4S to 5S or 6s

Discussion in 'Batteries & Power' started by Gustavo Rios, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Gustavo Rios

    Gustavo Rios Member

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    Hello,

    What advantages I can have if I make update to 5s or 6s batteries without changing the standard configuration of a cinestar 6 ?, ie maintaining the same electronics, engines and propellers.
    The weight of my cinestar gimbal with all the electronics and camera is 2.4 kg, with a 4s 6000 battery I can fly 6 minutes and with 8000 4s 7:30 minutes.
    If it were more advantageous to do so, what changes should I do in the FC ?

    thanks for the suggestions,

    Gustavo.
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Your main problem is that the BLs on the MK board do not support 6S power, nor does anything else. There's a domino effect there. Most of us have upgraded everything.
     
  3. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
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    Gustavo what flight control system are you using?
     
  4. Gustavo Rios

    Gustavo Rios Member

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    Hi Gary, FC 2.1 with Acc upgrade
     
  5. Holger Göhr

    Holger Göhr New Member

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    But his speedie and engines are rated for 5 s and the FC is after a small upgrade too, so that might be an option, although the battery choice is a little more limited for 5s.
     
  6. Gustavo Rios

    Gustavo Rios Member

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    Hello Holger, but I have a better perfomance If change to 5s,
     
  7. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
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    Gustavo you will have different performance but not always better. Since you didn't list your motor type or props best to play with ecalc to see what will work. While motors are sometimes specced at 4s-6s there always seems to be a sweet spot. Folks seem to be running either 4 or 6s. I've still got a couple of 5s batteries but haven't used them in a long while.
     

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