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03-31-2005 03:05 AM  13 years agoPost 1
nedyah

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It looks like Thunder Power, no longer do the "TP2100 Gen 2". They have replaced it with this by the looks. So we no longer have the perfect fitting Trex flight pack.

TP2000-3s Pro Lite.

Thunder Power "Pro Lite" LiPo Electric Flight Pack
2000 mAh, 3s (11.1V), 16 gauge wires, with a separate 4-pin balancer connector
Rating: 10-12C Continuous Discharge / 20C (40A) Burst
Dimensions (wt): 50mm x 65mm x 20mm (120gm)
Configuration: 3x1 "Block"
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Cheers, Hayden.

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03-31-2005 03:10 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Jarod

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But the TP 2100 fit perfectly. Time to go stock up before they are all gone.

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03-31-2005 03:19 AM  13 years agoPost 3
xagent

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I was at my LHS a few days ago looking for a spare. They had none in stock and indicated they could not get anymore.

X

Someday, I might put a cute statement here.

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03-31-2005 03:53 AM  13 years agoPost 4
rckrzy1

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TP better think better about this. There is alot of TREX users out there.
I ordered another TP2100 this afternoon. If they no longer offer a perfectly fitting pack I WOULD have REASON to look at other ILL fitting packs that cost a helluva lot less than the new "pro lite" series.

TP are you listening?



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03-31-2005 03:56 AM  13 years agoPost 5
synchro505

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If the new ones have more punch to them we can always use the world famous Jarod hair dryer trick on the canopy.

synchro

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03-31-2005 03:56 AM  13 years agoPost 6
dogon1013

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Still have the Apogee 1660 3s2p as an option. Very similar form factor to the TP2100, plus it's lighter and 10.5C. It has less mah but the wieght difference may make up for that (depending on your chopper)

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03-31-2005 04:39 AM  13 years agoPost 7
lowandslow

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They still show the 2100 gen 2 packs on their site.

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03-31-2005 02:11 PM  13 years agoPost 8
docnascar

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TP are you listening?
From the post above, I would say YES!











....there goes that CA glue sticking to my fingers again!!!!

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03-31-2005 02:26 PM  13 years agoPost 9
jhc10

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TP2100-3S 2100 mAh, 3 cells (11.1V)
Rating: 10-12C (21-25A) continuous, 16C (33A) burst
Output: 11.1V Nominal, 2100mAh
Dimension: 34mm x 98mm x 20mm (145gr)

TP2000-3S 2000 mAh (11.1V), 4-pin balancer connector
Rating: 10-12C continuous, 20C (40A) burst
Output: 7.4V Nominal, 2000mAh
Dimension: 50mm x 65mm x 20mm
Weight: 120 grams

I can't see how it's going to fit as well.. the Tp2000 is shorter but wider and the same height.. I guess since it's shorter and weighs less we don't have to put it between the frame right up to the motor. It also costs a little more.

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03-31-2005 02:41 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Jarod

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Here is a link to the manufacturers website.

http://www.thunderpower-batteries.c.../batteries.html

Thunder Power "Pro Lite" High Power Electric Flight Pack

Model Item Price $84.95
TP2000-3S 2000 mAh (11.1V), 4-pin balancer connector
Rating: 10-12C continuous, 20C (40A) burst
Output: 7.4V Nominal, 2000mAh
Dimension: 50mm x 65mm x 20mm
Weight: 120 grams


$85, ouch. I was hoping they would come down in price not go up. Im sticking with the older version for as long as I can. I think its time to find a new lesser expenisive defacto battery for the T-Rex.

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03-31-2005 03:07 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Gary Hoorn

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Pro LIte Batteries
Okay I am confused. What is this "nominal" voltage and why is it so low? The TP2100 is rated 11.1 volts nominal.
Gary

Model Item Price $84.95
TP2000-3S 2000 mAh (11.1V), 4-pin balancer connector
Rating: 10-12C continuous, 20C (40A) burst
Output: 7.4V Nominal, 2000mAh
Dimension: 50mm x 65mm x 20mm
Weight: 120 grams

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03-31-2005 03:08 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Jarod

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"Output: 7.4V Nominal, 2000mAh"
must be a typo.

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03-31-2005 03:13 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Buznee

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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The TP2100 fits snuggly between the frame just infront of the motor because of its 34mm width. The TP2000 has a 50mm width. Now how is that gonna fit in there?

~Danny

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03-31-2005 03:33 PM  13 years agoPost 14
fourstarforty

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Not sure if these will fit the the t-rex.

Maxamps.com

3s 2250 rated at 12c
40mm x94mmx18mm
128 grams
$60.00US

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03-31-2005 03:52 PM  13 years agoPost 15
MFIS

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The TP2100 fits snuggly between the frame just infront of the motor because of its 34mm width. The TP2000 has a 50mm width. Now how is that gonna fit in there?
Ditto! ME too! I wanna know!

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03-31-2005 04:14 PM  13 years agoPost 16
TheDudeVT

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Burlington VT

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Ashley or Gary- can you post a pic of your 4S pack on the batt tray? With and without the canopy would be great. I think that would help clear up this debate.

I'm a huge fan of the 2100 cell form factor- I have four 3S packs. I love that they fit in anything I care to fly, helis, sport planes, sailplanes, hotliners etc.

The 2K Pro-Lite cells are the new latest and greatest product from TP, of course they're going to be a little more expensive. They offer incrementally better performance at a lower weight. Personally I'm psyched to try the 4S packs- I think the extra 25 bucks for a fourth cell will be well worth it considering its only 10g heavier than the 3S 2100. A higher Voltage under load and a higher burst current capacity sounds like a good match for 3D helis. Even if you don't use the higher C rating, it means the pack is more stable under heavy load and should last longer.

Sure there are lots of cheaper cells out there- I'm sure TP will keep a close eye on their marketshare and adjust their pricing structure accordingly as any business needs to do. Right now IMO TP has a top of the line product and top of the line service and they can justify the additional price.

That being said, I think TP is going to upset alot of the EP Sailplane and Hotliner guys if they don't have a long skinny stick pack configuration for those long skinny fuses.

TheDudeVT

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03-31-2005 04:21 PM  13 years agoPost 17
thunder21

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Personally, I don't how the width really matters as long as the pack fits in the canopy. I use TP1900s which are about the same width as the new cells without a problem. Due to the 1 ounce reduction in weight you're going to have to move them as far forward as possible to maintain the CG.

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03-31-2005 05:22 PM  13 years agoPost 18
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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The last time I looked I saw a $30 price difference for a cell that won't
fit AS WELL , so I guess now I can shop other ill fitting cells for less.
So they listened and choose to ignore me, oh well. My dollar spends fine elsewhere.



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03-31-2005 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 19
lowandslow

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There are others to choose from

http://www.maxamps.com/

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03-31-2005 06:12 PM  13 years agoPost 20
thunder21

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Those won't fit either. The TP2100s are 34mm wide and barely fit. How is a 40mm wide pack going to fit?

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