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03-19-2015 02:41 AM  3 years agoPost 21
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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My flight box glo n stuff won't work on 4s it maxes at 12-13 v ? N a lead gel cell is like 40-50$ & 5 lbs ?

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03-19-2015 04:47 AM  3 years agoPost 22
Vaeloron

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I usually charge up the LiFe pack on my X50 when I am done flying and leave it charged for next time and it still works just as good now as it did 2 years ago. As for my flight box I can get 3 or 4 weekends off of the old Turnigy Nanopuff 3s LiPo pack before it needs charging and if I wanted to follow the 80% rule I could probably double that. This pack runs my power panel which I use for both starting and fueling. I even used it for glow ignition before moving to a push glow. I usually get between 6-10 flights in each weekend. FWIW I use a Torqmaster 90 starter and a Hobbico electric fuel pump. I also use my old 3s packs to run the chargers for my micros.

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03-19-2015 12:17 PM  3 years agoPost 23
Dan Minick

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I really would rather have a Life by the sounds of it. Unfortunately there is to large of a price gap.

To replace the lead acid I have in my flight box now is 22$. I doubt it is a 5 lb battery but the weight really does not concern me

Thanks for the LiFe info guys

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03-23-2015 01:32 PM  3 years agoPost 24
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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most LIFE packs are made for rx's instead get 1 of these for 29.99
Lipo's don't burn down houses !
It's the user who mishandles them !
just like guns
http://www.experiencerc.com/store/p...03-p-17488.html

if you shop around you can maybe find something better

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03-23-2015 06:32 PM  3 years agoPost 25
Dan Minick

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I decided to tear down an old 6s pack I had with a dead cell. Just last night I made a 3s, 5000 to try out. I will leave it charged and see how long it lasts

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03-23-2015 08:52 PM  3 years agoPost 26
ICUR1-2

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lol ^^ that's what I did with a couple of 6s packs still using them 4 years later. Amazing how long they last as utility packs

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03-24-2015 12:17 PM  3 years agoPost 27
Dan Minick

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Well, just last night I had to make a trip to town. Wouldn't you know they had some LiFe packs on super clearance. I picked up a 4s, 2200 for 24$ and a 3s, 4200 for 36$. I wanted to try a 3s on my kero pump vs a 4s because the pump is actually a little fast on a full 13 volts.

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