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HelicopterMain Discussion › Is it still worth it to buy $250 90 size LiPos over the $150?
06-04-2014 07:05 AM  3 years agoPost 21
es1co2bar3

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winnetka california

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I buy a thunder power pack awhile back long B4 the crash replacement warranty was intact and total it on my 1st flights
It not cool when you doal up that kinda cash on a power plants
and go down in a crash.

I shop around for the lowest price nowadays.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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06-05-2014 06:37 AM  3 years agoPost 22
Mapleleafs

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Ontario, Canada

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Turnigy all the way for me. Aside from a few duds, they have always been good to me and provided more than enough power and longevity.

Vbar Trex 700N, Vbar MSH Protos 500, Vbar Logo 400

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06-14-2014 01:42 AM  3 years agoPost 23
john2kx

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I bought four G6 5000 6S 45C TP packs which cost $200.00 each plus shipping from A Main on 7/27/12. They sat for 4-6 months before I actually put them in service. They worked fine for about 4 months before I started seeing deteriorating performance, followed by puffing. I use a Jeti Tx, with telemetry and am warned of low voltage during my flights. A third of the way through my typical flight, voltage would sag to about 38-39 volts.

Removed those from service and have since bought a pair of Gens Ace and a pair of Pulse packs that work fine.

I'm not one that usually chases warranty claims, but every time I look at this receipt for $800 I paid for the TPs, my blood boils.

A few of you have mentioned how good TP warranty is. I'm about a month away from the warranty expiring. Think it is worth the trouble of pursuing this?

Who do I contact for warranty issues with TP? The retailer or TP direct. I live in the US.

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06-14-2014 03:11 AM  3 years agoPost 24
Tyler

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Contact both, but expect to be offered a discount off of retail, which will still be more expensive than buying less expensive but better batteries without the hassle.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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06-14-2014 04:33 AM  3 years agoPost 25
john2kx

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Augusta, Ga

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I'll contact them on Monday since my two year warranty is running out. A "discount" is not what I'm looking for when buying top of the line batteries (spelled the most expensive out there). I would expect similar or better replacements with no hassle. I am a believer in you get what you pay for. If this is not the case when purchasing Thunder Power batteries, I'll just strike them from the list of choices I can make.

I did have issue with one of the GA or Pulse packs I purchased after the TPs failed. With those, I believe I only had a 30 day warranty. After several emails, I convinced the retailer that there was issue with one of the pair I purchased. It was replaced, but not what I would call a no questions asked exchange. Note to self: only purchase batteries when you have a machine ready to use them in and test them prior to warranty expiration.

Maybe I'm just getting old. But, when someone sells me something with a warranty for a given period of time, and the product fails to perform, I expect a replacement without hassle.

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06-14-2014 06:37 AM  3 years agoPost 26
KevinB

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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I will never buy another TP battery again. I bought a TP 70c G8 6s pack late last August. It cost over $200. Buying it so late in our short flying season, I only put 50 or so cycles on it before winter came. I put it into storage charge until spring. When the snow had melted enough to fly again, I went to charge up my packs and the new TP had one cell that was now reading 4.20v while all the rest of the cells were 3.82-3.84. When trying to charge the pack, it took forever because of the one cell looking fully charged. When I tried an easy flight with the battery, it was like flying on 5 cells. Any load on the bad cell and its voltage just fell off.
TP wanted to charge me 1/2 the price of a new pack to replace it. Screw that. For less than $50 more I could have a new Pulse pack that I could actually trust.

KevinB

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