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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I should've sent you guys a picture of what one of my 4s 4000 Gens Ace batteries looked like after my signal loss incident. I'm suprised (shocked actually) that it didn't explode.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Interesting quote from Joe Smith from another forum...

Gens Ace seem to be consistently rated high, but I can never find them in stock.
everyone of my gens ace have failed. No more. Been running a haylin (3s 2200) for the past few weeks, probably 50 cycles(I fly that 48 epp a lot!). Run a hyperion in the same plane, both come down about the same temp. both nice power. Eventually I may try a pair of 4s 4000 for the 25% planes.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Interesting quote from Joe Smith from another forum...

Gens Ace seem to be consistently rated high, but I can never find them in stock.
I have had a problem with five Gens Ace packs....one dropped a cell 46 days after the date I paid for it, but 36 days after I actually received it, and Hobby Partz refused to warranty it as it was past the 30 day warranty. And I have five others that have puffed....all 3S 1800mAH packs.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I am happy with Glacier lipo great power and service... Stock should be in around Dec 10th according to there website, and they usually have stock otherwise.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:56 PM
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The smaller gen ace batts are not that good. I have had all mine go out on me. The larger 4s 4k and 4s 5.3K have been rock solid. The 5.3s are 2 years old and still gettin it. I got 400 cycles out of my 2 year old 4Ks before i retired them. My other 1.5 year old packs have almost 300 cycles and are still very strong. I just bought 4 more but in the 60c instead of the 25c. My brother has had great luck with his larger gen aces too but his smaller ones(1500 & 1800) have all puffed.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:07 PM
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The smaller gen ace batts are not that good. I have had all mine go out on me. The larger 4s 4k and 4s 5.3K have been rock solid. The 5.3s are 2 years old and still gettin it. I got 400 cycles out of my 2 year old 4Ks before i retired them. My other 1.5 year old packs have almost 300 cycles and are still very strong. I just bought 4 more but in the 60c instead of the 25c. My brother has had great luck with his larger gen aces too but his smaller ones(1500 & 1800) have all puffed.
Hotay...so no more small Gens Ace packs....

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:54 PM
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The smaller gen ace batts are not that good. I have had all mine go out on me. The larger 4s 4k and 4s 5.3K have been rock solid. The 5.3s are 2 years old and still gettin it. I got 400 cycles out of my 2 year old 4Ks before i retired them. My other 1.5 year old packs have almost 300 cycles and are still very strong. I just bought 4 more but in the 60c instead of the 25c. My brother has had great luck with his larger gen aces too but his smaller ones(1500 & 1800) have all puffed.
exactly my experience as well, all my 450, 1550 and 1800 are done with 50-80 cycles, larger ones like 4s and 6s 2500mah are doing well with over 100 cycles
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:57 PM
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I think it is a lot tougher to build a really good small battery compared to the larger capacity. Last year I looked into a manufacturer that I was considering ordering batteries from to re-sell as a small business. The samples they sent over were junk up until the 1800 mah size. I am still using one of the 3s 2200 packs and it is one of my best packs. I decided not to do any business with them because of the problems across the lower capacity part of their product mix. Anyway, I think it is easier to have good success with the larger capacities so a company that makes really good small batteries should be commended.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:43 PM
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brathanke

Thanks for the tip on ironing the covering. That sight had some good information. I got all the wrinkles out and reapplied the clear covering over the black. Now I just hope it stays down. Going to try an edge sealing pen that B & E Graphix sells. Should be here next week. Maybe that will keep the stuff down.

Thanks again for the link

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:00 PM
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I wonder what's different as my older slick(from the first batch of the new design, both my 51 and 71) the black has not separated. Now there has been 4 newer slick, the velox, and 2 edges and they all have had that issue.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:01 PM
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brathanke

Thanks for the tip on ironing the covering. That sight had some good information. I got all the wrinkles out and reapplied the clear covering over the black. Now I just hope it stays down. Going to try an edge sealing pen that B & E Graphix sells. Should be here next week. Maybe that will keep the stuff down.

Thanks again for the link

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That pen sounds like a good idea. I have just been using clear fingernail polish to seal the edges of covering on my gasser.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:04 PM
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I think iron on coverings are changing due to environmental concerns. I know that the Monokote being sold today is not the same as what was sold years ago. When Monokote is applied now, it smells like the vinyl that is used for blow up kids swimming pools, it never used to smell like that...

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Well that sucks. Makes sense to me
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Has anyone done the aluminum gear mod on this? I think ill be getting one
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:24 AM
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So....when I built my 71" Slick, there was a problem with the "T" nut in the right wing, and I had to take it out and replace it...no biggy, except that the barbs on the "T" nut were bent over on the plywood backing inside the wing, and by the time I was able to get it out, the wing root rib had cracked as the plywood broke loose..Arghhhh!! I installed a new "T" nut, and epoxied the plywood back in, and CA'd the root rib, and while it felt very solid, I was never really comfortable enough with it to really wring the plane out hard, So....during the Black Friday sale, I ordered a new wing, and just received it today....

Now the reason I am posting this, is as we all know 3DHS does a great job of packing stuff, and as long at UPS doesn't let their pet gorillas get a hold of things, it gets here in good shape, and this one did....but... I had just run out of one foot wide small bubble wrap recently, and I was going to have to go buy some.....Nope!! I now have about 30' of bubble wrap that was wrapped around that wing.....

So to the Noll, and Wade.....Thanks for the fast shipping....and the bubble wrap!!!

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