Received ours today. What battery did you guys use during testing? Make/model etc.
We don't recommend batteries, but as long as they stick to the specs and have the XT60 connector they will be fine.
Can anyone point me to battery specifications for the Aero RTF platform? I have a good selection of various 4S & 6S batteries on-hand but I'm still waiting for my unit to arrive so I might as well make sure that I have something that will work while I wait.
Specifically I'm interested in:
1. Minimum discharge rate required
2. Recommended weight (range)
3. Maximum supported dimensions
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I don't think Intel is going to answer. One thing on your list "supporting dimensions" was a bit of an issue for me. The straps that come with it are 200mm and my battery needs at least a 250. Looks like about 120mm is the max battery length or you encroach on the down facing camera.
We are working on publishing the formal specs for the battery. It should be available soon.
You are right. I bought the battery and it doesn't fit. What are you using?
Just wanted to share some information that you might find helpful:
- Regarding the battery, as mentioned above, there are not recommendations about which battery to use. According to Chris, the formal specs of the battery should be available soon. Right now the choice of the battery according to the discharge rate is up to the user and his/her battery calculations. In the meantime what I can recommend is to check the following thread: Recommended LiPo for AERO RTF Drone . Some of you have already checked this thread but if someone hasn't checked it yet, there are recommendations and experiences from other users with the batteries.
- About the weight range, the drone should not exceed 1900g total. The drone itself is about 800g, so it's up to the user how much weight he/she wants to use in the battery only.
- The maximum supported dimensions for a battery are 152mm x 50mm x 32mm (L x W x H).
We'll have formal specs for the battery soon, but in the meantime I hope this information answers some of the questions you currently have.