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08-20-2014 06:36 AM  4 years agoPost 11461
HeliHamish

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Ok, I'm doing it now :-)

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08-20-2014 06:48 AM  4 years agoPost 11462
HeliHamish

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Guessing you can't see/join it...?

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08-23-2014 05:27 AM  3 years agoPost 11463
HeliHamish

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Was seriously considering stretching my 450 to run 360's and upgrading to 6S which would cost just shy of $200... Until I looked at 6s lipo prices

I usally get turnigy but they don't have any the right size. Lipos like glacier cost about $110USD to ship 3 here lol. That's about $200+ for 3 lipos! Sucky! And two 6s align lipos cost about $100, I've heard they're not the best quality (then turnigy sure isn't either) and $50 each just seems to much.

Looks like I'll be sticking with 3s!

And Kevin, I stripped and cracked my tail drive gear (the flat gear, not a cone one) today when my tail nipped the landing board out in the paddock.

Just wondering, black vs white replacement? Would it be ok to get the black ones but leave the other (main, auto and tail) gears stock white? I thought that might just transfer the damage elsewhere eg the tail gears.

Anything else I should get upgrade while I place an order?

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08-23-2014 06:55 AM  3 years agoPost 11464
Mikester13

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For a 700 ya need 2 6 cell lipos for one fly so one set is a couple of hundred.

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08-23-2014 07:07 AM  3 years agoPost 11465
HeliHamish

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But that kinda makes more sence somehow lol, like if I had a 700 I know id have to pay $200+ for a set of lipos, it wouldn't be a big deal. I think the problem is shipping, glaciers sound like a good brand and they are only around $35 each, but the shipping is nearly twice that amount per lipo! Turnigys would have been what I bought, but they don't have the right sized lipo to fit in the trex 450 pro.

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08-23-2014 08:25 AM  3 years agoPost 11466
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I fly LPB's can get them from hobbyhangar they r a lill costy but will last twice as long as turnigys or turnigy nanotechs. IVE FLOWN TURNIGY and ive flown turnigy nanotechs and nanotech aspecs and genace. And zippys and the best and longests lasting most power output have been LPB's

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08-23-2014 08:28 AM  3 years agoPost 11467
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My 450 size 6 cell setup takes 1300 mha packs. Mine are turnagy nanorechs. Were pretty cheap.

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08-23-2014 08:30 AM  3 years agoPost 11468
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The 6s lipos they have are abit to costly for me at the moment, and besides they don't have any suited for the trex 450 6S which needs about 1200mah-1400mah.

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08-23-2014 08:31 AM  3 years agoPost 11469
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I thought they only lasted about 20 flights before they started giving in, in my experience it was about 10 flights lol. I like regular turnigys better, but then again they don't have the right size.

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08-23-2014 08:42 AM  3 years agoPost 11470
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Thats really bad, u must be flatterning them. Most my batts last a few years. 500-600 flights and more

And don't charge them to fast all the time

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08-23-2014 08:44 AM  3 years agoPost 11471
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But I Spose that was just on a micro lipo for my V120... I couldn't balance charge it or anything so it's probably an unfair comparison.

Really?!? 500+ cycles on a Turnigy Nanotech???? I thought nobody liked them?

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08-23-2014 08:49 AM  3 years agoPost 11472
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They still go after 500 happily. Not as much power as new but still pleany. I always balance charge. The LPB's are my fav. They still are like new after 100 cycles

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08-23-2014 09:04 AM  3 years agoPost 11473
HeliHamish

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That 6s option might have just re-opened...

Do you think it would be worth it?
I have to wait for my V120D02S to sell so I have enough $$$ which gives me plenty of thinking time. Just the way everyone brags about these new 360 machines makes me want to get with the flow! Is a Trex 450 pro V2 a good platform to upgrade?

I already have a YEP 60A esc which can handle 6s, TGY-306G servos, a DS425M tail servo and a good enough gyro, so all I'd need electrons wise is the 6s Motor, correct? Then it's just a matter of stretching it to run 360 mains and 68 tails and lipos.

Is my 50W Turnigy accucell 6 5A charger up to the job? I think the max It will let my charge my 3s 2200mah is 4.2A. Could I charge these 6s at 2C, or close to 2C, or will I need a better charger?

I plan on upgrading chargers in the next wee while anyway, I've seen a few cheap icharger 306's and Powerlab 6's on Helifreak, although hobby king has ichargers pretty cheap.

Thought anyone?
Kevin will be all for it so he can take my money lol

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08-23-2014 09:21 AM  3 years agoPost 11474
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I run i charger, awesome charger charges 6 cells up to 20a i have a warp 360 which is yeah a lill bigger than a standard 450. 6 cell motor. Is unstopable. Cannot be bogged.

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08-23-2014 09:22 AM  3 years agoPost 11475
HeliHamish

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Which icharger?

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08-23-2014 10:40 AM  3 years agoPost 11476
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I think I'm gonna jump into the world of 6s...

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=574655

Kevin, let's make a deal. You buy my V120D02S off trade me for $250, and I will buy all the parts i need from you

Just kidding, I can't miss out on free shipping+a free lollie pop, or is it lollies now? They were quiet nice

My only concern is tail heavy... I've already had to add dead wait to the nose, any way around having to add more?

Hamish

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08-23-2014 10:44 AM  3 years agoPost 11477
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Ive had all three i charger sizes and they are all fantastic for 6 cell.

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08-23-2014 11:27 AM  3 years agoPost 11478
HeliHamish

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I just asked because I'm not sure if I should just pick up a cheap 106b until I really need a more powerful charger, or if I should just save abit more and get a 306b. I'm really not sure because I usually don't have to charge my lipos too quickly as I mostly fly at home, but when I Rarely go to the clubs, I like to squeeze as many flights as I can in so I like to charge fast.

What should I aim to get? I do plan on getting a 550 ASAP, and a 700 is on my "wish" list

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08-23-2014 09:25 PM  3 years agoPost 11479
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Save up and get the bigger charger hammish If your thinking of going bigger later. And you can charge you packs in Parallel to get the most out of your flying day with out having to fast charge your packs.

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08-23-2014 09:29 PM  3 years agoPost 11480
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How do you think it would be tail heavy?
If you go 6s the packs are slightly larger. And remember on 6s the current to produce a given wattage will be less than 3s so esc's don't need to be huge. A 40 amp 6s esc would be plenty of head room

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