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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:26 PM
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need help figuring out what battery to use to get max fly time

i have a airfield sky trainer cessna 184 and need to know what is the best battery to use that will give me the max fly time and not drasticly change the (CG) of my plane i will include the spec's of the plane in hope's of geing the correct answer to my question could you please include link's of any potiental battery's



Specifications

Wingspan: 55.5in/1410mm
Overall Length:40.5in/1100mm
Flying Weight: 1100g
Wing Area: 27.35dm
Wing Loading: 34g/dm
Drive System: Brushless Outrunner Motor (3536-kv900)
Servo: 6X 9g High Speed Micro Servos
Speed Controller: 30A Brushless ESC
Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh Li-Poly
Control System: 2.4Ghz 6 CH Multi-functional FHSS Radio Transmitter and 6 CH Micro Receiver
Radio Control Range: 3000 Feet (1000m)
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Use what the specs call for. You could increase the mah (but never the voltage),however the larger battery will also be an increase in weight and will make the plane harder to fly.

Glen
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 06:05 PM
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55.5 inch wing span.

you can easily use a 2650mAh pack versus that 2200mah.

Given that its a tooling around in the air type plane, you could get away with a 3000mAh 3s pack MAX i would say.
but definitely a 2650mAh 3s pack is perfect.
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