Drone battery hack: Can a power tool 18650 battery fly a drone?

Drone battery hack: Can a power tool 18650 battery fly a drone?

In this video, I will show you how to replace a lipo battery with an 18650 high discharge battery from a cordless drill. You’d get at least 3 times the run time compare to a stock lipo battery that comes with the drone. Let’s see if it works!

50 Comments

  1. Muhammad Harris on February 26, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Which type of company cell I use to fly it

  2. honey boo hoo on February 26, 2020 at 3:34 am

    that last flight looked like it was having problems keeping the weight in the air.

  3. Harry Fraud on February 26, 2020 at 3:35 am

    My 3.7v vape battery also worked well 15 mins full charge

  4. blaze allday on February 26, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Vape batteries you can get 18650 s at any vape store

  5. kalaithebat on February 26, 2020 at 3:37 am

    I tried with 3000mAh, 3.7A the drone starts up and shutdown by it self !! over charged ?

  6. CA SK on February 26, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Bad vedio

  7. christopher chisholm on February 26, 2020 at 3:40 am

    I’m curious how much extra weight is added for that battery, and in general what the performance is like. I’ve found that putting heavier higher MAH batteries into smaller drones keeps them going longer but makes them slower and less agile once the battery has drained a bit, due to the extra weight

  8. Title Match Boxing on February 26, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Shit, I cracked up at 0:47 "It’s soo small, that’s what she said…" ROFL… I almost pee.

  9. Stefan Boyadzhiev on February 26, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Could you please tell us, is the drone still "alive", I mean the electrical part?
    I am not hater, just asking, because I intend to do the same.
    But, I thought this:
    You can increase the fly time, by installing higher capacity 18650 battery. But the battery is havier, and the motors would be forced to lift more waight, so I assume they will consume more power – the Watts will increase, so the Ampers increase too…I think this may burn tge electrical circuit.
    Please tell me am I wright or wrong?

  10. Mel Gibson on February 26, 2020 at 3:44 am

    I stepped on my mini drone and crushed the frame….i took the guts out and glued the board and attached motors to a cigarette with wire as a frame and poked through the paper…looked cool and flew but i landed on wet grass and it ruined the cig. I think i will glue the drone guts i still have to a small 18350 3.7 trustfire ecig battery and see if it can lift it.18350 means 1.8 cm diameter by 3.5 cm and weigh s 21.5 grams.. I also have your drone but i took the camera apart hot glued the naked camera board to the front and then the camera lenz and removed the legs and glued on 4 foam earplugs to replace them…noticably lighter so one 18650 should not affect performance if i swap batteries. Feel more confident now that i seen it works.

  11. ABHAY ENTERTAINMENT on February 26, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Which wasside you can buy this cell

  12. Zurkster on February 26, 2020 at 3:44 am

    I cut away some of the unessential plastic subframe inside the battery compartment and inserted a higher capacity lithium battery. It dramatically increased flying time and didn’t add as much weight as an 18650 cell, wires and holder does combined. The 18650 method also prevents the camera being mounted.

  13. c!rcu1t t.v on February 26, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Is this hack works on magic speed x53?????
    That is same as your’s and it can’t lift a GoPro or any action 4k camera

  14. tim on February 26, 2020 at 3:47 am

    "Thats what she said" LoL XD XD

  15. texling93 on February 26, 2020 at 3:48 am

    I wonder if 14500 batteries will work

  16. GDogGaming on February 26, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Can’t you just solder in a amp limiter or a voltage limiter…?

  17. De ja vu Campernik on February 26, 2020 at 3:53 am
  18. Gerry Anderson on February 26, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Once you have the battery from a cordless drill, how do you charge the battery?

  19. martin kontra on February 26, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Can you plug 3 of this in series to make 3s cell? If my drone requires 11.1V(3s)

  20. Anthony Richard on February 26, 2020 at 3:55 am

    sweet work

  21. Ngoaniaka Brice on February 26, 2020 at 3:56 am

    1:31

  22. Funny Momentz on February 26, 2020 at 3:56 am

    That’s what she said 🤣

  23. karel a tades on February 26, 2020 at 3:57 am

    what was the weight of battery?

