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    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!
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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
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    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...
  15. fliteadmin

    DH Tiger Moth RAF 912mm (PNF)

    Official Flite Test Build Log & Review Hobby King - DH Tiger Moth RAF 912mm (PNF) by: Eric Monroe (shadow74) The Tiger Moth can be best described as Iconic, it was developed from the very succesful Gipsy Moth and designed by Geoffrey De Havilland in the 1930s to meet Air Ministry...
  16. Webcrowd

    Advice and info for a Noob required please

    HI everyone, I was wanting to get some information on Lipo and charge levels please. I am a total noob to the electric side of things, and only just returning to the hobby after 20 years absence. So if any one would care to share their wisdom, that would be much appreciated. I have been trolling...
  17. A

    How to fix : Low Voltage Lipo battery

    Hi guys, I discovered something interesting yesterday. I purchased a turnigy 3 cell 25C 1300mah battery over the weekend from our local HK vendors. I had two flights with this battery and when I wanted to charge it, the charger gave me an error "low voltage" which according to what i have seen...
  18. K


    hey guys, great show! would you do a non-biased review on the hobbyking nano-tech lipos. i have 1 my self and i left it for a week at 70-80% charged and it puffed up in me! thanks keep on making the shows. Kearney :cool:
  19. T

    Understanding Batteries 101

    Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries and LiPo Failure Reports After seeing the many many posts on LiPoly's and answering similar questions time after time I've decided to put up a guide for using LiPoly batteries. Lithium batteries are the preferred power sources for most electric...