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Old Jul 14, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Blade 130X batteries

Has anyone seen any higher than the standard 300 mAh batteries hit the market yet for the Blade 130X?

No doubt HobbyKing will soon release one.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Yup.

Thunder Power's 325 mAh 65c packs provide far more net thrust than the stock pack, and they are rated for 12c charging. When properly cared for, they last for hundreds of cycles before they start to fade away. RCBabbel makes top-quality, lightweight TP 325 60c packs from bare cells that are a direct-fit. He also makes direct-fit lightweight Hyperion 450 mAh 25c packs that are great for endurance & sport/scale flying. They also provide more net thrust than the stock pack. They're designed for 5c charging, and they also last for hundreds of cycles before they start to fade away, when properly cared for.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1540831

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Old Jul 15, 2012, 04:15 PM
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The nano 370mah 2s works great but you have to change the connector
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Yup.

Thunder Power's 325 mAh 65c packs provide far more net thrust than the stock pack, and they are rated for 12c charging. When properly cared for, they last for hundreds of cycles before they start to fade away.

Joel
From TP's site

Q: Which charger/balancer combinations are approved for charging G4 series batteries at rates up to 6C and G6 series batteries at rates up to 12C?
A: G4 and G6 series batteries are capable of being ultra-fast charged safely at rates up to an amazing 6-12C (for charge times of as little as 5-10 minutes or less!) when using approved charger and balancer combinations. We have a number of new charger/balancer models in development now that will be capable of ultra-fast charging even our highest capacity batteries so be sure to keep an eye out for release of these new models in the near future. In the meantime the following is a list of charger/balancer combinations approved for charging G4 and G6 series batteries at rates up to 6-12C:
Thunder Power RC; All models
Bantam; e-Station series (models w/built-in balancer)
FMA; CellPro series
Hyperion; EOS series (models w/built-in balancer)
Junsi; iCharger series
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:29 PM
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From TP's site

Q: Which charger/balancer combinations are approved for charging G4 series batteries at rates up to 6C and G6 series batteries at rates up to 12C?
A: G4 and G6 series batteries are capable of being ultra-fast charged safely at rates up to an amazing 6-12C (for charge times of as little as 5-10 minutes or less!) when using approved charger and balancer combinations. We have a number of new charger/balancer models in development now that will be capable of ultra-fast charging even our highest capacity batteries so be sure to keep an eye out for release of these new models in the near future. In the meantime the following is a list of charger/balancer combinations approved for charging G4 and G6 series batteries at rates up to 6-12C:
Thunder Power RC; All models
Bantam; e-Station series (models w/built-in balancer)
FMA; CellPro series
Hyperion; EOS series (models w/built-in balancer)
Junsi; iCharger series
Good info!

I use a Thunder Power 820CD for all of my packs, and I really like it. I also have a Bantam BC8DX, but it blew a FET & I need to send it in for repair.

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Battery for Blade 130X

Our pilots Antonio and Tony suggested these batteries work great for the Blade 130X


Sky Lipo 250mAh 25C 2 Cells Lipo Battery

http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl250-2s1p-25c-2222.html



Sky Lipo 350mAh 7.4V 20C


http://www.hobbypartz.com/77p-sl350-2s1p-20c-2222.html


GENS ACE LIPO 450mAh 25C 7.4V

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-450-2s1p.html
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 12:51 AM
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FYI -

The C-ratings of those Sky LiPos are way to low for this bird.

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FYI -

The C-ratings of those Sky LiPos are way to low for this bird.

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No one should care about C rating when the lipos fly hard 3D all day. The Skys are a very good pack when considering price.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Yup.

Thunder Power's 325 mAh 65c packs provide far more net thrust than the stock pack, and they are rated for 12c charging. When properly cared for, they last for hundreds of cycles before they start to fade away. RCBabbel makes top-quality, lightweight TP 325 60c packs from bare cells that are a direct-fit. He also makes direct-fit lightweight Hyperion 450 mAh 25c packs that are great for endurance & sport/scale flying. They also provide more net thrust than the stock pack. They're designed for 5c charging, and they also last for hundreds of cycles before they start to fade away, when properly cared for.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1540831

Joel
Thanks Joel,

Great info man!
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 05:47 PM
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The nano 370mah 2s works great but you have to change the connector
Thanks for that.

I've used various Turnigy lipos in planes, helis and quads and think they're great. Heard a few people complain about them but so far they have been great for me.

I try and never run them past 80% of their charge so will check these out. I wouldn't be surprised if HobbyKing offers one soon with the right connectors for the 130X.

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 06:01 PM
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No one should care about C rating when the lipos fly hard 3D all day. The Skys are a very good pack when considering price.
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True C-rating is of great importance to anyone who is interested in getting the full performance out of their electric aircraft. This is especially true for anyone who flies even mild aerobatics with this bird, given that it draws well over 7A peak.

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Thanks Joel,

Great info man!
You're welcome! Glad I could help.

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 06:09 PM
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True C-rating is of great importance to anyone who is interested in getting the full performance out of their electric aircraft. This is especially true for anyone who flies even mild aerobatics with this bird, given that it draws well over 7A peak.



You're welcome! Glad I could help.

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While I agree that true C rating is important, I can guarantee you aren't getting it on most batteries.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 07:50 PM
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While I agree that true C rating is important, I can guarantee you aren't getting it on most batteries.
and here is some proof.

E Flite 2S 300 35C which is in fact closer to a 350 or 360 but does not perform any better than a pair of 25C 180 Nanos in parallel.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2572
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Also, I've gotten comfortable enough w/ the 130x to really start pushing it. I mean full collective in almost every maneuver. I just barely have the space for it in my front yard, ahem, in me and my neighbor's front yards that is, and the street I guess. Anyways, the TPs hold up really well to the abuse and if I don't find a cheap battery that offers similar performance and if they really last over 100 cycles of flying like this and charging them @ 2A, well, I'll be sold and I'll probably only own TPs. However, for what they are, the Sky Lipos do quite well and most pilots wouldn't really be able to tell much difference between the TPs and the Sky Lipos. So your statement that the Skys are too under-powered for this application is just not correct IMO. And just to back my claims up a bit, the TPs IR are only slightly lower than those of the Sky packs.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 09:47 PM
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I am flyin three different types of LiPolys in my 130X at present
The OEM E Flte 35C(?) 300 (?) mAh 23.4 grams
a pair of Nano Tech 25C 180 in parallel (360 taotal) 23.0 garams
and a pair of Nano Tech 35C 300 Is in series . 17.2 grams

To me the series 1S Nano 35Cn fly the strongest as in faster full collective climb out even though they test the worse(weakest) under a constant 3.5amp. discharge.

I get 4 min. of active flying which really means 4:30 to 4:45 from start of spool up to touch down. St. 1 TC set to 75% and that is where I spool up and do most of my flying. On ocasion I go to St.2 ,100% TC but with only 22 flights I am still just trying to get used to this heli and I am no 3D flyer.

Charles
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