  24. Bobby Porter on February 26, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I bought a cheap $10 cellphone charger. I took it apart and it’s 4000mAh. But its very heavy.

  25. PooorMan-DIY on February 26, 2020 at 3:59 am

    you need to solder a good connector on the battery …the battery holder is no good electrical contact

  26. HALO WORLD on February 26, 2020 at 4:00 am

    it would be great to install 4 of 1860 with 2500 mah

  27. Shawn Amour on February 26, 2020 at 4:01 am

    What about drones that have rectangular batteries with no cords or plugs?directly inserted into charger and drone

  28. HAC Cabrera on February 26, 2020 at 4:02 am

    I have a Mavic Clone Drone from wish
    As soon as I conect the 18650 🔋 it starts spinning but without turning on the power button on.. Why?

  29. javier reyes on February 26, 2020 at 4:05 am

    and if I use a 9900 mAh battery ?????

  30. E M on February 26, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Very ingenuous adaptation, i like it congratulations on a good solution.

  31. Ron Martin on February 26, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I’m gonna try that on my Carrera rc drone. Out of the box I get 40 seconds of flight on the supplied 3.7volt 1000mah. Battery.

  32. Santiago Vigliano on February 26, 2020 at 4:06 am

    0:47 O O F

  33. Frank Nyanjom on February 26, 2020 at 4:08 am

    you know a tripper battery is rechargeable

  34. Creative World on February 26, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Sir where are you Buying this PRODUCT or CELL, Charger, and Cell Case

  35. Simonas Kecorius on February 26, 2020 at 4:11 am

    "Can a 18650 fly a drone" – perhaps only specific ones. E.g. SNAPTAIN S5C did not work with Sony 18650 V5. Props start to spin, but drone does not lift from ground. Also, after couple of seconds drone starts to complain that the battery is low (which is not true. But I guess C rating of Sony 18650 is too low (<20C).

  36. Brandon Fields on February 26, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Where did you attach the red and black wires too

  37. XBignudgeX on February 26, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Chao chu! Would the drone have an inbuilt BMS system inside?

  38. John Brozas on February 26, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Mine last 8 min

  39. 2 SWEEZEY on February 26, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Yo i did the conversion and the only thing happened was the propellers kept spun lights didn’t turn on wouldn’t arm, I know i didnt burn out my brain with the 18650, u have the propel altitude drone..please help

  40. F-Cloud Drone on February 26, 2020 at 4:17 am
  41. Fran Duncan on February 26, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Brilliant idea going to try this ile let you know how I get on

  42. Deni RN on February 26, 2020 at 4:21 am

    I got 4 of those batteries w a 4 battery charger on Amazon for quiet money. Without the camera I got 7-8 min on each. With camera you’re right 5-6 minutes max

  43. jewlery on February 26, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Chinese always smart mfkers

  44. Monkey94nl on February 26, 2020 at 4:23 am

    my drone battery is only 380 mah and it last 10 min

  45. Eric Tennant on February 26, 2020 at 4:24 am

    This is a fail don’t waste your time. Or do and find out why i’m typing this.

  46. Aleksandr Korkut on February 26, 2020 at 4:25 am

    I got new high capacity same voltage same number of cells li-po 3.7 battery, but my drone shuts off and blinks (drained battery signal) when I try to take off. Seems that my new battery doesn’t have proper discharge rate for the drone. Anything I can do?

  47. P 75 on February 26, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Nano v3 + 2 battery phone = vin and gnd power + hack drone gnd and 5 v = 45 min.

  48. eugenia rivas on February 26, 2020 at 4:30 am

    how much run time do you really get?

  49. Gregg Bristol on February 26, 2020 at 4:31 am

    damn, noisy pos, ha ha

  50. Mohit Prasher on February 26, 2020 at 4:31 am

    What would happen if I put two 18650 batteries in series on my drone that took 3.7v before?

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