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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Gee Bee won't charge

I picked up the new UM Gee Bee at the LHS yesterday , I plugged the charger into my wall adapter for my collectra 4 port charger and got a flashing green , plugged the battery in hit the start button and got a flashing red. It sat on the charger while I went out back to fly my helis around. I know most of the batteries come with a little charge on them so I found it odd it wasn't charged after an hour. I read the manual checked all my connections and grabbed some food .. When I got back it still wasn't charged. I called the LHS and they want me to box the plane up and bring it back. Is the charger bad? if the 2cell was bad wouldn't I get an error on the charger?
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:59 PM
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So you're using the wall adapter for the Celectra 4 port 1S charger? That's 6 volts DC. The Celectra 2S charger requires a 12 volt DC power supply. The correct 12V DC power supply should have come with the BNF UMX Gee Bee.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 02:04 PM
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I'm a monkey , thank you! I just assumed it would work ..
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Skrogg,
If that is the only error you made or make, you got it made in the shade!!

I have done things like that, no big deal. You are just man enough to admit it.


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Old Feb 22, 2012, 02:31 PM
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haha! the 1st error was not leaving it on the shelf at the LHS Glad I asked before making another trip to the store , I might have come home with another micro ..
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Skrogg,
I got the Hyper Taxi, I find out that it helps a lot to know how fly 3D in order fly it. I didn't know that, I would have never bought it, since I have never ever done 3D. Now if you think figure 9's are 3D, then yes I can.

So check out the Gee Bee thread before flying it. I still have mine in the box, weather too nasty to fly it up here in Michigan. Have to wait a few weeks before it gets nice enough.

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Hey before I bought a good charger I used a cell phone ciggerette lighter charger and cut it (making sure polarity was right!!!!) I connected it to that to use the stock charger. Or you can go pay 20 bucks at radio shack for a 12v center positive adapter!
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:34 PM
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So check out the Gee Bee thread before flying it. I still have mine in the box, weather too nasty to fly it up here in Michigan. Have to wait a few weeks before it gets nice enough.
Oh I have , was following the thread .. I'm not afraid of using the rudder

Thanks perschek , having only 1 2s pack walking to the garage to charge it isn't a big deal yet.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Just a note, be careful not to use the 12v adapter on the Celectra 4 port 1s charger. Th adapters both use the same plugs and are also shaped similarly. 12v will instantly kill the $49 Celectra 4 port 1s charger.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Just a note, be careful not to use the 12v adapter on the Celectra 4 port 1s charger. Th adapters both use the same plugs and are also shaped similarly. 12v will instantly kill the $49 Celectra 4 port 1s charger.
Thanks for the heads up , I'm using the wall charger that came with it .. I hooked the gee bees charger to my bench PSU and wada ya know?
Thanks again MAKg and the rest of yous
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