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Originally Posted by TheWoodCrafter
The 3S means 3 cells wired in series.
Series raises the voltage.
1000mAh = 1.0AMP = capacity
25C means this this battery can continuously deliver 25 times it's capacity
Which is 25 x 1 = 25AMPS
Not for very long but it can.
The 50C is a burst amount that can only be supplied for a short time burst.(seconds)

Minor correction: 1000mah = 1.0Ah = capacity
mah = milliamp hour = capacity in milliamps
Ah = Amp hour = capacity in Amps
ma = milliamp = instantaneous current flow in milliamps
Amp = instantaneous current in Amps
mah, or Ah specifies the amount of current the battery can supply over one hour. So a 1000mah battery can supply 1000ma for one hour.
However the current provided by a battery is dependent on the load it sees, which in the case of an airplane is the combination of the motor and propeller. If you increase the load, i.e. increase propeller size, the current (ma) will increase.
Glen