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Old 04-19-2016, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all , got my chroma today , easy setup , flys good , BUT i hate paying 100.00 - 120.00 for a 20.00 - 40.00 battery , so i came up with this connector that plugs into the chroma , add some wires , velcro and your good to go , its just 2 Deans female Ultra connector ca - ed together with a piece of shrink for good measure , but tell me , am i missing something ?
1st pic shows deans connecters plugged into chroma plug, removed from chroma
2nd is just 2 deans glued together , chroma plug removed from chroma
3rd is stock battery plugged into stock connector back in chroma
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A few questions. Where do you intend to put the batteries? Are you proposing two 3000mAH 11.1v LiPo's wired in parallel for the power supply? How do you intend to hook up the batteries to those two Deans connectors? Don't forget, the battery design for the Chroma puts it in the body so that it is balanced with the camera load on it so I hope you have some method of moving the batteries around until you can fix a location for any given battery combination weight. The plug adaptor looks like it will be workable, I hope the rest turns out as simple. Take care.

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i will solder 2 wires to the deans connector , one on the far left pin and one on the far right pin , solder a ec5 to those wires , put velcro in the flat area where the stock battery goes , also put a strap around it , there is a lot of room in the battery area to move in front or back to get the correct cg, plug my ec5 into the battery and fly , will use 1 big battery , i will have to see what available ...
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Chroma batteries can be had for around $90 shipped from certain places, and the "easy fit" is the extra $30 cost. I think this is going to be a lot of hassle especially in regard to the whole CG aspect.

Despite that, I am eager to see how it turns out, because the Chroma is going to be discontinued very soon. This means that battery production is probably done, and when those dry up or become scarce, there's nothing left except to look into 3rd party solutions. That's the problem with a proprietary battery design. If this frame supported different batteries I'd hack off the proprietary connector and install an XT60 in a heartbeat.
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who sells them for 90 shipped ?, i have 1 and 1 is on the way , so not sure if ill do it , but i HATE the fixed battery system where you have to buy their battery at double the cost , i found a 30c 6200s for 41.00 , (says 5c chargible) , could get 2 shipped for about 7.00 , so less than 2 for the price of one , maybe ill sell mine and buy 4 of the others ....
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Right here is $90 shipped, a couple vendors have lowered their prices recently as well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blade-Chroma...EAAOSwKfVXFnDC

I, too, am not in favor of proprietary battery on any rc product. But all of the major manufacturers of camera quads have gone this way, so it appears to be unavoidable.

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