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10-29-2011 02:34 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Crash3D

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Reno, Nevada

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I have a 550e 3gx, and I'm trying to decide which batteries to order between the 6s 5300mah 30c spider packs, or the 6s 5000mah 65c thunderpower packs. There is a pretty substantial price difference. Is the a huge difference in the performance of these packs? Have any of you flown both?

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10-29-2011 03:53 PM  6 years agoPost 2
jadams

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East coast USA

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Huge difference between 35c and 65c. Thunder power is a premium battery...you get what you pay for.But it all really depends on your budget. I like the turnigy nano tech packs. Priced right and they work.

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10-29-2011 04:46 PM  6 years agoPost 3
EmmDee

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Seattle, WA

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Spyder tends to be pretty conservative on the C ratings of their packs, so the difference won't be as huge as the numbers might indicate.

If the incremental pop of the higher C rating is worth the $$ to you, or if that pop is necessary for your style of flying then spend the extra for the TP's.

Otherwise, you'll be fine (and cash ahead) with the Spyders.

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10-29-2011 06:13 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Ejeremy

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Bourbonnais,IL

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I've heard a lot of good things about the Spyder batteries but haven't used them.

I use TP you just can't beat there 50% crash warranty. The 65c pack hold the voltage up higher throughout the flight. I highly recommend them.

Jeremy

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10-30-2011 10:10 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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I am still flying the 45C ThunderPower lipos, and they are still putting out great power. I highly recommend them as well.

Avant RC
Scorpion Power Systems
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11-06-2011 01:29 AM  6 years agoPost 6
TCP

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Kingsley, MI - USA

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Tp all the way!!!

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11-07-2011 10:48 AM  6 years agoPost 7
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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I still have some 45C TPs, from 2 seasons ago, that finally are tapering off. I as well truly have had success with TP packs, and they're the ones that are true to C ratings and so fourth and will back up their product. You can call them and speak directly to someone to get resolve in Las Vegas, NV.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-09-2011 02:58 AM  6 years agoPost 8
lgibjones

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Chicago, IL

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I have had very positive experiences with the service at Progressive RC (Spyder).

Also, according to the specs, the 5300 Mah Spyder is lighter than the 5000 Mah TP.

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11-09-2011 03:56 AM  6 years agoPost 9
whiskey

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Richmond,Va. USA

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They should be lighter
35c v 65c.

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11-10-2011 05:45 AM  6 years agoPost 10
lgibjones

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My understanding is that the way c ratings are established is not standardized, so it may not be accurate to compare c ratings from different brands.

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11-10-2011 06:21 AM  6 years agoPost 11
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Lets put it this way, MANY brands bullcrap there way all the way to the rc mag and online, stating rediculous C rates, HOWEVER I can assure you that Thunder Power specs ARE 100% in line with C ratings. This means YES weight can and should be compared, unless brand you are reffering to is actually 30C more then advertised, not likely most often other way around.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-10-2011 06:10 PM  6 years agoPost 12
GScott

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Lewis Center, OH

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Hey Shawn,

I will be looking at lipos in the spring. How many cycles did you get from those 2 year old TP 45c's?

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11-10-2011 08:20 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Rogman88

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West Monroe, LA

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I have been a cheap chinese man since getting into the hobby. I am sick of turnigy dropping cells on me. I have 76 cycles on my two 3.6A turnigy and one hase dropped a cell. This means that my matched pair is now worthless to me. What is the warranty of TP? If they drop a cell within 2 years, does that mean a replacement?

High Voltage just works better

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11-11-2011 12:03 AM  6 years agoPost 14
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Yes Rog

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-11-2011 12:19 AM  6 years agoPost 15
CompyMike

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sacramento, ca

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All G6 packs (25C 45C 65C) have a two year warrenty??
And All G6 packs (25C 45C 65C) have 50% crash relacement?

A friend of mine has a pair of TP G6 65C 5000 6S packs that he has been flying in a 700E and 550E for over a year now. He flys every other day and ever weekend. I should know I'm out there flying most of the time too. He's always chargeing them atleast 4C and sometimes 5C with his power lab 8. Even at home. Those packs are still balistic and as square as a cube of butter. They do seem to be the real deal if you can pay the piper.

Mike

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11-11-2011 05:17 PM  6 years agoPost 16
CompyMike

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I'm thinking only the G6 65c have the 2yr warranty and crash replacement right?

LOGO 500 VBAR / LOGO 600SE vbar

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11-14-2011 03:02 AM  6 years agoPost 17
tomd27858

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I am a TP flier. All G6 batteries have the same 2 year warranty.

Team HeliDirect

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11-14-2011 09:40 PM  6 years agoPost 18
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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When it comes to li-po's, the cheapest are the best. You could buy the most expensive and loose it in a crash on the first flight or over discharge it by accident.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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11-15-2011 03:10 AM  6 years agoPost 19
RM3

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Killeen, Texas - USA

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cheaper Best?

so how is buying the cheapest 2 or 3 times a year better than spending 2 or 3 times more for a Lipo that lasts 2 - 3 years?

Weird right?

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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11-15-2011 10:23 AM  6 years agoPost 20
Richardmid1

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Try 5 times more expensive!

Ide like to see evidence that TP send you a shiny new li-po after you have puffed one?

And lets say its crash damage, 50% of the cost can buy me 2 new cheap packs with change!

If you are replacing cheap packs 2-3 times a year then your setup is wrong or you need to do more research on using li-po's.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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