Thread: Discussion 3DHS 58" Edge 540
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by keithy4129 View Post
i was thinking of putting a small life battery on the motorbox, are you using a store bought pack or home made? also whats the capacity?
I purchased a Hangtime Hobbies 1100 mah pack & balance the cells every time I charge.
http://www.hangtimes.com/a123_packs.html

I flew my 58" Edge for three (six minute) flights and checked how much capacity it used. It ended up being 50 mah per flight. I figure I can fly eight or nine flights and charge. This leaves plenty reserve in the pack.

What is great about the A123 cells is that you can charge at 2 amps without hurting the cells. So if you need to charge at the field, it is a matter of minutes. Another advantage is that by using 6.6 volts, servos are a little quicker and stronger.

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