I know this is probably blasphemy but I still am not ready to take the leap to li-po's I am still crashing to frequently to trust that I wont create a fireball. The crashes have not cause any significant damage in a long time to the helis but I'm still wanting to stick with NiMH since thats the charger I have.
I'm wanting to know where I can get a good NiMH Battery that will have around 1000mAh and a 10c discharge that isn't to heavy to fit in a 400 class electric heli. I've got a blade CP and a TZ-400 (revoCP from H-L) and using the E-flight 9.6v 650 mAh batts right now. The blade flies for about 10 minutes easily but the revo gets about 5 minutes cause it has a brushless and a 10t pinion. If I'm at the point where I need to upgrade to li-po I'll consider it but there are too many problems from what I've heard and I dont want to take the risks, not to mention the large amount of money for the new batts and chargers. I've got a Prophet Plus peak charger so I can set just about any charge rate I need to up to 4A.
If li-po os the only way to go is there any way I can assure a completely safe system? I dont want to have to sit there for an hour watching the heli while its on a charger to ensure that overcharging doesnt happen. With the NiMH I can set it to peak charge and leave it alone till I hear the alert that its set to trickle. I really like being able to do that. If I can stick with NiMH and get a good bat without having to get a nitro bird to carry the payload, thats my first choice. maybe I'm dreaming.
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