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12-15-2017 04:06 PM  5 months agoPost 301
BeltFedBrowning

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I have brought many Nimh and NiCad batterys back to life and got years more use out of them. You can have just as much or more fun in some cases with Nimh battery tech. I have fun with my helicopters that originally used a Nimh or NiCad by keeping them original. You can fly them till the headspeed is so low that you have to land. Stress free flying.
The most important thing is have fun with what you got!

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12-15-2017 04:34 PM  5 months agoPost 302
joeskeeter

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Re nimh, BFB

Just tried the 3 batteries I thought came back, and only
one nasty hover, in ground effect.
Their the 9 cell 10.8v packs.
Battery university says to try 1 v per cell discharge.
I set my HK Eco Eight charger to do a discharge at .2 mv.
They said you can try below 1v, maybe .4 per cell.
Maybe I'm not doing the discharge recharge procedure correctly.

I've been out of the hobby so long,
that I'm having to re-read stuff that I knew
pretty good before, and it is frustrating me to no end.
Hope I'm not going into dementia - that would suck

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face - Mike Tyson

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12-15-2017 05:06 PM  5 months agoPost 303
BeltFedBrowning

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I used to hook a car headlight or brake light bulb to discharge them further.

Maybe the ignorance of dementia would be bliss. Not being able to remember how miserable I am supposed to be.

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12-15-2017 05:32 PM  5 months agoPost 304
ICUR1-2

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I brought back Nicads to life by quickly discharging and slow recharging. Took a few cycles . On a 1500 mah I lost about 300 mah of capacity. They do work though.

spending time, paying attention

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12-18-2017 10:21 AM  5 months agoPost 305
joeskeeter

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I'll try a few discharge/charge cycles then.
Ordered a few fix up odds and ends from HK,
was thinking about getting a couple of lipos also.
Not sure if the stock 3in1,motor is compatible, though.

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