RCPROPLUS Pro-D6 Supra-X connector

Pro-D6 P8 Supra X battery connectors are a great choice for high-current and voltage requirement, offering a wide (low-resistance) surface area for max efficient power transfer. The 24K gold-plated bullet plugs are assembly stress-free, whilst the casing with a design which eliminates separation uses high temperature capable impact-resistant plastic made in Japan. Specifications:  Continuous discharge current: 190A Peak…

Lithium-ion Batteries Key to Powering UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are gaining more popularity in both the defense and civilian sectors thanks to their effectiveness and ease of operation when compared to manned aircraft. Battery-powered aerial vehicles are already in use for various functions of military intelligence, as well as for commercial, recreational, scientific, surveillance and agricultural applications. The large potential…

Whirrx – Turnkey Drone System

What is SurveyWhirrx? SurveyWhirrx is a turnkey photogrammetry-based drone survey system that enables a surveyor to fly their own surveys and receive a digital survey deliverable with ground verifiable accuracy of 1 – 1.5 cm on hard surfaces.  This enables you to achieve the same accuracy as traditional topographic surveys with better resolution, less interpolation and…

UAV Challenge 2018

UAV Challenge 2018 – no overall winner in Medical Express The UAV Challenge 2018 is over and we have had a spectacular week in Dalby. Eleven teams flew in the Medical Express Challenge. Their mission was to retrieve a blood sample from Outback Joe at his farm and in doing that they had to land within…

Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge

via Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge The Queensland Government in Australia today released their Drone Strategy. Very pleasingly, the UAV Challenge Medical Express is featured on the front cover (the MAVLab Delftacopterfrom TUDelft that competed in the 2016 Medical Express Challenge) with other mentions through the document. The Queensland Government have been a sponsor…

Panasonic NCA Li-ion battery cells: the PTC switch

Unlike NCR18650PF and NCR18650B cells used in e-bikes, laptops, portable scientific or medical devices, the NCR18650GA and NCR20700B / NCR20700A haven’t built-in a PTC switch. Without this are truly bare-bones cells releasing all power for the drone! Note: A PTC switch (positive temperature coefficient) adds internal resistance (Ω), thus reducing performance.  

Lockheed Martin – Indago UAS

The Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) goes beyond an average drone’s capabilities. With its leading endurance and quick deployment ability, Indago gives civilians and warfighters an eye-in-the sky in just minutes. The UAS, along with its payload options and advanced ground control software, helps users to accomplish diverse missions including…

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system, but designed and adapted for UAVs specs – where the battery weight needs to be kept as low as possible. This passive cooling technology relies on the thermodynamics of conduction. Interstitial material help absorbs and disperses heat generated during high-discharge rate. Learn more – http://www.uavfpvbattery.com

Lithium-ion battery packs for industrial UAVs

CMΞC battery packs are engineered to power the professional long-range electric propelled UAVs, commonly known as a drone. 6S9P Panasonic NCR20700B battery Design, dimensions and technical specifications. Cell count: 54 (same rank cells) Cell type: Li-ion Panasonic NCR20700B 3.6V-3.7V 4.25Ah 15A DC IR: <20mΩ Series-Parallel-Connected Cells: 6S9P Current capacity: 38.25Ah (38250 mAh) Voltage (nominal) 22.2V Energy capacity:…

Precise Handcrafting

Watching my website somebody asked: what means “Precise Handcrafting”? So, the japanese lithium-ion #battery cells inside a battery pack comes from the same lot, rank, and initial charging date, and all are preselected to have identical weight (maximum weight margins of 0.001 grams) We use high quality polarized gold-plated connectors and strong wiring-harnesses. Why all that? To…