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Old Today, 10:16 AM
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King of the 1S UM's - is there a best one?

Over the years there have been a lot of RTF/BNF 1S UM's to choose from. So today, if you found yourself with a load of spare HH 1S batteries, which 1S model would you pick to make use of them?

I know Parkzones range has dwindled and 2S will always offer the performance increase. But the cheap little 1S batteries do offer their own appeal.

If I didn't have a Champ already I'd probably nominate that. So the Champ aside... which would you pick?

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Old Today, 10:45 AM
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The question seems better posed as:
"What would you power with the remaining 1s lipos that are rejected by the higher amp draw micros?"
Yes?
If so, then the choices will be quite restricted to planes like the Champ.

If not, then it doesn't make sense to me. There is no king of any class of cell-counts, 2s or 3s or 4s. So, there wouldn't be a king of 1s either.
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
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Not sure I understand your question. It has nothing to do with amp draws....

I have a load of 1S MiniAvtiation 220mAh batteries that I use in my SX powered Champ. But it would be nice to make more use of these batteries in another 1S plane of some kind. There have been quite a few over the years, so just wondered if anyone have a favourite or if you were in the same position as me, what would you buy?

Pickings of 'new' HH 1S planes are slim. But I've seen a new in box Polecat for sale recently and there is always 2nd hand.

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My query stemmed from your statement: "if you found yourself with a load of spare HH 1S batteries"

By "spare" I assumed you meant ones that have been lying around for a while - hence, not new.

A trainer such as the Champ, is less demanding of lipos than other planes. It requires less power to stay in the air, hence less current draw. An older, weaker, spare lipo will work fine on it. The same older, weaker, spare lipo will be rejected by a warbird, sport plane, etc.

A "king" may exist within the same class: King of slow flyers, King of fast planes, King of aerobatic planes. But there is no one plane that will be able to do all of those better than the rest.

However, a king of using old lipos would likely be a slow flyer such as the Champ. May be even a glider like the Radian.
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I think this is getting off track and fast. These are not old knackered batteries..... They are new/nearly new high discharge 1S batteries from Miniaviation. I'm sure they'll handle the amp draw fine on any 1S.

As for King --- I thought the op was fairly obvious as I described what I was meaning......

So what would you suggest for aerobatic or speed for a 1S plane that I could go any buy??

But honestly, I really didn't think it would be this difficult to just get a few suggestions of:

'x' always flew well.

Wouldn't bother with 'y'

Sort of answers. For example, I know people say the p40 tip stalled badly and wasn't the best performer. A Polecat is old stock and won't have AS3X, but would it be more fun to fly than the current p51?
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Then I can give you input on Warbirds. I'm a Spitfire guy myself but that has been discontinued. But mine flew like a dream.
However, based on what I have read, the P-51 is the way to go.
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The good old Parkzone UM T-28 Trojan is still one of my favorites, in both 1s or brushless with 2s.
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