Hello, this is my first reply on this forum, just found it though I"ve had my Q500 for many years. I have always wondered why the Q500 batteries are so different than all my other drone batteries, it seems like they have a "ton" of extra plastic weight that is unnecessary and detrimental to flight time? Also the price? My used Q500 only came with 1 battery so I ordered a second through my LHS and it was $110!? I can buy a comparable lipo for like $30. I guess you pay for the convenience of Plug and Play.
Long story short: I havn't flown my q500 in forever, so I am also looking for batteries