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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:01 AM
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What's the best way to maintain the batteries overnight or for two or three days without flying? Charged, partial charge, depleted after flight and recharged before next flight, etc. If charged should they be topped off before flying? Does this apply to all LiPos or just these small ones?

Thanks in advance, I did some searches but came up empty.
I believe it's partial charged
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Don't know much about the theory, based solely on practicality I leave mine fully charged when able. Haven't noticed any ill effects.
... and the discharge rate = so-close-to-zero-it-doesn't-bear-talking-about

left some of mine 2-3 weeks fully charged, threw them on the charger before flying and the light didn't come on.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Just found out Hobby King U.S. warehouse is about 10 minutes from my house, not only that, but they allow pickups! Unfortunately the 160 mah from them is on back order. They have a 130mah though for 1.43 each! lol
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Normally I wouldn't consider ordering a 130mah..but when I'm able to just go there & pick it up that changes things!

What run times do you guys see with the 130mah?
I emailed them about the 160mah, so hopefully they stock it soon

Brand is Turnigy NanoTech
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:44 AM
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Banggood package arrived today with a pile of V922 spares, plus 3 new BNF Y911's About 3 weeks to NZ, so not bad...

Actually quite impressive to give them a gentle first battery and check trims. All flew well straight out of the box with one full turn of trim the maximum required. One is noisier, but is quiet without the canopy. Good quality control for the money!

Man, forgot how stable these things are stock! Definitely need to get one fully kitted for outdoor flight (paddled flybar and plenty of fwd trim) to combat the wind. FFF speed feels so slow after the 939 and 922....
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Tried adding heat sinks without using any kind of adhesive, just sliding the aluminum in and around the motor "seems" to work but with no way to measure the heat it's just a guess
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:03 AM
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Well... my main motor only lasted about 30 flights. :-(
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Just found out Hobby King U.S. warehouse is about 10 minutes from my house, not only that, but they allow pickups! Unfortunately the 160 mah from them is on back order. They have a 130mah though for 1.43 each! lol
And where is that? East or West coast?

Are you talking about the new style batteries?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:35 AM
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And where is that? East or West coast?

Are you talking about the new style batteries?
The HobbyKing warehouse for the US is close to Tacoma WA
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:14 AM
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And where is that? East or West coast?

Are you talking about the new style batteries?
Lakewood, Wa & new style
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Very interesting, R.sok. I've bought Lipos from HK, the same brand you were talking about, and they never came from stateside. You are lucky is you could get them so conveniently.

I could be mistaken, but I believe that both the Nano Tech 130 and 160 use the E-flite JST micro plug, which HK calls pico plugs. There are the same size that the mSR uses. I thought the v911 new style uses mCPx size, which looks like the mSR size, but bigger. In other words, when you get Nano Tech batteries, you might have to change the battery leads.

If I were you, I'd be happier with the lighter 130 than the 160. I think the v911 would be livelier as well.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Very interesting, R.sok. I've bought Lipos from HK, the same brand you were talking about, and they never came from stateside. You are lucky is you could get them so conveniently.

I could be mistaken, but I believe that both the Nano Tech 130 and 160 use the E-flite JST micro plug, which HK calls pico plugs. There are the same size that the mSR uses. I thought the v911 new style uses mCPx size, which looks like the mSR size, but bigger. In other words, when you get Nano Tech batteries, you might have to change the battery leads.

If I were you, I'd be happier with the lighter 130 than the 160. I think the v911 would be livelier as well.
I just looked at the Hobbyking website and I agree with HeliPad, the Nano tech 130's and 160's have the "eflite" connectors, which fit the msr & 9958, but wouldn't fit the new style v911's. However, the Nano tech 300's have the connector that fit, but now you have the problem of the battery being too wide; and that has been discussed in the thread.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Just found out Hobby King U.S. warehouse is about 10 minutes from my house, not only that, but they allow pickups! Unfortunately the 160 mah from them is on back order. They have a 130mah though for 1.43 each! lol
In this hobby, that's like finding money in your pocket! You can buy all the big heavy stuff!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:22 PM
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That's not such a great deal. They were clearing those RTF packages out for $35 after christmas, I grabbed one. It's just a regular RTF v911 with Brookstone colors, and the TX has an extra button to switch into 3 channel mode.

Just pick up an RTF v911 off Amazon or Ebay for <$50.

The "Brookstone Spare Parts" that came with my RTF was simply the usual tail rotor, blades, connectors, and screws. You could keep yourself in regular supply of those items for much less than $20, and many RTF kits come with most of these things.
I'd like to find the controller for those just to see how my 911's would work in 3 channel mode.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Part of the joy in this hobby for me, is modifying things. They do ship from the U.S. if you order from that warehouse.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...SortOrder=desc

Except the variety is not nearly as much as the other warehouse. I'll give it a week to see if the 160mah comes back in stock, if not I'll order the 130 mah & completely redo my skids. Nothing a little adapter plug can't fix! Right now I run the 200mah indoors & 240mah outside
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