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09-12-2007 09:49 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Brovic777

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I"ve been hearing lots of hype on how the new Air Thunders aka Kong Power are getting high reviews since they won't puff and can be flown till the heli runs out of juice.

My favorite battery is the FlightPower EVO25's as they rock and never puff and have heard these new other batteries are even better!!

What do you guys think?

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09-12-2007 10:25 PM  10 years agoPost 2
nojohnny101

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hey
new Air Thunders aka Kong Power
it seems to me that the statement above is inaccurate...

Air Thunder is an independent company then Kong Power....

similar technology but different companies

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09-12-2007 10:31 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Brovic777

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I heard they were from the same factory.

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09-12-2007 10:37 PM  10 years agoPost 4
nojohnny101

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hey
nope...wrong....

check last post HERE

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09-12-2007 11:23 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Brovic777

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Well my source tells me that they are from the same factory.

He could be wrong.

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09-13-2007 01:52 PM  10 years agoPost 6
garyl

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Its like chevy and GMC trucks. extact same thing with different labels.

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09-13-2007 02:32 PM  10 years agoPost 7
txkawboi

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Comparison

Now that we have established their similarities and thoroughly understand their differences, does anyone know how these compare to Flightpower Evo batteries performance wise? They can obviously take any "abnormal" usage without much worry of rendering the pack(s) useless.

It's better to have flown and crashed than to never to have flown at all.

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09-13-2007 02:44 PM  10 years agoPost 8
EChapkis

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I started to have discussions with Kong Power back in may about distributing their products in the US. My battery sales aren't high enough to make a serious investment into that, but I was impressed with the packs. Glad to see that a good company ReadyHeli has them.

I do carry the Air Thunders and I asked Barry @ Air Thunder specifically if these were Kong Power packs, he said no they are not.

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09-13-2007 02:53 PM  10 years agoPost 9
bl8zn

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does anyone know how these compare to Flightpower Evo batteries performance wise?
I come from running nitro (stratus/r90) and recently purchased a trex v2 to fly at the park. I bought 3 AT pack (3s 2200) and they run great and really don't worry about flight times...just run till power drops. But I recently bought some FP evo25 to see if there really was a diffenece in power and I can tell you from my experience there is a significant difference. The FPs have more "get up and go" and just feel more consistant through its run.

Like I said just my experience...AT are also great to me and have a advantage as far as over discharging which is a great selling point but on pure power the edge goes to FP.

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09-21-2007 11:15 AM  10 years agoPost 10
E - 4

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well that seems to be the opposite of what everyone else is saying

as far as who buys cells off who AT verses KP, i couldnt give a stuff
i just wanna know if i should lay out $500au for a few packs and be sure they are the right batteries for me

ive seen data that would suggest the fp's only advantage is its a bit lighter, the data suggest that kp's and AT's hold the headspeed a lot longer than fp does

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09-24-2007 02:31 AM  10 years agoPost 11
AMainMaker

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E-4
Your findings are right KPs do seem to have more power throughout the duration of the flight but with the consequince of a little more weight. With most the electric helis out hter a litle weight is not gonna hurt anyhting if more power is introduced in exchange.
That is just my opinion with the testing I have done with these packs
I think they are well worth the money.
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09-28-2007 03:26 PM  10 years agoPost 12
EChapkis

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Kong Power VS Air Thunder

I want to clarify my previous post. I had asked Barry of Air Thunder if his packs were Kong Powers. His answer was no they were not. That statement is correct.

here is the update:

As it turns out, both Air Thunder and Kong Power both relable the same packs from the same manufacturer. I just wanted to clear this up. Neither company actually manufacturers the packs.

BTW.. the AT's are 2 for $115.95, price adjustment has been updated on my web site.

Evan Chapkis
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09-28-2007 07:05 PM  10 years agoPost 13
jab1969

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I have found that the KP packs hold head speed thoughout the flight better than any other packs Ive flown, both 11.1's and 22.2 volt packs, Ive tried them all and I love the KP packs

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09-29-2007 06:23 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Dennisu

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I use 14.8 volt 5000 mAH Air Thunder packs and can agree that they hold the head speed better than anything else I have tried down past the point that my other batteries, for their size, would have dropped head speed badly.

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09-29-2007 09:43 PM  10 years agoPost 15
MrMel

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There is no free lunch.

Here is my view on this topic.

I currently own 4 x AT 6s1p 5000, 4 x FP Evo25 6s1p 5000, 4 x TP Extreme v2 6s1p 5000.

I run them as 12s1p 5000 in my .90 sized ships.

I have several dataloggers, logging almost every flight.

Airthunder weighs with deans 890 grams.
TP 6s1p 5000 extreme with deans 740 grams.
FP 6s1p 5000 EVO25 with deans 770 grams.

Weight:
300 grams extra even to a .90 ship and you feel it, quite alot actually, you also see it due to higher current draw.

Voltage:
Voltage under load is about the same as the FP & TP.
On my E-Stratus and Ion I fly about 6 minutes with the FP/TP.
At that mark, I have used 3500-3700 during my normal routine.
The FP/TP keep the voltage under load well up until 80% (I never go past that)

AT start trailing off around 4000 mah, so that last few seconds/min you get the heli will bog quite alot.

So, for hard-core 3D using this config, nothing today will beat the FP/TP packs.

But, you shouldnt rule out the AT/KP packs, because there is one thing that is THE main benefit from using them (well no puffing is one too), but I feel even more for the fact that you get to use the full pack everytime, regardless of flying style.

If you like me doing hard 3D and time my flight for that, it will mean I will only use 3000 out of a 5000 pack when I decide to fly soft 3D, with the AT you get alot of extra minutes instead.

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