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02-12-2006 02:39 AM  12 years agoPost 1
KennyS

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Marble Falls, Tx

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Howdy all.

I have pretty much changed over to the Duralite system as far as chargers, regulators & rx packs.

My question is about the Tx packs.

I have the 3and1 charger from Duralite and was thinking about buying the Duralite 1300 mah li-ion 11.1 volt 6 cell pack. How much flight time are you getting on a single charge with this?
Or should I stick with a standard pack like a 2500 nickel metal 8 cell 9.6 volt pack.
Of course I realize that this is just nominal voltage in either case.

What I did not know is if the Duralite pack has something like a switch mode regulator built into the battery, if so this may account for some added flight time if there is any.

Any help would be great.

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Kennys

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02-12-2006 02:56 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Shortman

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If I were you, and what I did, was just go with a 2500 Sayno AA cell NiMH pack. I get about 10 hours on a charge with it and it cost you anywhere from $30-50 depending on who makes the pack. The Duralite won't give you any extra performance, maybe just a tad lighter if you really care about weight.

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02-12-2006 03:05 AM  12 years agoPost 3
KennyS

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Shortman

The only thing I was looking for was a bit more duration on the pack. Yes the Sanyo is definetly cheaper. I just thought there might be some majic in something else like the Duralite.

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kennys

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02-12-2006 06:39 PM  12 years ago •• Post 4 ••
daren

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I was only getting 4 flights on my 1650 nimh batteries in my 9zapwc2 this winter, they would cycle ok on my charger but 4 flights was a pain in the ar$e, i got the 1300 duralites charge them my tx reads 11.7v after 5 flights it reads 10.7v and your supposed to stop flying at 10.8v

If i had known what i know now i would go with the 2500nimh

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02-12-2006 08:00 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Shortman

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Nope, the 1300 size pack will get shorter times then the 2500mah NiMH. You just need to cycle them properly when you first get the pack and your good to go. The only thing nice about the Duralite is it is light.

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02-12-2006 08:03 PM  12 years agoPost 6
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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hi
Just get a removable transmitter "battery pack" and fill the batteries yourself with 2500 mah NiMH from Fry's Electronics.... I get about ten hours flying time with one charge. This is the cheapest route to go (no more than 19 dollars)

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02-13-2006 02:48 AM  12 years agoPost 7
spritefiend

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i switched my stylus from a 700ma pack to the duralite pack. i noticed quite a lot of difference, however i did notice that my old 8u on a 2500ma nimh did seem to last quite a lot longer.

it was STILL quite a step above what came with the stylus as stock though. so i was happy and bought a 2nd in the event of a long day of flying.

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