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Old 03-01-2013, 01:28 PM
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I have an ultra micro p-51 mustang from park zone that came with a 150 mah lipo but I would like to buy some larger ones. I bought a 240mah lipo designed for the blade mcpx but the connectors are different and I can't seem to find the right adapter anywhere.

So, where can I buy larger batteries with the correct connector for this plane?

Thx.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:54 PM
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It will probably add too much weight and throw your CG way off.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:43 PM
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It will probably add too much weight and throw your CG way off.
Weight difference should only be 4-5 grams and the battery mounts directly under the CG. It flies like a paper airplane right now with plenty of headroom for a little extra weight IMHO.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:29 PM
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Almost from day 1, I have been flying my pair of UM P-51 Mustangs with alternate batteries, not the hopelessly inadequate 120mAh 1S lipo supplied. Best all around battery, IMHO, for the UM Mustang is the Hyperion 240mAh 1S lipo, available from AllErc, as well as others, possibly BP Hobbies.

I get my 240's from RCBabbelBat over on RCGroups, complete with the proper connector. Search around in this link to see what is available in the Hyperion line:

http://www.allerc.com/batteries-lith..._4_93_155.html

No problem with balance, solid 8-10 minute flights with throttle management, but then who flys the Mini on anything less than WOT!!

Hyperion 240 cell can be charged up to 5C, and has a 25C discharge rating.

In cold weather, I use a "blankie", to keep some warmth in the cell.

Another good choice is the 190mAh 1S from MiniAviation. This cell fits the UM Mustang like it was made for it. Rated at 25C, I use these also on my Mustang Mini's, but now more on the Embers, Playmates, Micro Stik, Champ.

Go here for info on the MiniAviation cells:
http://www.miniaviation.com/KM_190P.html

Common Sense RC has Lectron Pro 270 and 280 1S cells that work, and I sometimes use them.

Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:05 AM
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I am going to order several of these if they ever get back in stock. They seem to be a lot of bang for the buck.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...zone_Etc_.html

Do those larger batteries give you any more power or simply better run time?

Ill be running them on my UltraMicro P-40.

I am guessing you trashed the stock P-51 battery lol
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The nanotech lipos are, from what I have both heard and read, good lipo's. I personally would like to get closer to 200mah rating if possible.

The higher rated lipos, such as the Hyperion 240 and MiniAviation 190 basically get you longer flight times. There may seem to be a tad more power, intially, but this is because the voltage sag on a fully charged Hyperion or MA is less, thus allowing for higher revs of the motor. If you are not flying WOT most of the time, the benefit will definitely be longer flight times.

One thing for sure, you can't beat the price on that 160 NanoTech lipo!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by mattman0182 View Post
I am going to order several of these if they ever get back in stock. They seem to be a lot of bang for the buck.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...zone_Etc_.html
i use those nanos on all my ultra micro planes. they just work !
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Elfi Flyer View Post
Almost from day 1, I have been flying my pair of UM P-51 Mustangs with alternate batteries, not the hopelessly inadequate 120mAh 1S lipo supplied. Best all around battery, IMHO, for the UM Mustang is the Hyperion 240mAh 1S lipo, available from AllErc, as well as others, possibly BP Hobbies.

I get my 240's from RCBabbelBat over on RCGroups, complete with the proper connector. Search around in this link to see what is available in the Hyperion line:

http://www.allerc.com/batteries-lith..._4_93_155.html

No problem with balance, solid 8-10 minute flights with throttle management, but then who flys the Mini on anything less than WOT!!

Hyperion 240 cell can be charged up to 5C, and has a 25C discharge rating.

In cold weather, I use a "blankie", to keep some warmth in the cell.

Another good choice is the 190mAh 1S from MiniAviation. This cell fits the UM Mustang like it was made for it. Rated at 25C, I use these also on my Mustang Mini's, but now more on the Embers, Playmates, Micro Stik, Champ.

Go here for info on the MiniAviation cells:
http://www.miniaviation.com/KM_190P.html

Common Sense RC has Lectron Pro 270 and 280 1S cells that work, and I sometimes use them.

Good luck.
Thx for the links. I got lucky and found an adapter cable at my local hobby shop so I can get the hyperion 240mah with the oddball connector adapted to fit. When those die I will get some of the recommended ones with the right connector.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mattman0182 View Post
I am going to order several of these if they ever get back in stock. They seem to be a lot of bang for the buck.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...zone_Etc_.html

Do those larger batteries give you any more power or simply better run time?

Ill be running them on my UltraMicro P-40.

I am guessing you trashed the stock P-51 battery lol
Might give these a look. I run them on my msrx heli and they perform great.
http://www.quantumhobby.com/HYPERION...25c01601su.htm
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:53 PM
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I just ordered 6 of these.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=33224

I'd like to go to a 200 or 300 Mah but right now the only charger I have is the one that came with the P-40.
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