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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:53 AM
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2 cents

I charge at 1C and tend to use them in setups where maximum discharge under 20C (40C continunous rated Lipo's).

I fly 4 or 5 times a week so it's a little easier to see how Lipo's perform, longterm. For others it may take many months to accumulate 50 plus cycles on a battery.

My recent experience with SKY Lipo's is that they fail long before reaching 50 cycles which I consider the minimum number that should be expected from today's batteries.

At my club, our members have just about thinned out the SKY's from their inventories. The failure pattern is too obvious to ignore and there are other better choices available.

Larry

PS: Other than one brief comment from HobbyPartz and SKY back when this thread was started, I haven't anything from either acknowledging the problem or attempting to explain the reasons.
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