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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Hi Gary, I've been flying the Thunder Power for a couple years now and just recently started flying them in my Champ. They are a bit on the pricey side but I love their performance.
160mah 25C
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...601SL25UM.html

I've also heard good reviews on MiniAviator. IMHO, if I needed any more batts, I think I might check out one of these 190mah 25C. From UK.
http://www.miniaviation.com/KM_190P.html

One thing is for certain though...Eflight stock batts suck out loud (but that of course, is just me).

Mike.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Mike,
Thank you. I have 4 of those TP's that I use in my MSR so I guess they can do double duty. They are good lipos for sure.
Gary
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Mike,
Thank you. I have 4 of those TP's that I use in my MSR so I guess they can do double duty. They are good lipos for sure.
Gary
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Gary, I have heard many bad things about the old E-Flite batteries. Never had the pleasure, or the lack of, owning one. But I Have a handful of the NEW E-Flite 25C 150mAh batteries. These are great batteries. I would not have any reservation recommending them.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Heli Pad,
Thank you. I am going to pick up a few and give them a try.
Gary
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:16 AM
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Heli Pad,
Thank you. I am going to pick up a few and give them a try.
Gary
I dont have any of the new 25c eflite batts, but if they're 25c they will be leaps and bounds ahead of the stock 14c batteries. However they are pricy, for a fraction more of the cost of an Eflite 150 25c, you could buy 5 miniaviation 130 25c batteries (which are the best bang per buck batteries I have used). You really dont need any more than 130 mah with the mcx2 , anything over 130 mah weighs it down more and with maximum flight times of 5-6 mins (anymore ant there is a good chance that you will melt your mainframe) you dont need a battery that will give you a 10 min flight.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 07:13 AM
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I think a LOT of us have multiple uses for these batteries and size them for that kind of use. Mike and I both use the same batteries for our Champ planes.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 09:50 AM
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My flight times on my MCX is set at 6 minutes on the DX6i.

Weight of the Outrage 130mah XP15 (i assume 15C) = 3.9g

Weight of the Hyperion 130mah 25C = 3.9g

Weight of the Thunder Power 160mah 25C = 4.1g

Do you really think .2g will make a difference? Seriously now...with all the lights and upgrades on your mcX2

Not only that, I did have two Outrage batts, one is junk after 30 flights. And I did have two Hyperions in which one is junk also after 33 flights. I have four Thunder Power that are still running strong. BTW, all batts are about the same age. The only difference is that the Thunder Power has many more flights. Why? Because I like them AND you CAN feel the difference in "OOMMFF." I don't use my Hyperion or Outrage much anymore because I simply don't trust them anymore. They are more of a test battery now.

Mike.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I dont have any of the new 25c eflite batts, but if they're 25c they will be leaps and bounds ahead of the stock 14c batteries. However they are pricy, ...
5 or 6 bucks at my LHS (no shipping). When I need one I have it in about 10 mins



For what it's worth, my (expensive) TP 125 and 160mah didn't last any longer than any of my other similar size batts of varying brands but they did get the most use. I'm currently using my LHS house brand which come out of the same factory as the "good" brands and the E-flite 25C ones... 5 and 6 bucks for each. Again, no shipping costs and I can have them almost instantly
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Lazy afternoon...fooling around with my mCX2...

BLADEMCX2 GH (2 min 58 sec)
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 02:51 AM
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Soon to be joining the club as getting an mCX2 at the off the month for my birthday and looking forward to being able to fly indoors again as only have an 120SR which I have pretty much butchered from flying in the lounge, Once fixed up the SR will only be used in parks.

Looks a great heli and a lot of fun from what people are saying.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:09 AM
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Soon to be joining the club as getting an mCX2 at the off the month for my birthday and looking forward to being able to fly indoors again as only have an 120SR which I have pretty much butchered from flying in the lounge, Once fixed up the SR will only be used in parks.

Looks a great heli and a lot of fun from what people are saying.
Its awesome, you'll love it.

Here's some things that will help you get started

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1646234

How to modify your mCX2's navigation light effects without a soldering iron (6 min 43 sec)


Oh! and welcome to the club
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:21 AM
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Its awesome, you'll love it.

Here's some things that will help you get started

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1646234

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07nW_b9B5ds

Oh! and welcome to the club
Thanks for the welcome and video valiantGLX

I have no doubt that I will love it
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