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Old 05-23-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Spektrum DX6 battery longevity problem solved

I got tired of the short battery life of my DX6, and I didn't want to risk doing the voltage regulator mod, or use a LiPo, so I bought one of these. Drop-in replacement, problem solved! The Sanyo cells are great, they hardly lose any charge overnight. And this pack has about quadruple the capacity of the stock pack. I charged it to 10.9V (using the stock charger) and then left the radio on for a while to test it...after 4 hours and 40 minutes, it had only gone down to 10.1V. Heck, that would have been about three full cycles on the old battery.

I flew with it today for the first time. It had been a few days since I charged it up...but I didn't even worry about topping off the charge before I left home like I always used to do with the old battery. With about an hour of flying use at the field, it went from 10.7V to 10.4V.

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Awesome find. Thanks for the heads up. Been having problems with this for a while now.

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http://www.dimensionengineering.com/DE-SW033.htm The swap to a switching voltage regulator would have cost 1/3 of that. I swapped mine, then installed a 2300mAh Lipo that I bought for $38 iirc.
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Ya could'a had a V8.


Only need to charge about once every month depending on how often you fly, and at half the price of that Nimh.

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$26 2600mah pack...
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