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03-30-2005 08:04 PM  13 years agoPost 1
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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I bought a new 2400 nicad from radicalrc.com because my voltwatch kept blinking in the red even after a full nights charge after a couple of flights....When I check the voltage with a voltmeter and put a load on the battery it still reads good....Should I just throw this pos in the trash...

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03-30-2005 08:14 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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Yep, it's crap, you'd do better just getting a volt meter with load tester and just test before and after every flight. I've never found a battery meter that is accurate.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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03-30-2005 08:17 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Glenn in Den

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Longmont, Colorado area

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They might be crap but they're very consistant. I have 3 of them and they all read exactly the same.

On nicads you can fly right down to where the red led's flash when you move your sticks around.

Once you understand how they work, you'll have no problems with them.



Glenn.

I'm not really an R/C pilot, I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last n

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03-30-2005 08:36 PM  13 years agoPost 4
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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Yes they make you worry long before you should. I am bouncing in the red when flying.



Wildcat Fuels

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03-30-2005 09:11 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Evil_Homer

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Cubbington, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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The voltwatch was driving me nuts, eventually changed over to the 10 led devices, they dont flash as much and seem to have a more gradual decline.

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03-30-2005 09:17 PM  13 years agoPost 6
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
drunk monk...where can you purchase those/??

Thanks
~Will~

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03-31-2005 02:51 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Mike Rojas

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New Orleans,LA

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I personally like the I4C C-Volt
Check them out at http://www.i4cproducts.com/c-volt.htm
I use them in all my giant scale planes and they are very accurate.
Mike C-Volt

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03-31-2005 03:12 AM  13 years agoPost 8
polyhedron

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Amite, Louisiana, USA

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The Watts-Up from modelavionics looks pretty good too. You can exactly determine the amount of energy used per flight. This used in tangent with a discharger that counts the total amount of mah in a battery and you can accurately determine the amount of flights you can get between charges.

I currently use a voltwatch and I somewhat like it, but I plan on getting a watts up or something like it


--Matt

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03-31-2005 11:45 PM  13 years agoPost 9
spool-it-up

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Oakwood Hills ILL..

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I happen to like the gem 2000 seems to work very good and accurate
check them out.

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03-31-2005 11:54 PM  13 years agoPost 10
pcliftonjr

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Phoenix, AZ

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I got a couple of the Venom Racing gauges.



I usually fly then until I hit red when I move the sticks; thats about 5 flights on a 2400 NiCad pack.

Paul

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