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Old Feb 20, 2004, 01:37 PM
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well, there really isn't much of a selection for lipos, there are only a few very good choices to choose from, and 2s1p configurations are best for stock dragonfly motors and 3s1p can be recommended if you decide to upgrade to a brushless setup, the main ratings to watch out for are the current draw tolerances, you want more than 7C and at least 6 Amps continuous current:

Etec 1200 mAh - IMHO the best available in terms of price and current draw tolerance. For 24 bucks it can pump out 9 amps while giving a great amount of it's 1200 mAh capacity. These can be had from av8hobbies.com with shipping included and are available practically everywhere.

Thunder Power 1300 mAh - A little heavier and more expensive that etecs and not really worth the extra 10 bucks in price, gives 8-9 amps continuous, aeromicro.com and allerc.com probably have some in stock.

Kokam 1500 mAh HD - heavier than the Thunder Power 1300 still but it can give current draw in the ranges of 10-12 amps and is similar in price to the Thunder Power, b-p-p.com is the best place for prebuilt packs of these.

Irate / Tanic 850 mAh - The lightest option, this is new technology and delivers 7 - 8 amps continuous, lightflightrc.com, cheapbatterypacks.com, and tanicbatterypacks probably have them, but they're hard to find in stock.

Irate / Tanic 1100 mAh - Similar to the etec but costs a lot more, b-p-p.com has some of these in stock.

As for chargers, I'd throw a vote in the way of Great Planes Triton, charges everything available out there, it's max charge current is 2.5 amps, but thats more than enough for the lipos we use on micro-heli's.

cheers,
-freddy
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