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08-02-2007 05:13 AM  13 years ago
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Santa Clarita, Calif.

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I'm concerned about weight of a 4 cell Rx pack.
For a Raptor 30, I need a new Rx pack.
I'd use a Sub C size 4 cell pack, but any Sub C 4-pack seems to weight over half a pound.

Isn't that too heavy to put up front on a 30 size Heli?

Can I get at least 3 tanks of flights on a AA or A size Rx Pack?
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08-02-2007 06:30 AM  13 years ago
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
my point, like the link that i posted before explains, is that once you buy all the regulators and extra equipment that is needed to run lipolys in your helis, to me it's not worth it!

i'll repost the link again which has hard data: CLICK HERE

the weight differences just aren't significant enough (for me at least) to spend that much more money...

do as you please, i just thought that i'd offer another option that costs less and does the same thing....

i did a quick comparison:
Fromeco 5200mah battery + regulator + mounting plate for regulator = .57 pounds
Hangtimes 4500mah NIMH = .65 pounds

Lithium Ion setup cost: $126.50
NIMH setup cost: $41.95

*both of these costs don't include the cost of a charger and the type of charger that you would need to buy.

in my conclusion, and to support my decision to go with NIMH, the difference of less than .1 pounds is not worth an extra $84.55...again...i am no world class pilot at all, so this does not matter to me

it's also nice not worrying that my pack has the potential to explode while charging...

you decide for yourself...it's your money

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~Will-i-am~
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08-02-2007 07:05 AM  13 years ago
JAGNZ

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Who runs a 5200mAh Lithium in a 50???? I know I don 't. That throws off your numbers (cost and weight) by a LONG way....

No field charging, light weight and consistent servo performance all weigh heavily in the favor of a regulated setup. ESPECIALLY with the Align 6A regs being $20. Regulated setups simply are NOT that expensive anymore IMO...

Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz
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08-02-2007 07:10 AM  13 years ago
nojohnny101

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hey
to each his own...

sorry for hijacking the original thread

happy flying

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~Will-i-am~
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08-02-2007 02:18 PM  13 years ago
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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because I am cheap, I use inexpensive battery packs. Last year I flew a Sub-C JR 2400 NiCD pack, works well as long as you have the tail servo on the boom otherwise I'd have had a nose heavy bird. This year I moved the servo up front so I needed a lighter pack. I am using an "A" sized 1400 NiCD. My other R-50+Hyper is running a lipo setup. It's an Align B3X regulator with a DN 1850 2S pack. Either the A size pack or the DN+Align are much lighter than the Sub-C JR pack though I haven't weighed them.

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