Originally Posted by MidwestRSX
Guys, I need a recommendation on a battery and charger setup. I am not new to RC but I am fairly new to lipo. I am looking at buying an Aerosky B60 Duke. It calls for a 14.8v 3600mah 25C batt.
First question, can I bump up to a 4000 mah 30c on the stock motors and esc and be fine? Or should I just stick with the recommended setup? I want more power/longer flight times.
Second, there are so many choices out there.. what would you guys say is the best value for a battery and charger? I am not terribly concerned with charging multiple batteries at once, but I would consider paying up for faster charge times.
Third, is it bad to take a lipo battery straight off the plane after a flight and put it right back on the charger?
Finally, I have a DX6i radio. I recently lawn-darted my GP Revolver so I need a new receiver. Should I stick with the AR6200 or is there a cheaper but equal counterpart?
I look forward to your responses! Thanks!
Howdy there.... I'll give you my perspective, and others may differ.
Yes you can "Bump up" the battery values, since you are not adding cells you are not adding voltage. In your example, you are only adding capacity, which should give you longer flight times. Going from 25 to 30C will just give you a little better 'punch' from the battery.
For me, Hyperion and ThunderPower batteries are worth the expense. I'm NOT a fan of Turnigy Nano-Tech as they seem to only last a few months. Hitec, ThunderPower and Hyperion all make very good quality chargers, and again, IMO, worth the expense.
I do not have any problem pulling a battery from a plane and putting it right on the charge, as long as it is not HOT. If you are doing normal use, and it is just barely warm after a flight, then feel free to charge it right back up.
On your last question, sorry bro... I dont speak Spektrum.