Battery Box enclosure


#1

Hi Guys

I’ve been away from the forum for a while.
I’m still looking for way to get all 4 Bonkas into a box that attaches neatly to the back of the frame.

Has anyone pulled this off yet?


#2

Yes, check the thread “Dave UK kit”. He has access to materials and a machine to custom fabricate his battery box.


#3

I’d love to see an official “standard” option made out of carbon fiber…


#4

Me to!
Cheers, Patrick


#5

For an “official” box size do you guys want to see it hold 4-6-8 bats. If we make it so it hold 8 then there will be a lot of slop/wiggle room if you just use 4 bats, Thoughts?


#6

I’d be fine with four.


#7

4 Bonka’s appears to be what most people are using.


#8

4 batteries would be my preference maybe with the option to use two boxes. One mounted in the middle of the frame and one mounted low.


#9

Wouldn’t it be great if the battery boxes could be designed so that they connect with each other? That way if a person wanted 2,4,6 or 8 batteries all they do is keep connecting more interlocking cases on.


#10

I personally REALLY want the option to connect 8 so I can get that 40-50 min flight time. If you can make it so that less batteries can be secured in the box (velcro? snap in carbon fiber part?) for shorter flights, that’s a nice bonus.

A quick release mechanism for emergencies would make it perfect.


#11

4 would be a good arrangement.


#12

4 seems to be the most popular - I know I will use 8 some times but I had plan to do that only on a trike.
Cheers, Patrick


#13

Has anyone here ever even flown with more than 4 Bonkas? If I added 25 more pounds of batteries I would need a bigger wing.


#14

I like the way Dave did it with two 4 battery boxes:

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#15

I concur - very nice setup

Cheers, Patrick


#16

Here is my Battery box…sits on angle alloy with location lugs and secured with a pair of one turn twistlock connectors