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06-06-2004 02:34 AM  13 years agoPost 1
peterp105

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Ok, i bought the heli, servos, Himax brushless, phoenix speed controller 25, 2 1700 LIPOS, and a great planes Triton charger, but how do i charge these batteries? i never had lipos before. what do i do with them?

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06-06-2004 02:41 AM  13 years agoPost 2
rdalcanto

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Your best bet is to get a true lipoly charger that will sense when the batteries are full and go to trickle, like the Kokam charger. If you discharge the batteries too much, you will ruin them and cause a fire even with the Kokam charger. If you overcharge good batteries with the wrong kind of charger, you can have the same end result. Also make sure to keep an eye on cells after a crash (I've read for 30 min. to make sure they are stable). Apparently there used to be a lot of safety concerns with Nicads back in the day. Lipolys are a new technology and they need to be treated properly.

Rick

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06-06-2004 03:08 AM  13 years agoPost 3
peterp105

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so does that mean i cant use the Triton for a charger?

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06-06-2004 03:54 AM  13 years agoPost 4
rerazor

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The Triton charger will handle Li-po and all batterys with no problems. It is probally one of the best chargers out there. It is fool proof and has many safe guards built in like the thermal probe.

The intsructions are a little vague and it did take a little while to figure it out but once you do it is very easy and does a great job.

For your batterys you will have to set the settings to 1.7amp and 1700mah. If you need a step by step instructions let me know and i will do my best to walk you thru it.

It also does a great job at discharging.

With the triton you can charge the battery and walk away and not have to worry abou the battery. I charge my battery before I go to bed and never have to worry about overcharging or my house burning down.

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06-06-2004 04:34 PM  13 years agoPost 5
copperclad

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hi
i agree with rerazor , the triton was a good pick for a charger , it is top of the line and mine has been absolutely trouble free , it has menues to select charge voltage and amperage the manual will walk you through it all , be carefull not to run the lipos down too much as it can hurt them , they are not like nicad as they dont have memory and you can recharge them any time you want without worrying if they are fully discharged or not , it looks like you bought a great set of components you should have a riot , good luck and dont be afraid to ask questions

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06-06-2004 04:56 PM  13 years agoPost 6
peterp105

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U guys are all awsome!! i love this site. So does it mean that i can fly the heli until it gets too low to fly? or should i stop it sooner, so i dont hurt the batts? how do u all tell when its too low?

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06-06-2004 05:08 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Twin_squirrel

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For the first flights set the Pheonix speed controller to "soft cut-off" (setting 6 option 2) and "cutoff voltage 9v (setting 1 option 5).

That way you will never go under the safe voltage for your packs, after the first flights you will know how long they last. what I do is stop a minute or so before the end of my pack, that way I know I'm not going to cook them and that I will be able to land safely.

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06-06-2004 05:11 PM  13 years agoPost 8
peterp105

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great i'll try that. do i need to know any temps in F degrees? that are dangerous for the packs?

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06-06-2004 05:14 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Twin_squirrel

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They all vary, but if you run a 10T pinion then they will get HOT to the touch. 8T lets them run nice and cool (warm) I believe... If they are really hot take them out of the heli and leave them outside or this could happen

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06-06-2004 06:12 PM  13 years agoPost 10
peterp105

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Ok my Zoom just came in today. So before i install all my stuff, what do i have to do with it? any fixes?

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06-09-2004 12:35 AM  13 years agoPost 11
fran

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HONEA PATH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Invest in the Temp probe for you charger

Once the max temp is reached with the triton...it can be set to turn off or trickle...It really isn't that hard...just read and adhear to the instruction on LiPo's...and NEVER LEAVE NiMhd or LiPo's UNATTENDED!!!!!!

Fran


EVER/NEVER UNATTENDED!!!!!!

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06-11-2004 01:44 AM  13 years agoPost 12
peterp105

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ok i cant fly it!!!!!!! i have no tail rotor. i dont know what to do. it wants to spin opposite of the main blades, i give input but there nothing there.

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06-11-2004 08:19 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Twin_squirrel

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Check your gyro direction

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06-12-2004 01:24 AM  13 years agoPost 14
peterp105

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OK i put my GY 401 in it and WOW its great!!!

i do have one problem, the stock tail is very twitchy, no matter how i set the gyro gain. i think its from all the friction in the stock wire tail control rod??? any i deas? the tail oscilates from side to side alot.

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06-12-2004 04:11 AM  13 years agoPost 15
fran

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shorten the 9253 servo arm...mount push-rod closer to center of arm!

Fran

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06-12-2004 04:14 AM  13 years agoPost 16
peterp105

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im using HS 50 on the tail. and it cant go in anymore, shouldi go in on the tail lever also?

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06-13-2004 03:39 PM  13 years agoPost 17
peterp105

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do i need to keep my speed control at a 9V cutoff and on the "soft cut off mode" i have 5 flights on it now.

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06-13-2004 03:59 PM  13 years agoPost 18
copperclad

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NY

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shouldi go in on the tail lever also?
hi
to soften the response you would move in on the sevo arm >and or< out on the tail arm , if you are not in the last hole on the tail arm try it

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06-13-2004 04:16 PM  13 years agoPost 19
peterp105

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i have my GY401 mounted on the front top tray above the batt, could that be the prob? i have constant tail wag. i tried different arm positions

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