- Jan 2, 2018
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The link to the BMS you posted will not communicate with flight controller it will not work as you expect.Will it talk SMBus to the Solo and can you use it with more than one battery? $150 is acceptable if I can hook any battery to it. Right now if you tear a bad battery apart for the electronics, you can calibrate it to work with one other battery. It will be good only on that battery, if you add another you have to calibrate it to work. If this worked so that out in the field I could disconnect one battery and lay in another that would be what I am looking for.
[USER=10613 said:@rmasci[/USER] You can do it with the Solo BMS. But after changing the battery before the next flight you will need to set the capacity in parameters. Then it should work. But what I think would work best for you is with a power module.
@all I did a bit of rewriting the mod / experience / how-to. I hope it is better understandable and less confusing now. If not let me know I will try to correct it.
@dmulk Thanks! I read on fb that kelly will do eventually a feature in Solex that allows to change parameters directly in Solex. That would be perfect, lets see what he brings. I did it with a python script here that I trigger from Solex with the remote commands. I don't know how to do it solely from the remote commands if it would be possible this way.[/QUOTE
Really fantastic! We really do have a great community. Happy I found this place and this drone.
So, to be clear, it IS possible to just strap another battery onto the solo even if it doesn't have the SMBus connectors? The Solo software won't downright reject it?a) Don‘t have telemetry: Solder the battery connectors directly to the Solo board. You need then to use a LiPo alarm and/or timer. It works but it is not what we want.
I did not test this to be honest. But according to other users it is possible. I think it is similar to that it is possible to take off with 0% battery.So, to be clear, it IS possible to just strap another battery onto the solo even if it doesn't have the SMBus connectors? The Solo software won't downright reject it?
You will have no telemetry it will show 0% and you will have to do the override stick motions to be able to arm SOLO and takeoffSo, to be clear, it IS possible to just strap another battery onto the solo even if it doesn't have the SMBus connectors? The Solo software won't downright reject it?
If you have a log file of a flight for 26 mins I'm interested in seeing it also explain your tuning process (PID'S) to achieve this 26 mins which I have to admit seems impossible, I've seen 16 mins in the best conditions with 3 axis gimbal and GPHERO4BLK but 26 seems out of this world, but then again anything is possible but a log file would be great.....This is not to test our patience but I've had a few others on Facebook forums promise me 20 min flights with that setup and when I ask for a log they disappear, POOF, into thin air to never be seen again or just say, well I don't have the time and you just need to trust me.......This is not to test you this is a situation where hard evidence goes a long way based on many other peoples claims.....Nope . I have the gimbal and my hero 4 black mounted. For 26 minutes of flight you just need to turn the PIDs down
With Solo turned down to turtle, for lack of a better term, without tunning PID's and 3 Axis Gimbal with GOPRO4BLK recording 2.7k can only get 15 to 16 mins......any video or log my friend on a stock 5200 mAh battery 26 minutes is unbelieveable.....at 18 to 20 amps draw constantly in slow mode with a 5200 mah capacity the math doesn't even work out.....I fly at my r/c club's airfield.
I adjusted my PIDs so I fly out of the field, fpv over the Small River, over the bridge, Bay, along the coast of Loyds and back.
26 minute flight with 18% after landing. I have 4 batteries, each with @ 7 flights on them.
My parrot Disco has a flight time of 40 minutes and my Bebop 2 28 minutes.
The trick is how you tune the PIDs. With PIDs at 80% the Solo gets 18 minutes any my bebop2 in sport mode 80% pids 20 minutes. I can't fly the bebop2 in video mode in 25 mph gusts. It has to be sport mode. The Solo is very stable even in gusts.
A 9000ma battery is going to weigh twice as much as stock.
And the other answer is I use stock props on Solo 1 and master airscrew on Solo 2