Good post as always, Denny.....perfect timing...lol....last night was reading about this in way older posts as I felt I needed a refresher
In your opinon, is this pushing the battery too much???.....
thunder pwr 3s 2250 45/90c pulling approx 43amps(actual 5 flights with this setup) previously batts have around 30 cycles never more than 30amps in the past....kept discharged,....usually charged right before flying....cells have never been below 3.60v unloaded... 1.5c charging
approx. 6 min flight times.....30secs 3/4 to WOT then glide with zero throttle for about a min then 30/WOT,...etc
within a couple mins of landing temp of battery 90.4(using infared thermo)
(inside motor 94.7,esc about 90,cant rembr exactly) physically battery feels warm, little puffing is noticeable, but within few minutes...completely normal looking and nominal temp.
I don't have anything that can tell me exactly how many amps I am actually pulling during flight( more or less...I don't know
2.25ah x 45c=101.25amps,.... so I am pulling less than half of max amps on the ground.
Thanks in advance........just trying to get as much life out of a (2) $70 batterys.