**UPDATE** Solo Battery Mod for Dummies

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For sure! I am a Maker as well. There are several cases available. Our battery mod team is tweaking one as I reply. One challenge is our battery mod doesn't shift the top cell so the stock case doesn't provide the needed clearance. Here's my last attempt. My battery mod fits under the case but it has just a few more tweaks to go. The battery is plugged in and turned on and the cover snaps over it and locks same as the OEM pack. Another member of the team is working with making minor alterations to the OEM case to hold the mod battery.

My main interest is maintaining a profile that allows me to mount my 360 cam rig which this cover does. Watch for Modified Solo Battery Covers for Dummies coming to select theatres soon!

I invite you and anyone interested to join our FB Group to stay informed as to our progress. Search for JB's 3DR Solo Owners Group. I'm a mod and will be happy to approve you!

For any not able to print a cover they will be available for sale on soloflies.com when we have a final design. As was mentioned in the tutorial Jon Brotherton (admin of our group) can provide several levels of assistance from just parts to providing a complete modded battery pack ready to fly. (My photos are prototypes of his cover design. And no they won't come in purple I'm just fooling around.)View attachment 9781View attachment 9782
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I followed Michael's dummies guide and have made my first pack, 4 flights done and all good.

Being located in Australia, batteries of a correct size are had to get. i managed to source a 4500 MaH battery pack, followed the guide and all good.

I get 12 minutes out of the pack with my Nikon on the bird (total weight just under 2kg) which for the pack size is ok. Landing with 15% left, all alerts work fine and battery tested (mad hackers test tool) is showing the pack correct size.

Not using the original case, pack slightly too long, covered in heat-shrink and use a velcro strap to hold in the battery tray. Turned a dead pack into a useful pack for a total of $44 AU, happy with that.

Thanks again Michael and all involved in putting together this guide.



 
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I followed Michael's dummies guide and have made my first pack, 4 flights done and all good.

Being located in Australia, batteries of a correct size are had to get. i managed to source a 4500 MaH battery pack, followed the guide and all good.

I get 12 minutes out of the pack with my Nikon on the bird (total weight just under 2kg) which for the pack size is ok. Landing with 15% left, all alerts work fine and battery tested (mad hackers test tool) is showing the pack correct size.

Not using the original case, pack slightly too long, covered in heat-shrink and use a velcro strap to hold in the battery tray. Turned a dead pack into a useful pack for a total of $44 AU, happy with that.

Thanks again Michael and all involved in putting together this guide.



Great job. Where did you get the purple wrap! I looked high and low for it. My Solos are dubbed Purple One, Two, and Three.

Not sure how it effects you folks down under but Tattu had agreed to run the 5200 pak I used in the tutorial. They expect it to be available in March.
 
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Great job. Where did you get the purple wrap! I looked high and low for it. My Solos are dubbed Purple One, Two, and Three.

Not sure how it effects you folks down under but Tattu had agreed to run the 5200 pak I used in the tutorial. They expect it to be available in March.
Its a blue/purple colour, photos not 100% colour correct.

I got it from work, they make up battery packs for our targets etc, not sure where they get it from, could find out for you.

It would be great to get some tattu 5200 packs, will keep an eye on things in March and see how we go, thanks for the heads up.
 
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Thanks for the great write up.

I just opened my first solo pack. In New Zealand we don't have cheap glue buster so I tried loctite super glue remover (NZ$8 from Bunnings). It says to leave it for a couple of hours, I left it for just over 3 and it opened right up (by itself). The case cracked and broke in a few places, maybe due to some parts unsticking before others. Now to have a look at what is there....
 

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