Apr 12, 2012, 12:50 PM Registered User Joined Apr 2012 9 Posts Question 3.7v 800mah lith ion cell phone battery Do you think it would be possible to use a standard long life 3.7v from a cell phone to power a wl v911?
 Apr 12, 2012, 01:08 PM Registered User Joined Feb 2012 96 Posts More than likely it would NOT provide nearly enough current to run the motor.... 800mA....less than ONE AMP!!! Worth a try....doubt you'll harm anything.....but doubt you'll fly very far!! Good Luck! Keep in mind a ~250mA 3.7v Li-Po with a 25C rating....will put out several amps of DISCHARGE current....the Li-Io has a current CAPACITY of 800mA -- not intended for devices that draw lots of current.....
 Apr 12, 2012, 03:43 PM Rocket Programmer United States, AZ, Mesa Joined Jul 2007 26,043 Posts 800mAh is the capacity, not the discharge rating... if it's a 25C battery, then it's fine... but you don't typically know the C-rating of consumer-style batteries, and it's probably best not to risk it. PLEASE - pay attention to what UNITS you use when you talk about this stuff. DO NOT mix up mAh (milli-amp hours, a unit of capacity) with mA (milli-amps, a unit of discharge rate). Keep in mind how this works out - when you multiply a rate by a time unit, you get a scalar value. (30mph times 2 hours equals 60 miles) - SO... milli-amps (a rate) times hours (a time) equals Coulombs of charge, meaning milli-amp-hours is a specific number of electrons. Anything to help it make sense - most people do not understand that amps means coulombs per second, a rate. There's a lot of confusion on these forums about units. If this battery is labeled 800mAh, that's the capacity, not the discharge rating. A 250 mAh 25C battery has a max discharge of 6.25 amps. If the 800mAh battery is also 25C then it could push 20 amps.
 Apr 12, 2012, 05:15 PM Registered User United States, IN, Michigan City Joined Nov 2003 808 Posts I seriously doubt if a cell phone battery has any kind of discharge rate worth a crap. more than likely you will hook it up, it will over heat and if like the old lipos of the past it will explode
 Apr 12, 2012, 05:51 PM Suspended Account Joined Dec 2007 1,102 Posts The V911 wont lift with the weight of that cell, if it could it would work fine.
 Apr 12, 2012, 08:00 PM Registered User United States, IN, Michigan City Joined Nov 2003 808 Posts Am I to take it the heli in question is a really small heli?
Apr 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Yeah it's a micro heli...
 HeliPal.com - WL V911 Micro Helicopter Test Flight (4 min 15 sec)
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 Originally Posted by WOS Am I to take it the heli in question is a really small heli?
Yeah they're about 6in long and weigh a fair bit less than my other sub micro birds.

They're not actually bad for a cheap model.

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 Apr 12, 2012, 09:26 PM Registered User United States, IN, Michigan City Joined Nov 2003 808 Posts Yep, thats small and now I understand. Helipal, is where i get my storm 450 parts from
 Apr 13, 2012, 01:49 PM Registered User Joined Apr 2012 9 Posts any suggestions? I want a battery capable of more than 5 min of flight time. the 120mAh lipo that is it has aren't bad but I do want longer flight time. I am also interested in know which main motor is better, trex 100, or solo pro? I am wanting to upgrade my v911 and it can use almost every part from a trex 100 or solo pro. I know that the stock motor has to be cheap for this thing. By the way, pick one of these birds up if you have \$29. Nice transmitter comes with it. The transmitter will work on a couple of other helis as well.
 Apr 13, 2012, 01:54 PM Registered User Joined Apr 2012 9 Posts Are these your birds? If so I love the misprint on the canopy. does the box at least spell it with a p? Mine isn't a misprint model. I agree with you, they are not bad for under 30 bucks with transmitter. Considering all the parts it can take from other brands it is pretty amazing. I also got forward flight in a 5mph headwind!!! Not very fast forward, but it did move lol. I have seen one with mods cut 19mph winds like they were nothing. "Remember, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission."
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 Originally Posted by nickh22 Are these your birds? If so I love the misprint on the canopy. does the box at least spell it with a p? Mine isn't a misprint model. I agree with you, they are not bad for under 30 bucks with transmitter. Considering all the parts it can take from other brands it is pretty amazing. I also got forward flight in a 5mph headwind!!! Not very fast forward, but it did move lol. I have seen one with mods cut 19mph winds like they were nothing. "Remember, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission."
Yeah, they're mine, but I only own one now as I gave the other to my Brother.

I tried it outside in a 4-6 mph breeze once and it kited around significantly worse than any other of my FP heli's including a coax believe it or not. It just wasn't any fun at all for me and got blown about.

Since then I've just shelved it as I can't be bothered modifying it. It is a great indoor heli for beginners though.