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06-03-2009 12:18 AM  8 years agoPost 1
devens2448

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Tower Hobbies is showing that they are discontinuing Flight Power Batteries. They did have the EVO batts discontinued and were stocking EON batts. I just bought one last week. Now even the EON are showing discontinued. I had a Rep from one of the major distributors (shall remain nameless) tell me Flight Power was going out of buisness because they bought batteries from Enerland and Enerland was going to retail and cutoff wholesale to flight power. Apparently Enerland has some what of a monopoly in manufacturing?

I am not trying to start any rumors just trying to get the scoop and fill in the blanks.

I was a big fan of flight power!

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06-03-2009 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Anthony.L

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Well I just checked Tower Hobbies and the EON28 and EONLITE batteries are mostly showing in stock, not discontinued. There are couple models that show discontinued but probably just certain sizes they changed and will be releasing a new part number. The EVO25 and EVO LITE cells are definitely discontinued as they are being replaced bye the EON series.

Enerland makes lipo cells for A LOT more companies then just Flight Power. If what your unnamed source says is true then the fall out would be considerably more wide sweeping then just Flight Power.

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06-03-2009 12:54 PM  8 years agoPost 3
devens2448

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well they have changed their website between when you looked and when I looked. What they have done is take several of the lipo sizes that were showing as discontinued off the site all together. This eliminated most of the EVO series. Now if you look closely at the sizes available of the EON's there isn't the selection they once had. As a matter of fact you can see some odd sizes! They used to have 2s-5 or 6s at most mAh sizes. The EON 3s 2190mAh is sown discontinued and that is arguably the most popular size lipo!
Enerland makes lipo cells for A LOT more companies then just Flight Power. If what your unnamed source says is true then the fall out would be considerably more wide sweeping then just Flight Power.
NS that is why I posted. The person I was speaking of has worked for one of the big 2 distributors for nearly 20yrs. When he made the statements he did I wondered exactly what you said Anthony. I didn't take the conversation further because I would have just been questioning what he said and that might have been offensive. I was also in shock and denial.

If we don't get much of a response here I am going to move the question to the general forums.

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06-03-2009 01:11 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Flying Brian

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Does this mean great deals are on the way for us?

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06-03-2009 01:57 PM  8 years agoPost 5
MrMel

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EON28 and 33 wasnt exactly good, I guess they realized that and EON-X is replacing the whole line of flightpower packs, EonX shows same charactaristics as several other 2009 chemistry of cells.

My guess those EonX cells arent enerland, but I could be wrong.

http://www.flightpower.co.uk/eshop-.../0/0/0/EON-X-30

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06-03-2009 02:10 PM  8 years agoPost 6
devens2448

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Wow Those do look like sweat batts.

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06-03-2009 02:15 PM  8 years agoPost 7
GyroFreak

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Do you suppose the Zippies are putting heavy pressure on other battery suppliers. At 1/2 to 1/3 the price I can forgo any warranty.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-03-2009 02:28 PM  8 years agoPost 8
nivlek

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At 1/2 to 1/3 the price I can forgo any warranty.
So can I .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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06-03-2009 02:49 PM  8 years agoPost 9
devens2448

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Do you suppose the Zippies are putting heavy pressure on other battery suppliers. At 1/2 to 1/3 the price I can forgo any warranty.
How does this statement contribute to this thread??

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06-24-2009 05:34 PM  8 years agoPost 10
FlightPower

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Guys,

This is a line-replacement with FlghtPower EON-X

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06-25-2009 07:22 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Spitfire1

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Do you suppose the Zippies are putting heavy pressure on other battery suppliers. At 1/2 to 1/3 the price I can forgo any warranty.
How does this statement contribute to this thread??
I think its fundimental to this thread, Flightpower is going bust because it refuses to acknowledge that the price of Lipo batteries is finally starting to come down to an almost reasonable level.

Here in Australia it goes like this...
OUTRAGE XP25 6S 5000mAH (25C) $290
FP EVO25 6S 5000 (25c) $389

OUTRAGE XP25 6S 5000mAH (30C) $315
FP EON-X 6S 5000mAh (30C) $434

And then ofcoarse there is ZIPPY 6s 5000 (30c) Aprox $190 (after shipping and exchange)

It seems pretty obvious to me why F/P are not doing much bussiness anymore.

EDIT: saying there going bust was a bit harsh of me to say, I apologize and take that back, but those high prices cant be helping matters I would of thought.

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06-25-2009 08:02 AM  8 years agoPost 12
naked painter

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I no longer buy 6s flight power lipos due to their cost. Having followed all of the guidelines have been only getting 80 charges. That goes for thunder power as well.

There are now plenty of lipo suppliers in the UK that retail a 6s 5000mah between £98 & £114....

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