What Batteries Are You Using?

Discussion in 'CineStar FAQ - Tips and Tricks' started by Josh Lambeth, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Tristan Twisselman

    Tristan Twisselman Active Member

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    I edited my post a bit to add that I did not really make any changes to the frame itself. Just chose the correct kv motor/esc combo for 6s.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Might I ask which motors and ESCs you ended up using? Sorry if this is already posted somewhere...

    Thanks
    Andy.
     
  3. Tristan Twisselman

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    Tiger Motors MT3515-400kv and the Castle Ice 50's running their Multirotor Firmware.(WKM flight controller) I also ordered RC Boca Ceramic bearings for the motors but don't have them yet.

    Ill add my info to my signature so it is easier to find and I don't look like such a rookie :)

    Tristan
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hey Tristan:
    Thanks -- I was just searching to make sure I'd not overlooked any posting where you identified the motors and the ESC.

    Andy.
     
  5. Mark Lawson

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    I made an order on the 25th last week to MAXAMPS to test (2) 11A lipos 14.8V, fortunately they are VERY slow processing orders, apparently Clint was not in the office and they don't process orders unless he is there, I'm quite disappointed to read that they claim to have real 40C rating, which is not true at all. Thanks for posting this, still on search for an 10A+ Lipos.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Avoid the Maxamps 11000 the voltage sags and they might as well be QC6200s
    Go with the Maxamps 10900/120C.

    Andy.
     
  7. Mark Lawson

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    I went with 3 Thunder Power RC G6 Pro Lite 25C 7800mAh 4-Cell/4S 14.8V. I´ll post results later.
     
  8. Peter Gøthche

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    Hi i am flying a cinestar 6 with wookong, i have the kw4 pro motors from kopterworx and 14x4,5 apc props but i only have about 7 min of flight on 2x5800 mHa gensace batterys. What can i do to get longer flighttime?

    I have some 13x6,5 xoar props but havent had a cannge to test them yet
     
  9. Pavlos Antoniou

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    go for 6s setup or with your current setup go buy the gens ace 4s 8000 ..! you will have for sure 4mins more..!
     
  10. Peter Gøthche

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    Ok so i change my props to some xoar 13x6,5 and that gave me 10 min of fliht, is that normal? Its about 6 kg RTF
     
  11. Peter Gøthche

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    Another ting, has anyone ever try'ed motors from dji s800?? I had about 18 min flighttime on 12000mHa battery and i was about 5 kg
     
  12. Mark Lawson

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  14. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I've only done one informal test with the Maxamps 10900. I was flying indoors, just hovering at 2 meters. This was back in August last year.
    QC6200: 5:23
    Maxamps10900: 9:13.

    Cinestar 8, 3-Axis gimbal, Radians, Sony CX760 as payload.

    Andy
     
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    Andy - what is your impression of the quality vs. TP or QC batteries?
    Thanks-
     
  16. Mark Lawson

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    Andy, I believe those you tested are different from these, the one you tested is 40C rating, these are 120C.

    Mark.
     
  17. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I had previously tested the Maxamps 11000 and I think they were 40C.
    The 10900's are 120C (according to the label).

    Andy.
     
  18. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I've not tried the TPs, I'm afraid.
    But I like the QC's in terms of their reliability. Not had any problems with them at all.
    Now if only I could say that about the damn pilot.... ;)

    Andy.
     
  19. Joshua Barker

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    How have the 10900Mah packs worked out for you?
     
  20. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Very limited testing, Joshua. The weather went very bad in Oregon and then I got into a DVD production schedule.
    So Message #74 is the only data point i have, I'm afraid.

    Andy.
     

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