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08-09-2009 10:38 PM  8 years agoPost 1
LaurenceGough

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Hi guys,

I'll be getting a Logo 500 one day but I still have a long standing question about cell voltages.

I know 6S is recommended and is the most popular but what are the reasons for not going higher, such as 8S, 10S or 12S?

Is it just the fact that you have to pay a little bit more for a HV ESC?

Is it that the 6S just comes in more brand or mAh choices?

Is it because higher voltage packs cost more (even if they last more cycles)?

I always thought that the higher the voltage the more torque the system would have while being more efficient with lower temps, longer flight times and easier on the lipos so they last more cycles. 12S being the limit due to voltage sparking or something.

Thanks everyone,

Laurence

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08-09-2009 10:52 PM  8 years agoPost 2
ivor-bigen

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mine is on 8s and 2 friends also have 500`s one is on 10s and the other on 12s

The lipos do get an easy life on HV setups, i think its just a case of people going for the recomended setup and are happy with the power and flight times.

The 500 on 12s is un,bogable but to be honist my 8s performs nearly as well as the 12s set up. The 12s setup was just a test to see how it performed, useing 2 6s pacs from a trex 500.

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08-09-2009 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 3
LaurenceGough

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Thanks for the input.

My question wasn't so much about power as we all know 6S gives more than enough really (as far as I can see).

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08-09-2009 11:17 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Jafa

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I've got a 6S L500 flybar and 8S L500 VBar

The 6S does average discharge rates of 9C which is nice
But the packs performance went a bit sad fairly quickly
(30 to 40 flights)

The 8S clearly has more poke due to vbar
and it's too early to tell about battery life
but that is the main issue for sure
I have not even data logged this one yet


Protos | Logo 400 & 500 | Sceadu Evo | Freya Evo | Trex600N | Avant FX

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08-15-2009 06:58 PM  8 years agoPost 5
LaurenceGough

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Thanks for your help Jafa, sorry for the late reply.

Anyone else care to add some more info to this thread? Thanks.

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