Does Solo have to charge the GoPro?

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Does Solo have to charge the GoPro or is it possible to disable this?

I’m not sure I see the benefit of the GoPro drawing a charge from the Solo when it can last the equivalent of 5 flights with its own battery. Assuming the GoPro must have some impact on the drain of the Solo battery, I’d rather have an extra few minutes flight time than have it charge the GoPro unnecessarily.

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FYI, if the gopro is fully charged it will draw such a minor amount it is negligible.

If it the gopro was flat at take off, the below would be the case, (clipped from another post...)

Just for the sake of the excercise, lets say GoPro was flat, and charging for the whole flight.
Gopro charges at 5v @ 1 amp for the whole 15 min flight, so thats 5 x 1 x .25hr = 1.25WHrs.
Solos battery is 14.8v x 5.2AHr = 76.96 WHrs
If Solo flys for 15 min, thats 76.96WHrs / 15 = 5.13WHrs per minute.
If Solo is using 5.13WHrs per minute and GoPro uses 1.25WHrs to charge, then GoPro is stealing (1.25WHRs / 5.13WHrs x 100 = 24% of one minute) = 14.4 seconds.
Or alternatively 1.25WHrs / 76.96WHrs x 100 = 1.624% of 15 min = 14.6 seconds.
But whos counting.
 
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FYI, if the gopro is fully charged it will draw such a minor amount it is negligible.

If it the gopro was flat at take off, the below would be the case, (clipped from another post...)

Just for the sake of the excercise, lets say GoPro was flat, and charging for the whole flight.
Gopro charges at 5v @ 1 amp for the whole 15 min flight, so thats 5 x 1 x .25hr = 1.25WHrs.
Solos battery is 14.8v x 5.2AHr = 76.96 WHrs
If Solo flys for 15 min, thats 76.96WHrs / 15 = 5.13WHrs per minute.
If Solo is using 5.13WHrs per minute and GoPro uses 1.25WHrs to charge, then GoPro is stealing (1.25WHRs / 5.13WHrs x 100 = 24% of one minute) = 14.4 seconds.
Or alternatively 1.25WHrs / 76.96WHrs x 100 = 1.624% of 15 min = 14.6 seconds.
But whos counting.
Thank you very much for the explanation. I'm quite surprised that the GoPro would only consume 15 seconds worth of the Solos battery in a 15 minute flight.
 
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Thank you very much for the explanation. I'm quite surprised that the GoPro would only consume 15 seconds worth of the Solos battery in a 15 minute flight.
Sounds about right. Put the 2 batteries next to each other. Would probably make more sense then.
 

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