THE AIRHOGS MILLENNIUM FALCON BATTERY DIED, SO I MADE IT BETTER!
If your AirHogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter battery died like mine, here’s a simple way of replacing the battery while at the same time reducing your charge times AND doubling the flight time!
I’ve been enjoying the AirHogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter quite a bit since my review of it a couple months ago. I’ve actually taken it with me to a few RC events for fun and it’s been quite a hit. Who doesn’t love the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!? However, after a flight a few weeks ago, the battery just completely died. I mean, died! No power to the quad and no voltage from the battery at all! So, I had a dilemma, do I dare cut into this machine? I’d had it a while, so I’m sure it was past warranty and without a working battery, all I had was simply a foam desk model. So I figured at the very least it was worth a shot!
I promptly purchased three 1 cell 750 mah lipo batteries ($3 at Hobby King), pulled out the Xacto and soldering iron, did a little surgery and we were back in business! To top it all off, the quad now has a hatch where I’m now able to swap out batteries which means less down time between flights (more fun!) AND the flight times have more than doubled since I’m using a larger capacity battery. So, here’s a quick article and video showing Continue reading