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03-12-2010 08:13 PM  8 years agoPost 21
itsVTC

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yeah,had a look around and heli direct are cheaper than most
ill give them a shout

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03-13-2010 12:48 AM  8 years agoPost 22
sjarochos

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Check The pitch.get a pitch gauge,if you don't know how to use it go YouTube and look for som videos. Also esky chargers take around 4 hours to fully charge a3cell bateries

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03-15-2010 04:58 PM  8 years agoPost 23
chris6414

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http://www.helidirect.com/align-new...c3cx-p-1038.hdx

http://www.helidirect.com/pcb-board...ble-p-15742.hdx

I have had this charger for 3 years and it works great for the price. With this adapter I can even charge 3 3S batts in parallel. Just don't use the 1st 2 slots. They are wired different.

Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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03-16-2010 09:58 AM  8 years agoPost 24
tommy146958

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Another place you will like to check out for a Balance/Charger all the way up to 6 cells is hobbyking.com and it charges your batteries in about a hour. It cost about $35 USD, also you can get good deals on good batteries. I personally have a Turnigy Balancer and Charger plus it contain a failsafe system that detect cells and batt overcharge. FYI is very important that all your battery cells are perfectly balance in other words each cells equal. ( normally in a 11.1v 3 cells is 4.2v in each cell for a total of 12.6v. ) Plus another thing once you feel the your battery is running low, land the heli, because if you keep flying it with a low battery you may ruin the battery.

One more thing the Esky charger the came in the box does not balance the batteries and that is bad for you battery and especially yourself and probably relatives... long story short a friend of mine did not have a balancer/charger and he was charging his battery in the kitchen ( do not charge battery inside your house neither leave it charging without supervision ) and he started hearing some noise coming out of the battery. Then the battery ( 6cells battery ) exploded and another explosion to a total of 5 explosions. Causing the entire kitchen to burn... lucky he had a fire extinguisher and put out the fire and now a new kitchen to fix. Pretty much what happened. 1 battery cell shorted out and the charger was still pushing current to the battery to reach it goal voltage of 22.2v causing overcharging the other cell and obliviously exploding.

Now I believe all or almost all balance/charger contain a failsafe system that auto shutoff if the battery is not work properly, like the incident I explained above.( My Turnigy does )

So definitely look forward to something like this for a charger.

TOM

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03-16-2010 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 25
itsVTC

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pretty sure that it came with a balance charger.ive been using lipos for a year before owning anything rc.it also is advertised as a balance charger,and it says it on the charger itself.
anyway,the plastic link is due in the next couple of days,so will find out soon if itll get me airborn.

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03-16-2010 07:11 PM  8 years agoPost 26
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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May the force be with you...

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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03-18-2010 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 27
itsVTC

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im off the ground,yay!

thanks for the help

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