M15 out at sea hot swap lipos

Discussion in 'MōVI M15' started by Charles Lim, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Charles Lim

    Charles Lim Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    21
    I was wondering when we sea legs use the M15 out at sea. It's critical to have the Movi sensors on all the time. Is there a way to hot swap batteries so as to eliminate this issue?
     
  2. Austin Glass

    Austin Glass Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    69
    Is there any reason you can't turn on motion booting, and just change batteries the traditional way?
     
  3. Charles Lim

    Charles Lim Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    21
    boat rocking like crazy out in open sea
     
  4. Austin Glass

    Austin Glass Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    69
    Motion booting allows you to bypass the Movi's calibration upon start up. It means after it's enabled you can turn the Movi off and on all day long without requiring a still environment.
     
  5. jim mundell

    jim mundell Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    15
    how do you turn on motion booting?
     
  6. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,211
    Likes Received:
    460
    It's one of the settings in the latest firmware/GUI.
     
  7. Charles Lim

    Charles Lim Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    21
    wonder if motion booting would work in real rough seas
     
  8. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,211
    Likes Received:
    460
    Charles maybe you can try it on one of your shoots. Maybe when the boat is headed back to port and shooting has been completed?
     
  9. Austin Glass

    Austin Glass Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    69
    My understanding is that it doesn't even try to read the sensors so I would assume a hurricane couldn't deter you!
     
  10. Dave Ketelhut

    Dave Ketelhut Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
  11. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    1,160
    Just don't leave the discharged battery and charged battery both connected for too long -- the charged one will be trying recharge the discharged one at a pretty high current and that's definitely a Bad Thing. So do the hot swap as fast as you can consistent with safety, e.g. connect up new battery and immediately disconnect discharged battery.

    Andy.
     
  12. Andrew Hewson

    Andrew Hewson Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    2
    They told us at Quadrocopter that the motion booting is great but after time it deteriates.
     
  13. Ozkan Erden

    Ozkan Erden Distributor

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    131
    Motion booting might not work if it's too shaky. So, I'd opt for hot swapping lipos for the peace of mind. If you have soldering skills, it's very easy to build a cable for this.
     

Share This Page