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Old 01-13-2009, 03:49 AM
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I just got a TwinStar II, which suggests 7-8 cell 3000 mAh batteries, but I only have two 8 cell packs of 1400 mAh batteries. I was going to wire them up in parallel, but the only battery harnesses I can find which connect batteries in parallel specify that they're for LiPos, which I don't have. I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't work with NiMH packs, is there something I'm missing?
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:40 AM
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It doesn't matter what the battery chemistry is, just so long as the connectors all fit.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:14 AM
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Battery connectors are less of a worry than weight. that Twinstar is not going to like and will not likely balance with all that battery up front.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:28 PM
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I can move the batteries back below the wing. There's plenty of room there. If it's still too much I guess I could just get a LiPo.
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Just watch the weight and COG. Nice thing about the Twinstar is it's an older design that flew heavy.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:25 PM
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Oh, I know all about the COG. These battery packs are left over from an Aerobird Swift (AKA Aerobrick Stall) which died horribly in part due to incorrect COG measurements. They're actually pretty lightweight NiMH packs, but if it's a big issue I can just fly on one at a time.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:06 AM
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Hi I am a new electric flyer and I was wondering about balancing connectors. It seems that different brands have different typs. My e-Flight DC/DC charger has a six pin conn, Thunder Oiwer has a different conn. For which I bought adapters and another brand has JST conn. The adds do not list (I think!)the typs of connectors. So how do I cope>
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