battery

  1. M

    3DR Solo extended life battery

    does anyone know where I can find an extended life battery for the 3DR Solo quadcopter?
  2. CAMXPOSURE

    TO ALL YOU LEADS - whether you're FEMALE or MALE

    I have the connection you want in making friends whether you support ardupilot or the fancies that stand together and crap on ideas of others here's a connection for you all 3DR Battery Connector Sale! if you prefer to throw your money away... 3DR Solo Electrical Interface Molex Connectors...
  3. D

    1 3DR solo, 1 unopened gimbal, 3 extra batteries, 1 backpack & more

    Will be selling this as a package. The 3DR solo is lightly used, probably flown them < 15 times. I am just not using my drone anymore so I'd like them to go to someone else who can better utilize them. 1 3DR solo with gimbal installed, charger + controller 1 unopened gimbal 1 opened extra...
  4. Ivan Riobla

    Battery down in 3, 2 , 1 ..... solo software problem ?

    So i took the solo for a flight the battery went down in seconds , later i put the battery to charge i took it out for another flight and from the normal 10 / 14 minute flight time down to only 2 minutes max. two days later i charge the battery again took the drone out and just went up about...
  5. R

    solo battery depletes really fast

    I have been reading a series of posts stating that their solo batteries run out of juice really fast. The same happened to me, but a little bit different let me explain: My solo batteries take the usual to get fully charged but one I start flying they last about 2 minutes to reach 25%. I...
  6. X

    2 full drones primed bodies motor pods boards gps carrying cases landing gear all 3dr stock

    2 full drones 3DR solos primed bodies motor pods boards gps carrying cases landing gear all 3dr stock. I botched 1 motor pulled a few plugs on one of the boards but I got a 3DR solo off Craigslist with smart gimbal and backpack and I'm not even going to use 1 sticker all because I watched a how...
  7. R

    Abnormal high battery consumption

    I am getting a low battery warning within 1 or 2 minutes after takeoff. First I thought it was a bad battery but it's happening on a couple of different batteries. Recent modification includes new high intensity lights but they were working okay for the last week or so. Everything else is...
  8. rbldude14

    Crash

    Had my first crash. It was slightly windy and I was ignorant on battery issues. I had 100% battery at take off and 1.5 min later at 50%. You can hear the alarm going off in the video. at 2 min I looked down and was at 25% and draining FAST! I just tried to fly it back to the mountain side so I...
  9. Travelfox

    The worst has happened - battery died mid-air, Solo plummeted into the ocean

    ....And I'm deeply gutted. This has never happened to me before, to have a battery die while in flight. It was fully charged and at that time was still over 50%. Like most of you I've had my share of accidental and human error crashes, missing drone, and even missing and non-working parts...
  10. G

    dual battery mod

    I got my first solo earlier this spring, and for being one of the most inexpensive drones, I think the hardware and software are as good or better than many of the higher end drones. The only problem is that it loses gps lock and controller connection randomly. The first one I had was not too...
  11. T

    Full battery, but app says it's -1%

    Has anyone else had the problem when they are take off the app says the battery is around 95% and with in a couple minutes they lady in the app says that the "battery is below 10% return home soon". The screen on the app says it is at -1% but when I land it and check, it's still about 80%. I...
  12. J

    Solo Battery MSDS

    Hey everyone, I've had a battery replaced by 3DR recently but because I bought my Solo directly from the US (I'm from Australia) I got it reshipped. The company I am using to reship the battery is asking for an MSDS. I had one previously for the drone itself but I managed to lose the document...
  13. Z

    Gimbal Handheld Project

    I am aware that there is already a thread on this, however I would like to share my own progress with this project and receive the help and input of others. I have already assembled the PVC rig and made a mounting plate for the gimbal. I have the "gimbal data" cable but, the current issue with...
  14. Ed Beck

    Battery after solo went into fresh water.

    My Solo went into fresh water today. My question is about the battery. I've taken the battery off of Solo. The furthest left LED is on bright. The rest are on dim. It's outside in the shade. Are there any other precautions I should take so the battery doesn't catch fire, explode, or...
  15. Aussie in AZ

    What Is Your Battery Maintenance Procedure?

    I must confess, I thrash my racing quad batteries. But they are cheep and easily replaceable. My Solo batteries on the other hand are not cheep (albeit when BB have a sale they are) and getting harder to find. Mine get treated like this; 1 - I never fly under 20% remaining but quite often...
  16. A

    Portable battery charger

    Hey guys I found this little guy and got me one. It is the "Q6 Plus 300W Smart Charger". I just got done charging multiple batteries for different toys I have. Pretty much with enough cable adapters you could charge almost any battery almost any where. It is very flexible as far as input and...
  17. AJdaBombsauce

    3DR solo batteries sold out on Amazon.

    Sorry folks, I may have just bought the last one. Hopped on Amazon after my skiing trip with the notion of buying an extra battery I've been thinking about, and saw that they were on sale for $35!! The kicker was there was only one left :( I would've bought 6 more if I checked this morning...
  18. C

    New owner, should I stock up?

    I just purchased a kit from Best buy. I won't have it until next weekend as I will be out of town. I've been waiting to get into the drone market for awhile but the $1000+ for decent quality kept me back. With the $299 BB deal I jumped on it. Also picked up an additional gimbal as well. BB is...
  19. D

    Solo Parts For Sale

    I crashed my Solo and have decided to part ways with the parts, and 3DR, instead of buying a new one. I had only flown my solo a few times before the crash. Device would power on and connect in fly mode after crash. The shell was basically destroyed, but other parts in pretty good condition. I...
  20. pious_greek

    Reading Battery Data With an Arduino

    This is the method and code I used to communicate with the smart battery over I2C with an arduino mega 2560. I was able to communicate over I2C at 5v, but I have ordered a level shifter with the intention of testing if the line works at a safer level of 3.3v as well. Some I2C devices are 5v...