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10-20-2004 01:10 AM  13 years agoPost 1
brian12

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So this past weekend i flew on Saturday and it was pretty cold and windy. Dont know the exact temps but it was pretty cold. Anyways i noticed that in the cold my rx battery went down rather fast. i was only able to get one flight out. I usually get three flights on one charge. So my question is what do you guys do about this? I would hate to be flying with a fully charged battery and then my heli goes out of control becasue of the cold. I was thinking of purchasing a 6v battery with a regulator.

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10-20-2004 01:48 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Al Magaloff

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The cold will slap the sh*t out of a not so swift battery. NiCad? NiMH has even poorer cold weather performance. I had one 2700ma NiMH pack that scared me. Went back to NiCad.

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10-20-2004 01:54 AM  13 years agoPost 3
greg

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Duralites. I know you are probably sick of hearing it, but I have been extremely happy with mine. Charge and fly. Thats it.

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10-20-2004 02:13 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Bobby Watts

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According to the directions, Duralites should not be used if the temperature is below 38 degrees. It gets that cold here... is this a fair warning?

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10-20-2004 02:17 AM  13 years agoPost 5
greg

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WoW great information, I did not know that. Good thing for me I live in Texas. For us that is damn cold and we usaully don't see that but a couple of weeks out of the year. Thanks again.

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10-20-2004 04:32 AM  13 years agoPost 6
brian12

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yea i use NICADS

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10-20-2004 07:51 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Raffy

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Winter Flying?

Not me. The simulator is a better option!

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10-20-2004 09:08 AM  13 years agoPost 8
mrNoodles

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My Duralite instructions says -4'F (-20'C)

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'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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10-20-2004 09:36 AM  13 years agoPost 9
webbhost

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dont know if this would make any difference, but once you have used the battery after 1 flight, try going in your car with hot air conditioning and warm the battery up. Once the batterys nice and warm give it another go and see what happens. Just dont heat it up a bit TOO much.. not unless you like smashed up window screen and a trip the the hospital

meh

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10-20-2004 05:40 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Glenn in Den

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How old is that nicad? Maybe it's just starting to go. Just how cold was it? 30? 0? It shouldn't have been that bad. I was sure you were using a NIMH or lithium by the way you described it.




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10-20-2004 06:05 PM  13 years agoPost 11
brian12

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The battery is about 4 months old. The temperature was probably around 30-40. Dont really know though.

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