Originally Posted by vashon10
Yeah, my experience with two imbalanced packs (not skylipo) was they needed 3 or 4 cycles to get so they could remain in balance. So I agree with you after 10 cycles, sounds like the cell is bad.
I wonder how blue lipos compare to skylipos, for the 3s 5K pack size I use, they're about the same price.
I am using 25C rated Blue LiPo's 5000's, 2 5S1P packs in series for a 10S1P pack. They are in an 87" IMAC plane and at full throttle, static, they are being hit for 17C (about 85 amps) A typical flight is 8 - 10 minutes and I am recharging them at 1C - 2C. Ten cycles so far and no problems. I am very happy with their performance. I paid $50 per pack and as delivered, cells on both packs were within .02v. This is the third set of batts in this plane so far and is the best performing.
P.S. first two packs I bought in '98 set me back $400! Just based on price alone, hard to complain about the Blue LiPo's!
Michael (if your not fryin, your not tryin!)