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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:24 AM
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Nick, the instrumentation is very simple - just a rev counter and clamp meter to measure the current. I tend to be a bit lazy and not measure the on-load battery voltage, but as you can see by the difference between my two 4s packs, it can make quite a difference.

The only 'advanced' measurement I do is to check the internal cell resistance of my LiPos from time to time. For this I use an iCharger 106B+. There is a thread about the iChargers and another about the relevance of internal resistance measurements as a way of seeing through all the marketing fog of C ratings.

The Aquabird is going along to tonight's club meeting for it's in-build scrutineering. I think I'll leave those part-built sponsons off though or it might start shedding pins all over the skittle alley which could get us into trouble!
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