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Old Dec 02, 2010, 02:42 PM
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I'm a 6s guy myself...

But I recently saw that HK is selling single 8s packs...I have plenty of 18x10 props so I'm considering snagging an 8s for my 72SC.
I seen that.
What do you do for a charger?
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 02:57 PM
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I seen that.
What do you do for a charger?
i dunno about IRG, but i use this, its the be all end all of chargers

and IRG, dont do it! for when you get the 89 slick and want instantaneous throttle response and no mess, youll love 6s!!!!
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 03:20 PM
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I seen that.
What do you do for a charger?
10S charger like the iCharger 1010b+
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 03:21 PM
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(...or the 3010b )
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 03:42 PM
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+1 on both the 3010b and 1010b, I love those chargers. The 3010b on a pair of feathermerchant power supplies in series and some || charging cables is like having a time machine
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Do you guys really see much different between a 9.2 lbs and a 9.8 lbs Slick ?

Mine with A50-16s and 6s-4000, AUW is 9.2 lbs. Probably wanna try an 8s-3800 setup later with A50-14L.

Vien
I have flown both 6s4900's and 6s4000's in my 70 (today even)....it is light...weighs under 9lb with the light pack....just over 9lb with the 4900......I like the 4000's better.....you can for sure feel the lighter-floatier feeling with only 4 or 5 ounces less......not that the 9.8 is bad.....but lighter will for sure feel better.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:15 PM
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the key thing is that it would be an 8s setup, instead of a 6s setup. so basically you can remember the age old watts = amps x volts

for the same watts, a higher voltage means less amperage. so really you are pulling a lot less amps with the extra 2 cells in the setup, therefore using the 3300 mah more slowly, which should give you about the same flight times (i think it was decided that 8s3300 is roughly equal to 6s5000 in flight time, i may be wrong on that one)
For example....I've got a 6s2200 setup in my 57SC....I fly 8 minutes.....same as others fly on 4s4000's.....MUCH lower amp draw.....and lower amp draw = less heat and wasted energy = more efficiency.

However....I run 6s4000's in my 70 slick....for 7:30 flight times.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:25 PM
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+1 on both the 3010b and 1010b, I love those chargers. The 3010b on a pair of feathermerchant power supplies in series and some || charging cables is like having a time machine
+a million. being able to charge 6x 6s5000 packs in an hour through a wall socket is fantastic.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Well I just took the plunge and ordered a motor box, cowl and canopy to try and fix mine. Nosed it in a week or so ago when my thumbs and brain got confused while inverted.
Not looking forward to the motor box repair, but everybody says it isn't bad. We'll see!
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:42 PM
You're good!
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It isn't that bad. I even managed to do it. Check out my blog for proof.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 05:23 PM
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I have flown both 6s4900's and 6s4000's in my 70 (today even)....it is light...weighs under 9lb with the light pack....just over 9lb with the 4900......I like the 4000's better.....you can for sure feel the lighter-floatier feeling with only 4 or 5 ounces less......not that the 9.8 is bad.....but lighter will for sure feel better.
I think I'll keep my light weight 6s-3800/4000 setup for now.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 06:57 PM
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EXCELLENT choice.....
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 07:05 PM
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EXCELLENT choice.....
Not sure what to do with my 4s-4000 and 6s-4000 packs in the winter months.
Should I discharge them to 3.8-4.0 V for long time storage?

Vien
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Not sure what I should do with my 4s-4000 and 6s-4000 packs in the winter months.
Should I discharge them to 3.8-4.0 V for long time storage?

Vien
fly them!!
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 07:08 PM
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fly them!!
in sub 20F weather ?
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