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Compatibility of Q500 4k motors and battery with FC and ESCs of other brands

Feb 23, 2024
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I am new to the forum and am using a q500 for a limited time/purpose.
I know that almost everything in the drone only works with parts from Yuneec.
But I was wandering, weather at least the motors and the battery could be used with a flight controller and ESCs from a different manufacturer? Maybe even the camera (without gimbal)?
And if so, could anyone give a recommendation which FC and ESCs could work? (Obviously 3S compatible ones I assume)

I searched but did not find anything on this issue specifically.

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Q500 motors are standard brushless motors 700kV. It will work with any brushless ESC 20A or more (maybe 10A also but I would not go with it). I know that mor powerful H920 motors working with 35A ESCs. The flight controller must be able to set up the PID values for the frame-motor-propeller combination you will have. With other words, it must be configurable. I don't see any other limitation.
Motor - propeller combination is more important. Propeller must fit 700kV motors.
The battery is a common 3S LiPo battery with standard EC3 connector. It has a overload protection, no other "smart" functions. Also not limitation to use it for other purposes.
CGO3 camera without gimbal must be supplied with 5V, 2.5A (better more). CGO3+ uses a TPS5450 step-down-converter which in 5A peak.
The camera is controlled with HTTP CGI commands via 5GHz WiFi. For Android there is a CGO app to do this with mobile phone or tablet. For iOS maybe to, I don't know.

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For iOS use the CGO app to control CGO3 or CGO3+ cameras.

On Android it is the CGO3 app and you may need to use earlier versions of the app to get functionality. APK repositories house older versions. I know APKPure has all versions that were released.

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