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03-30-2009 04:31 PM  9 years agoPost 1
guitar123

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TWO questions, How long can I leave a battery fully charged before it does "damage" to the batt.

and lets say i fly my heli one pack after the next for 10 packs stright. will that cause damage to my heli? or can I fly my heli all day long with as many packs I can get?

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03-30-2009 04:48 PM  9 years agoPost 2
TJinGuy

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There are many different theories about leaving batteries charged for long periods (longer than 2 weeks) but no real data saying if it really is bad or not. Similarly there are many different accounts, some saying that it hurt the batteries and some saying it did nothing to them. So the jury is out on that one.

As for whether flying "pack after pack" hurts your heli ... in general no. It depends on a few things. If everything is in good running condition then not at all. You could run 100 packs in a row and not hurt anything, aside from normal wear. It really makes no difference whether you run 1 pack per day for 100 days or 100 packs in one day, as long as the maintenance is done and the heli is kept clean and oiled.

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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03-30-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Wingman77

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it you are running one pack after another just make sure the motor is relatively cool before going up again.

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03-30-2009 05:59 PM  9 years agoPost 4
guitar123

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very cool, thanks

what batteries are awsome?

i'll be running
scorp 2221-8
scorp 45a

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03-30-2009 10:23 PM  9 years agoPost 5
zaw

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Lebanon, NH - USA

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I left some batteries fully charged and waiting for parts and don't have anything to properly discharge them and they started to puff after about 3 weeks.. They were HobbyCity batteries so not much $$$ is lost.

ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425

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03-30-2009 10:25 PM  9 years agoPost 6
jester4

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Brampton, Ontario

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I've left batteries fully charged for over a month and done the same with discharged packs and there was no noticable problems.

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03-31-2009 08:05 AM  9 years agoPost 7
naked painter

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Hi

You need to let the motor cool down between flights or you might damage the insides.

My 6S lipos seem to loose .1 of a volt over a month.

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03-31-2009 04:01 PM  9 years agoPost 8
TJinGuy

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Motors do not need to cool down between flights. They reach their highest temps early in the flight and hold that temp the remainder of the flight.

Does it hurt anything to let them cool down? No. Does it help in any way? No.

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03-31-2009 04:05 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Heli 770

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+1 on TJinGuy motor temps.

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03-31-2009 04:06 PM  9 years agoPost 10
JEEPWORLD2002

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first off leaving any lipo fully charged @ room temp is not good. after 1 yr, you will loose 25% capisity. all lipos rec storing at nominal voltage 3.75-3.8v per cell in cool place. i prefer to charge the night b4 flight so they are at max capisity b4 flying assuming you charge it then 2 wks later they have degraded 250 mah then of a 3000 mah batt and you want to use 75% of the batt now you have over cycled the batt and risk losing life cycles and puffing. and alway let you batteries cool for 1/2 hr or so b 4 recharing. it may serve you better to use life or a123 batteries if you want to fly back to back and have packs you can recharge in 30 mins/ vs the lipo which is limited to a 2-3c recharge current
As far as back to back flights in theory you should be able to do it just allow the esc and motor a chance to cool 5-10 min should be fine normally i can fly back to back need to give the brain and heart a chance to keep up with all the adrenaline i get from these helis

Trex600n Trex500 Mikado LoGo5003d// Hacker, CastleCreations,Ys 50, JR 7703d/8900, Radix

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03-31-2009 04:14 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Heli 770

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The only thing you need to let cool down on back to back flying is the batt. packs before charging them.

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04-01-2009 05:47 AM  9 years agoPost 12
guitar123

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thanks for help,

what are 123 bats?
any suggestions on what batts i should get if i want to get like 6 of them?(lipos or "123" batts)

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04-02-2009 01:26 PM  9 years agoPost 13
torenhg

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Orange County, SoCal

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Appreciate this topic, I am beginning the journey to another heli (maybe two ;-)) and am thinking of getting a trex 450 or 600e to play with in the driveway and parking lot. Have eyes of a few different helis but am a neophyte on batteries (and motors).

I go to tower hobbies, heliproz, etc... but unfortunately do not even know the nomenclature other than volts and MAH. Any of you able to give a basic description of the nomenclature, the preferred battery, and best place to get them?

Greatly appreciated

350QX
Trex 450
Shuttle ZXX
Fury 55
Spectra G
Furion6
Trex 500

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04-02-2009 03:54 PM  9 years agoPost 14
TJinGuy

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For starters you should search for threads on here. You will find many explaining the terminology as well as the current fads.

Feel free to pm me any questions you have.

Oh and a 600e is not a driveway/parking lot bird unless you own a castle in England (in other words you have a HUGE driveway/parking lot), then it is cool

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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