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Old 01-26-2013, 03:38 PM
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I have E Flite Apprentice with a power up 25 900kv motor and a 30a esc with a APC 10x 5 prop i am looking to buy some spare batteries but the eflite 3200mah 11.1v 3s are $45 does anyone know where i can get cheaper batteries?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:04 PM
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Anywhere else.



Sorry, had to poke fun at E-Flite on that one! Check here:

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Anywhere else.



Sorry, had to poke fun at E-Flite on that one! Check here:

Hobby King's 'battery heaven'
How are those Hobby King batteries? I've got a club member that will be looking for a 6S 5000 Mah LiPo before spring.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:01 PM
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If i have a 3200mah 20c now and i buy a 3000mah 20c what will change when i fly just the lengths of my flights and if so will they increase or decrease?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:51 PM
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Lower capacity (mAh) means shorter flights.

And going from a battery capable of 64A (3.2Ah x 20C) to only 60A (3Ah x 20C) could in theory cause problems but since you only have a 30A ESC you're probably nowhere near the max. current of either battery so that should be o.k.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by p3arljam View Post
If i have a 3200mah 20c now and i buy a 3000mah 20c what will change when i fly just the lengths of my flights and if so will they increase or decrease?

FYI, you also need to watch the weight of your two batteries, and see if the different batteries affect the models CG.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:13 AM
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I have heard bad stuff about the Nano-techs. I have a couple of Turnigy 4s 2650's for my P-51. They've been fine other than the website claims 2c charge rate(Not actually printed on the battery label, though.), and that gave me an issue, But no problems since I kept it at 1C charge rate. I also have 4 4s 2200 Zippy Compacts for my EDF's, and I really abuse them, but they are hanging in there.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:02 AM
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http://www.haiyinstore.com/

Good luck with them so far.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:23 AM
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I bought a couple of the Turnigy 3s 1300 mah there 25 to 35c discharge and they have performed great. I get long flight times with my brushless powered slow stick. By the HK site I read the turnigy has 160 cycles & the zippy was 100 cycles so I went with the Turnigy for a few more dollars. I have also read post on the zippy batteries and most have been +.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:53 AM
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haiyans are good, also the gens ace and sky lipos from hobbypartz.com are good. i've also had really good luck with the g-force batteries from valuehobby.com
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:02 PM
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http://www.nitroplanes.com/batteries.html

Good selection, most in stock, prices are decent and shipping is out of the U.S.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:06 PM
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Two other brands I bought was common sense & tenergy these were for my cx2. The common sense came from a LHS & the tenergy's I bought off e-bay for around 10.00 each their 2s 900mah 20c they have held up great I have used them in my heli, A cub with a 1650kv brushless & my slow stick with a 900kv I think their over 2 years old & both still work 1 is a little puffy now and has less performance so I stopped using it. I don't think my e-flites lasted a year. I bought the tenergy's after putting the Xtreme 180 motors in my cx2. I did look at their larger batteries and their prices have seemed to have gone up but they still may be a brand to look at and see what the price is for your needs. I can't say how good the turnigy's will be in the long run but if I were to buy more batteriers today I would buy Turnigy or Zippy for the price. I do wish they came with deans plugs! I would check the other sites people had listed and compare the prices & shipping cost.
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