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Old Dec 03, 2006, 05:47 AM
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Can you buy better LIPO batteries for Storm Launcher?

I was just wondering if you can buy better LIPO batteries for the Air Hogs Storm Launcher, or the Smarter Image equivalent.
I am considering purchasing a Hydro plane but I will probably not purchase one if I cannot improve the battery life. Also, can anybody give their opinion on the Smarter Image Storm Launcher, as I can't seem to find many reviews at all.

(Sorry If this topic has already been covered, I am new to this site and haven't bothered checking!!!)
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 06:56 AM
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I don't see why not.

Personally I don't get these things (the hydro / planes) . If it looks like a boat it should JUST float. If it has wings, then it can fly.

I have seen one of these fly (not this exact one, but one of many out there), by an experienced flier and to say the least it was VERY unstable. It took off to about 3 metres and just dumped itself into terra firma. Stands for reason that alot of these are made in EPP foam (lota bumps and crashes expected).

Different courses for different horse I guess
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 07:27 AM
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The 2 are the same the only diferens is the stiker about the batterie many are report very good performans and time aroun 10+ min. with the Thunder power 1320 2S. (you need to change the plug) to micro dean
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 03:44 AM
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The Air Hogs LiPo pack has cells made in Korea(as marked on their packaging). I heard it's actually made by Kokam and so it shouldn't be bad.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 01:18 PM
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 01:22 PM
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NO, nothing ready to plug n play, have to modify connector system to accommodate better LIPO packs
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 02:07 PM
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one of the locals here has a flying boat, and it flies great, of course he's a very good pilot. He flew it at NEAT and got an ovation.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 09:34 PM
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A flying boat!? Wondering if it looks as cool as the Hydrofoam in the air :-)
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