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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Something other than Turnigy & GenAce?

Looking for 3000-3300mah 4s batteries for powering quadcopters. Anyone have any brand suggestions aside from Turnigy and GenAce? I've been looking at the E-flite 3200mah 4s (EFLB32004S30), but not sure if it's overpriced. If the quality is there, it may be worth it.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:31 AM
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Thanks. Checking them out now.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Everything I've heard is that the Eflite is not worth the money. There's a whole slew of others US vendors I would try first. CHL and Hayin already mentioned. Others are, in no specific order and some are cheaper then others:

valuehobby.com
epbuddy.com
rocbattery.com
graysonhobby.com
aero-model.com

I'm sure there's more but that's what is off the top of my head right now.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I use Hyperion batteries exclusively. I've got a few that are on their 4th season and still seem to be working fine.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 06:17 PM
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Looking for 3000-3300mah 4s batteries for powering quadcopters. Anyone have any brand suggestions aside from Turnigy and GenAce? I've been looking at the E-flite 3200mah 4s (EFLB32004S30), but not sure if it's overpriced. If the quality is there, it may be worth it.
Rhino are the most durable but they have slightly less power than Gens Ace. I have a couple of packs over 3 years old and still going strong. It all depends in your priorities.

E-flite are just cheap Chinese cells like most others so I would say that they are not worth more than Turnigy. With E-flite batteries and electronics you are paying extra for the name and dealer proffit.


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Old Mar 06, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I fly only Hyperion batteries. I have 6 batteries that have hundreds of cycles on them over the past 2 years (I'm retired and fly a lot, even in the winter). While Hyperions cost a little more than some, they last a lot longer and deliver great power.

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Have they solved their shipping problem? They donít package them very will and most have dings and dents by the time you get them. If they would box and pack them like Hobby King I would try some other sizes.


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Have they solved their shipping problem? They don’t package them very will and most have dings and dents by the time you get them.
It sounds like they may have...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=259
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I fly only Hyperion batteries. I have 6 batteries that have hundreds of cycles on them over the past 2 years (I'm retired and fly a lot, even in the winter). While Hyperions cost a little more than some, they last a lot longer and deliver great power.

Mondo
+1000 Internets to you, sir. Glad someone else realizes there are other batteries out there besides what Hobby King sells.
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My continued love affair with Hyperion lipolys: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1450517

Nearly 250 cycles and 3-1/2 years old and performing nearly as new. All others faded much quicker, including Gens Ace.

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Gens Ace are heavy but otherwise or OK for the price.

So far these have been outstanding, new brand to me so I have no idea on longevity but they are the only packs I've ever seen do what the label says.
http://www.rcplanebuilder.com/batter...0671d3pd75dji1

Although they are like the Nano Techs and so many other low cost batteries They are harder to keep balanced especially when using 4S2S packs of cheapies.
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Good for the price and super customer service and low cost shipping
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