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T-REX 700 › Batteries and Connectors Recomendation for 700L Dominator TOP
iyoy

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Advice On Batteries and Connectors:

Hi,

I got Turnigy Heavy Duty 6S 5000 mAh 60C and Align High Power 6S 5200 mAh 60C. Are these okay? Which connectors are recommended? Deans? XT90? EC 5? Thank you!

Iyoy

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12-22-2016 02:03 AM
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Skeezix

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Those batteries are fine.
I can highly recommend 6.5mm Castle creation connectors. I used them in all my lipos. They are great - easy to use and solder. Check them out.

12-22-2016 02:26 AM
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iyoy

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6.5mm

Thanks Skeezix!

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I use the 6.5mm Castle Connectors. IMHO they are quite large and can be a challenge to solder with minimal solder wicking. They also need to be manually adjusted. However, IMHO they are one of the better options available. You can purchase the males/females separately and they are keyed so they cannot be connected incorrectly.

Making the tool in the video is a necessity.

Watch at YouTube

  

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Two things: First, I have made this tool and it's super easy and a must have if you want to get a perfect fit. Second, they are large, but it's easy to solder these correctly and I've yet to have any type of failure, unlike EC5s that seem to love splitting their plastic housing. Castle connectors are the strongest, and simplest commercially available lipo connectors I've found. They also have a smaller size for smaller helis.

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Ace Dude

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Yes, they also make a 4mm version. I know of one pilot successfully using the 4mm version on a 700 size heli.

  

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Andy from Sandy

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First, I have made this tool...
Which tool where, we can't see it?

The housings on EC5s will only split if you try to assemble them incorrectly. As a guy at our club has put over 1000 flights on his T-Rex 700 this year using packs that have EC5s I don't see a problem with them. I use the genuine E-Flite ones and they have never split.

Jamie Robertson uses Deans connectors on his 700. So with care they do the job.

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How to make the tool for castle connector adjustment:

Watch at YouTube

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