iFlight 6S 18650 Long Range FPV Flight Battery 🔋
You guys saw this on my instagram, while back and i tested the four cell version previously i’ll link that video down in the description, and i wanted to see how this six cell pack, which is made by iflight by the way, compared to the outline 3300 milliamp Hour 6s lipo: this is uh lipo versus lithium ion and well. Let’S. Just talk about the weight first, the weight difference. I flew one. Obviously, the khmer 7, which is uh using the 6s motor, the 1300 uh kv motor, and this is the new 186 650 pack. It’S coming in at about 302 grams and then the lithium ion battery 3 300 milliamp hours is coming in at 433 grams, so it’s quite a bit heavier. You know you get more energy density in a lithium ion pack over a lithium or lipo pack, so um. The way it flies is a little bit different um. What you can do with it is a little bit different than the light, the lipo pack. So i will link in the description the video i talked about this guy here i’m, not going to really go into detail on this ones. I’Ve already done a whole video on this um. How long you can fly for. I believe it was about 20 minutes. You can go a little bit longer on this one because it’s lighter overall, and it has a higher energy density, so from 4.2 volts down to it’s gon na it’s, going to give you some voltage sag.
So, while it’s loaded, while it’s actually in the air and there’s a load on the battery pack towards the very end, you can get down to roughly 2.7 2.6 volts before things get kind of sketchy and that point you’re going to probably want to land and not Crash um, but the pack voltage after it comes back up after it’s landed the the pack voltage will come back up and at resting voltage it’s around three volts. So basically you get about 1.2 volts of actual usable flight time. Out of this pack – and i was getting about 25 minutes on this one – obviously we’re just cruising around here – you know if you’re trying to do racing uh. This is not the pack to go with. This is yourself for low amp, draw applications, and if you try to do any kind of full throttle, punch outs, it’s, very anemic, very weak compared to the lipo pack that one actually has a little bit more power, even though it’s overall weights heavier. It just gives you more current output than this 18650 pack, but if you’re looking for more flight time, i think this one is better because it’s a little bit lighter now, if you want even more flight time which i haven’t tested, i don’t have this one it’s. Actually, the uh 6s 2p. This is a 6s 1p pack, so you can see here it’s a 6s 1p. This is basically just six cells.
If you get the 6s 2p, you get basically two sets of six cells in parallel and you’ll get six thousand milliamp hours. Now, obviously, it’s going to weigh twice as much so you’re going to be adding another 300 grams uh. So it’s, not a one for one you don’t get like it’s, not linear in terms of like you know, you’re gon na go from 25 minutes to 50 minutes. Probably going to be something like 40 minutes, i’m thinking because of the extra weight, because you do there’s some losses there um, but they do sell a 6s 2p, which is obviously twice the length twice the weight but you’re gon na get more flight time. And if you’re really looking for a flight time, get that one six thousand milliamp hours, you’re gon na have enough space here on the deck. So i just flew it like this vertically, but you can see here’s plenty of space here in here for another six cells tons it’s going to weigh a ton more uh, but it will fly no problem. I’M. Pretty sure this thing can carry a lot of weight. These motors are huge um, so if you’re looking for even way more flight time than you get the one that’s the 6s 2p pack – and i i know again – i haven’t tested it myself, but i’m, pretty sure that’s going to give you the maximum flight time on This now i i already know people are going to be asking me down in the comments what about the 21 700 packs? Well, as far as i know, they’re not available yet for purchase, i think the iflight might be making them soon sure you can make them yourself, but yeah i’m not going to get into that, because whenever i do a diy video on how to make anything battery Related people tend to cause fires, so yeah it’s not safe for most people, but you know things like the people that normally know how to do this stuff.
They don’t need a video on how to do it because they are, they can figure it out on their own, but people that are in the position of not understanding what to do. And then you explain to people that don’t understand what the dangers are, how to build these kind of things. They are usually the ones that end up getting in trouble, so it’s kind of like. If you need a video, then you really shouldn’t be making those packs, which is why i kind of i’m not going to make that video, because this is kind of pointless for those kind of people anyway, regarding the flight characteristics again, because it’s a low am draw Application you’re going to be just cruising around no freestyle, of course, no acro, no racing but it’s just fine, because you’re looking for just maximum flight time, you’re going to be, you know doing some long range cruising capturing some cinematic footage from your gopro. This will be fine for that now. Um. Regarding the props here, i know i’m going to get some questions about that. This is the new dial prop fold version two seven inch, so i have the seven inch the six inch and the five inch i’ve had them for a while. They they actually have new, blades and new hubs. So if you were wondering about if the old blades work on the new hubs, uh that that the sizes are different, so they’re not compatible and the version ones are completely discontinued anyway, there were some issues with the version one hub’s exploding.
I did have that on the five inch i didn’t have it on a seven inch, because i wasn’t really pushing the seven inch game and with seven inch you can’t, really, you know, do freestyle with them. So i wasn’t really pushing the props that much on the five inch on when you’re trying to freestyle on on the v1. Sometimes they would explode so they redesigned the hubs on the v2s and the blades are a little bit different from the v1s. They seem to be a little bit less aggressive in terms of the pitch they just they seem a little bit more efficient. I think they went for a little bit more efficient profile on the on the prop plate on the v2, but um yeah overall they’re. Okay, you know feel free to ask me questions down below if you have specific questions, but you know for i think about these kind of folding props here mostly for cruising around it’s, going to be great on a 7 inch on five inch. I think you’re going to probably want to use it on something that’s going to be like more efficiency, oriented and cruising around. I still don’t really trust the five inch ones for like racing if you’re really going, if you’re really going for performance you’re going to want to get a fixed blade, you know the standard, tri blade uh, not the folding type um. This is going to be more people that want the sort of the smaller footprint on their quad and aren’t, necessarily looking for the absolute top performance, then yeah.
This props can be totally fine for you. If you guys are wondering about that. That’S that’s. My conclusion on that so far, but so far i haven’t had any exploding hubs on any of them. Yet so we’ll see okay, so that’s gon na do it for this one um yeah. I probably showed you a bunch of the the the long flight. I think parts of it that i just kind of spread it through because it’s kind of um boring i’m just cruising around in circles, trying to just maximize the flight time on this battery pack. Not all that interesting that if you want to see a full 20 minute flight, i think i did one and this one again that the video will be down in the description.