5pct? I personally try to never run mine much below 15pct. If you run em down too far, they just don't seem to come back as well. I've heard however, that there's a way to run them all the way down to zero pct and then do some kind of a referesh. Don't remember how that works tho.G'day,
Yup - I'm pretty new to this Forum, ( having only just landed my first pair of Solos a short while ago. )
Nevertheless, beyond my recent purchase of a pair of Solos - I have also just secured a small quantity of brand new and unopened, ( completely sealed in original retail packaging ), 3DR Solo Batteries.
This recently acquired stack of brand new Batteries - are of the very last examples to be made by 3DR, ( circa December, 2015 ) - and as such, all have a Charge-Count of 'zero'.
I have already subtracted all of the Batteries from this supply that I think I'm ever going to need, and of these that I have 'broken open' for my own use, each of them perform flawlessly.
As it stands, ( with a total of three charge cycles, pressed into four of these Batteries ), a typical 17-to-18ish minute hover 'out-of-ground-effect' is delivered - all before hitting that critical 5% Battery level.
I have conducted each flight with the lowest possible amount of 'wind' that I can find - at an altitude of between seven to ten metres above ground, ( with an AMSL of 1300m at this location ) - using both of my Solos ‘suitably spaced apart’ to discharge each Battery, ( gotta love that good ol' Position Hold! )
Each Solo is unmodified / 100% factory-original Hardware using stock 3DR Props, running the latest stock 3DR Firmware, and flying 'light' with no Gimbal or Camera attached.
Initially, I am only keen to sell these brand new Batteries to Solo Pilots, who are also located specifically here in Melbourne - Victoria.
This way, each of you will be able to meet with me 'in person' - allowing you confirm that my intentions are in fact genuine - and that your resulting purchase is sound.
( Plus, any excuse to meet with anyone else - who flies these insane machines! )
I am asking AU$85.00 each for these Batteries.
This includes me insisting on meeting you Face-to-Face - at any 'Pub-of-your-choosing' across metropolitan Melbourne, or atop any Shopping Centre Car Park - ( so long as you bring your own Solo along as well! )
I am also offering these Batteries with a 30-day change-over Warranty - or a complete refund - Dealer's choice!
This additional commitment is to specifically serve the 3DR Solo Community here in Australia - with some long overdue Battery replacement 'piece-of-mind'.
Once I’ve managed to suitably demonstrate my integrity to all of the Solo Pilots located here in Melbourne - I am then keen to lean against these Melbourne-based Pilots - via this Forum - as ‘testament-enough' to then be able to serve every other Solo Pilot here in Australia, ( who also require new Batteries, but unfortunately - are unable to meet with me due to the tyranny of distance. )
I am currently away on business at the moment, ( hence my current 1300m AMSL! ), but will be back home in Melbourne - well before the month is out.
So, all that remains to be asked is - Are there any Melbourne-based 3DR Solo Pilots out there, who just happen to be hungry for 'a-brand-new-Battery-or-two'?
Feel free to chime in below, or PM me for more details.
'Real Solo Pilots, bust Propellors for Breakfast!'
Thanks for taking my call and the great chat about Solo, always good to talk to a fellow solo flyer, not a lot of us in Australia.Rob,
Yup, I sure am.
I've just sent you a PM with my Mobile Number.
Gimme a Call, and we'll see if we can bring some extra Batteries along for the ride, 'just for you'...
Hear from you shortly -