Lithium-polymer battery manufacturer Thunder Power (thunderpowerrc.com) announced at the iHobby Expo (ihobbyexpo.com) in Schaumburg, Illinois that it is developing a new line of high-voltage LiPos specifically for multirotors.
The new batteries will make possible a nominal charge of 3.8 volts per cell, rather than 3.7 volts per cell with conventional LiPos. Batteries using this new technology will be able to deliver approximately a 20 percent improvement in milliamp hour ratings compared to a standard battery of similar size and weight. Thunder Power expects to begin selling these new batteries in January 2015.
The Roswell Flight Test Crew interviewed Kim Quenette, the Air Team and Product Development Manager at the recent FlySafe training (flysafetraining.org) in Las Vegas about the new batteries. You can watch the interview by following this link: youtu.be/uEIQdYDbc1A