This took a quite a bit of work, but we now have custom Lithium Ion battery packs (made from Tesla battery cells) on the way. We will be performing tests on three Electrolyte Beta wings to determine if there’s any small adjustments that need to be made with the battery packs or the wings.
The battery pack statistics are as follows:
Each battery pack with have 9300 mah capacity, with an energy density of 227 Wh/kg. These packs are from a 2015 Tesla model S, so we expect the energy density to improve with newer model S cells on 2016 Tesla models. The battery pack will have standard balance connectors and an XT60 connector.
Initially, we will perform a variety of tests with the three Beta flying wings, including Amp draw and flight videos. Look forward to a bunch of flight videos and battery tests!