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03-12-2010 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 1
fast400

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i`m hopeing i`ll get my usual 50 bucks for my bday tomorrow, and will be looking to buy some batteries.

will hobbypartz has been out of the blue lipos for months, and hobbycity is out of zippy`s.
i noticed a huge quanity of rhinos, though they are 5 dollars more per battery are they any good?

i would like to get 3 zippy`s, but i may be stuck getting 2 rhinos, but would like to hear some first hand experience on the rhinos before i buy any.

thanks.

crash`s come easy patience`s doesnt

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03-12-2010 12:20 AM  8 years agoPost 2
fflier9

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Rhino's are OK...Zippies seem much better to me. The last Rhino pack I had puffed. I've never had a Zippy do this. You'd be better off waiting for another shipment of zippies to come in. It would only be a week or two since they are popular...plus they would be fresh.

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03-12-2010 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 3
bart2546

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I had 3 Rhino's for my mini e-revo and such with no issues however for my helis I like Turnigy and Flightmax.

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03-12-2010 01:07 AM  8 years agoPost 4
windshear

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I use a Rhino 4s 30C 2150mah pack for my starter. Works awesome. Pack was .004 balanced from the factory and has never been more than .009 out of balance. I'm very happy with it. Of course it only delivers current for a short time each time it's used.

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03-12-2010 03:00 AM  8 years agoPost 5
fast400

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anyone else have any experience with the rhino brand batteries?
i would like to hear some more good or bad info before i take this plundge.
this will be the only 50 bucks i`ll have in god knows how long, so i`d like to make the best choice here.

crash`s come easy patience`s doesnt

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03-12-2010 03:08 AM  8 years agoPost 6
HeliNerd

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I've had the Rhino's, Zippy, and Turnigy batteries for my EDF jets. All 3 have been great, more than 150 flights per batt. The best ones have been the Zippy-R's from Korea! The Turnigy batteries don't "sag" voltage near as much toward the end of their lives. All have performed well, and I have had about 30 of these batteries from HK. I could have never afforded that many "name brand" nor gotten half the enjoyment out of them. Just make sure to put them into storage mode if you are going to let them sit. I put mine into storage for the week, then charge on friday.

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03-12-2010 03:19 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Spitfire1

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I have freinds who have them and have no problems at all, Ive flown them in my heli from time to time and think there fine.

If theres Turnigy`s in stock Il get them first, but if the blue ones are out of stock, I wouldent think twice before ordering a Rhino.

Honestly the main reason I like the Turnigy is the 2c charge rate more than anything else, thats a real big bonus for me faster charge times, Im not sure if the Rhino`s are 2c charge rate or not.

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03-12-2010 03:21 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Fnity

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I run Rhinos on my 450's.... 450seV2, and the new power hungry 450 Pro, they do great on both, I'm looking to get more next time I order. The only issue I have is that they seem to be put together a bit better than the Flightmax that I also use and are a tad bit longer. So I just have to fineness the canopy on, instead of just slapping in on with the Flightmax
Buy with confidence, I can say that both Rhino's, and Flightmax are a great deal Lipo! I have not tried the Turnigy's but there are a ton down at the field with no problems either!!

Frank Leyva
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03-12-2010 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 9
fast400

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thanks guys.
the zippy and turnigy are out of stock right now. i would like to waite untill the zippy`s are back in stock actually, this way i could get three batteries instead of two, but i`m not the most patient person.

as far as them fitting with the canopy im not to worried, both my helis have alot of room in the canopy.

again i would hate to waste my only 50 bucks, so this is going to be a hard decision. should i waite a week to see if the zippys are in stock, or just get the rhinos.

thanks for the info.

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03-12-2010 03:40 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Fnity

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They do fit in my 450's, its just tighter on one heli.....

Frank Leyva
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03-12-2010 08:29 PM  8 years agoPost 11
fast400

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no one else has any good or bad experiences with rhino batteries?

crash`s come easy patience`s doesnt

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03-12-2010 09:13 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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I have over 10 Rhino batteries. I have never had a bad one from the factory and all of them perform well. I had a smaller one short out one cell in my pocket(my fault bad connector wiring) and still use if to this day. I have Rhino, zippy, and turnigy batteries and dont notice all that much difference between them. If the only thing hobbycity had in stock was Rhino... I wouldnt think twice, I would buy them. Excellent batteries for the cost.

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03-13-2010 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 13
fast400

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anyone else use these batteries, i`m about to make a order.

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03-13-2010 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 14
lanex29

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Have had Zippies, Turnigy and Rhinos for my 450 s and I would stick to Rhinos,
Of all the batteries from m 1st ever order on Hobbyking in July09, only the Rhinos are left, Zippies and Turnigy are all dead and discarded. Friends have similar experience. I m sold on Rhinos. Blue lipos are also OK, no issues on my 500.
My preference in order
1.Rhino
2Green lipo
3Blue lipo
4. Zippy
5 Turnigy

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03-13-2010 02:26 AM  8 years agoPost 15
fast400

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i just the other day had to throw out a blue lipo.
one of the balance leads broke and i could`nt get it to solder back on.
but up untill then it worked pretty good.
but every sense i bought the blue lipos, they have been out of stock. that was three months ago

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03-13-2010 03:55 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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hobbypartz.com just got the 25c blue lipos instock, i ordered 4. cant beat the shipping at under 5 bucks and they`ll be here by friday.

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03-13-2010 04:08 AM  8 years agoPost 17
VANHELI

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i just the other day had to throw out a blue lipo.
one of the balance leads broke and i could`nt get it to solder back on.
I would still use it until it was done...on these smaller batteries balancing isnt that big of deal as long as they were good to start off...I know guys that never balance there packs and they seem to get about the same life out of them as we all do....however, I am not one of those guys. I am just making a point.

Dave V.

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03-13-2010 04:13 AM  8 years agoPost 18
fast400

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i did`nt think about that before i tossed it.
for some reason my charger would`nt shutoff, after like 347minutes of chargeing, i looked over the battery and noticed one of the leads were broke.

i tried soldering it back on, but had no success. the leads are soldered straight onto the cells, where others i have they are soldered onto a board.

well either way, i ordered 4 more, i just hope the leads stay on longer. i may see if theres away of makeing this part of the battery stronger.

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03-13-2010 04:17 AM  8 years agoPost 19
VANHELI

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Well in that case I would of pitched it also...i suppose I assumend you were not charging from the balance lead...

also forgot to mention rhino batteries are zippies...it says it on the label.

Dave V.

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03-13-2010 04:40 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Spitfire1

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When people were saying blue lipos I thought they were reffering to Turnigy`s and zippy`s, did not realise there was another brand, are they from HK??

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