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  1. R

    Help with batteries?

    Hi, everyone, I've seen the beginner series and I got really confused on the battery episode. I didn't understand about charging them, mainly. The battery I want to get for my ft old speedster is a turnigy 1000mAH 3s 20c lipo pack. Could someone please tell me stuff like flight time, what...
  2. W

    IMPORTANT : Old RX-TX + New Servos/UBEC/ESC

    Hey guys, Ill gonna make myself thrown into the hobby and gonna take my dad back with me so my questions will be about "modernizing" or "old and new" items used together. ( ill post pics of all the material i have ) So my dad is going to prepare his stuff to fly glow and a rebuilt glider. My...
  3. ofiesens2

    Charger compatibility

    I have 2 850mAh 3 cell batteries from LazerToyz for my FT swappables. Can these be charged with any LiPo charger, or do I have to buy a specific brand? I would like to use the LiPo charger I have from my Super Cub, but I'm not sure if you can safely charge between brands.
  4. jsut210

    80% Rule v.s. Voltage Cutoff

    I am still a bit of a newb to the hobby right now so I have came across one question regarding LiPo discharge. I have read all around that a healthy voltage to discharge a Lipo to is about 3.7v, nominal voltage (Not under load). So as a beginner, I have a battery alarm on my tricopter that...
  5. eagle4

    Balance plug savers

    I only heard about these recently. I'm really surprised these aren't more well known. Anyway I made a quick video on them. Enjoy.
  6. T

    How to choose your LiPo, ESCs, motors and props?

    Hi guys! I'm a new (and a noob as must say) around here and I have a beginner question for you :) I'm actually building my first quad with the Knuckle H-Quad frame created by the flitetest crew. The thing is, I followed the recommendations regarding the LiPo, ESCs, motors and props but I would...
  7. O

    Over-Charging Lipo Batteries

    Hey Guys! I know you're suppose to charge your Lipo batteries to no more than 4.2 V per cell (so for 3S, its 12.6 Volts), BUT is there a way to SAFELY charge a Lipo battery above this limit? Thanks!
  8. 2

    Series circuit with diode?

    Hello all, forum newbie here so perhaps I should introduce myself first. My name is Paul, I Love flitetest (who doesn't) and have been into RC for some time. I now (mostly) know what I'm doing (at the expense of several planes) and like to dabble (what a strange word) in other things such as...
  9. L

    3 LiPo Setup, Can it Work?

    Ok, so I've got an idea for a build and before I start putting the work in, wanted to ask a question. Basically I want to build a twin engine pusher and have a specific battery setup in mind to give the stability/cg characteristics I want. The desired battery setup is as follows: One 1500mah...
  10. mmeyer

    Turnigy 500mAh 2s LiPo Depleating within a few minutes

    I have been using the Turnigy 500mAh 2s battery and just recently it has been depleating awfully quickly without any use. I have it fully charged and plug it into my plane, go outside, full throttle, launch and already by this time it doesnt have enough battery to keep it in the air. I know it...
  11. RoyBro

    Confusion over chargers, balancers, connectors, with lipo

    After ordering parts for a number of builds (swappable and tricopter) I suddenly realized that I had not ordered a charger for the lipo batteries. When I went to look there were so many different models and features that I just closed my eyes and picked one that happened to be available from...
  12. L

    OVER VOLTAGE on My Motor?

    Hello all, new guy here and still wrapping my head around all that is brushless. I'm building a plane and bought a Turnigy G25 (710Kv) motor for it. My question is about which battery to use with it; 3s or 4s. I want to use the 4s and reap the full potential of the motor but I'm concerned...
  13. P

    LIPO Frozen overnight

    I crashed my plane near dark and couldn't find it until the next day. There was already snow on the ground when I crashed it. Is the battery pretty much done for if it was left out over night?
  14. S

    Connecting Batteries in series

    I want to ask about connecting battery in series I have 3cell 1300mAh 45-90c discharge 2cell 1300mAh 30C discharge I want a 5 cell battery Can i connect the batteries together (i am a little worried about the discharge rates) Also i want to share this link...
  15. IamNabil

    Voltage and performance

    Hi there. I was flying my Calypso this weekend, and ran into an interesting phenomena. The lipo I was using was a new 1300 mah 3s, it came with the plane, and was fully charged when I put it in the plane. I flew for quite a while, and suddenly noticed that when I gave it throttle, the propeller...
  16. FlyingMaddLadd

    Help Balancing My Li-po?? :D

    Hey guys i Have 3 lipo batteries and a good balance charger, 2 of my batteries are 1000mah 3s 20c and my other 1 is a 3s 850mah and i want to use the balance charge on it so is there any dangers on this or anything i need to know about balancing as i am only new to Rc and anything else i need...
  17. cwozny

    DIY Battery Discharger Idea

    Hey everyone, I've got an idea for a DIY Battery Discharger since my HobbyKing ECO6 50w 5A charger can only discharge at 1A and I'd like to charge and discharge in bulk per YCopter's parallel charging/discharging tutorial. I just want to make sure my logic is sound before I post an article...
  18. Hamdhan

    Batteries Help

    Hi, I need batteries for my Bixler which I am also going to buy. Here is what I have in mind: A Nano-tech 3S 2200mAh and a 850mAh spare just incase. What are your suggestiong on the 2200 3S and I need help in getting the backup 3S. The backup must be cheap.
  19. cwozny

    HK BuddyCode for Turnigy Nano-tech 3S 2200 mAh

    Hey guys, Here are the buddy codes for a Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack: http://www.hobbyking.com/buddy.asp?code=C506E39C-8E5F-45F4-B156-65597977C885
  20. S

    Running the Turnigy 9x with a Lipo... Help ..

    Hey guys.. so i have my Turnigy 9x on the way and i have seen loads stuff on, like adding the frsky module and wot not.. well id rather like to run it off a Lipo but dont know wot size or how to do it.. wondering if any of u wiser or experienced guys could help me out with it.? Also.. a second...