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09-02-2009 06:47 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Matt Wright

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Harare Zimbabwe

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I have an Evo 50 and an AR7000 with the ni-cad battery it came with.
I only get 3 flights off it and im sick of being worried if the battery runs out in flight. I want something that isnt too expensive but lasts long.Any Ideas?

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09-02-2009 06:54 PM  8 years agoPost 2
scamp62

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i run with outrage 2s1p 2500mAh Lipo, and i have an extra one in the box
it set me up for the weekend !

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09-02-2009 08:02 PM  8 years agoPost 3
denheli

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I am running 7.4v 2600mAh li-ion batteries. Get 4 solid flights then change. Probably could push to 5 but why chance it. I have 4 batteries and that is a lot of flying for me in a day.
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09-02-2009 08:14 PM  8 years agoPost 4
TachyonDriver

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I run a 3300 mAh NiMH pack on my Raptor 30. Judging by what the charger can put back in soon after a flying session, and applying the 70% rule, I can theoretically get 6 flights. I said theoretically because I've never had the time at any of my sessions so far to do more than 4 flights. I've either been sharing the airspace with my friend - one heli in the sky at once, or it's been in the evening, limited by darkness and/or midges biting

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09-02-2009 08:28 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Darren Lee

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Woodstock, GA

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2S A123 2300mAh, 6-7 flights.

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09-02-2009 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 6
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I run Outrage 2S1P 2500mAh batteries in all my nitro birds.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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09-02-2009 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 7
jschenck

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which servos are you running? Do you want to put a regulator on the heli? If you have servos that can handle higher voltage the A123 pack is a nice way to go. Otherwise you may want to get an Align 2-in-1 and a ~2500mah Lipo

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09-02-2009 09:40 PM  8 years agoPost 8
MichaelC

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+1 on the A123 cells.

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09-02-2009 10:11 PM  8 years agoPost 9
heliaddiction

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i have a 7.4 align lipo and was wondering what voltage should i recharge at and what is the lowest i should take it before i need to worry about the reciever quiting during a flight.

Failing to prepare is prepareing to fail.

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09-02-2009 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 10
heliaddiction

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i have one more question can i use a 11.4 lipo for my reciever batt if so how?

Failing to prepare is prepareing to fail.

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09-02-2009 11:05 PM  8 years agoPost 11
heliaddiction

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nevermind i think i anwsered it my self i have a arizona regulator and it think it couldn't handle the voltage.

Failing to prepare is prepareing to fail.

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09-03-2009 12:11 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Yug

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Matt Wright - I'm guessing it's a standard low capacity NiMH AA pack. There is no clear answer to your question given the number of variables like servo types and flying style. As a general rule, a 10 minute gentle sport flight would require around 200mA while aggressive flight would more than double this.
The nice thing about a 4 cell NiMH pack is it's simplicity and low cost. However, as soon as you start to up the performance and employ regulated systems for a more consistent envelope, then you are looking at a regulated system using 2S1P or 2S2P Li-Ion, Lipo or 213 Saphions with Align, Duralite or Arizona regs.
Best is what ever you're happy with.

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09-03-2009 12:39 AM  8 years agoPost 13
RCHSF

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NC

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2S3600mah7.4v outrage, baby

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09-03-2009 05:53 AM  8 years agoPost 14
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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2S A123 pack w/o regulator. Simple and reliable. 6 flights and recharge in 15 minutes.

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09-03-2009 05:53 PM  8 years agoPost 15
JAy jordan2

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Cincinnati, OH

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I run a Fromeco 5200 Li-ion pack. It's a 2S pack, but with 2 2600 packs in parallel.
Never had a problem with flying all weekend on it in my 600N.

JAy

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09-03-2009 06:25 PM  8 years agoPost 16
dvdking

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Willingboro NJ

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Any one knows Fromeco's web site

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09-03-2009 06:52 PM  8 years agoPost 17
hornet dave

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Cedar Rapids, IA USA

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has anyone tried the new hyperion li-fe packs? lighter & cheaper than A123's, more choices of pack size, li-fe voltages and quick charge rates, if you believe the brochure.

My outrage lipo RX pack seems to take forever to charge. I think it will make a better tx battery for my 12FG than a rx battery.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

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09-03-2009 07:43 PM  8 years agoPost 18
jschenck

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09-04-2009 10:41 AM  8 years agoPost 19
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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lighter & cheaper than A123's
A receiver pack is not a place to save money.

As for weight, the 2S A123 pack is the same weight as a 2200-2500 mAH, 2S LiPo pack with voltage regulator. So unless you are running an 8V system and can eliminate the reg, you won't save any weight by going LiPo.

The Hyperion LiFe cells don't have as high a power rating or as long a cell life as the A123 cells based on the specifications I've seen. I wouldn't use them for main power in an E-heli. They should be fine for an RX packs though.

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09-04-2009 01:50 PM  8 years agoPost 20
lakespinner2

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north carolina

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I'm trying the hyperion Rx pack li-fe's on a new 700. I bought one by accident at ircha, thinking it was a lipo.

I'm trying the 6.6 volts running it straight to the servos (align ds620's). They had a 2S 2100 mah that was 5C and fairly light. They also have a 3000 mah which I also ordered but it's rated 20C so the cells are considerably heavier. I wish they made the 3000 mah in a 5C version, it would be lighter. It's labeled as a Receiver pack but who needs 60 amps going to the servos. I'm currently running two 2100's in parallel. So far so good.

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