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Old 01-25-2007, 11:57 AM   #586
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Yes the 2 cell is correct.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #587
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Anyone here aver used the Astro Flight 109 eith the Astro Flight "Blinky" balancer? Will the Astro Flight 109 charge at 2c? I will either get that or the Hyperion EOS1210i and their LBA10 Balancer. THanks
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What plugs do I need to balance the carbon's cells? I bought my pack today, and I also picked up the "stability balance system" (http://www.teamorion-avionics.com/Ce...ancing+System).

I open the SBS box, and then the carbon pack box, only to find that carbon does not use the SBS's balancing plugs (nor is there a spot to plug it in). What gives?
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You have to do a quick alteration to the 2S plug. You need one of these: 2mm plug and two of the same connectors that came with the battery plug. Clip off the end that plugs into the battery and wire it up like in the attached picture.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:44 PM   #590
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You have to do a quick alteration to the 2S plug. You need one of these: 2mm plug and two of the same connectors that came with the battery plug. Clip off the end that plugs into the battery and wire it up like in the attached picture.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:56 AM   #591
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I bought two of these batteries the day they were released over three months ago, and have raced with them (carpet/foam/onroad/brushless) nearly every single week since then, sometimes twice. On each race day, the batteries see about three runs each, 2 times in practice, 3 heats and a main. They were every bit as fast last night (about like a good 4200) as they were the day I bought them, and show no signs of wear or decreased performance.

I know the LiPo debate is like a religious battle, and I feel like I understand why both sides are so passionate about their stance. With that in mind, I don't see how anybody could ever go back to the old way of doing things. From the convenience of being able to charge my packs up days before a race to the lack of needing to carry gear or discharging, to the consistent performance, this has easily been the most enjoyable update to R/C racing I've experienced so far. I'm tempted now to buy two or three more packs and leave my charging gear behind entirely. If that's not good for the hobby, I don't know what is.

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:08 AM   #592
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Got everything set up last night, I am very impressed how almost NO heat the Carbon had when charging! If the runtime and power is as good as you guys say it is, this will be the best equipment upgrade I've made in years!
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:37 PM   #593
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:06 AM   #594
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Can I charge this higher than 3.2amp? Its way too long to charge up. The platinum is definitely worth more for the money and time savings but if only it were round it would be perfect.
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how long is it taking to charge?
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:13 AM   #596
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First off let me say Thank You to all of you for the kind words on our Li-Po's and many of these post have allowed me to get the green light to take things a step further with our Li-Po program.

For both the 4800 and 3200 test have shown you can charge as high as 2C with a good quality charger however this can shorten the lifespan. For some this is not an issue but for the others they may want to stick to 1C how much will it shorten the lifespan is not exactly known as it can be as little as 2% or as much as %30 depending on the application.

I have charged the 3200 at 6A and the 4800 at 9A several times without noticing any issues. As we have only tested this using our own Advantage Advanced charger and I cannot at this time recommend doing this with other brands of charger.

Our Advantage Flight Charger will always default to 3.2 for the 3200's or 4.8 for the 4800's = 1C depending on the capacity. Some customer have said they are putting 5000mAh as the capacity to get it to charge at 5A this is not recommended as it can lead to cell damage as the capacity given is also setting other safety features that are bipassed when "tricking" the charger.
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I'm thinking about giving my 3200 a shot at the upcoming Omaha race. Can some of you guys give me suggestions as to how to go about making weight? I'll be running a T2 007'. How much weight am I looking at needing to add? Minimum weight is 1419 grams.
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I'm thinking about giving my 3200 a shot at the upcoming Omaha race. Can some of you guys give me suggestions as to how to go about making weight? I'll be running a T2 007'. How much weight am I looking at needing to add? Minimum weight is 1419 grams.
A LOT! I found some flat weights that will sit into the top groove of the battery perfectly, and not hinder a battery strap. Not sure who makes them, but flat hobby weights can't be too hard to find. I was also able to stick some weights under the belt on the chassis of the car, which not only keep the battery from sliding into the belt/motor, but keep the weight near the center of the car, and low. You can probably fit some behind the battery as well. Some guys have taped it to the outside of battery which gets the weight near the edge of the car. If you have to, you can put some on top of the battery strap, but that's up pretty high.
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how long do the 3200 take to charge with the orion avionics advange
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For weights I have tried these for pinewood derby - weights
Don't know if they'll work for the Carbon application; I've been using them with the Platinum.
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