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06-11-2018 02:58 PM  6 months agoPost 1
Dr.J

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Greetings everyone! I’m looking to resurrect my ole Stratus, but have only old NiCad batteries for it. What battery setup is currently available for this purpose, that might be ideal?

Thanks,

John

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06-11-2018 05:15 PM  6 months agoPost 2
helitom

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I use 7.4V two cell 2200ma LiPo with a voltage regulator. If you are replacing the old electronics with modern stuff, you may be able to eliminate the voltage regulator. With the 2200ma you can get in a lot of flights before a recharge is required.

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

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06-11-2018 08:15 PM  6 months agoPost 3
JuanRodriguez

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2300 A123 battery.... no regulator needed with the exception of possibly a step down for the tail servo.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-11-2018 09:26 PM  6 months agoPost 4
Dr.J

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Thank you! Where can I find these things, battery, voltage regulator, step down? More importantly, can anyone recommend any specific units?

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06-25-2018 03:16 PM  5 months agoPost 5
Richardmid1

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Align do a 2 in 1 voltage regulator and glow ignitor for use with a Li-po battery... http://www.greathobbies.com/product...d_id=AGNHE50H10

Your easiest and cheapest option though is to simply get a decent Ni-Mh pack to replace your old Ni-Cd pack.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-25-2018 03:20 PM  5 months agoPost 6
Richardmid1

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...step down for the tail... http://www.greathobbies.com/product...d_id=AGNK10381A

These drop the voltage by 0.7-0.8v, I think you get one with the Align 2 in 1 regulator but not sure.

Futaba do a more expensive one that will drop any voltage from 6-8.4v down to 5v for the tail. http://www.greathobbies.com/product...rod_id=FUTM0960

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-25-2018 03:23 PM  5 months agoPost 7
Dr.J

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Thank you, all. I ordered a new NiMH pack, from Radical RC, on Friday. Looking forward to flying again!

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06-25-2018 04:32 PM  5 months agoPost 8
Rojoalfa

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You loose the chance to do a better upgrade...

MinAir stratus is a fine 700 class machine... NiMH?

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Saludos cordiales,

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06-25-2018 06:57 PM  5 months agoPost 9
JuanRodriguez

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Rojoalfa
You loose the chance to do a better upgrade...

MinAir stratus is a fine 700 class machine... NiMH?
You can lead a horse to water, but...... you know the rest

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-25-2018 08:06 PM  5 months agoPost 10
Dr.J

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I seldom have time to fly it and so this NiMH battery is a practical choice for me.

Is there still an interest in and/or a market for my Stratus?

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06-25-2018 08:33 PM  5 months agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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Dr.J
I seldom have time to fly it and so this NiMH battery is a practical choice for me.
The more reason to consider the A123 battery I suggested above..... Once charged, they stay charged almost forever until the next use and you don't need to worry about "storage" charge or the potential of "puffing" or battery fires like you would with Lipos.......

But hey, it's your deal !!
Dr.J
Is there still an interest in and/or a market for my Stratus?
Best thing to do is to figure out what you want for it and list it in the classifieds...... Ebay would be another good option......

You never know , someone out there might just want to buy it if the price is reasonable.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-25-2018 11:28 PM  5 months agoPost 12
Rojoalfa

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OK... That's another tale...

You are preparing to sell the beast...

MinAir stratus... Leave as it!
No return for your investment.

The main goal of stratus was the flybarred rotor head.

Next step is flybarless...

Quite expensive...

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Saludos cordiales,

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06-26-2018 01:19 PM  5 months agoPost 13
Richardmid1

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Lots of people still fly the old flybarred MA stuff and parts are still available. I myself have a Fury Extreme 90. Very nice machines! Don't sell it!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-26-2018 02:10 PM  5 months agoPost 14
eeeeky

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Ill buy it.. Pm me!

Lets Fly!

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