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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Alright. So, ill use a 2200 as an example. A 1C charge rate would be 2.2 amps. 2C would be 4.4. 3C, 6.6, and so on.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Yeah C is just a multiplier of the battery's capacity. 5C, 5x the capacity. So on your 500mAh it would be 0.5A times 5 = 2.5A
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Okay. So on my 500's, a 1C charge rate would be .5 amps, a 2C would be 1amp, 3C 1.5 amps and so forth?

Got that part. Now to contact VH and see what the max charge rating is for that pack, as they do not list it on their site.

Thanks for the help guys. This discussion was what I needed to give me a clear understanding of these batteries. C rating had always confused me before, but now I am good.

Thanks again.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Yup!
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Charge ratings are sometimes on the pack itself, usually as a "do not charge above xC" warning.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Yeah, not on the Gforce packs. I put an email to their tech dept. enquiring about max charge rate. By the end of the day, I should know. I will post here for others that may use those packs.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Just giving everyone the heads up...Twisted Hobbys has opened up pre orders for the new Telinks.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Aww man why do I have to be so broke?!
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Aww man why do I have to be so broke?!
Hey, if you love RC planes, get used to it.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Haha I actually have 80 bucks, just waiting for he power combo to come in stock so I can fly my CY. My 8 lipos are charged at least now you can not feel bad about parting out your ES if you get this
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Hey JC - Do you know what is the maximum amps you can charge the Gens Ace 2S 450's at with a Thunder Power 610C charger and still balance them?

Also...how is charging at 5C on the batteries? Is that hammering on them pretty hard? Wondering how much it would decrease the life expectancy of the pack compared to say charging at 4C, 3C, 2C or 1C...

How about for 3S?

EDIT...Oops! Didn't mean the Gens Ace batteries, meant the Twisted Hobbys batteries. $9 for 2S each...
I can only speak to the Gens Ace 2S 450's. I charge them (and all my other batteries at the max C rating) which is 5C (2.2A) for the Gens Ace 2S 450 25C.

I have never had a problem other than a JST connector that was loose after lots of use. I relaced the JST and still fly the pack.

I have 18 of them and at $3.20 each, I'm not concerned with battery life.

As stated in parenthesis above, I charge all my packs at the manufacturers max C rating. Never had a problem. That includes my 3S, 4S, and 6S batteries.

I also charge to a full 4.2v per cell.

If you want to go for longest battery life, then charge at 1C AND only charge to 4.1v per cell.

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New BIG Telink 330SC Extravaganza Pre-Order Open

Hey,

The new Telink 330SC Extravaganza are pen for Pre-Order

RED - http://twistedhobbys.com/Telink-48-E...-330SC-Red.htm

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Alright, I have a question for you more experienced twisted guys. Why was the crazy 88 discontinued? (This is obviously before my time haha)
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 08:47 AM
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The Crazy 88 was a really fun airplane but it was one of the older foamies produced by Brad himself, before we moved to RCF and Telink as manufacturers. These companies have more efficient manufacturing capabilities and access to a better grade of foam. The Crazy 88 was a fun, fast roller, but the Crack Yak has taken the place for that kind of thing with the additional capabilities of precision flying and high pitch and yaw rates. For having the unique qualities of a bipe, the Crack Pitts has superseded the Crazy 88.
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Oh ok thanks. Are there plans for it lying around? I would love to make one out of 6mm depron.
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