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01-28-2012, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Duster_360

I've used the older 1600mah ver as well as the...

I've used the older 1600mah ver as well as the ones by HPI - with care, I get about 3yrs service from them. They're decent cells when they start fresh. If they've been sitting a long time, they take...
01-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Duster_360

I use Xt60s for heli connectors and haven't seen...

I use Xt60s for heli connectors and haven't seen that.....
01-28-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Duster_360

Yes, don't know why but for Castle products (the...

Yes, don't know why but for Castle products (the Flux esc is a MMM re-badged for HPI), you reverse the throttle channel to start.

Glad you're up and running!
01-28-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Duster_360

Note that all the lipos connected have to be same...

Note that all the lipos connected have to be same cell count....maybe take a min and read to help understand what you're trying to do -

http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/parallel-lipo-charging.html
01-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Duster_360

You can charge at ~6amps or 1.2C, will take a...

You can charge at ~6amps or 1.2C, will take a little less than an hour, 50min theoretically.

That charger only has 50watts per port.....
01-26-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,112
Posted By Duster_360

Made an expensive choice.....can do better...

Made an expensive choice.....can do better imho.....
01-26-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Duster_360

100watt would work, but provide no extra margin...

100watt would work, but provide no extra margin for charging at higher C rates, like 3C or above, lipos permitting (newer lipos usually do). Also 200watt charger usually have a higher max charge rate...
Forum: Rookie Zone
01-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,677
Posted By Duster_360

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Forum: Rookie Zone
01-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Duster_360

I use these by Wiha - ...

I use these by Wiha -

http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-26555-Precision-Driver-Metric/dp/B000O5EG42
01-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Duster_360

Only way to cut lip charge time is to charge at...

Only way to cut lip charge time is to charge at higher C rates, 4C charge rate will theoretically charge lipo is 15min.

You need to size charger and power supply based on the lipos you want to...
01-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By Duster_360

See if any of these make sense - ...

See if any of these make sense -

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20020


I'd try re-calibrating before giving up and assuming its done....
01-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Duster_360

You have re-calibrated the esc to the radio after...

You have re-calibrated the esc to the radio after tx and rx have been bound?
01-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By Duster_360

These are rebadged for AMain by SkyRC - ...

These are rebadged for AMain by SkyRC -
...
01-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By Duster_360

^^ +1, cycling lipos is a waste of cycle life. ...

^^ +1, cycling lipos is a waste of cycle life.


Def be sure to fully charge them when new, this is an important step and if you run them before charging, they will likely not perform up to their...
01-23-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By Duster_360

You have to go into user setup and change the...

You have to go into user setup and change the temp probe setting to USB enable. you won't be able to use the temp probe anymore, but this should enable the software to see the charger and allow...
01-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By Duster_360

Voltages are usually advised to be no more than...

Voltages are usually advised to be no more than 0.1v different before you connect them.


I use the EPBuddy Paraboard setup and the only complaint I have is the wires from charger get a little...
01-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Duster_360

All I do after running a lipo is check voltage -...

All I do after running a lipo is check voltage - if its 3.78V~3.92V resting voltage per cell, I leave it alone, that's good enough for storage. Storage voltage is actually a range and the usual...
01-23-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,117
Posted By Duster_360

I use a purpose built lipo battery in my 3PK and...

I use a purpose built lipo battery in my 3PK and 3PJS radios so the connector and wire gauge were sized just for that application. Mine is a Protek 3000mah lipo. You're fine a long as you get the...
Forum: Rookie Zone
01-14-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Duster_360

Last time I needed parts I got them here - ...

Last time I needed parts I got them here -

http://www.nitrohouse.com/



Service was top notch....
01-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Duster_360

Decent lipo capable charger's going cost about...

Decent lipo capable charger's going cost about $50 alone....check Hobbypartz's Thunder AC6 charger and look at the Gens Ace lipo while there. That's about as cheap as decent quality will get....
01-14-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By Duster_360

Should be....

Should be....
01-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Duster_360

I'm using two of these, the 12v, 42A supplies....

I'm using two of these, the 12v, 42A supplies. They're 12v, max I've seen on a DVM is 12.2v under loads up to 30a. It is bigger at 51mm x 83mm x 279mm. This is the second one shown, the others are...
01-14-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Duster_360

You can get a heli batt type charger for ~$30 or...

You can get a heli batt type charger for ~$30 or less - it will only charge 2S so that doesn't help.

This would be my suggestion - its a good charger for cheap and will properly charge and...
01-09-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 31,710
Posted By Duster_360

I use a lipo capable chargers.....from what I...

I use a lipo capable chargers.....from what I read, you can only do the CC part of the lipo charge with this charger and if you don't terminate correctly at this point, you can damage the lipo.

...
01-09-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Duster_360

Its about watts, so the voltage doesn't add up. ...

Its about watts, so the voltage doesn't add up.

There is some inefficiency in chargers, to generate 200watts, you'll typically have to supply the charger with 220-240watts depending on the...
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