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  1. OGnapkin

    How to determine if you can have a bigger battery

    I am looking at a warbird right now but don't know if i can add a 5 or 6 cell battery to it instead of the stock 4S recommended without burning out the electronics. how can i figure out if it will be ok to run on 5 or 6 cell? this is the plane i was talking about btw...
  2. ServoCity

    SALE! Up to 95% OFF @ ServoCity!

    Save up to 95% OFF RC favorites like chargers, transmitters, receivers, batteries and more!! So hurry while inventory last! Offer not valid with other discounts/promotions. Now - March 15th https://www.servocity.com/bargains-blowouts
  3. F

    Is it possible to build something using a d2822/14 motor and a 2200 mah lipo?

    Hi guys! i am Francisco from Argentina and it is my first time around here. I have some electronics for an rc plane at home, but i don´t know if it is possible to scratch-build a plane using them. I have a turnigy brushless outrunner motor ( d2822/14, 1450 kv), a turnigy 2200mah 3s 25 lipo...
  4. R

    best batteries for vortex 150

    I am getting a vortex 150. Does anyone have any suggestions for good 3 cell batteries to use with it? What is the battery that FT includes in the beginner package of this drone? Thanks.
  5. B

    I can't find a good battery and ESC that work together

    I'm new to the RC hobby and i wanna build a simple RC plane to start off and i can't spend more than 120€. I searched through hobby king and found almost everything except a ESC with BEC and LVC and a battery. I didn't wanna buy something that doesn't work so i'm asking you guys for...
  6. F

    Motor Help

    Hi! Does anyone have know any good RC plane (beginner park flyer) motors that are around 1,000-1500kv and only need a 20 amp esc? I know Flite Test store has the Emax GT2215 1100kv motor and I thought about just getting that but then I think I'd need a 30 amp esc (Wich is perfectly okay but I'm...
  7. D

    Educated Guess on Quality of batteries?

    I have a 3s 2200mah 30a discharge lipo and a 2s 1750mah 25a lipo for my quad and 2 planes. These are the only two batteries I've ever had, as I'm not that deeply involved in the RC hobby. I haven't used them in a year because I don't have a liscence yet and biking to the nearest field with an FT...
  8. C

    Puffed Lipo?

    Hey, does anyone here know if the battery on the left is swollen/puffed? When I press it it goes down a little. I've seen more extreme examples of swollen lipos but wasn't sure if this was swollen.
  9. T

    Problem with new battery

    I am fairly new to the hobby of model planes and i ordered a FT explorer starter kit and assembled the plane and attempted to fly it. The first time, the plane didn't fly and crashed. I thought the center of gravity was off so i moved the battery and tried again. The plane crashed again so i...
  10. A

    Issue with Hyperion 550mAh

    I just got the Hyperion 550mAh battery as part of the gremlin kit from flitetest. I am fairly experienced building quads and check for continuity, due diligence etc. I charged the battery, plugged it into the quad for the first time, and got no response from the escs. Upon unplugging the battery...
  11. P

    Ft. Mini Guinea power pack and mods

    Hello, I'm new to the forms but I've been watching and building Flite test planes for a long time. I looked around for a thread on this but I didn't find anything on it, so to the point. I just built a Flite test guinea pig, and now I'm planning on moving to the mini, but the only mini...
  12. T

    FT Mini Arrow Battery Sizing

    Hi All- I'm struggling to find what batteries will fit in the FT Mighty Mini Arrow (without modification). I see they sell a Hyperion 850mAh 3s 20c Lipo with the kit, but they're out of stock on those. I noticed they have an 800mah 3s lipo in stock, which has the dimensions of 55x30x21mm...
  13. J

    Selling 2x Turnigy 3000mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack (brand new)

    Selling 2x Turnigy 3000mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack, both brand new and never used. ordered the wrong packs so im looking to get rid of them. shipping from NY to anyone in the United States looking for $35 for the both of them, im not sure how much shipping would cost.
  14. S

    Long Range UAV Drone Concept

    Hello Pilots, I'm very new here, I don't know anything really about RC aircraft, but stumbling onto the Flite Test YouTube channel gave me an idea. Is it possible to build a custom drone capable of carrying a CCTV style camera with enough battery life to fly for 45= minutes? I play airsoft...
  15. Vampircorn

    Motor Stutter

    I'm running an emax rs2205 2600kv motor with a 40a ESC on a 3S lipo and 5x4 props, and I'm getting issues with the motor stuttering on low throttle. I tried a 12a and an 18a ESC and had the same issue. Is my battery too low voltage or is my ESC too low amperage for the rs2205?
  16. RCdiy

    Taranis Q X7 Battery Run Time

    http://rcdiy.ca/taranis-q-x7-battery-run-time/ I’ve posted an article and a video going over run time tests using different batteries with the Taranis Q X7. A the end of the of the post and video I provide two simple formulas. The first calculates the required battery capacity to meet a...
  17. K

    Can you help plz

    Im new to building flight.so I don't understand how to pick the batteries. Batteries had 3 classifications like mah,c ratings, cells. So i pick the Emax mt 2213 brushless motor with 1045 propeller, and also picked the BLHeli 30A 4S ESC F16740, Now I want to get battery. I have 2s 800mah 20C...
  18. L

    Battery left plugged in overnight.

    Hello all! I had a friend leave his lipo plugged in overnight and drained it completely. I know there is a way to use nimh to revive it but was unsure how easy/safe it is. I'm not concerned about ruining the battery as it is already worthless to us in a way. It is a turnigy 3s 2200. Any...
  19. L

    Battery bad after crash?

    Hello all, I just came across a situation where a friend had a crash landing with a FT Wonder. After crashing he realized his battery was no longer working and the front corner, where all the cables come out, are bent up a bit. It is a turnigy 2200 3s lipo. It no longer reports on a working...
  20. randyrls

    PBS NOVA program "In Search of the Super Battery"

    Last evening there was a program on PBS NOVA series. "In search of the Super Battery" had a lot of info on Lithium Ion batteries. Well worth the time to watch..... I finished watching the program in detail yesterday. There is research going on to replace the electrolyte with a polymer...