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09-21-2013 11:24 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Vaderluck

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Just bought an Align engine starter. It looks cool and well designed but unfortunately, it cannot take a usual 450 size battery like Turnigy 2200mAh 25C (105 x 33 x 24mm). The maximum size it can take is 112x35x24mm. But most batteries are actually slightly bigger than their spec.
Does anyone having the same problem ? What battery do you use ?

I don't understand why Align does not make a slightly bigger compartment, even a couple milimeters more, so that it can accept wider range of batteries ? Was it a design oversight ?

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09-22-2013 02:53 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Slowpoke

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Since the Align 3s battery is a perfect fit, it seems it was designed for THEIR battery.

The battery I'm using is slightly lower capacity, so it fits with ease, but still give me a lot a starts before having to recharge. I think it's a 2000mah pack. I have even used a 1800mah pack and it lasted a decent amount of time.

I really like the starter, it starts my OS91 with ease, but you are right, some batteries are a tight fit.

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09-22-2013 05:54 AM  5 years agoPost 3
JasonJ

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Loosen the screws that hold the case together and spread everything enough to slide the battery in. A common 2200 batt fits once it's in, you just have to get it past that first bit that acts as a choke point.

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