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Old Mar 17, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Corona Batteries for a tight budget...($15 ea)

Saw these batteries today,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...962645816&rd=1
With the Mega 1615/3, would they be good enough to learn on for the time being? I eventually will to go to Lipo's.
They're rated for 30 amps..... would I be wasting my money?
Thanks in advance,
Neil
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 03:24 PM
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"No cell memory, you can recharge the pack without fully discharging!" ummmm...yeah..from this statement alone I would be suspicious about the quality of these packs. You don't have to discharge any Nimh but it will have a memory effect. I guess for the price its worth a shot but personally I would just go with proven packs like the GP3300 or the Sanyos
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 03:59 PM
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I recognize those guys because they're in Richmond, CA...that's batteryspace.com.

Try searching for "batteryspace" in this forum. They've been mentioned before. I vaguely remember people being unhappy with short flight times on those batteries.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Battery pack is sold, thanks Dampy,
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 04:46 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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Thanks for the heads up guys, a fair bit of negative feedback.
John I PM'd you re. 3300 batt.
Neil
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 06:13 PM
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I bought some of the 8-cell 3000mah powerizer batteries and they are nothing but pure junk. After cycling these at least ten times the best run time I ever got was 5-6 minutes and if you let them sit for any time before using they loose their charge pretty fast. Where as the 3000 cells I bought from Austin at maxamps.com they get 8-9 minutes pretty easily,even after sitting for a while.

Bottom linr is stay away from them

Rick
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 06:21 PM
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I bought some of the 8-cell 3000mah powerizer batteries and they are nothing but pure junk. After cycling these at least ten times the best run time I ever got was 5-6 minutes and if you let them sit for any time before using they loose their charge pretty fast. Where as the 3000 cells I bought from Austin at maxamps.com they get 8-9 minutes pretty easily,even after sitting for a while.

Bottom linr is stay away from them

Rick
For those people that don't know, batteryspace.com = powerizer batteries.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 07:47 PM
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I have two packs of house brand 8 cell 3300 from http://www.battlepack.com/battlepackbrand.asp

getting 11 to 13 min Corona with Hacker c40-12t and stock pinion. good power and duration. great service form Hills R/C

30 amps at WOT

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