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Old Mar 17, 2015, 09:53 AM
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I'll see if I can find my GoPro. I'm sure that was conveniently organized for me too. Right now just waiting for the wind to calm down. Still 15-20mph gusts at the moment. Speaking of, what kind of wind can this thing tolerate??
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Old Mar 17, 2015, 10:03 AM
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I flew it in 6 to 10mph.. something like that, and it did fine, couldn't even really tell it was windy at all. I bet it could handle more but it would probably not be that much fun fighting it at 10 -15mph.
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Old Mar 17, 2015, 12:16 PM
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Hi Guys

Don't forget about the dinogy battery for this plane. Many are using the 2s 300 as well as the 3s 300 on this jet. http://dinogylipos.com/e-flight/163-300mah-2s-65c

Mark
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Old Mar 19, 2015, 09:51 AM
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I'm a little late to the party, but I just picked up both a Habu and Habu S today. I was gonna just stick with the original Habu, but considering this is my first EDF and how the little yellow guy is held in such high regard I figured I'd practice with the S first. I've read through the first 20-30 pages of this thread and jumped around a lot, but my basic question IS:

What is the general consensus on the best "overall" 2s battery for these fliers? I read good things about the Nanotech 2s 300. Any tips? Thanks!
As was mentioned TP325 is best but sticks out a tiny bit and is the heaviest.
RCBabbel's BB240 is the lightest and provides good performance with the added benefit of keeping the plane really light.
I've had nothing with bad luck with Turnigy Nanopuffers. I highly advise against them but other have gotten good ones... try your luck.
Mark's Dinogy are really good. They are fairly light and provide good power. They also seem to be lasting really well. I have 2 that are still going strong long after I thought they'd be flat or puffed.

-Brian
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Old Mar 19, 2015, 09:43 PM
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Just maiden my new to me Habu DF with Nanotech 300. What a great little flyer! It certainly is faster and more precise than Mig-15, but easy to launch and flies very similar to Mig-15. Look forward to several fun flights!
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 09:29 PM
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does anyone know any after market upgrade batteries chargers and other things? also i would like to do a custom paint scheme. what paints should i use?
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 07:47 AM
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does anyone know any after market upgrade batteries chargers and other things?
Wait, what? Are you asking about batteries or chargers?

There are lots of posts in this thread on the subject, go read back through some pages or do some searches. You'll get plenty of results.

I'll tell you what I use. Others will have different/ more expensive stuff and I am sure you can find those things in this thread.

I bought a charger last year that works great for these little 1S and 2S batts and is cheap, and programmable and can be plugged into a wall socket.. It is called a "IMAX B6-AC Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells (GENUINE) (US Warehouse)"
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...dProduct=30917

Looks like it is out of stock/ discontinued. I think there's a new version. There are lots of clones of this one though, that are basically the same exact thing with different case.

Also there are also lots "fakes" on e-bay that are very low quality and dangerous. I would not get one of those!

Here's the vers. 2 - it is the genuine, high quality version.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ischarger.html

These are the batts I use with the Habu and they are inexpensive and work great for me:
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...dProduct=36958

You can spend a lot more money on different batts and chargers though.
Not sure if it's worth it, but hey, it's your money.


Here's my new charger.. great charger for bigger batts but you need a separate power supply.
I did my research and got a great charger for the money.
It is a "Turnigy Reaktor 300W 20A 6S Balance Charger" which is a high quality clone/ re-brand of a
"iCharger 206B 300W 8s Balance/Charger".


Turnigy Reaktor 300w 20amp link
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html

-and I use this power supply with it, works just great.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...20v_240v_.html


icharger 206B links
http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-206b.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html


Read through this thread a little and you'll get a lot more recommendations on 300mah 2S batts and chargers too.

I also have some of these:
"PULSE LIPO 300mAh 7.4V 30C"
http://www.helidirect.com/pulse-lipo...ight-time.html

Great batts, but almost $10 each! In my testing, the 300mah nanotechs are just as good. Maybe the Pulse batts will last longer though, but twice as long? I doubt it. So not sure it is worth the double in price.



I use a "para cord" and charge many 2S batts at once with it, if they are similarly discharged.
Something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Safe-Paralle...item5b07352424

or this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heavy-Duty-6...item4d2dbe379f

more:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw...d=350749822581
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