How to extend your Drone Batteries Life

October 12, 2016  By Harry McNabb

As the saying goes, be good to your battery and it will be good to you. Or something like that.
Here is a very brief video published by CNET on how to extend your battery life on your drone. Old hat for most of you but always good to review.

  • Take care of your battery. Store in a cool dry place when not in use.
  • Batteries don’t really like water,  if your battery and connectors get wet, dry then off as best you can put them in a open space to fully dry.
  • Make sure that you charge your battery a few hours before you want to fly the drone. If you have a choice of charging settings and have the time, use the lower charging rate as it is better for your battery.
  • Remove from the charger when fully charged. Don’t leave your battery hanging out in the charger for months on end. Batteries don’t like it.
  • Wind increases the strain on your battery so if you can fly on a calm day if you want longer flight time.
  • If you don’t need it take it off.  Doing a strip tease on your drone to remove things like prop guards will reduce the weight and increase your flight time.
  • Never fully drain your battery.
  • If you need more time, buy more batteries.

Good luck and have a long safe flight.  May your batteries last one minute longer than your best video ever.


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