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01-23-2015 06:57 AM  3 years agoPost 1
blackjackdealer

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Will I see a difference if I ues 65c over 30c ? In my e700 heli on 12s 5000mah

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01-23-2015 08:17 AM  3 years agoPost 2
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Answer... yes. But, mainly if you are a hard flier. If you only sport fly, you won't see much of a difference. It's like comparing a V6 engine to a V8. Going down the freeway you won't see any advantages with a V8. But if you are getting on the freeway or pulling a trailer, then you won't bog down with a V8. If you are doing pitch pumps or hard reversals then you will need lots of on demand energy and the 65C batteries will have the ability to give that to you. Having the right motor and right ESC help out in that as well, but the higher C rated batteries will make the heli feel more powerful. Hope that helps.

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01-23-2015 09:43 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Steve Graham

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What's the difference between LIPO C rating labels and the tooth fairy?

The tooth fairy actually delivers on her promise.

Would you believe me if I told you I had a 100C battery?

Seriously,though I agree with Rob in theory. There is usually a little higher current capability from Brand A's 30C to Brand A's 60C. The reality is that you more likely comparing a true 15C battery to a true 20C. The fact that as C capability goes up so does battery weight should be taken into consideration. So if you don't NEED the capability putting a heavier battery on your aircraft will only slow it down.

The bigger problem is Brand A's 20C battery labeled as a 60C may not deliver the same performance as Brand B's 25C battery that is actually labeled honestly.

Good luck figuring out who to trust. Hint: Stay away from any company that claims to have a 100C battery

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01-24-2015 11:30 PM  3 years agoPost 4
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Hi Matt. What is written above is completely true, the C ratings are fairly meaningless unless you are comparing between the same manufacturer, and then only to see what is better in a given product line.

Here's what I've found. I've owned 25, 30, and 50c batteries. All flew exactly the same. I do not fly hard enough to kill any of them, and if you look at the telemetry on my Goblin (which is much heavier than your 700 and has a much bigger motor), I could fly 20c packs with a 40c burst and still be within limits. I fly harder than I did when we flew together, but I'm no smack 3d guy. I also keep my head speeds at realistic numbers and get longer flight times while still having good power.

With how you fly, I'd go with a good 30-40c pack, which is what I'm buying now. They'll do everything you need, probably be lighter, and last a long time. I'm planning on picking up Revolectrix packs for my next set, they seem to be very well made and last a long time. Either that or a set of the new ThunderPowers. Treat your packs well and they will last for years. My oldest set of 12s I bought back when I was there in IA for my 7HV, so that is at least 3 years old now and has over 400 cycles on it. It's definitely losing a bit of punch towards the end of a flight compared to new, but I'd say I've gotten my money out of it.

Oh, the 100c people he's talking about are MaxAmps. They've been tested, and are no where near their claims. Get good packs, not the ones that only have good marketing.

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01-24-2015 11:38 PM  3 years agoPost 5
blackjackdealer

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:-)
Thanks Nick

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01-24-2015 11:44 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Eury

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And to answer your question from Facebook, yes, we will probably be coming back. Caryn is trying to get a Management job there so we can get back.

Can't say that there because my family will see it and they want us to stay in NH.

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