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Old May 30, 2007, 01:10 AM
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What size 3S pack are you using?

Gino what size 3S pack are you using on your FP?

Is it under or over 1000 mah?

Whats the biggest that will fly in these? with and without brushless?
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Old May 30, 2007, 01:47 AM
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I am using an Aero-Nuts 11.1v 1000mah 12c. You can go as big as a 1320mah but the tail won't hold as well because of increased inertia. Lighter is always better.
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Old May 30, 2007, 01:55 AM
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What rate do you charge it at?
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Old May 30, 2007, 02:06 AM
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I have no idea. I use a cheap _ss charger called Observer 4. It gets it done in about 45 min. So I guess around 750mah.
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Old May 30, 2007, 02:53 AM
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I use the E-flite 3s 800mah packs, myself.

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Old May 31, 2007, 03:51 AM
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I use the E-flite 3s 800mah packs, myself.

-Aox
In your FP?

Can you list your gear? heli, motor, speed control, tail, blades all that stuff.
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Old May 31, 2007, 07:32 AM
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In my King, I use 1000 and a 1200 mAh, 15c batteries. I think they are ~95g and 116g but I'm not certain. It has a 3100kv Esky brushless, super landing gear. I have used my 2200 in it too and it flew surprisingly well, but you could tell it was heavy. It had no extra flight time to make mention of as the extra weight made up too much of a difference.

In the near stock Blade I use the stock 800, plus a 1000 (mentioned above), and I have even toyed with my 450 mAh 3s. That really wakes it up, but watch out for the Amp Draw wth that small of a battery.
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Old May 31, 2007, 07:39 AM
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I use 850 mAh, 65g lipos in my CP2...
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Old May 31, 2007, 08:47 AM
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i am using an 11.1 1000 on my fp
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Old May 31, 2007, 12:12 PM
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I use enerland 850mah 12c 3cell packs.. 58 grams
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Old May 31, 2007, 12:46 PM
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In your FP?

Can you list your gear? heli, motor, speed control, tail, blades all that stuff.
Sure thing.

It's a Honeybee FP2. I use the E-flight Blade CP Pro motor, with the 9T pinion. I'm using the newer stock E-Sky orange 4 in 1 labelled for use for like ESK-0004 and ESK-0006 which are the FP and the CP. I'm using the Kyosho M24 blades. Stock tail, but with a higher quality EF Sabre tail motor. I will be upgrading to a DD tail solution with a tractor prop when the parts arrive. I run with a cheap helidirect clone of the SuperSkids I got off ebay for 6 bucks. I love this bird so much I'm seriously considering the Freestyle Hobby belt drive tail kit.

I also use the longer metal flybar and paddles from the blade cp. I've removed all flybar weights.

The bird is solid, I fly it in winds up to 10 mph, though wind makes me change my style from "flying around swooping" to more of a "slope-gliding into the wind" scenario. The M24 blades give a good headspeed, but it's trippy how the bird will fly into the wind with so little power that I lose most cyclic control.

I have a Blade CX2, and a Blade CP as well as this FP, and the FP is currently my favorite, as it's a bit more forgiving in crashes, and I'm still working on mastering nose in manouvering. Word to the wise, don't work on nose in with an FP while the wind is coming AT you.

-Aox
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Old May 31, 2007, 05:43 PM
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You guys get good fly times with 800 packs?
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Old May 31, 2007, 05:53 PM
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8-10 minutes or so of hard core swooping. I could probably get a bit more, but I try not to push the packs too much.

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Old May 31, 2007, 05:57 PM
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dang! im gona have to charge my 3S up. I was holding off using it because it came with my pro but man i cant wait no longer!
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Old May 31, 2007, 07:40 PM
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Well since you asked

I get 13 minutes with my stock 7.4 800mAh's in my stock HP FP. I fly till my timer beeps. Will a higher Ah 2s pack give longer flight times?

Thanks
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