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Less than 860 0 0%
860 1 2.13%
900 8 17.02%
1000 9 19.15%
1200 6 12.77%
1300 15 31.91%
1320 13 27.66%
More than 1320 4 8.51%
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 02:43 PM
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What capacity lipo do you use in your Blade CP/Honey Bee?

What capacity lipo do you use in your Blade CP or Honey Bee?
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 02:53 PM
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1200-1300, buy em cheap run em hard throw em away.. Regardless of brand the lipo's clock is ticking from the min it's made, don't believe the hype their all done after about 150-200 cycles ..
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 02:58 PM
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1300mAh for $19 at 150-200 charges...sounds like a value to me.
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 03:42 PM
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1300mAh for $19 at 150-200 charges...sounds like a value to me.
It is a good deal. I had 2, but my BCP was on the heavy side and those batteries didn't have enough C rating to fly my heli for more than 8-10 minutes.
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The ones I use are 8C, seem to do the job pretty well , the packs are only slightly warm after the flight, I like the extra weight outdoors. A 900-1000mAh pack is prob the sweet spot for performance though on those days when the wind isn't blowing. It's to bad that the 2-cell packs don't give you enough head speed to get off the ground I could really go flying on the cheap.
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 04:05 PM
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It is a good deal. I had 2, but my BCP was on the heavy side and those batteries didn't have enough C rating to fly my heli for more than 8-10 minutes.
That's the EXACT drawback to those batteries in my opinion. They're good for hovering and FF but if you want power then don't even try it....
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Old Feb 14, 2006, 04:24 AM
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All 3s: TP 900, TP 1320, ESky 1000
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Old Feb 14, 2006, 03:17 PM
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All 3s: TP 900, TP 1320, ESky 1000

Which do you prefer and why??
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Old Feb 14, 2006, 06:10 PM
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I use 3 cell 1200 lipos for my CP2. They give me 15-20 mins and only get slightly warm by the end of that period.Fly one whilst the other charges and so on.
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 09:36 AM
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For those of you using more than 1320... What are you using, and how is the flight performance affected?
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 07:50 PM
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The TP-1320 and ESky-1000 are almost the same weight, but the 1320 gives almost 5 minutes longer flight time. Another difference is the ESky was only $20, while the TP was almost $50. Difficult to justify 5 minutes longer for over twice the price. The TP-900 is much lighter, but gives correspondingly shorter times. It's also pretty pricey. I end up using the 1320 and 1000 the most.

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The TP-1320 and ESky-1000 are almost the same weight, but the 1320 gives almost 5 minutes longer flight time. Another difference is the ESky was only $20, while the TP was almost $50. Difficult to justify 5 minutes longer for over twice the price. The TP-900 is much lighter, but gives correspondingly shorter times. It's also pretty pricey. I end up using the 1320 and 1000 the most.

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where do you find the esky li-po's for $20? Thats a great deal.. at that price I can buy 2 for the price of one!
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where do you find the esky li-po's for $20? Thats a great deal.. at that price I can buy 2 for the price of one!
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