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Old Jul 19, 2001, 12:42 PM
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Kyosho F-16 Battery?

Well the building process is done. I have everything installed but a battery. All stock set up except for the taileron modinfication. What type of Battery should I buy and do you know a price estimate.

Thanks

Dave
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 02:39 PM
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Definately go for 8 cells (NiCad)

I use 8 * 2000 mAh, but :-

8 * 2400 give extra length (just) and are heavier / requiring faster flight

8 * 1700 don't quite last as long, but are lighter meaning you're not at full bore all the time.

An 8 cell pack in the UK costs about 32

(http://www.overlander.co.uk)

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 07:40 PM
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Go for 8 cells but use Panasonic P2000 NiMHs.

These weigh 0.6 ounce less than 2400 cells for a total saving of 4.8 ounces. The voltage is 5-6 % down but the saving in wing loading makes up for this, and makes the model much more pleasant to fly.

Enjoy the model.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 08:09 PM
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Yes, it seems that the Panasonic 2000 nimh cells are the most popular choice for this plane byfar, since 5 ounces of weight savings is nothing to sneeze at.

Many businesses that sponsor the Ezone carry the 2000 nimh packs, and our price for an 8 cell pack is $50.

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 11:17 PM
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8xCP1700SCR or even 8xCP1300SCR. I flew on 8x1250SCR (old cells, same weight as the new 1700's) and it was OK. On 8x1300, you'd be 4oz lighter, which is significant.
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Old Jul 20, 2001, 12:07 AM
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What about the 1400 Zagi Battery?
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Old Jul 20, 2001, 07:46 AM
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Not a chance! Way too small!
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Old Jul 20, 2001, 12:31 PM
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Thank you all very much. I will buy the Panosonic tonight from my lhs.
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