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Old 06-11-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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My M11 seemed to eat AA's like nothin. I know that my lipo has more than paid for it's self.
I have the M8....it is possible there is that much difference..I'm fine with my radio and my alkalines..kinda glad now I never bought the M11
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #17
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ive had both radios and the AA last about the same in both radios. (not long) the lipo has paid for itself about 10 times already.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:36 PM   #18
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I have the M8....it is possible there is that much difference..I'm fine with my radio and my alkalines..kinda glad now I never bought the M11
Your spending a lot money ,rechargeable battery`s save $ ...

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while your at it upgrade that old thing cus the M-11x is much better...
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #19
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And your hurting our environment! You should recycle the old batteries atleast
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Ok so where are the differences...I get around 13 volts from a fresh set of Duracells....1 race day is 5-10 minutes of warmup..(2) 7 minute heats, and then a 20-30 minute main..uses up about 1.2 volts. After the third day It reads around 9.2 or so, and I swap em out
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The difference is about $5 each time for you ....

$0 to recharge ...

and that M-8 ?

You deserve so much more , so get her done and get the new M-11x...
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #22
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$1 per race day dont hurt me none..as far as M11..I dont have a need, my M8 does everything I need it to, and a whole buncha stuff I dont need

the only things I use are

Expo
Speed
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Now I wonder how many of you M11 owners have stuff on your radio you dont use, or even know what it does
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Ok so where are the differences...I get around 13 volts from a fresh set of Duracells....1 race day is 5-10 minutes of warmup..(2) 7 minute heats, and then a 20-30 minute main..uses up about 1.2 volts. After the third day It reads around 9.2 or so, and I swap em out
So you get about 3 or so hrs out of a fresh set?

I get 16-18 hrs on a full charge from my lipo that cost around $50 ish.

So it takes 48 AA's (18/3=6 6x8=48)to equal on charge on my lipo. You do the math from there.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:07 PM   #24
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I'm not arguing with anyone..I am sure Lipo, or rechargeables are cheaper..All I am saying is it cost me about $1 per race day to run alkalines, and compared to a $13 Turbo glow plug $30 gallon of fuel, $25 in bearings every 2 weeks..I think $1 per race is tolerable..Plus I dont have any problems..If I had limited range, or glitching with Alkalines I would surely switch...My opinions on what work for me are in no way meant to conflict with anyone else's preferences
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LOL then stop arguing with us!
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is that nimh or lipo? What would be a good nimh pack. Lipo is to expensive for me.
nimh, got them from my lhs.
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I build my own 8-cell Tx packs using Sanyo Eneloop 2000maH NiMH battery's. They easily last me over 3 hours of continuous use. I like the fact that I can leave a charged spare in my box for about 6 months and it still has a 90% charge.

I think ANY rechargeable NiMH or LiPo is going to beat buying Li batteries on a regular basis.
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