Originally Posted by carpetbagger
Nothing big in my squadron so I just power up with the ESC lead. Thinking I might stuff a standard RX pack in a couple E-gliders on the workbench since those buggers can stay up a looonnngg time.
Back in the mid 1980's I had a number of electrified sailplanes. Receiver power was a Nicad pack. Those sailplanes generally do not get a lot of operation of their elevator/rudder commands, so the overall milliampere hours pulled out of the battery pack was pretty low.
I had a number of two hour plus flights on my 10 foot wingspan Craftaire Viking Sailplanes.