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11-10-2005 01:58 PM  12 years agoPost 1
914pete

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I bought an E-Flight Blade CP. First Heli. I've charged the 9.6V 650 mAH battery that came with it once so far. I can already see that I will need longer lasting batteries and faster charging rates if I am ever going to learn how to fly this heli. I skidded around my office, trying to learn the controls and before I barely got it off the ground the battery died. Maybe 7 minutes.

Any suggestions on a longer lasting battery pack and charger? I'm more interested in battery life rather then performance at this point.

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11-10-2005 05:50 PM  12 years agoPost 2
darrylhadfield

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Lithium Polymer batteries. You have to upgrade the motors, too, but it's well worth it - I'm selling my rig because I can't devote enough time to flying it, but I get about 25-30 minutes off of one of the LiPo batteries that I've got.. and I have 4.

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11-10-2005 09:21 PM  12 years agoPost 3
chopperman1

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Huntsville, AL

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wow 25 mins, whatss your setup

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11-10-2005 10:04 PM  12 years agoPost 4
TUFF MUFFLER

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Buy the upgrade kit and hook it up to your own transmitter i have the blade cp and the doorman changed the receiver so i could use it on a 9303 transmitter and then upgrade the battery to a lipo. Tom

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11-10-2005 11:35 PM  12 years agoPost 5
sed6

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The GWS 11.1v 1300mAh 3 cell LiPo is a great choice for the blade. Most 3 cell packs around 1300mAh will work well, the GWS just doesn't have as high a discharge rate (~6C) as others like ThunderPower or Kokam. Those last two would be good for a nice brushless setup but overkill in the blade.

I use, and can recommend the Triton charger. For ~$120 it'll charge any battery you use. Stay way from LiPo specific chargers for now as the versatility of the Triton justifies it's cost.

BTW it is not necessary to 'upgrade' the motor in the BCP if you run lipos. The motor in the aerobatic enhancement kit simply contains a stock motor with a 9 tooth pinion, as opposed to the stock 10t pinion. E-Flight recommends the 9t for lower head speed (the lipo really speeds it up) and for longer motor life. That said, I've run the lipo for months now (dozens of 15-20min flights) and have yet to burn out either motor yet. YMMV. As well, the higher head speed really improves the Blades stability and cyclic response.


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11-14-2005 06:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Bryan R

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use 830 or 1050 the will both give you longer flying time and and the charge time on one of the 830 is like 30 to 45 minuts depending on the charger and settings

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