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Postby i-Drone » 02 May 2011, 00:08

I'm glad see you have my i-drone 1500mAh batteries on your list.
I've sold many of these since I started trading in January, and have had a lot of feedback, fortunately positive, that these tick all the boxes.
Exact size, connectors, good flying time.
Surely fitting a 2000mAh + battery would have several trade offs?
Excess weight, decreasing the response of the drone.
The increase of flying time whilst is great, are the motors up to running for well over 20 minutes?
I don't know, but at the end of the day it's up to the individual, what suits some, won't suit all!

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby Symon » 03 May 2011, 18:38

I would like to push this topic to an article, could you please add links to the above, then I'll get to work and quote you all for getting this information together.

Thankies.

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby borgqueenx » 03 May 2011, 20:43

Il try to do this tommorow....but its only a small list....

Come on people i need your experiences:)

Edit:
You can try to quote but search carefully so it wont be double reviews.
Because most of he battery experiences come from this very forum:)

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby rvalente » 06 May 2011, 03:51

Hi Guys,

Just a Strange Behavior on my Drone Battery.

I'm charging the battery ( that came with it ) for the 3rd time. Since the 1st time the Charge led only on the number 1 and 2 ( solit lit ), the number 3 blinks only after some minutes and the 1 and 2 is after that turned off and after some more minutes, only status is red and than after 90 minutes got Green on status.

After I plug the battery on the Drone and start it to fly, the battery shows 100% and some seconds later drops to 66%, maybe got a bad battery? Do I need to reset the drone?

I crono the time of hover mode only, got 10 minutes and 53 seconds of hovering (I did some small adjusts on the drone to stay on the same place ), is the time ok?

Maybe a battery meter bug? Bad Cell? Bad Charger?

Please let me know.

Thanks mates!

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby TheMoose » 06 May 2011, 04:52

Ignore the power meter until it goes red, time your flight & see if that has changed.
Mine has always gone from 98% to 70% almost as soon as it starts up, however when it gets red it is very accurate, doing a forced landing at 1%.

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby yellowboy63 » 06 May 2011, 07:49

rvalente wrote:Hi Guys,

Just a Strange Behavior on my Drone Battery.

I'm charging the battery ( that came with it ) for the 3rd time. Since the 1st time the Charge led only on the number 1 and 2 ( solit lit ), the number 3 blinks only after some minutes and the 1 and 2 is after that turned off and after some more minutes, only status is red and than after 90 minutes got Green on status.

After I plug the battery on the Drone and start it to fly, the battery shows 100% and some seconds later drops to 66%, maybe got a bad battery? Do I need to reset the drone?

I crono the time of hover mode only, got 10 minutes and 53 seconds of hovering (I did some small adjusts on the drone to stay on the same place ), is the time ok?

Maybe a battery meter bug? Bad Cell? Bad Charger?

Please let me know.

Thanks mates!
This is all normal behavior for drones unless Parrot comes out with a firmware update to make the battery meter stable. 10 min hover time is good too, you should get about 8 or 9 minutes fight time. As for the stock charger goes as long as you don't have flashing red and green lights you should be good to go. I haven't figured out the 123 red lights yet, but I have checked by batteries after I get a green light on stock charger against my balance charger and all cells were balanced evenly at 4.20v on each cell.

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby Candu » 07 May 2011, 20:29

Come on people i need your experiences:)



I finally bit the bullet and flew a full charge on this battery. This time the test was conducted outdoors with an outdoor hull.

See my first post of an incomplete indoor test:
http://www.ardrone-flyers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1246&p=10383#p10383

This time, I had replaced the 4 top bushings with bearings. This seems a lot better since after the completion of the flight which lasted close to 20 minutes (19:43), the motors were not hot to the touch. Here's a screen capture at 16 minutes mark:
IMG_0008.PNG

Notice DroneControl showed 41% charge remaining. However, the battery meter dropped rapidly from 40% to 0 in the last 3 minutes. Also, in the last seconds, the ardrone would spin (Yaw) in a clockwise direction until it cut off power and land by itself. I didn't even have a chance to react to the spin and not sure if it would accept control. Not able to confirm if this believer is caused by the extra weight or not but I believe so.

The extra weight makes control feel different but OK once you get used to it.

As I indicated in my other post, I am using this battery pack to power my AP. Using it for that application, I can use it for several days before needing to recharge it.
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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby kamuchi » 12 May 2011, 20:58

I`ve orderd 2 of the Droneparts 2200mah lipo`s with the recharger, hopefully getting it tomorrow tho it`s cutting the expected delivery to the minimum (weekend! :P)

I`ll report back about the average fly time of the 2 lipo`s with abit agressive indoor flying and recharge time :)

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The Batteries Topic

Postby droneparts_de » 12 May 2011, 22:18

Package went out yesterday 08.04am ;-)
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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby kamuchi » 13 May 2011, 07:32

conan1965 wrote:Package went out yesterday 08.04am ;-)

Thanks, hope the driver doesn`t need to many rest stops :lol:

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby CyberVillain » 13 May 2011, 11:25

Can you charge the Droneparts.de 2200 mAh with the stock charger?

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Re: The Batteries Topic

Postby JoeTex » 17 May 2011, 15:03

I found this video which shows how to convert any 11.1v LiPo battery to Mini Tamiya.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny-q8HtU03g
The Mini Tamiya connectors can be found here:
http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-5.html, product number 2913.
or here
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9637

I have no idea how HobbyKing can charge so cheap for these things!

I also found this battery:
Tenergy 11.1v 1600 mAh 20C LiPo Airsoft Battery
Can anyone tell what kind of connector it's using?


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