I've ordered and just received 22 of the 2300 Mah A123 cells from www.voltmanbatteries.com
) This is my second order from this company, and several other club members have also ordered from them. We've all been very satisfied with this company. It's located in Ohio.
It looks like the main business of voltmanbatteries is rebuilding power packs for portable battery operated tools.
These cells come with spot welded straps that are readily solderable. I've cut the straps off, and soldered heavier copper straps to what is left of the spot welded straps.
Next, my supply of #22 ribbon wire is gone, so have just placed an order for more. Not cheap at $2.50 per foot, but IMHO well worth it. Will put the final photos on this thread after the ribbon wire is connected.
This pack is configured as two 5S2P packs so it can be charged as a 5S4P pack on a Cellpro Powerlab 8 charger. The charging rate will be about 25 or 30 Amps. The motor is a Hacker A60-5S, the model is a Top Flite Cessna 182 Skylane. So far with everything except the wheel pants and similar items, the model weighs in at 14.5 Pounds. As usual, ounces come out of nowhere during final assembly, so it looks to be about 15.5 pounds when done. The 10S2P A123 battery pack weighs in at 54 ounces without power wires.
The Castle Creations 80 Amp HV ESC was sent in to CC about three weeks ago for their recall, still waiting for its return.
It took awhile to locate #22 gauge ribbon wire, finally found some here:
Take a look at the photos of the battery pack in progress.