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600 mAh batteries rock! Almost got tired of flying (and that young cat that chased the copter had even more fun, it seems). Didn't measure the time, but that was Long.

Cut-off at 3.35V (checked at home)

PS. Considering a proper way to attach velcro tape to the copter for battery mod.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
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600 mAh batteries rock! Almost got tired of flying (and that young cat that chased the copter had even more fun, it seems). Didn't measure the time, but that was Long.

Cut-off at 3.35V (checked at home)

PS. Considering a proper way to attach velcro tape to the copter for battery mod.
You will get about 15 minute or so out of the 600mA so I have my timer on my 9X set at 12 minutes. But your right it seems like forever before it runs out of battery. I got four 600mA and the one 350mA so I can pretty much fly for an hour strait

As for the battery... Take the screw out of the stock battery holder and remove it.. Take the JST connector out of it, then pretty much cover the bottom of the X1 with Velcro. That is how I did mine.
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For aftermarket batteries -

Remove the stock battery tray from the bottom of the frame..
Since these center sections are set up in X configuration,
there isn't much of a surface area to work with.. So..

I've always made and used a plastic piece like the one pictured.



If you have an old CD case, the black back section works great..
The velco or even better 'dual lock' only needs to be about the size
of a nickel, so, the plastic plate really only needs to be about
the size of a quarter..
I usually make the plate 1" diameter.
From there, use some sandpaper to rough up the bottom of the frame,
and the plate too [that's adding 'tooth' for the glue to adhere to]
You can use CA glue or hot glue. Both work great..
Hit the frame center and go out far enough to glue the plastic on..
Center up the plastic, glue in place, attach velcro / dual lock, and done!

Edit: I found a better pic of an old X1 frame -

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The UPS man picked a great day to come earlier than usual. My new X1 is charging!
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Hi Sam, Good to hear from you. I was just thinking if you were okay last night. And here you are.
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Hopefully in a few weeks I too will be returning to the world of RCG. Aging parent issues has necessitated my recent absence from this and all other threads here at RCG and all other sites where I have been a frequent flier. I should be as healthy, feisty, and as cognitively intact at 91 y.o. as my Father is presently.

At least I am now able to fly vicariously through the members here and elsewhere.

The RC withdrawal has been extreme, but I will probably make it if I can survive this horrid heat in FL.

That smell is me rotting in the heat.
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Good luck with your parents, my Mom is also failing.

Enjoy the weather it's been freezing up here.

I'm sending you a PM.
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oh, that "Since these center sections are set up in X configuration, there isn't much of a surface area to work with" was exactly my problem )) Like the idea of a plastic piece, but will wait for the camera to arrive - first wanna have all the gear, then start making serious mods.

Asking again:
I have found an old RC antenna from a toy, Metal stick 27cm long. Does it make any sense to connect it to the built-in antenna of the stock RC (I don't plan to change it yet)?
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Asking again:
I have found an old RC antenna from a toy, Metal stick 27cm long. Does it make any sense to connect it to the built-in antenna of the stock RC (I don't plan to change it yet)?
No. The X1 works on 2.4GHz, best antenna length for this application is λ/4=31,25 mm

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For aftermarket batteries -

Remove the stock battery tray from the bottom of the frame..
Since these center sections are set up in X configuration,
there isn't much of a surface area to work with.. So..

I've always made and used a plastic piece like the one pictured.



If you have an old CD case, the black back section works great..
The velco or even better 'dual lock' only needs to be about the size
of a nickel, so, the plastic plate really only needs to be about
the size of a quarter..
I usually make the plate 1" diameter.
From there, use some sandpaper to rough up the bottom of the frame,
and the plate too [that's adding 'tooth' for the glue to adhere to]
You can use CA glue or hot glue. Both work great..
Hit the frame center and go out far enough to glue the plastic on..
Center up the plastic, glue in place, attach velcro / dual lock, and done!

Edit: I found a better pic of an old X1 frame -

The little tabs on the sides work great to hook a few of your kids' rainbow loom bands going in opposite directions. It holds the battery on just fine.

We had 9 guys flying in our church gymnasium the other night. First, a limbo competition. The Pylon racing. Finally, demolition derby! Touching another quad and recovering is 1 point. Flipping into another quad is 3 points.

Bunch of boys at the playground, it was a blast.

The only casualties were one broken boom and a few cut wires. Few minutes on the soldering iron and all like new!
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Hi Sam, Good to hear from you. I was just thinking if you were okay last night. And here you are.
Thanks bro!
Yeah, just hibernating again..
That warm weather got me out and about, but it was short lived..

It's definitely nice to catch up with you guys again!
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The little tabs on the sides work great to hook a few of your kids' rainbow loom bands going in opposite directions. It holds the battery on just fine.

We had 9 guys flying in our church gymnasium the other night. First, a limbo competition. The Pylon racing. Finally, demolition derby! Touching another quad and recovering is 1 point. Flipping into another quad is 3 points.

Bunch of boys at the playground, it was a blast.

The only casualties were one broken boom and a few cut wires. Few minutes on the soldering iron and all like new!
Nice idea!
I never even thought of using those frame-tabs before...
Before I hacked of my goatee, I had hundreds of those mini rubber bands too!

That's awesome that you guys got to get a little crazy with your quads!
Sounds like you had a little too much fun! haha
Glad that the repairs are simple enough that you'll get things back in action!
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