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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Whats the Best Battery I can Get For a Super Cub RTF electric?

hey guys im looking to upgrade my stock battery pack tha came with my Hobbyzone. i dont know pretty much about lipos, but here we go, tell me whats the best option for a battery pack and a charger for my Super Cub cause i want to get more Flight Time than my stock battery pack. wich is the bes i can get or at least give me options with prices and how much will this battery increase my flight time on my super cub.. any suggestions will be great. thanks
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:17 AM
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I can't help you with the charger but in my experience, "cheapbatterypacks.com" is the best source for custom packs. Mike is a very friendly and skilled manufacturer and his packs are the best value known to me. He is in Oregon. Regards, Dave in Seattle
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:28 AM
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thanks for your help..... ill contact him
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:31 AM
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for more power simply step up to the 9.6V pack PKZ1023.

If you want to go Lipo and extend flight times you can probably get a 2s 2100 in there but I dont think the cub has the jumpers to set voltage cutoff for Lipo... (someone else jump in here if I am wrong) which would mean purchasing a separate Low voltage cutoff like the Common Sense Lipo Shield (http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...roducts_id=196 ) so you dont over discharge your pack and destroy it.

Common Sense has a great balance charger and there are lots of batteries and chargers out there at great prices.

If you want to keep it cheap: Venom has a cool little balance charger that does 2s and 3s for about $20 and there are lots of 2100+ 2s Lipos to choose from at reasonable prices. Not sure what the supercub draws but I would imagine you would be fine with a 10 - 15c pack. You may want to have a look in the parkflyers forum at the Supercub thread and see what others are doing.
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:38 AM
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Heres that thread on the cub http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659793
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:42 AM
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Thanks a lot!
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:43 AM
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I dont think the cub has the jumpers to set voltage cutoff for Lipo... (someone else jump in here if I am wrong)
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Checked and it does have the LVC cutoff as per this post: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1045
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 11:54 AM
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Actually (DUH... I should have realized this...) you can put a 3s lipo in the cub as it is powered by the exact same power system as the parkzone warbirds do.
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 12:06 PM
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so actually theres a jumper for it.... thats great. Bob, basically the only thing i would need will be the 3-cell lipo ?
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Old Aug 03, 2007, 12:07 PM
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I mean, and the charger too, of course.
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