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  1. Has anyone ever tried putting a solar charger on a battery of a RC plane or copter? Is it feasible.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. weijing3333

    shanghai

    Yes.

    Sorta.

    Due to low efficiency in the conversion from light to electricity, you'll need gobs of surface area and a very power efficient airframe. This puts you in the neighborhood of a large-wing glider or lighter-than-air craft.

    Even with more efficient cells there's only so much energy in sunlight so you'll likely still face these restrictions . . . a "solar powered" multirotor won't be carrying deployed solar panels keeping the battery topped off.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. weijing3333 said:
    Yes.

    Sorta.

    Due to low efficiency in the conversion from light to electricity, you'll need gobs of surface area and a very power efficient airframe. This puts you in the neighborhood of a large-wing glider or lighter-than-air craft.

    Even with more efficient cells there's only so much energy in sunlight so you'll likely still face these restrictions . . . a "solar powered" multirotor won't be carrying deployed solar panels keeping the battery topped off.

    Thank you for answer my solar charge question

    Posted 5 years ago #

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