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Old Oct 30, 2009, 07:17 PM
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What kind of flight times are folks getting on the MSR?

My girlfriend just got herself an E-Flight MSR and I'm wondering what flight-times folks are getting. I have no idea what the amp draw is for this model and therefore, am at a loss to calculate an appropriate flight time for her. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks...
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 07:39 PM
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I have my timer on my DX6i set to 5:30 minutes. When the lipos were new I would get just over 6 minutes, but after hitting LVC a few times I just stop at 5:30 minutes.
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 02:06 AM
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I set my dx6i to 5 minutes which gives me roughly 30 seconds to land. I do have one cell that is starting to go down as I do get less flight time out of it (It will lvc on me at 5:23).
Even at the start of these batteries I was only getting 5:45 out of them before lvc, so its not really that much different. 5 minutes is a good safe number to use.

The 150mah batteries get almost 3 minutes more flight time (average 2:56 more before lvc).
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 05:14 AM
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I set my dx6i to 5 minutes which gives me roughly 30 seconds to land. I do have one cell that is starting to go down as I do get less flight time out of it (It will lvc on me at 5:23).
Even at the start of these batteries I was only getting 5:45 out of them before lvc, so its not really that much different. 5 minutes is a good safe number to use.

The 150mah batteries get almost 3 minutes more flight time (average 2:56 more before lvc).
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 11:02 AM
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My Tenergy 130mah very from 4 minutes to 7 minutes before I hit the LVC.

The two 120mah eflite batteries my MSR came with also very, one of them gets over 7 minutes!!! but I get serious tail drift with that battery! O.o My other eflte battery only gets around 6 minutes before LVC, but that battery was damaged due to another LiPo blowing up in my MSR 4 port charger.

I set my DX7 to 5:45 for most of my batteries.

(NEVER USE A 12V CX2 AC ADAPTER!!! Damn the AC adapters looked so much alike lol)
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