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The lithium polymer (LiPo) battery is the heaviest part of an FPV quadcopter and keeping this weight to a minimum requires careful matching of a 6S LiPo to its application; 6S LiPos for racing prioritise light weight for maximum speed, whilst 6S LiPos for freestyle favour larger capacity (mAh) to maximise flight time and counter the increased weight of a GoPro laden quad.
From our polling of the FPV community, the maximum battery mAh for 5″ quads running 6S is typically 1300mAh for racing and 1500 mAh for freestyle. Our 6S LiPo comparison matrix (top) is designed to point you towards the 6S LiPo with the greatest popularity, lowest weight or greatest value. Next, explore which LiPo batteries are used by championship winning FPV racers and freestyle pilots.