"Well I hooked up a power analyzer and took off (with a 7 lb. payload in addition to the craft, for a total AUW of about 12 pounds) with these "max" results:
1517 Watts Peak
6.6 Watt Hours
1143 Amps Peak
445 Amp hours
"Thanks for the reply.
Flight time with no “additional payload” is about 8 minutes, with the red-blinking light on almost from the first 10 seconds.
Do you think the 10C discharge rate is an issue? I suppose not, because while it might reflect a…"
"Well, flew just now and one flight (WITH full load of 12 lbs AUW) lasted just 3 minutes and the other about just 2 minutes before the drone landed itself. Not good. The red blinking warning light came on almost immediately on take-off.
Thanks for the continued assistance here.
First, to your points: Yes, the voltage shows 16.8 when fully charged. I can't figure any way to test the mAh inside (maybe don't know my multimeter well). I have not attached a power…"
First a correction on my part: the battery is a Multistar 14.8 volt 16000 10c
Other details: 8 motors are T-Motor MT2814 KV 770 the props are 8" APC ones with a 4.5 pitch The payload, including batteries, etc. (AUW?) is 10 lbs.…"
Trying to get some opinions on the best way to test performance of my Multistar 14.8v 10c 16,000 mAp battery.When I fly my drone (designed for a 24 pound max lift) with 10 pounds, the red-blinking warning light on the drone's DJI controller starts…
"Perhaps I should have posted this in a new thread...Related question about the Multistar 14.8 volt 10000 10c batteries which I am also using on my x8: With a 10 pound payload, and with motors and props that calculate the max lift should be 21…"