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Lithium-ion battery packs for flying robots – 4S6P 14.8V 21Ah 60A 888W Panasonic NCR18650GA

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 24 (same rank cells)
  • Cell type: Li-ion Panasonic NCR18650GA 3.6V 3.5Ah 10A
  • Series-Parallel-Connected Cells: 4S6P
  • Current capacity: 21Ah (21000 mAh)
  • Voltage (nominal) 14.8V
  • Energy capacity: 302Wh
  • Power: 888W
  • Maximum continuous discharge current: 60A
  • Pulse (10sec): 80A
  • Maximum allowable charge voltage: 16.8V
  • Discharging end voltage: 10.8V
  • Charging current (CC): 10A (for maximum energy storage)
  • Weight: +/- 1200g (including wiring harnesses, connectors & covering)
  • Physical dimensions (distance between cell pack edges, excluding harnesses):  standard 12 x 7.6 x 7 cm
  • Gold plated discharge connector: standard XT90s
  • Discharge wire type: Multi-strand 12AWG flexible silicone insulated copper
  • Discharge wire length (pack to connector end) +/- 100mm
  • Balance plug: standard JST-XH 5-pin
  • Balance wire length (pack to connector end): +/- 70mm
  • The recommended device for charging & balancing: iCharger

How it's made

After are assembled in “honeycomb form” (more compact design for more energy density per unit volume, and also better heat dispersion between metal bodies of the cells), the battery cells terminals are over-insulated, and joined by nickel-strips layer through pulse-welding dependent upon the configuration. Adding matching battery cells from the same manufacturing batch we minimize variability within one battery pack.

Then wiring-harnesses for PCB/BMS, high quality polarized gold-plated connectors, and custom shielded discharge cables are applied, spending more attention to detail and safety elements. The entire cells block are surrounded by a light multilayer insulating shield with mechanical and dielectric strength, outside-reinforced with a thin laminate aluminum foil, sealing and resilient. The battery pack is wrapped with a hard PVC film.

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Blimpduino flies again!

Ten years after this site started with its first project, a robotic blimp called Blimpduino, two long time friends here, Jordi Munoz and Jose Julio, are relaunching it in a new improved form. It's called, unsurprisingly, Blimpduino 2.0, and you can see the progress here

The is new one is based on fly-by-wire Wifi system (smartphone based) and supports computer vision with the OpenMV camera.  It's what we had in mind a decade ago, but just took years for the technology to catch up. 

It looks like it will be available in a couple months. Can't wait!

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Blimpduino flies again!

Ten years after this site started with its first project, a robotic blimp called Blimpduino, two long time friends here, Jordi Munoz and Jose Julio, are relaunching it in a new improved form. It's called, unsurprisingly, Blimpduino 2.0, and you can see the progress here

The is new one is based on fly-by-wire Wifi system (smartphone based) and supports computer vision with the OpenMV camera.  It's what we had in mind a decade ago, but just took years for the technology to catch up. 

It looks like it will be available in a couple months. Can't wait!

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FlytBase to Unveil its AI Platform for Drones, Today!



FlytBase will be releasing its AI platform for drone applications at the Drone World Expo, San Jose, on 3rd October 2017. FlytBase has built the world’s first IoT platform for commercial drones, the “Internet of Drones” (IoD) platform. Continuing on its mission to bring intelligence and connectivity to commercial drones, FlytBase is now extending its cloud and edge compute platforms to incorporate AI and machine learning.

Drones generate vast amounts of data, which is usually in the form of images or video streams. Identification of objects of interest, counting them, or detecting change over time, are some of the tasks that are monotonous and labor intensive. FlytBase AI platform offers a complete solution to automate such tasks. It has been designed and optimised specifically for drone applications. The cloud-based training system leverages the scalability of the cloud to accelerate the training of models, to suit various customer requirements. Based on the use-case, the trained model can be deployed in the cloud (for post-processing of data) or on the edge (for real-time analysis).

FlytBase AI platform is optimised for interpretation of drone data, and it seamlessly integrates with the rest of FlytBase platform to offer connectivity with your business applications.

Be the first one to know more about FlytBase AI Platform, signup to stay tuned. Visit: https://flytbase.com/ai


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You can join Nitin Gupta, CEO FlytBase Inc. in the panel discussion with other leaders from the Industry on The Role of IoT, Software & Platforms in the Commercial Drone Ecosystem

At Drone World Expo October 3, 2017 | Conference Room No. 1, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Event Link: http://www.droneworldexpo.com/sessions_detail.asp?id=4425

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FlytBase to Unveil its AI Platform for Drones, Today!



FlytBase will be releasing its AI platform for drone applications at the Drone World Expo, San Jose, on 3rd October 2017. FlytBase has built the world’s first IoT platform for commercial drones, the “Internet of Drones” (IoD) platform. Continuing on its mission to bring intelligence and connectivity to commercial drones, FlytBase is now extending its cloud and edge compute platforms to incorporate AI and machine learning.

Drones generate vast amounts of data, which is usually in the form of images or video streams. Identification of objects of interest, counting them, or detecting change over time, are some of the tasks that are monotonous and labor intensive. FlytBase AI platform offers a complete solution to automate such tasks. It has been designed and optimised specifically for drone applications. The cloud-based training system leverages the scalability of the cloud to accelerate the training of models, to suit various customer requirements. Based on the use-case, the trained model can be deployed in the cloud (for post-processing of data) or on the edge (for real-time analysis).

FlytBase AI platform is optimised for interpretation of drone data, and it seamlessly integrates with the rest of FlytBase platform to offer connectivity with your business applications.

Be the first one to know more about FlytBase AI Platform, signup to stay tuned. Visit: https://flytbase.com/ai


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You can join Nitin Gupta, CEO FlytBase Inc. in the panel discussion with other leaders from the Industry on The Role of IoT, Software & Platforms in the Commercial Drone Ecosystem

At Drone World Expo October 3, 2017 | Conference Room No. 1, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Event Link: http://www.droneworldexpo.com/sessions_detail.asp?id=4425

Source

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