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ST10+ Battery Attitude

Discussion in 'Q500+ Help' started by Tim Lewis, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Tim Lewis

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    I'm curious about the way your ST10+ batteries act. When I first got mine about a month ago, I could charge it all night, head to the flying spot, and it would be dead. I could charge it up to 100%, leave it off, and within hours, it would be down to 40%. Yuneec sent me a new battery, and it started doing the same thing after about the 3rd charge. A drain in the transmitter is what everyone seems to suspect now. For two weeks, the new battery seemed to be working ok, if I made sure it was near full charge before heading out to fly. I would fly it 4 times in a day, averaging about 15-20 minutes per flight, and the ST10+ battery would be in the 40-50% range. It also started holding a full charge for several days without use. I've had it off for 2 days now, with a full charge, but tonight I went out to get video in Night-mode, to see how it turned out, and the ST10+ was down to 28% on it's own when I turned it on. Is this normal for you?? In another forum, people tell me that their ST10+ can go a week or two without needing a charge. I don't know if they fly as much as me per day though. I cannot go fly without giving it a charge. Yuneec wants to look at it, but will need it for 5 or 6 weeks. The company I bought it from doesn't have an ST10 to swap with me. I can't be without my Typhoon for a long period of time, because my videos are getting some attention now, and people are ready to pay me for pics/videos of their homes and properties, along with local Realtor's. I thought about buying a Typhoon Q, and using it's ST10+ for both of my Typhoons, until Yuneec either fixes or replaces my 1st ST10+. What does everyone think? What would you do in a need-to-fly-now situation? And does your ST10+ YP-3 battery have the same attitude as mine?
     
  2. KramerMD

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    I would send it to Yuneec to be looked over. Buy another GCS if needed. Or buy another drone like the G for $499. You could sell off the G gimbel and Drone, to cover your costs of the GCS. Last thing you want is for the quad to crash due to failed CGS battery.
     
  3. Tim Lewis

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    Yeah, the prices I've seen for a new ST10+ alone, are higher than the price of a new Q500, with a ST10+, batteries and the hand grip. That's crazy for a transmitter to cost more than a new drone/transmitter combo.