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06-29-2014 11:06 AM  3 years agoPost 1
christeneagle

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Just ordered one (my first heli in 15 years!), and since I am new to the hobby again, seeking advice.

I was thinking 6s 5000mAh packs, for the possible sharing scenario with a 700 class heli I might get in the near future. Is this even a viable idea? Or should I get a smaller more optimized size for the E6, and worry about the 700 class when it actually happens?

Also, I am overwhelmed by the brand choices with widely varying prices on the packs. Any word of wisdom here?

Thanks much in advance.

-Tae

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06-29-2014 01:17 PM  3 years agoPost 2
doorman

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Battey's
I fly my E6 on 6s 4000's
I have tried 5000 and did not like the feel with the extra weight..I have also tried 3000's, and although it felt great at that weight, the 4's win for the added flying time.. I set my timer for 6 1/2 minutes and could get a little more, but I rather not push real hard..I do not fly 3D. All sport flying only.
As far as a c rating 35-45 is fine..
As for choices, I use HaiyinStore.com
Also Pulse seems to be coming very popular..
Hope this info will help you out..

Have Fun
Stan

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06-29-2014 11:47 PM  3 years agoPost 3
christeneagle

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Thank you very much for sharing (and for those who PM'ed me). I must have spent months "studying" various things on this forum to learn everything that has changed in the past 15 years. Without a good local "heli" hobbyshop around, it's been challenging. Thank you all for your willingness to share!

All the best.

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06-30-2014 04:05 PM  3 years agoPost 4
jespicer1

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I am using a Scorpion 3026 1400kv motor with a 12 tooth pinion. I get 5:30 at 2500 rpm.
Running Gens Ace 4400s. Flying weight is 4.8 pounds.

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07-03-2014 05:31 AM  3 years agoPost 5
Antsis

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Battery size is dictated by the frames. Don't think you will get 5000mA packs to fit. I fly with Turnigy 6S 4000mA. I run the HS around 2300 and get 6-7mins.

Ant

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07-03-2014 10:26 AM  3 years agoPost 6
steverobertsuk

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I have 6s 5000mAh OptiPower packs fitted to my E6-550. I use these as I have a few from my 700 size model.

Fit perfectly!

Steve

Team JR, Motors & Rotors, OptiPower

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07-06-2014 07:19 AM  3 years agoPost 7
Flyinhelis

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I fly Pulse 5000mah 45C, 800g and balances with no issues.

A bit heavy for most but I perfer the longer flight time for sport flying.

Team JR Americas

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07-12-2014 10:47 AM  3 years agoPost 8
christeneagle

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Settled on 6s 4400. Fits well with space to spare. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences!

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07-27-2014 12:41 PM  3 years agoPost 9
christeneagle

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Newbie question...

With my 6S 4400mAh batteries, I can hover for ~8-9min (with absolutely stock, manual instructed set up of E6 550), then I go charge it, and the battery only takes ~2000mA. (I believe the remaining voltages of individual cells were ~3.85V'ish...)

I've been educated in RR that over discharging is not healthy for the battery,,, Am I flying too long, or too short? What would be good thresholds?

Electrical engineering wisdom would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

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07-27-2014 01:07 PM  3 years agoPost 10
doorman

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To Short..
You can fly your packs down to 20% capacity left in it.. so you can adjust your timer up slowly until you are putting back about 3400 without hurting anything....
I like to make my increases about 30 seconds at a time, but in you case for the first increase, I would add 1 minute..then continue with the 30 sec's add..
You also will not hurt your batteries staying at the settings you have now..

Good Luck
Stan

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07-28-2014 02:15 PM  3 years agoPost 11
christeneagle

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Thank you for sharing the experience. 11-12min (mild hovering only with a couple of occasional touch downs) and it took about 3000mA on a charge. Very happy

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