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Battery upgrade 500 mah to 2200 mah! Whee! Zooooommmm!!!!!!

#1
FullSizeRender.jpg A little upgrade for my Banggood UFO copter. took an 18650 battery and soldered a connector directly to it. Replaced the little 10 gram stick of gum battery that was blowing up like a balloon. Had to remove the landing gear and body and camera but hey it flies! Might fly with the stuff attached. I replaced a boom at the same time so it was probably the floppy motor that had it grounded. And I seriously doubt that old battery was better than 300 mah. Anyway it's a heck of an improvement and it plugs into the same charger too! Wear safety glasses and take all necessary precautions when soldering to anything, especially gigantic batteries!!!
 
#2
Hi, are you using a LiPo or some other kind of a battery? Because I also have a UDI U818a UFO quadcopter that came with 500 mAh battery that I wanted to replace with a 2000 mAh one that I bought from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111247469588 and although the battery isn't much heavier than the stock battery, it didn't allow my quadcopter to lift off the ground. I later assumed that this is because this bat is specially designed only for use with gadgets but not rc models :confused: and am thinking of buying another battery :confused:
 

razor02097

Rogue Drone Pilot
#3
A little upgrade for my Banggood UFO copter. took an 18650 battery and soldered a connector directly to it. Replaced the little 10 gram stick of gum battery that was blowing up like a balloon. Had to remove the landing gear and body and camera but hey it flies! Might fly with the stuff attached. I replaced a boom at the same time so it was probably the floppy motor that had it grounded. And I seriously doubt that old battery was better than 300 mah. Anyway it's a heck of an improvement and it plugs into the same charger too! Wear safety glasses and take all necessary precautions when soldering to anything, especially gigantic batteries!!!
Nice job! Might I make one suggestion though? Don't overfly those motors... I made a battery upgrade to my Syma X5 and while I got double flight times the motors got super hot... in fact I believe that is what lead to their demise a few weeks later. Those toy grade heli motors weren't meant to fly for 10-15 minutes at a time :(