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04-24-2009 05:54 PM  9 years agoPost 21
snjbird

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Kissimmee, Florida- USA

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I have to say, 70 cycles of good reliable performance should be expected from a quality lipo? I have a friend who claims to have 200 flights on some TP 2600s and he is still doing 4 minutes of 3D? I have not had that kind of luck! My high time packs are a couple of TP 2200 I bought the day I got my 500, they both have just over a hundred cycles, they will still fly in ST-1 but will hit the VC if I try a punch out or go to ST-2. But they still spin the head fast enough to do circuits, and hover training? If you keep your temps down under 130* and your amp draw to less than 80% the packs will last a good long while. I have a few packs that are at that 60-70 mark and they are starting to show the effects of high time, but they still move the 500 pretty good

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04-24-2009 06:19 PM  9 years agoPost 22
TJinGuy

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From my experience if the packs are run nicely (<80%, not too hot, not crashed)

0-35 cycles = like new performance
35-50 = start off strong but feel a little weak at end
50-100+ = start off strong. within 1 min a noticeable loss of power but still totally functional. power loss gets worse with age.

- Chris

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04-24-2009 06:32 PM  9 years agoPost 23
snjbird

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From my experience if the packs are run nicely (<80%, not too hot, not crashed)

0-35 cycles = like new performance
35-50 = start off strong but feel a little weak at end
50-100+ = start off strong. within 1 min a noticeable loss of power but still totally functional. power loss gets worse with age.

- Chris

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That is a pretty good scale, right on TJinGuy.

I am hoping the newer 40C packs are better, but I wouldn't bet any money on it.

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04-24-2009 06:53 PM  9 years agoPost 24
VooDooX

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San Francisco Bay Area CA, US (San Mateo)

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just wait for the packs come out in a few years charged in 1 minute and discharged in 30 seconds should be sweet! we can only wait

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04-24-2009 07:08 PM  9 years agoPost 25
Rockohaulic

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Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun

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discharged in 30 seconds
I want more than a 30 second flight time!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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04-24-2009 08:56 PM  9 years agoPost 26
Richardmid1

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My wife says a similar thing to me all the time!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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04-25-2009 03:20 AM  9 years agoPost 27
fenderstrat

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Of course I still don't know what they mean by "20-30C"???
the rating on those batts are the cont and burst ratings

20C cont and 30C burst

oh and I have had several lipos make it to the 300 cycle mark,they showed their age,but definately good enough for flying circuits in the back yard and mild acrobatics(yes acrobatics..ITS NOT CALLED MILD 3D )and they all get charged at 2C or more after they are broken in

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04-25-2009 04:16 AM  9 years agoPost 28
JAGNZ

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yes acrobatics..ITS NOT CALLED MILD 3D
Actually, you are also wrong. It's called AEROBATICS.

This:

is ACROBATICS.


Jason Greenwood

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04-25-2009 05:21 AM  9 years agoPost 29
fenderstrat

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acrobatics aerobatics,same thing, the words are often used interchangeably

either way its NOT mild 3d

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halcones

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04-25-2009 05:24 AM  9 years agoPost 30
Auto180_OCMA

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Isnt it Precision Aerobatics
I taught it was PRECISION Aerobatics

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04-25-2009 08:01 AM  9 years agoPost 31
russ

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what do you all charge a new cell on i was told 1 amp for the first three times is that about right

russ

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04-25-2009 04:14 PM  9 years agoPost 32
fenderstrat

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Aston,Pa

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for breaking in I charge at 1c,do short easy flights 2-3 min and increase each time.after about 3-4 cycles of this.fly like you want and I personally charge at 2C or greater.seems to be working really well

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04-26-2009 04:23 AM  9 years agoPost 33
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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On Outrage 6 cell 3000mAh batteries, I fly 5 minutes of hard 3D and put in about 70% back in the battery. I love outrage batteries.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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04-26-2009 05:02 PM  9 years agoPost 34
Mr. Miyagi

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...

You're not a "pilot" if you fly an RC helicopter. Sorry to crush your dreams #HardTruth

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