I'm new to the drone game. I'm building an Arducopter S500,(2015) with 2212 KV920 max 1200 gram, brushless motors, 10/45 blades, SimonK ESC's, Lipo 5200 11.1V battery, and GPS 2.8. My controller is a FLYSKY FS-16X 6 channel. As of this question, the total weight is 1294 grams. My question: My battery weighs in at 394 grams. Is that too heavy? Thanks.
All of the provided information points to a 'standard' DIY setup. A 11.1v battery (3S) is recommended for this setup. The 5200 is the capacity in milliamp hours (mAh) which more or less tells you how long it can fly between recharges. There are 4 motors, so if each can lift 1200 grams the total weight of drone, battery and other equipment needs to be less than 4800 grams.